Hannah Margaret Baxter and Jeremiah Kent Knavenshue were married July 7, 2012, at Blackwater Falls State Park.
The Rev. Walter Ellison presided at the outdoor ceremony at Pendleton Point.
The bride is the daughter of Peter and Phyllis Baxter of Elkins. The bridegroom is the son of Mike and Amy Knavenshue of Elkins.
The bride wore a strapless white wedding gown with chiffon and lace overlay and chapel train. Her bouquet of yellow calla lilies with yellow and purple accents was designed by Sally Phares of Blossom Village in Beverly.
Maid of honor was Chelsey Hughes, and the bridesmaids were Ashlyn Harlan and Katie Simmons, all long-time friends of the bride. They wore matching short yellow chiffon dresses.
The best man was Cody Knavenshue, a brother of the bridegroom. Clay Gurwell, a friend of the bridegroom, and Nathan Baxter, a brother of the bride, served as groomsmen. The bridegroom and men in the bridal party wore black tuxedos with purple vests.
Music for the prelude, processional and recessional was provided by organist Pamela Dodds and Mary Caraher on violin. The bride was escorted to the ceremony by her father, and her mother shared a reading. The bridegroom’s grandmother, Jean Knavenshue, read a scripture, and Jane Birdsong sang a song during the ceremony.
The reception was hosted in a tent at Pendleton Point near the ceremony. Centerpieces for the tables were rustic wooden flower vases made by the groom and his father. A quilt, handmade by the bride, was signed by guests for a remembrance. The cake, by Suzi Gordon, was a three-tier white and chocolate cake decorated to represent purple mountains.
An evening party following the reception was held at the Blackwater Falls cabins, which enabled the couple to enjoy additional time with the out-of-town family and guests who attended. Following the family time, the couple honeymooned on St. John, Virgin Islands.
The bride is a graduate of Elkins High School and West Virginia University and is employed by the West Virginia Bureau of Public Health’s Environmental Engineering Division. The bridegroom is also a graduate of Elkins High School and West Virginia University and is employed by Halliburton.
The couple lives in Buckhannon.