Rebecca Ann Kerr and Ryan Nathan Hughes were united in marriage April 2 at the Blennerhassett Hotel.
Jason Daugherty, minister for the Church of Christ and dean of students at Ohio Valley College, performed the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of William and Catharine Kerr of Parkersburg. She is the granddaughter of Jack and Charlotte Barker of Williamstown and Edith Kerr of Parkersburg and the late Bruce Kerr.
The groom is the son of Dianne Douglass of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and the late Sidney Hughes. He is the grandson of Nelson and Nelda Arrington of Myrtle Beach.
The bride was escorted to the altar by her father and given away by her parents.
Soloist was friend Julia Dixon of Parkersburg. Readings were done by the bride's grandmother, Charlotte Barker, and the groom's mother, Dianne Douglass.
The couple lit a memory candle before the ceremony in honor of the bride's grandfather, the groom's father and brother, Matthew Hughes.
During the ceremony, the couple lit a unity candle and with the groom's son, had a family sand ceremony.
The bride wore a strapless sweetheart gown of ivory satin with a platinum sash at the waist. The princess line gown flowed into a chapel length train with hand beaded lace and metallic accents. The bride's jewelry consisted of diamond stud earrings belonging to her grandmother, Charlotte Barker, along with pearl teardrop earrings belonging to her grandmother, Edith Kerr, a three stand pearl necklace that had belonged to her great-grandmother, Velma Kuhl Barker, and was given to the bride. The bride also had a gold dove broach pinned to her bouquet that had belonged to her great-grandmother, Bettie F. Smith. The bride carried a cascading bouquet of purple and yellow tulips with white calla lilies and hydrangea. The bride's look was completed with a crystal headband and veil of illusion tulle and lace.
Matron of honor was Christy Kerr, sister-in-law of the bride. Bridesmaids were Noel Emily, sister of the groom, and Stefanie Williams and Heather Lauderman, friends of the bride. Flower girls were Payton Emily, niece of the groom, and Adrienne Kerr, niece of the bride. The bride's attendants wore v-neck, empire waist floor length gowns in kiwi green and carried bouquets of tulips and hydrangea. The flower girls wore ivory, sleeveless dresses with a ballerina neckline, silky sash and flower accent at the waist with pleated skirt detailed with sequins. They carried ivory baskets with purple and yellow petals in them.
Best man was Nelson Arrington, the groom's grandfather. Ring bearers with Matthew Hughes, son of the groom, and Jackson Kerr, nephew of the bride. Groosmen were Dave Corrigan and Ashley Benon. They all wore a black tux, black vest and white shirt with the groom and ring bearers wearing silver ties and the groomsmen wearing white and pale kiwi ties.
A cocktail hour and sit-down dinner followed the ceremony in the Blennerhassett ballroom with the bride's grandfather, Jack Barker, giving the blessing before dinner.
The cake was four layers decorated with green ribbon, tulips and calla lillies, with layers of chocolate with chocolate filling and white with raspberry filling.
Wedding favors consisted of terra cotta pots painted ivory and decorated with yellow, purple or green ribbons and flowers with thank-you charms and were filled with chocolate suckers of white calla lilies and yellow and purple tulips. Christy Kerr made all the favors, suckers, programs and did all the flowers for the ceremony and ballroom.
After a trip to Disney World, the couple, along with the groom's son, resides in Myrtle Beach.