Jill Annette Metheney and Matthew Scott Winans were united in marriage in a private double-ring ceremony on Aug. 6, 2010, at Living Word Church in Parkersburg. The ceremony was officiated by Pastor Chris Pugh and the Rev. Mark Mayfield. Pastor Pugh performed the vows and ring exchange. The "Song of Solomon" rings were designed by James Avery Craftsman. The Rev. Mayfield performed the unity sand exchange and the God knot portion of the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mark and Debby Metheney of St. Marys, W.Va. She is the granddaughter of Carroll and Betty Metheney of St. Marys and Pauline Smith of St. Marys. She is a 1997 graduate of St. Marys High School and attended West Virginia University at Parkersburg. She is a preschool teacher at North Parkersburg Baptist Church ELC.
The bridegroom is the son of Ira and Ann Winans of Davisville, W.Va. He is a 1986 graduate of Parkersburg High School. He is employed with Frontier Communications as a cable splicer. The men in attendance all wore khaki pants and white shirts in accordance with the Bermudian theme.
The bride was given in marriage by her family and was escorted up the aisle by her father. She wore a gown accented with glittery rhinestone straps wrapping the flattering surplice bodice of a fluid matte jersey gown. Pleats below the empire waist and a floor-length skirt together created an elegant silhouette. She carried a bouquet of various lilies that was assembled by her mother. Her cascading curl up-do was accented by a rhinestone headband and pins.
Kara Pasquale and Mark and Becki Gwynn, friends of the bride and groom, served as the witnesses. Hayley and Hayden Martin, friends of the bride and groom, served as the flower girl and ring bearer. Margie Mayfield and Chantay Pugh served as photographers at the ceremony.
After a honeymoon cruise to Bermuda, the couple resides in Parkersburg. A Bermudian-themed cookout reception was held two weeks following the ceremony at the bride's parents home in St. Marys.