Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

May 13, 2012

Perry-Pelts wedding

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

— — In the cathedral-like setting of Park Cities Presbyterian Church in Dallas, Texas, Olivia Leigh Perry and Jonathan Scott Pelts were united in the covenant of marriage on Friday, Jan. 6.

Rev. Russ Whitfield, Washington D.C., officiated the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Perry of Highland Village, Texas. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Pelts of Bluefield, W.Va.

 Music was provided by the Marcus High School String Quartet, Brian Piper, pianist, and Isaac Wimberley, vocalist and guitarist.

The bride was attired in a strapless Pronovias gown adorned with intricate lacing detail complemented by a chapel length train.

Attending the bride as Matron of Honor was the bride’s sister, Amanda Allen of Highland Village, Texas .

Bridesmaids included Michelle Moore of Washington D.C., Jess Jeremiah of Chattanooga, Tenn., Sheryce Butkowski of Little Rock, Ariz., Linksey Strickler of Denver, Colo., Stacey Hoksbergen of Denver, Colo., and Sarah Williams of Verona, Ky.

They were attired in black strapless tea length gowns of her own selection. Each attendant wore hand-crafted jewelry by Dora Mae Jewelry and Designs.

Serving the groom as best man was Chris Stern of Chattanooga, Tenn.

Groomsmen included Aaron Skrivan of Seattle, Wash., Cole Nickell of Aiken, S.C., Chris Novikoff of Madisonville, Tenn., Jeremy Bryan of Bluefield, Va.., David Pelts of Huntington, W.Va., and Daniel Pelts of Bluefield, W.Va., brothers of the groom. Complementing their black tuxedoes, the groomsmen wore black and white gingham neckties that matched the shirt design of the groom.

Ushers included Zach Van Dyke of Orangewood, Fla., Lucas Pratt of San Diego, Calif., Jake Schrimsher of Orlando, Fla., Brent Perry of Clovis, N.M., and William Perry, brothers of the bride, and Scott Allen, brother-in-law of the bride.

Lorraine and Myles Allen, niece and nephew of the bride, served as flower girl and ring bearer.

After the ceremony, the bride’s family hosted a reception at “Party Off the Grid,” the restored Dallas Power & Light, circa 1900.

The groom’s cake, designed and made by the groom’s cousin, Sarah McElmurray of Blytheweood of S.C., was in the shape of Africa.

After several hours of talking with friends, and dancing the night away, the couple departed with a sparkler send-off.

At the conclusion of their week-long honeymoon in Cancun, the newlyweds have returned to Nairobi, Kenya, where the groom is serving his second year as Technical Director of Academies for Ambassadors in Sport.

 The bride is completing an internship with Tumaini Counseling Centre, as a part of her graduate counseling degree.