Valerie Kim Grogg and David Matthew Gates were united in marriage Aug. 6 at Big Tygart Baptist Church. Rev. Rufus E. Hoalcraft performed the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Larry "Mike" and Donna Grogg of Parkersburg. She is the granddaughter of Kathryn and the late Gerald Maze of Parkersburg and the late Anna and the late Oscar Grogg of Parkersburg.
The groom is the son of Bill and Liesa Gates of Rockport.
He is the grandson of Ruth and the late Peter Patterson of Parkersburg and the late Elmer and the late Cecilia Ann Gates of Rockport.
Presented in marriage by her father, the bride was attended by friend Tiffany Hall as her maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Marge Politz and Chasity Rice, friends of the bride. The flower girl and ring bearer were Ella and Emilia Horton, friends of the bride and groom.
The groom was attended by friend T.J. Breitmeier as his best man. Groomsmen were Joseph Gates, brother of the groom, and Michael A. Melrose, friend of the groom.
Ushers were church-family members of the bride and groom Rusty Hall and Heath Kidder, both of Mineral Wells. Guest registrar was Jasmine Hall, church-family member of the bride and groom. Julie Watkins, friend of the bride, was the ceremony pianist.
A reception followed at the Big Tygart Baptist Fellowship Hall in Mineral Wells. A three-tiered vanilla cake shaped as a wedding gown and a three-tiered chocolate cake shaped as a tuxedo matched what the bride and groom wore.
The bride has a master's degree from West Virginia University in elementary education with an English specialization from West Virginia University at Parkersburg. She is a teacher for Wood County Schools.
The groom has an associate' degree of engineering technology. He is employed at DuPont Washington Works by Aker Solutions.
Following a honeymoon to Williamsburg, Va., and Washington, D.C., the couple resides in Mineral Wells.