Natalie Sue Duffield and Ryan Thomas Mather were united in marriage on June 19, 2010, at South Parkersburg Baptist Church. The ceremony was officiated by Pastor Joe Busch.
The bride is the daughter of Gene and Tami Duffield of Washington. She is the granddaughter of Fred and Connie Duffield of Cross Lanes, W.Va., and Richard and Sue Hill of Tornado, W.Va.
She is a 2005 graduate of Parkersburg South High School and a 2009 graduate of Fairmont State University earning a bachelor's in consumer science. She is employed as human resources manager at Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law.
The groom is the son of Bill and Joyce Mather of Washington. He is the grandson of Walter and Betty Mather of Parkersburg and the late Bernard and the late Elizabeth Perkins of Parkersburg. He is a 2005 graduate of Parkersburg South High School and a 2010 graduate of West Virginia University earning bachelor's degrees in finance and history. He is employed as an abstractor and landman at Honor Resources.
The bride was escorted to the altar by her father wearing an ivory strapless A-line gown with a slight sweatheart neckline, tulle train and hand-beaded crystals and pearls.
She designed her shoes, which featured ivory feathers and Swarvorski crystals. She carried a bouquet of ivory peonies, garden roses, pearl-centered stephanotis and ostrich feathers.
The bride's sister, Amy Duffield, served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids and best friends of the bride were Kristen Frodelius, Molly Born and Amanda Bowers. These attendants wore strapless light mocha dresses made of silk taffeta. Their shoes were a pale pink ankle-strapped stiletto, which featured a three-layer ruffle at the heel. Each attendant wore a different strand of pearls and carried bouquets of ivory and pale pink garden roses. The flower girl, Grace French, tossed ivory rose petals wearing a pale pink tea-length dress with pearl-centered rosettes.
The groom's brother, Eric Mather, served as best man. Groomsmen and best friends of the groom were Jake Schultheis, Matt Spaur and Bill Twyman. The groomsmen wore black tuxedos with light mocha vests and bow ties. The boutonnieres were made of ivory freesia.
Guest book attendants were Alyssa Ball and Mary Feola. Ushers were J.T. Nessleroad, Mike White and Cody Nutter.
After exchanging vows, the bride and groom performed a sand ceremony. A reception was held at the Parkersburg Art Center ballroom.
The room featured low- and high-top tables of mocha pintuck cloths, ostrich feathers, pale pink flower arrangements and crystals.
The six-layered funfetti cake was covered with intricate designs of white icing and a pale pink monogram accentuated by white orchids. In lieu of favors, the couple donated to the Breast Cancer Awareness Fund in honor of Tami Duffield and the late Elizabeth Perkins.
Following the reception, the couple honeymooned at Hilton Head Island.
They reside in Williamstown.