Dr. Shaylee Peckens and Eric Wittmer were united in marriage Saturday, June 30, at 2 p.m. in St Joseph Catholic Church, Tiltonsville, with the Very Rev. William Cross and the Rev. Monsignor George Coyne officiating at the ceremony.

Parents of the couple are Doug and Judy Peckens of Yorkville and Robert and Rita Wittmer of Danvers, Illinois.

Serving in the wedding party were Breeci Peckens and Rami Peckens, maids of honor; Michael Wittmer and Drake Irwin, best men; Stephanie Wittmer, Sydney Helms, Caitlin Helms, bridesmaids; D.J. Peckens, Trey Helms, Spencer Helms; groomsmen; Sarah and Marisa Raimonde, program attendants; Matthew and Christopher DiCenzo, altar servers; Frances Pearl, soloist; Joe Zamberlan, organist; Marsha Chrisagis, choir director; Dr. Lisa Costello, Jackie Menk, Dave Helms, lectors; and Susan, Barry and Danielle Helms, offertory presenters.

The reception was held at St. Florian Premier Event Center, under the direction of Todd Piergallini and Kassy Doughty.

The bride is a 2003 graduate of Buckeye Local High School. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Youngstown State University and post graduate degrees from the Ohio State University, American University, and West Virginia University. She is an assistant professor, WVU School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine and medical director for Quality and Performance Improvement. Dr. Shaylee is a practicing board certified physician at WVU Family Medicine/Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.

The groom is a 2003 graduate of Olympia High School. He then attended Illinois Central College where he played on the golf team. He received his bachelor degree in Landscape Architecture from the University Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Upon graduation, he completed a fellowship with focus on environmentally friendly golf courses and worked as a golf course architect and landscape designer. Wittmer is employed as a design engineer for the Thrasher Group in Bridgeport, W.Va.

After a honeymoon trip to Sandals Resort in Jamaica, the couple will reside in Morgantown.


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