Amy Michelle Thorne and Bradley Thomas Widman were united in marriage on Aug. 28, 2010. The ceremony was held at the Cleveland Browns Stadium with Pastor Joseph Hillrich of Whitehouse, Ohio, officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Jerry and Connie Thorne of Vienna. She is the granddaughter of Ruby Bonnett and the late George R. Bonnett and the late Mary Cassell Thorne Withum of Grapevine, Texas and the late Robert Wayne "Tex" Thorne of Parkersburg. She is a 1996 graduate of Parkersburg High School and a 2003 graduate of Marshall University with a degree in business admininstration in accounting and a minor in French and in 2007 became a certified public accountant from the state of West Virginia. She is employed as an accountant by Defense Finance and Accounting Service, an agency of the Department of Defense in Cleveland.
The groom is the son of Norman Widman of Fairfax, Va., and Helen Wildman of Columbus. He is the grandson of Wilma Wildman of Fremont, Ohio and the late Norman Widman of Fremont; and the late Jakob and Susanna Hoff of Mansfield, Ohio. He is a 1993 graduate of Watkins Memorial High School in Pataskala, Ohio, and a 1998 graduate of Ohio University with a degree in sports management. He is employed by AT&T as a field technician.
The bride was given in marriage by her parents and escorted down the aisle by her father. The bride's dress was a tulle over smooth satin ball gown with beaded metallic elaborate design stitch embroidery and fitted bodice Basque waist with caplet sleeves. Her rhinestone tiara was attached to a chapel length train. For something old and blue, the bride wore the blue garter that her mother wore on her wedding day. Her necklace, earrings and bracelet were borrowed from her sister, who wore them on her wedding day. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of orange and white roses with sprays of rhinestone accents wrapped with white satin ribbon adorned with rhinestone pins.
The matron of honor was Shannon Thorne Stewart of Vienna, sister of the bride. Bridesmaid was Lora Widman of Columbus, sister of the groom. They wore strapless knee-length chocolate brown dresses and carried hand-tied bouquets of large orange Gerber daisies wrapped in brown satin ribbon.
Serving as best man was Adam Widman of Columbus, brother of the groom. James Stewart of Vienna, brother-in-law of the bride, served as an usher. They wore black tuxedoes with orange Euro ties and a five button matching orange vest. The groom's boutonniere was a white rose while the groomsmen wore orange roses.
The flower girls were Cassell Eleanor, Sutton Nicole and Athenn Mae Stewart of Vienna, all nieces of the bride. They wore tea-length chocolate brown dresses with tea-length orange sashes that tied at the waist and carried bouquets of one minature orange rose wrapped in brown satin ribbon with streamers.
Following the ceremony, the reception was held in the AT&T Lake View Club Lounge at the club level of the stadium. The three-tiered white fondant cake was adorned with brown filigree scrolls on the sides and top. Each tier was divided with orange ribbon and white beaded pipping. The cake topper was silver-plated double hearts with rhinestone accents which sat on top of a mirrored plate. The bride and groom cut their cake using a cake serving set that belonged to the bride's great-great aunt, Mary Powers Bennett, of Parkersburg. This serving set was also used by the bride's parents and bride's sister at their weddings. Guests were able to view a memory table of pictures of the bride and groom's loved ones centered around a white pillar candle and a floral arrangement of large orange Gerber daisies that was designed by the sister of the bride.
Following a honeymoon to Disney and the Cleveland Browns' season opener in Tampa, the couple resides in Parma, Ohio.