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White - Ferguson

December 27, 2008
The Inter-Mountain

Elizabeth Ray White and Jason William Ferguson were married at 4 p.m. on June 21 in the First United Methodist Church. The Rev. Dr. Ellis E. Conley officiated.

The bride was escorted to the altar by her father, Roy E. White.

The couple were given in marriage by their parents.

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The bride's gown, designed by Maggie Sottera, was a strapless A-line of shimmering organza asymmetrically layered with delicate floral embroidery. Tiers of organza were embellished with Swarovski crystals, pearls, sequins, glass, seed and bugle beads. Her veil, designed and created by her aunt, Lorrayne Corley, was flowing with shimmering toule and iridescent edging. She carried a cascading floral bouquet of white gerbera daisies, tangerine spray roses green button mums and white astibles from her mother's garden. Her bridal bouquet was designed and created by her uncle, Russell Corley. Tucked into her bouquet was a white linen handkerchief belonging to Kathryn Lohr.

Attending as her maid of honor was best friend, Traci Girondo. Bridesmaids were college roommate, Brittany Willey, and college friend, Callie Hardman. Junior bridesmaid was cousin of the bride, Mary Catherine Datlinko. Their gowns were strapless, T-length shimmering organza in tangerine and raspberry designed by Alfred Angelo. Their floral bouquets were colonial style gathered with hot pink gerberas, bright orange gerberas, orange, pink and green roses, purple status, green button mums and accents of fuschia deco-wire. Bouquets were designed by Russell Corley.

Flower girls were Marina and Sailor Castellano, cousins of the groom. Ring bearer was Russell James Corley, cousin of the bride.

Don Waldero, the groom's best friend, served as best man. Groomsmen were Josh and Jarod Ferguson, brothers of the bridegroom, Matt Lowers and David Ottey, college roommates of the bridegroom. Junior groomsman was Jacob Ferguson, brother of the bridegroom.

Danielle Jones Taylor provided piano and organ music for the wedding. Jeff Caplinger played the trumpet. Soloist Josh Ferguson and guitarist John Lawhon played during the sand/Unity candle ceremony. Phil Smith directed the wedding.

Wedding guests left the church to Scottish tunes played by bagpipers Charles Riddle and Mike Gear and drummers Chris Newsom and Zach Gear, members of the West Virginia Highlanders of Davis & Elkins College.

After the ceremony, the couple left the church riding in Mokes, owned and driven by Bob and Melody Morici. Reception guests gathered on the balcony of the Elks Lodge as the wedding party arrived in golf carts.

Jennifer and Scott Moore attended the guestbook table at the reception. Special photo shots were taken by "Dutch" Skidmore.

Their four-tier wedding cake was designed by Suzanne Carter. The cake topper was an acrylic statue of the couple in vintage wedding attire. The statue and all photos were done by Brent and Kristi Kepner of Foto 1.

Davis & Elkins College and Michael Ratcliff catered the reception. Helen and Jack Ratzer provided the hot rolls and Lisa Caplinger made the cheese balls.

DJ Kenny George provided music for the evening. Floral decorations were done by Russell Corley and Michael Graham, florist friend from Kingwood.

After a honeymoon to Jamaica, the couple reside in Abingdon, Md.

Mr. and Mrs. William Ferguson, parents of the bridegroom, hosted a rehearsal dinner the evening before at the Randolph County Community Arts Center. The band, The Runaway Smile, provided the entertainment.

Dr. Gloria Payne and Debbie Fragale hosted a bridesmaid luncheon at Graceland Inn.

The bride is a 2004 graduate of Elkins High School. She graduated from Shepherd University in May 2008 with a degree in business and family and consumer science. She is employed in the human resources department with the Immune Deficiency Foundation in Townson, Md.

The bridegroom is a 2002 graduate from C. Milton Wright High School in Bel Air, Md. He graduated from Shepherd University in May 2006 with a degree in business marketing and mass communications. He is employed as a government accounts executive with TESSCO Technologies in Timonium, Md.



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