Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Skidmore
Geoff and Margaret Champion of Cambridge, England, and James and Karen Skidmore of Philippi announce the marriage of their children, Kerry Mariee Champion and Daniel James Skidmore. The outdoor wedding ceremony was conducted by Judge Beth Longo at the home of the groom’s parents on Oct. 9, 2013.
The bride was attired in a full-length ivory satin Alfred Angelo gown from Stevenage, England. The gown featured a V-neckline, off-the-shoulder straps, flower detail embroidery and beading at the waist, and a chapel-length train. Ruche detailing around the gown with a tulle petticoat effect at the side plus a fingertip veil completed the ensemble. The bride’s jewelry consisted of an intricate necklace of red beads, loaned by her friend, Margaret Tallet of Barrhaven, Ontario, Canada, and silver earrings with red jewels. She carried a bouquet of red roses.
Following the double-ring ceremony, the newlyweds and family members dined at Graceland Inn, Elkins. The chocolate wedding cake with chocolate butter-cream icing was created by the groom’s aunt, Sue Spencer of Elkins, and decorated by Carolyn Spencer, the groom’s cousin, also of Elkins. A pair of white porcelain doves graced the top tier of the cake.
After their honeymoon at Graceland Inn, the couple makes their home in Aliquippa, Pa.