Jennifer Renee Thompson and Brian David Baldwin were united in marriage on Sept. 18, 2010, at the Ripley Calvary United Methodist Church in Ripley. Pastor Danny McVey officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Paul E. and Ronna L. Thompson of Medina. She is the granddaughter of Mary L. Bare of Ravenswood and the late Ronald Bare and the late Ernest and Audra Thompson. She is a 2005 graduate of Ravenswood High School and a 2009 graduate of West Virginia University at Parkersburg where she obtained a bachelor's degree in business administration with cum laude honors. She is employed at the Bureau of the Public Debt in Parkersburg.
The groom is the son of Rhonda J. and Charles "David" Baldwin of Sandyville and the grandson of Gatha Baldwin and the late Charles Baldwin and Sandra Lamm and the late Ronald Lamm, all of Ravenswood. He is a 2004 graduate of Ravenswood High School and a 2006 graduate of Washington State Community College with an associate's degree in automotive mechanics. He is employed by I-77 Ford in Fairplain as a Ford technician.
The bride was escorted down the aisle by her father. She wore a white satin haltered gown with a tulle skirt, corset bodice and beaded Alenon lace appliques.
The bride's look was completed with a set of sparkling earrings and a matching necklace, an elbow length veil and sparkling hair accessories. She carried a white bouquet with violet, lavender and silver flowers.
Standing with the bride was matron of honor and sister of the bride, Nikki Mahan of Medina. Bridesmaids were best friends of the bride, Amanda Mosser of Ravenswood and Kayla Romeo of Mineral Wells. The matron of honor and bridesmaids wore a satin strapless A-line dress with a cascade back in the color regency (violet) with silver shoes.
Standing with the groom was best man and good friend, Brandon Bourgeois of Ripley. Groomsmen were friends of the groom, Darron Tanner of Sandyville and Jon Long of Ravenswood.
The groom wore a black tuxedo with a silver vest and tie. The best man and groomsmen wore a black tuxedo with a purple vest and tie.
Guests were greeted by friend of the bride and groom, Jennifer Ingram of Ravenswood. Ushering the guests were nephews of the bride, Luke and Ethan Mahan, both of Medina. Playing the piano was cousin of the bride, Nancy Shamblin of Murraysville.
A reception was held in the church fellowship hall directly after the ceremony, where sandwiches and finger foods were served.
The bride and groom left in the groom's newly restored 1982 F250 red truck, "Ragin' Red," after the reception. They traveled to the Gulf of Mexico and stayed at Fort Walton Beach, Fla., for their honeymoon. They reside in Rockport.