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Fincham - Swecker

October 9, 2008
The Inter-Mountain

Hannah Grace Swecker and Derek Lee Fincham were married on May 24 at Hanwood Farm in Beverly. The Rev. Dr. Ken Ramsey performed the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Arden and Dawn Swecker of Beverly. She is the granddaughter of Eva Arlene Swecker of Flemington and the late Arden Swecker Sr. and Donald and Annie Wood of Beverly.

The bridegroom is the son of David and Deborah Fincham of Beverly. He is the grandson of Martha Fincham of Elkins and the late T.L. "Jim" Fincham and David and Carol Ice of Elkins. He is the great-grandson of Mary Louise Ice of Elkins.

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bride is the former Hannah Swecker

Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white, satin A-line gown with a draped front framing a sweetheart off-the-shoulder neckline. The gown showcased a beaded bodice and skirt insert which flowed into a chapel-length train. In her hair, the bride wore a piece adorned with white flowers and an elbow-length veil with beading that matched her gown. She carried a bouquet of fresh, vibrant orange calla lilies.

Serving as matron of honor was Amanda See, sister of the bride. Maid of honor was Andrea Wamsley, longtime friend of the bride. Bridesmaids were Sarah Erwin, Elizabeth Lakes, Elizabeth Shahan, friends of the bride, and Danielle Riggins, sister of the bridegroom. The bride's attendants wore clover green, T-length dresses in various styles. They carried bouquets of fresh white gerbera daisies. Flower girls were Abigail Clute and Kacey Green, cousins of the bride.

Serving as best men were Joshua Flaugher and Cullen Hencke, longtime friends of the bridegroom. Groomsmen were Robert Berg, Nicholas Borror, Frank "Trey" Hinrichs, friends of the bridegroom, and Nickoli Riggins, brother-in-law of the bridegroom. Ring bearer was Zachary Hyre, cousin of the bridegroom.

The bridegroom wore a black tuxedo with a pearl white vest and tie. The groomsmen wore black tuxedos with celadon vests and ties.

Following the ceremony, a reception was hosted at Hanwood Farm. The couple entered the reception to the bridegroom's shooting of a muzzleloader and the WVU fight song. The guests cheered and sang enthusiastically with the bridal party. The couple left the reception on a restored 1958 Model 420A John Deere tractor.

Catering at the reception was provided by Parkhurst. Appetizers and cookies were provided by family and the "Nearly World Famous" beef tenderloin was provided by the Tygart Valley Lions Club. A lavender, four-tier, square wedding cake was made by Suzanne Carter. Music was provided by James Leard of Rickshaw Productions.

Photography was by Foto 1 Pro Photo Center, videography was by Cherry Street Filmworks, and ceremony pianist was Paul Zickefoose. Ceremony flowers were provided by Rennix Flowers. Tiffany Fincham, cousin of the bridegroom, and Olivia Grantham, friend of the couple, sang "Dreaming" during the wedding ceremony, and Adrienne Pizza, friend of the bride, read a scripture during the ceremony. Longtime friend of the bride, Ashley Wallace, served as guest book attendant, while Abby Lucci and Brittany Wood, friends of the bride, served as program attendants before the ceremony.

Following a weeklong vacation in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, the couple now resides in Morgantown.



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