Diana Kay Williams and Jeffrey Barton Slusher were united in marriage on July 5 at the Blennerhassett Hotel.
A renaissance, double-ring ceremony was officiated by Craig Allen Kendall of Parkersburg.
The bride is the daughter of the late Gene Lee Williams Sr. and Sandra Kay Scott. She is the stepdaughter of Douglas Dunbar.
She attended Evans High School in Evans, La., and is studying history and education at West Virginia University of Parkersburg. The bride is employed by Growing Seasons Child Development Center.
The groom is the son of Lucinda and Michael Slusher of Washington, W.Va. He is a 2006 graduate of Parkersburg South High School.
He is the operations manager for Growing Seasons Child Development Center.
The bride was given in marriage by her mother and stepfather and escorted down the aisle by her stepfather.
She wore a gold Tudor-inspired gown with a square neckline which was detailed with strands of pearls and heart shaped golden lace. A panel of purple and gold satin brocade splashed down the front of the over skirt.
A custom-made crown of gold and amethyst adorned her hair.
She carried a cascade bouquet of purple lisianthus, miniature yellow roses and wild flowers.
The bride also wore a small bow-shaped pin on the underskirt of her gown, which belonged to the groom's grandmother. A golden chain hung from her neck, with a Tudor rose locket containing the hemp ring the groom made for her upon their engagement.
Attending the bride as maid of honor was her niece, Katelyn Beason of Louisiana.
She wore a purple and gold Renaissance gown with a square neckline and a gold waist sash.
The sleeves were slashed with gold satin and she carried a smaller version of the bride's bouquet. Arianna Slusher and Natalie Slusher, daughter and niece of the bride, respectively, served as the flower girls.
They both wore matching burgundy and gold dresses with gold colored sashes around their waists and flowers embroidered about the fabric.
The girls threw yellow flower petals from a flower basket, which the Knight of Honor carried.
The best man was Jeremy Freed of Marietta, best friend of the groom.
Brady Slusher, son of the bride and groom, served as the ring bearer. Gavin Williams, son of the bride and groom, served as the Knight of Honor, leading the flower girls down the aisle and assisting with the rings.
Gene Williams, the bride's brother, provided classical guitar music during the processional. Two special readings were also recited by Scarlet Sheppard, friend of the bride,and Jessica Williams, niece of the bride, during the ceremony.
Immediately following the ceremony, a reception was held in the Charleston Ballroom of the Blennerhassett Hotel.
The ballroom was decorated with purple linens and centerpieces of fleur-di-lis. The bride and groom sat in purple lined, golden thrones amidst suits of armor.
Following a honeymoon at the Ravenwood Castle, the couple resides in Vienna.