FLINTSTONE — On June 2, 2012, Kristina Lynn Lippold and Richard Wayne Poland were united in marriage on a beautiful day at Glendale Church of the Brethren in Flintstone.
Kristina is the daughter of Donald and Linda Lippold of Cumberland and Richard is the son of Ronald and Rebecca Poland of Cumberland.
The Rev. Richard Ketterman officiated, with many of the couple’s closest friends and family in attendance.
Heather True, friend of the bride, served as the bride’s matron of honor, along with Rebekah Northcraft, friend of the bride, and Ronda Lancaster, sister of the groom, serving as bridesmaids. Robb Poland, brother of the groom, served as the best man. Groomsmen were David Lancaster, brother-in-law of the groom, and Jeff Hammersmith, friend of the groom. Shawn Frye, friend of the bride, served as an usher.
Katalena Northcraft served as flower girl and wore a dark purple dress. Cameron True served as ring bearer and wore a black tuxedo with a dark purple vest and a white rose boutonniere.
The bride was escorted down the aisle by her father. The mother and grandmother of the bride were escorted by Shawn Frye. Organist Joann Browning played traditional wedding music for the ceremony. Brittany Ketterman and Mary Ketterman passed out programs and bubbles to the wedding guests. The church was decorated by the Rev. Richard Ketterman and the bride’s mother. The bride’s mother also made all flower arrangements and decorations.
The bride wore a white David’s Bridal gown with pearl embellishments and wore a pearl tiara in her hair. The bride’s jewelry consisted of a pearl necklace, a gift from her parents, a pearl bracelet, a gift from her grandmother, and pearl earrings, a gift from the groom’s parents. The matron of honor and bridesmaids each wore a different style of gown, with the matron of honor wearing dark purple and the bridesmaids wearing lilac. All wore their hair in similar fashion to the bride, with flower clips in their hair, and sterling silver jewelry.
Bouquets were designed by Becky Claar. The bride’s bouquet consisted of white pearled roses with dark purple ribbon. The matron of honor’s and bridesmaids’ bouquets consisted of lilacs and magnolias with baby’s breath throughout. The mother and grandmother of the bride wore corsages consisting of purple roses and baby’s breath.
The groom wore a black tuxedo with a white vest and white tie and a white boutonniere. The best man wore a black tuxedo with a dark purple vest and dark purple tie, with a white boutonniere and purple baby’s breath. The groomsmen and usher wore black tuxedos with lilac vests and lilac ties with white boutonnieres with purple baby’s breath.
The reception was held at the Flintstone Volunteer Fire Department and the food was all prepared by the Western Maryland Health System Dietary Department. Beth Collins and Betsy Day helped with preparation and serving of food at the reception. The fire hall was decorated with dark purple and lilac decorations. A photo CD of the couple’s lives together played during the reception. Kristina and Richard danced their first dance to Big & Rich’s “Lost in This Moment.” The bride and her father danced to Chuck Wicks’ “Stealing Cinderella.” Music during the reception was provided by 40 West. The three-tier cake was made and designed by Kevin Poland, nephew of the groom. The chocolate fountains and homemade candies were made by Carol Merrill. Photography for the day was provided by Kim Miller.
A rehearsal dinner was held the Tuesday before the wedding at Glendale Church of the Brethren. Lasagna, salad, garlic bread, bee sting cake, and peanut butter pie were served.
Out of town guests were from Finksburg and Westminster.
Kristina and Richard spent the night at the 7C’s log cabins in Flintstone before honeymooning in Virginia Beach, Va. They currently reside in Cumberland.
The couple would like to thank their family and friends for all of the love and support and for making their wedding day so special.