MR. and MRS. SAMUEL MAPLE JR.
A white heart-shaped arch entwined with pink netting and pink and white rose accents decorated the Newcomerstown Christ United Methodist Church altar for the Valentine's Day wedding of Angela Sue Gibson and Samuel David Maple Jr. on Feb. 14, 2009.
Pink roses with green bows and pink hearts lined the church walls and the pews were adorned with pink and white roses and white bows centered with hearts. Rev. Russell Ham, church pastor, performed the double-ring 4 p.m. ceremony. Tim Marlatt, organist, played traditional wedding music.
The bride's parents are Dorothy and Edmond Gibson, 477 Heller Dr., Newcomerstown, and the groom's parents are Linda and Samuel Maple Sr., 57176 Oxford Twp. Rd. 261, West Lafayette.
When the bride was given in marriage by her father, she wore a white satin, floor-length, princess-style gown with poufed layers from her waistline to the train. The strapless gown was designed with a lacy bodice and long-sleeved lacy jacket. Her veil extended from a tiera and was accented with sequins and edged in pearls. She carried a bouquet of white, pink and green roses with lace, pearl and ribbon accents.
Matron of honor was Angela Mae Gibson and bride's matron was Sally Gibson, both sisters-in-law of the bride. Bride's maid was Kayla Gibson, niece of the bride. Each attendant wore a sleeveless floor-length gown in forest green with a pink satin bow and pink rose trim and a long-sleeved forest green lacy jacket. Their bouquets were of white, pink and green roses with lace, pearls and ribbon accents.
Flower girl was Melanie Gibson, niece of the bride. She wore a mini version of the bride's princess-style gown and carried a Longaberger basket filled with pink, green and white rose petals.
All of the wedding gowns were made by Angela Gibson.
Ring bearer was Zachary Gibson, nephew of the bride. He carried a heart-shaped Longaberger basket topped with a white heart-shaped pillow trimmed in white lace, pink hearts and ribbons.
Best man was Toby Manning, friend of the groom. Groomsmen were Brandon Bradford, friend of the groom, and Tyler Maple, son of the groom.
Kimberly Gibson, niece of the bride, was guest book attendant and distributed bubbles.
Thurman Gibson, nephew of the bride, was in charge of the wedding programs, bubbles and the center aisle runner.
Following the wedding ceremony, a reception was held in the church fellowship hall. Christopher Gibson, brother of the bride, was in charge of music and announcements.
Benjamin Gibson, brother of the bride, and Joseph Miller, uncle of the bride, were photographers.
Brad Opphile of the church, and Ruth McElwain, aunt of the bride, were videographers.
The bride is a 1997 graduate of Newcomerstown High School and the groom graduated from Ridgewood High School in West Lafayette in 1989. Both are employed with Kraft Foods, Coshocton. The groom also has been a volunteer firefighter for the West Lafayette Fire Department for 14 years.
The newlywed couple resides at 57211 Oxford Twp. Rd. 261, West Lafayette.