Sahana Runay Birchfield, daughter of Thomas and Karen Birchfield of Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va., and Bradley Jay Willford, song of Roger and Beverly Willford of Tuppers Plains, Ohio, were united in marriage on September 1-, 2011, at the Racine United Methodist Church of Racine, Ohio. The double ring ceremony was officiated by the groom’s grandfather, Rev. Roger Willford, Sr.
The bride is the granddaughter of Inez and the late Bill Birchfield of Gallipolis Ferry and Leona and the late John Little of Letart. The groom is the grandson of Roger and Violet Willford of Tuppers Plains and Howard and Nancy Ervin of Racine.
The responsibilities of the maid of honor were split between the bride’s two closest friends, Charlotte Bibbee and Leah Eddy. Bethany Lane, cousin of the bride; Jennifer Cessa and Victoria Hansen, friends of the bride, served as bridesmaids. Skyla Lane, cousin of the bride, had the role of flower girl. Serving as the best man was Travis Willford, brother of the groom. Serving as groomsmen were Beau Bailey and Wes Karr, friends of the groom; and Shawn Dailey, cousin of the groom. Conner Ervin, cousin of the groom, served as the ring bearer. Lacey Hupp, cousin of the groom, and Malloree Burton attended the guestbook and Kate Lane, cousin of the bride, played piano.
The ceremony and reception centerpieces and decorations were put together by Sheila McKnight, Beth Clark, Megan Ervin and Sheila Carsey, close friends of the bride. A dinner and dance reception was held at the Kountry Resort Campground, Racine, Ohio.
The bride is a graduate of Point Pleasant High School, as well as a graduate of West Liberty University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and is currently working on a Master’s Degree in Business Administration at Strayer University. The bride is currently employed at Peoples Bank, Parkersburg, W.Va.
The groom is a graduate of Eastern Local High School and attended Hocking College. He is a member of the Carpenters Local 650 and is currently employed at Special Installations, LLC.
The bride and groom currently reside in Meigs County, Ohio.