WELLSVILLE - Emilee Jo Weeda became the bride of Edward Lee Wilson, Jr. on July 31 at Covenant Presbyterian Church.
The bride is the daughter of John and Robin Weeda, Highlandtown.
The groom is the son of Ed and Barbara Wilson Sr., Wellsville.
Edward and Emilee Wilson
The double-ring ceremony was officiated by Rev. Bruce Ballantine.
The bride, escorted by her father, wore a soft A-line ivory, crinkle chiffon gown with a sweep train and sweetheart neckline. The gown's lace bodice was adorned with champagne and ivory flowers and Swarovski crystal embellishments. Her ivory veil, accented by flowers and crystals that matched her gown, was secured by a pearl and crystal encrusted headpiece. She carried her mother's Mother-of-Pearl-inlaid Bible from the Holy Land and a handmade paper bouquet of baby pink and French vanilla flowers.
Erica Lotte, Pickerington; and Leslie Watson, Wellsville; served as matrons of honor in floor-length, watermelon chiffon gowns. In matching gowns were bridesmaids Alyssa Lockhart, cousin of the bride, Highlandtown; Nicole Kellogg, Salineville; Amber and Rachel Wilson, sisters of the groom, Wellsville. Flower girl was Hally Fitch, niece of the groom.
Greg Carter, New Orleans, La., served as best man. Groomsmen were Brandon Kessler, Wellsville; Vince Meadows, New Cumberland, W.Va.; and Christopher Weeda, brother of the bride, Highlandtown. Blayke McCloud, nephew of the groom, served as junior groomsman.
Music was provided by Brad Bonam, Erin Burke and Melany Martinez. Readings were given by Rana Dorsey, cousin of the groom, Egg Harbor City, N.J., and Thoth Weeda, cousin of the bride, Philadelphia, Pa.
A reception for 425 guests followed at Antone's Banquet Centre, Boardman.
The rehearsal dinner was held at Tonda's Place, Wellsville.
The bride is a 2007 graduate of Wheeling Jesuit University and is currently completing her teaching certification in integrated language arts. She is also a substitute teacher with Southern Local.
The groom completed his heavy equipment certification in 2007 and currently works in the coal yard at FirstEnergy, Inc. in Shippingport.
After a western-Caribbean cruise, the couple resides in Wellsville.