Amanda Jean Mellott and Dennis Drew Diehl, II, were united in marriage on Sunday April 21, 2007, at 1 p.m. Rev. Willis Swope officiated the double ring ceremony at Needmore Bible Church.
The bride is the daughter of Lynn and Gloria Mellott of Hancock. The groom is the son of Kimberly and James Blackburn of Warfordsburg, Pa. and Dennis Diehl of Berkeley Springs.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore a satin gown with a chiffon overlay. The embroidered and beaded gown was accented with spaghetti style straps. The full skirt with chapel length train also was embroidered and beaded. A tiara joined her veil and she carried a cascading bouquet of lilies, roses and various other flowers in white and various shades of purple.
Kristen Sexton of Hancock, sister of the bride, was matron of honor. Kimberly Michael, cousin, of Hancock and Lacey Baer, friend, of Myersdale were both bridesmaids.
Chad Sprinkle, friend of the groom, of Warfordsburg served as the best man. Groomsmen were James Blackburn, step-father of Warfordsburg and Charles Sexton, brother-in-law of the bride of Hancock. They also served as ushers.
Caitie Mellott, cousin of the bride and Miranda Blackburn, step-sister of the groom presided over the guestbook and handed out the programs. Alexis and Morgan Bradshaw, twin nieces of the groom, served as the flower girls and Zachary Sigel, nephew of the groom, served as ringbearer.
Wedding music was played by Denise Grissinger, aunt of the bride. Soloists were Gina Sipes vocal, cousin of the bride and Ravi Evans on saxophone, friend of the bride and groom.
A reception, catered by Pittman's Grocery Store, followed the ceremony at the reception hall at the church. Flowers were arranged by Donna Souders. Photography was by Wayne Shade of Shade's Photographic in Berkeley Springs.
Following a honeymoon to Saint Martin, the couple resides in Hancock.