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Keen - Thornhill

December 24, 2011
The Inter-Mountain

Asbury United Methodist Church in Belington was the setting for the July 9 wedding of Lore Evelyn Thornhill and Christopher Noel Keen. The Rev. Arden Beck officiated the ceremony.

The bride was escorted to the altar by her father, Charles Thornhill, and was attired in an Oleg Cassini A-line gown with lace overlay and a chapel-length train. A malibu blue ribbon sash encircled the waist and trailed down the back of the gown. A long veil with scalloped edges was accented with seed pearls, sequins and lace. She carried a bouquet of blue-green hydrangeas with yellow roses intermingled in her bouquet in honor of her deceased mother.

Serving as matron of honor was Sara Flemm of Orange Park, Fla., and as bridesmaid was Julie Hyman of Chandler, Ariz. Both are lifelong friends of the bride. They wore malibu blue cocktail-length dresses with ruching at the waist and halter necklines. They carried bouquets of pink roses, blue hydrangeas, white ranunculus and yellow roses.

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Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Keen
Bride is former Lore Thornhill

Best man was Erik Lambert of Washington, D.C. Serving as groomsman was Mickey Furr of Simponville, S.C. Both are lifelong friends of the bridegroom. Serving as usher was Chase Aaron Keen, son the bridegroom. The bridegroom and his attendants were dressed in black tuxedos. The bridegroom wore a white cummerbund, while the attendants wore malibu blue cummerbunds. They also wore pink rose boutonnieres.

Flower girl was Jennifer Hyman, daughter of the bridesmaid. She wore a long, white satin gown with lace overlay and a malibu blue ribbon at the waist. A halo of fresh flowers served as her headpiece.

Ring bearer was Christopher Hyman, son of the bridesmaid. He carried the rings in a small ornate silver treasure chest and wore a black tuxedo with a pink rose boutonniere.

In lieu of a guest book, large matted photograph of the couple was signed by guests as they entered the church. Attending the signing was Elizabeth Lawson of Winchester, Va., niece of the bridegroom.

A sit-down dinner reception was hosted immediately following the ceremony at Graceland Inn on the campus of Davis & Elkins College in Elkins. The guests were greeted and guided to their assigned tables by Rhonda Brubbs, sister of the bridegroom of Sandston, Va. Entertainment for the after-dinner dance was provided by Chuck Alth.

The three-tiered white wedding cake was adorned with blue ribbon at each layer, and was topped with fresh flowers. The cake was prepared by the Berry Patch Bakery of Buckhannon.

All floral arrangements for the rehearsal dinner, wedding and reception were designed and created by Tammy's Floral and Bridal Gallery of Elkins. Photography was provided by Moats Art Photography of Belington.

A rehearsal dinner was hosted by the bridegroom's parents at the Elkins Motor Lodge for 25 guests the evening before the wedding.

The bride is the daughter of Charles and Helen Thornhill of Del Rio, Tenn., and the late Charlotte Corley Thornhill. She is the granddaughter of the late Craig Corley and Virginia Corley Regester, and the late Clarence and Bea McIntire Thornhill.

She is a graduate of the University of Florida where she obtained a master's degree in elementary education. She is employed as a kindergarten teacher at Frances Hazel Reid Elementary School in Leesburg, Va.

The bridegroom is the son of Joyce Armentrout Keen of Belington, and Donald and Debbie Keen of Myrtle Beach, S.C. He is the grandson of Lucile Armentrout of Belington and the late Charles L. Armentrout, and the late James and Virginia Keen.

He is a graduate of NAPE Engineering School in Falls Church, Va., and is employed as a chief engineer with Cassidy-Turley in Reston, Va.

The couple resides in Ashburn, Va.



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