Gretchen Grove-DeJarnett and Ryan Bealman Frankenberry were united in marriage on November 5, 2011, at Christ Church United Methodist in Charleston.
The bride is the daughter of Douglas and Susan Grove-DeJarnett of Johnson City, Tenn. She is the granddaughter of Bishop and Mrs. William Boyd and Mary Lou Grove, of Charleston; and Mr. and Mrs. Lindell and Ann DeJarnett, of Marietta, Ga.
The groom is the son of Robert and Barbara Frankenberry, of Inwood. He is the grandson of Peggy June McDonald, of Inwood and the late William McDonald; the late Harold “Mike” and Betty Bealman; and the late Harold and Louise Frankenberry.
The Rev. Randall Flanagan, The Rev. Mark Conner, and Bishop William Boyd Grove (the bride’s grandfather), officiated for the double-ring ceremony in a setting of fall colored flowers, berries and grasses.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore an ivory lace and crystal embellished V neck gown with a chapel-length train and finger-tip veil. She carried a bouquet of bright colored fall flowers of roses, Gerber daisies and berries.
Maid of honor was sister of the bride, Hannah Grove-DeJarnett, of Washington, D.C. Bridesmaids were the groom’s sister, Jan Chancey, of Inwood, Shelley Jessee of Washington, D.C., and Fowler Smith of Greensboro, N.C. Flower girl was Regan Chancey, niece of the groom.
The groom wore a charcoal grey suit and amethyst tie. Best man was Mark Horner of Inwood, friend of the groom. Groomsmen were brother-in-law of the groom, James Chancey of Inwood, Noah Barnes of Morgantown, and Greg Hoyer of Charleston. Ring bearer was Conner Chancey, nephew of the groom.
The wedding ceremony was a full worship service that included communion. Laura Meske, of Inwood, and Nick Jessee, of Washington. D.C., friends of the couple, assisted in bringing the elements to the altar. Music was provided by the Christ Church United Methodist Chancel Choir, organist and choir director David Donathan; vocal soloist Beth Ivory, college friend of the bride, of Charleston, S.C.; oboe soloist Emily Donathan of Charleston, and trumpet soloist Stanley DeJarnett, uncle of the bride, of Madison, Ga. Carissa and Sarah Janczewski, cousins of the bride, of Irwin, Pa., served as guest book attendants with Daniel Janczewski serving as the crucifer.
A dinner dance reception was held at the University of Charleston Geary Ballroom. Dave Eplin, of Mann, friend of the couple, provided the music. Susanne Horner, of Inwood and close friend of the groom’s family, baked the traditional wedding cake. The cake topper was originally used by the groom’s parents at their wedding 40 years ago and then by his sister and brother-in-law at their wedding in 2000.
The rehearsal dinner was hosted in the University of Charleston Erma Byrd Art Gallery.
The bride is a 2008 graduate of Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C. She serves as the executive manager of the Early Childhood Advisory Council of West Virginia.
The groom is a 2000 graduate of West Virginia University. He is employed by the West Virginia House of Delegates.
The couple honeymooned in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
They reside in Charleston.