Lydia Kathryn Gilpin and Maxwell Bernard Neubauer were united in marriage on Oct. 2, 2010, at the Pierpont Church of the Nazarene in Morgantown.
The double-ring ceremony was jointly officiated by the bride's uncle, Scott Wilson of St. Marys and the groom's uncle, Richard Neubauer of Arlington, Va.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rex E. Gilpin of St. Marys and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hobert Gilpin and Mr. and Mrs. John Stephenson, all of St. Marys. She is a 2005 graduate of St. Marys High School and a 2009 graduate of West Virginia University with a bachelor's degree in public relations. She received a master's degree in industrial relations and human resource management in 2010 from WVU in Morgantown. The bride is employed by Jackson Kelly PLLC in Morgantown.
The groom is the son of Clifford and Diane Neubauer of Wheeling. He is a 2004 graduate of Linsly High School in Wheeling and a 2008 graduate of West Virginia University with a bachelor's degree in business administration. He is a BB&T merchant sales consultant for northern West Virginia.
The bride was given in marriage by her parents and escorted down the aisle by her father. She wore a strapless white taffeta gown with a sweetheart neckline that was detailed with beaded embroidery. The gown had an a-line asymmetrical skirt with a chapel-length train. Her elbow-length lace veil was adorned with a white silk flower for her hair. She carried a clutch hand bouquet of orange asiatic lilies, red miniature gerbera daises, brown hypericum berries, golden aster, bronze mums, sunflowers and red sweetheart roses. The natural stems were wrapped in satin ribbon. The bride also carried a handkerchief that belonged to her maternal great-grandmother.
Attending the bride as matron of honor was her sister, Ashlee Cooper of Morgantown. She wore a champagne a-line strapless gown with a sweetheart neckline and an apple-red satin waist sash. Bridesmaids were Anna Fragale of Charleston, friend of the bride; Kristine Busconi of Durham, N.C., friend of the bride; Alyssa DeSantis of Irvine, Calif., friend of the bride; and Wendy Neubauer of Wheeling, sister of the groom. The attendants wore strapless apple-red satin gowns with sweetheart necklines. Each attendant carried a small clutch hand bouquet matching that of the bride. Kaya and Mylee Cooper, nieces of the bride, served as the flower girls. They both wore white dresses with champagne colored sashes around their waists. The girls each carried a small basket filled with silk miniature fall leaves.
The best man was Clifford Neubauer of Rochester Hills, Mich., brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Matthew Miller of Morgantown, friend of the groom; Mark Plumby of Wheeling, friend of the groom; Jonathan Cooper of Morgantown, brother-in-law of the bride; and Phillip Dedo of Wheeling, friend of the groom. Daniel Neubauer, nephew of the groom, served as the ring bearer.
Gladys Stephenson, the bride's grandmother, provided the piano music during the lighting of the unity candle. A special reading was also recited by Marvie Neubauer, sister-in-law of the groom, during the ceremony.
Immediately following the ceremony, a reception was held in the University Ballroom at the Lakeview Golf Resort and Spa in Morgantown. The ballroom was decorated with white linens and centerpieces of hurricane vases filled with red apples, silk fall leaves and small tea lights at each table. The three-tiered wedding cake was decorated with silk fall leaves and each layer of cake was trimmed with apple-red ribbon.
Following a honeymoon in the Dominican Republic, the couple resides in Morgantown.