Kristen Renee Tonstad and Jordan Gary Pennybacker were united in marriage on May 6 at Melbourne Beach, Fla. The private ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Ann Fuller. The groom's grandmother, Rev. Sue Jones, offered the blessing and prayer for the couple during the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Monique Tonstad of Lebanon, Ohio, and Erik Tonstad of Orlando, Fla.
She is a 2004 graduate of Lebanon High School and a 2010 graduate of Marshall University with a bachelor's degree in marketing. She is employed as event coordinator at Fox and Hound in Mason, Ohio.
The groom is the son of Carrie Pennybacker and Tim Pennybacker, both of Parkersburg. He is the grandson of the Rev. C. Sue Jones and the late Gary R. Jones, and the late C. William and Charlotte Pennybacker. He is a 2006 graduate of Parkersburg South High School. He attended Marshall University and is employed at the Heritage Country Club in Mason, Ohio. He has been sworn in to the United States Air Force and will begin his military career in December.
Jordan Sharp of Lavalette, W.Va., friend of the bride, served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Heather Tonstad, sister of the bride, of Lebanon; Mariah Pennybacker, sister of the groom, of Parkersburg; and friends of the bride Erin Lelak of Lebanon; Bethany Thomas of Chesapeake, Ohio; and Jen Mason of Winchester, Va.
Cory Wilson of Huntington, friend of the groom, served as best man. The groomsmen were Matt Tonstad, brother of the bride, of Lebanon; and friends of the groom Jeremy John of Beckley and Dustin Hubbard of Cincinnati.
An outdoor reception was held following the ceremony on the deck of the Crown Plaza in Melbourne and another reception party was held in July at the home of the bride's mother for family and friends.
The couple honeymooned with a cruise to the Bahamas, St. Thomas and St. Maarten Islands. They reside in Lebanon with their daughter, Kinsley.