Alisha Ann Baxter and Nathan Andrew Jackson were united in marriage on April 21 at the Lafayette Hotel in Marietta, with Mayor Joe Matthews officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Gregory and Barbara Baxter of Parkersburg. She is the granddaughter of Edna Morrison of Parkersburg, the late William Morrison and the late Albert and Marguerite Coleman. She is a graduate of Parkersburg High School and Washington State Community College, with a degree in respiratory therapy. She is pursuing an associate's degree in nursing at Washington State Community College.
She is employed at Doctor's Hospital in Nelsonville, Ohio.
The groom is the son of Jackie and Ruth Jackson of Parkersburg. He is the grandson of the late Louis Russell and Rose Eleanor Jackson and the late Otha Curtis and Donnie Mae Arthur. He is a graduate of Parkersburg South High School.
He received a certificate from Truck Driver's Institute in Irwin, Pa. He is employed by Dr Pepper.
The bride was given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father. She wore a white gown that laced up the back and was adorned with crystals and beads. She carried a bouquet of pink roses, gerber daisies and chrysanthemums, with Swarovski crystals mixed throughout.
The matron of honor was Christina Morris, friend of the bride. The bridesmaids were Lindsey Maggi and Kayla Kerr, both friends of the bride. The flower girls were Alicia and Brenna Jackson, nieces of the groom.
Serving as best man was William Jackson, brother of the groom.
The groomsmen were Dustin Long and Cipriano ScottoRinaldi, both friends of the groom. The ring bearers were Tyler and Reed Jackson, nephews of the groom.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held in the Grand Ballroom at the Lafayette. The wedding cake was black and white with four tiers adorned with pink flowers.
The couple honeymooned in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and are residing in Parkersburg.