MR. AND MRS. ROBERT SKIFFINGTON

MR. AND MRS. ROBERT SKIFFINGTON

SHIPPENVILLE – Jessica Elizabeth McClaine became the bride of Robert John Skiffington at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 15, 2017, at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Shippenville.

Parents of the bride are Mary Thomas and Todd McClaine of Phoenixville.

The bridegroom’s parents are Joyce Peterson of Phoenixville and Robert Skiffington of Jim Thorpe.

The Rev. James Steingass of the Zion Lutheran Church in Shannondale officiated at the double-ring candlelight service.

The church aisles were decorated with floating candles of varying heights and heart-shaped confetti was scattered that was hand-cut from antique books. White tulle and baby’s breath hung from the pews. The altar flowers were in shades of pink.

The bride carried a bouquet of ivory sweetheart roses with white and pink ranaculuas, pink dianthus, baby’s breath and dusty miller.

Escorted to the altar by her father, the bride wore a Stella York strapless sweetheart mermaid gown with a moscato-colored satin underlay, covered in three layers of ivory lace. Her veil was cathedral length made of shimmering raw tulle that framed the dress.

Alison Thomas of Phoenixville, sister of the bride, was the maid of honor.

Christine Skiffington of Philadelphia, sister of the groom, and Regina Johnson of Charlotte, N.C., friend of the bride, served as bridesmaids. They wore petal pink chiffon gowns with jeweled opal straps and carried pink and white roses.

John Romano of Philadelphia, friend of the groom, served as best man.

Groomsmen were Brett Thomas of Phoenixville, brother of the bride, and Wayne Johnson of Charlotte, N.C., friend of the groom.

Ushers were Ben and Jack Himes of Louisville Colo., and Joshua and Jason Himes of Columbus, Ohio, all cousins of the bride.

A reception was held at the Wolf’s Den in Knox following the ceremony. The reception area barn was decorated with twinkling fairy lights, and yards of pink and white tulle.

The bride is a textile design graduate of Philadelphia University, and is employed by CULP, Inc. as a digital marketing manager and fabric designer.

The bridegroom is a graduate of Williamson Trade School and is employed by Whiting-Turner Contracting as a supervisor.

After a wedding trip to Jamaica, the couple reside in Pleasant Garden, N.C.

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