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Reigel - McKinney

November 24, 2007
Kelli Lynn McKinney and Richard Scott Reigel were married on April 21 at The Mountain House located at Winterplace Ski Resort in Ghent. Pastor Christopher Lester officiated the double-ring ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Richard and Sheila Large of Itmann. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. James E. Cooper of Mullens and Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Large of Iroquois.

The bridegroom is the son of Richard and Henrietta Reigel of Arbovale. He is the grandson of the late Newton and Clarice Reigel and the late Henry and Melvina Shinaberry.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents. Her strapless, full-length gown of ivory satin featured a sweatheart neckline and an inlay bodice of delicately folded, sheer tulle that was heavily embellished with rhinestones, crystal beads and sequins. The gown extended to a cathedral train featuring the same intricate beaded embelishment identical to that on the bodice. She wore a heart-shaped necklace and earrings.

Her nosegay bouquet consisted of daisies, bluebells, larkspur, goldenrod and foliage tied in love-knot ivory ribbon. Along with her flowers, the bridegroom presented his bride with his christening bonnet designed to be converted to a hankerchief for his wedding day.

Serving as matron of honor was Kasey Raye of McArthur, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Rebecca Garber of Warrensburg, N.Y., friend of the bride, and Tina Reigel of Durham, N.C., sister of the bridegroom. The junior bridesmaid was Adriana Cook of Itmann, a special friend of the bride. They wore idententical gowns of raisin pink satin with self-tied bows and ruffle accents. The attendants carried bouquets similar to that of the bride.

Niece of the bride, Hannah Raye of McArthur, served as flower girl. She wore a white dress with pink self-tied bow accents. She carried a basket of yellow rose petals.

The best man was Scott Garber of Warrensburg, N.Y. Groomsmen were Stephen Crookshanks, Clear Creek Forestry business partner of Crawley, and Neil Litton of Summersville. Ushurs were Dave Litton of Statesville, N.C., and Andy Sentz of Summersville. The bridegroom, fathers and groomsmen were attired in black tuxedos with ivory vests and Windsor ties. Their boutonniere’s were made of larkspur, bluebells and goldenrod.

The mothers of the bride and bridegroom were attired in full-length polyester blue jacket dresses. They wore corsages similar to the other wedding attendants.

Ceremonial music was performed by Kevin Williams Entertainment and DJ Services. Cheryl McCallister, aunt of the bride, was the wedding coordinator.

Lisa Lawson of Princeton, Melissa Hendrick of Beckley and Nikki Meadows of Jacksonville, Fla., were guest greeters, acquiring photograph greetings and distributing programs.

The dinner-dance reception was hosted by Lite-Side Catering at The Mountain House. A rehearsal dinner was hosted by the bridegroom’s parents at Pasquale’s and Sunday brunch was provided for wedding guests at the Applachian Inn.

The bride is a 1995 graduate of Mullens High School and has an associate degree from Bluefield State College in radiologic technology. She is employed as an MRI technologist at Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley.

The bridegroom is a 1994 graduate of Pocahontas County High School. He holds bachelor of science degrees in forest resources management and wood industries from West Virginia University. He is co-owner of Clear Creek Forestry of Crawley.

After a honeymoon to Sanibel Island, Fla., the couple reside in Lewisburg.

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bride is the former Kelli McKinney



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