Hope Elizabeth Franklin and Zackary Gideon Harrell were united in marriage on June 19, 2010, at First Lutheran Church in Parkersburg. Pastor Brian Harrell, father of the groom, united the couple in marriage.
The bride is the daughter of Cindy and Joey Monk of Sebring, Fla., and Rick and Angie Franklin of Babson Park, Fla. She is a 2006 graduate of Frostproof Middle Senior High School and a 2010 graduate of Warner University in Lake Wales, Fla., with a degree in communication arts and English.
The groom is the son of Brian and Nancy Harrell of Parkersburg.
He is a 2002 graduate of Parkersburg High School and will graduate from Warner University in December 2010 with a degree in elementary education. He is a full-time student.
The bride was escorted down the aisle by her father.
Serving as maid of honor was her sister, Faith Franklin of Sebring, Fla. Bridesmaids were friends of the bride, Mary Beth Rowles of Frostproof, Fla.; Gloria Perez of Oklahoma City, Okla.; Caroline Amenita of Jupiter, Fla.; and sisters of the groom Julie Harrell of Parkersburg and Laura Harrell of Parkersburg. They wore knee-length black silk taffeta dresses with a white sash and square neckline. The bridesmaids carried bouquets of red roses wrapped in white satin. The bouquets were a handcrafted gift for the wedding by Cathy Kelly of Parkersburg.
Serving as best man was friend of groom, Scott Kouns of Charleston. Groomsmen were friends of groom, Brant Whited of Charleston; Ben DeBord of Parkersburg; Brett Whited of Parkersburg; Tom Amenita of Jupiter, Fla.; and Micah Pfalzgraf. The groom and groomsmen wore black Armani tuxes with white shirts. The groom wore a black vest and black tie while the groomsmen and fathers wore red ties with red vests.
Serving as ring bearer was friend of the bride and groom, Jeremiah Galati of Frostproof, Fla. The flower girls were cousins of the bride, Ashley and Rylie Maynor of Sanford, Fla. Candles were lit in memory of deceased grandparents of both the bride and groom, and a dozen roses were placed in honor of the groom's grandmother June Helms of Berkley, Mich., who could not attend the wedding.
The guests' register was friend of the bride and groom, Rachel Whited of Parkersburg. Programs were passed out by friend of the bride and groom, Rachel Fulton Kouns of Williamstown.
The reception was held at Woodridge Plantation in Mineral Wells immediately following the ceremony.
The reception hall was decorated in burgundy, black and silver. As a favor to the guest, a cluster of white almonds sat at each place setting on a black and white napkin. The cake was three tiers of chocolate and white with buttercream icing. Each tier had a black and white ribbon around the bottom. The cake topper was a bride and groom, with the groom pitching a softball to the bride who was holding the bat, as softball is a hobby of both.
After spending their wedding night in the honeymoon suite at the Blennerhassett Hotel, the couple honeymooned in the Bahamas. They are living in Lake Wales, Fla., and upon the groom's graduation, they will reside in Parkersburg.