Whitney Ann Braham and Jaschar Shakuri-Rad were united in marriage on July 10, 2010, at The Greenbrier Resort. The ceremony was officiated by Rev. Scott Sears of Stout Memorial United Methodist Church.
The bride is the daughter of Pamela Swisher Braham of Vienna and Dr. Jeffery Braham of Parkersburg. She is the granddaughter of Jack and Pat Swisher of Vienna, and Joe and Shirley Braham of Parkersburg. She is a 2002 graduate of Parkersburg High School and a 2008 graduate of West Virginia University, earning a bachelor's degree in English and women's studies, and a master's degree in secondary education. She is employed as an English teacher at Greenbrier West High School.
The groom is the son of Shahrooz and Parvin Shakuri-Rad of Hannover, Germany. He is the brother of Dr. and Mrs. Abdi and Manijeh Ghodsi of Vienna. He is a 2001 graduate of Parkersburg High School and a 2005 graduate of West Virginia University, earning a bachelor's degree in chemistry. He is a second-year student at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.
The bride was escorted by her father, wearing a white, strapless, floor-length ball gown with floral details and a slight train. She carried a bouquet of hydrangeas, lisianthus' and roses in various shades of purple.
The bride's sister, Jacqueline Braham, served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids and best friends of the bride were Sumayya Ahmad, Alysen Bryant, Laura Cox, Katie Fischer and Dr. Lyndsay Jackson. The attendants wore dark purple floor-length gowns in various designs. Each attendant also wore silver drop earrings and carried smaller versions of the bride's bouquet.
The groom's friend, Omid Jalali, served as best man. Groomsmen and best friends of the groom were Said Kagini-Bapf, Dr. Joshua Mali, Dr. Farhan Malik, Dr. Hassan Shahid and Dr. Kaustubh Yadwadkar. The groom and groomsmen wore black tuxedos with black vests and bow ties. The boutonnieres were made of purple roses.
The guest book attendant was Ginger Miller of Vienna. Ushers were Sina Kagini-Bapf and Dr. Praveen Rao.
After a double-ring ceremony, the bride and groom lit a unity candle and proceeded on to their second ceremony, which was a traditional Persian wedding ceremony.
A reception was held at The Greenbrier Resort. The five-layered cake had alternating layers of double chocolate and strawberry cream. It was covered with intricate designs of ivory icing topped with a sugar bow and was created to look like a wedding gift. The groom's family created hundreds of various Persian sweets to be given as favors to guests.
Following the reception, the couple honeymooned in the Dominican Republic. They reside in Lewisburg.