June Stewart of New Haven, W.Va. and Wesley Herrick of Middleport, Ohio were united in marriage Nov. 19, 2011, at the Fairview Bible Church in Gibbstown, W.Va. The double-ring ceremony was officiated by Rev. Neil Tenant of New Haven.
The bride is the daughter of the late Rupert and Osa Rice. The groom is the son of the late Walter and Gertrude Herrick.
Given in marriage by all four of her children, the bride was escorted down the aisle by her two sons, Ed and Carl, both of New Haven.
The bride wore a two-piece champagne and eggshell taffeta floor length gown. Her bridal bouquet theme was in fall colors with deep burgundy, purple, orange and yellow. Libbi Stewart of Point Pleasant, W.Va. and Donna Osborne of Worthington, Ohio, daughters of the bride, were co-maids of honor. They both wore deep purple dresses and carried bouquets that matched the bride’s bouquet. Hannah Ruiz of Gahanna, Ohio and Alexis Chapman of Worthington, great granddaughters of the bride were flower girls. Briar Wolfe of Pomeroy, Ohio, great grandson of the groom was the ring bearer. Paul Wolfe of Pomeroy, grandson of the groom was the best man. Ushers for the ceremony were Nathan Stewart of Huntington, W.Va., grandson of the bride, Robert Ruiz of Gahanna, great grandson of the bride and Zane Wolfe of Pomeroy, great grandson of the groom.
Music for the ceremony and for the following reception was provided by Anna, Jonathan and Brian McDermitt of Letart, W.Va., neice and great nephews of the bride. They sang “Wind Beneath My Wings” and “Rockin Years” among other selections. Flower arrangements and photography of the wedding and reception was provided by Lori Stalnaker, cousin of the bride.
A three-tiered wedding cake in bride’s colors of orange, white and brown was created by the bride’s friend, Melissa Hoffman of Letart, W.Va.
Immediately following the ceremony, 100 guests at the reception were served homemade finger foods, fruits and various snacks prepared by the bride’s family and friends. There was also a chocolate fountain for the enjoyment of the wedding goers. The festivities were held in the social room of the Fairview Church.
After a honeymoon spent in Sugar Creek, Ohio, the couple now resides in Middleport. Mr. and Mrs. Herrick say they are grateful to their joined families for making their wedding an experience they will never forget.