Sarah Lynn Zirkle and Ryan Christopher Hall were united in marriage on Aug. 21, 2010, at Jones Run United Methodisth Church in Lumberport, W.Va. The ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Dennis Pratt.
The bride is the daughter of Terry and Janet Zirkle of Lumberport. She is the granddaughter of Joseph Zirkle and the late Bonnie Zirkle of Lumberport and John Phillips and the late Genevieve Phillips of Phillipi.
She is a 2003 graduate of Lincoln High School, completed her premedical studies in biology at West Virginia University and is a 2010 graduate of WVU School of Medicine as a doctor of medicine. She is employed by WVU Hospitals as a pediatric resident physician.
The groom is the son of Joe and Darla Hall of Vienna. He is the grandson of Alice Winona Hall and the late Eugene Hall of Waverly and Ann Ebersbach of Parkersburg and the late Joe Ebersbach. He is a 2001 graduate of Williamstown High School, a 2006 graduate of WVU with a degree in exercise physiology and a 2010 graduate of WVU School of Medicine as a doctor of medicine. He is also employed by WVU Hospitals as an internal medicine/pediatric resident physician.
The bride was escorted to the altar by her father, and given away by her parents. She wore a strapless gown made of empress ivory taffeta, which swept around the bodice to create an asymmetrical dropped waistline and reveal a crystal-adorned lace insert in the a-line skirt.
Intricate embroidery and lace as well as Swarovski crystals also asymmetrically adorned the bodice and chapel-length train. Her fingertip veil was embellished with matching crystals. She wore her late grandmother's bracelet and carried a bouquet of pink and ivory roses, lilies and amaranthus.
Friend of the bride, Karissa Gutierrez of Clarksburg, served as maid of honor and sister of the bride, Kristen Zirkle of Lumberport, served as sister of honor. Bridesmaids were Lauren Veltri, friend of the bride, of Morgantown and Allison Hall, sister of the groom, of Vienna. The bridesmaids wore knee-length pink chiffon dresses of varying styles. Flower girls were Addison Nicole Zirkle, cousin of the bride, of Buckhannon and Katelyn Tompkins, cousin of the bride, of Phillipi. They tossed pink rose petals along the aisle while wearing ivory islet dresses made by the mother of the bride and accented with pink sashes and pink shoes as well as ivory flowered headpieces. Emma and Lydia Phillips, cousins of the bride of Phillipi, wore similiar dresses and read a poem together during the ceremony.
Best man was Joe Hall, father of the groom. Groomsmen were Todd Gaertner, friend of the groom, of Richmond, Va.; James Leyh, friend of the groom, of St. John's, Canada; and Joseph Zirkle, brother of the bride, of Carmichaels, Penn. Cousin of the groom, Jett Nestor of Waverly, W.Va., acted as ring bearer.
As the couple took communion following their vows, solosit Jonathan Turner sang accompanied by pianist Sunny Fetty. Program and welcome attendants were Andrew Fain, cousin of the bride, and Mary Beth Lowther, friend of the bride.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Village Square Grand Ballroom in Clarksburg. The five-tiered ivory cake was adorned with intricate piping as well as a cascade of pink and ivory roses and tiger lilies.
Immediately following the reception, the couple honeymooned in Saint Thomas and Saint John. The couple resides in Morgantown.