The Presbyterian Church of Floyd, Va. was the setting for the exchange of marriage vows by Shannon Elizabeth Jones and William McKee Kier on Saturday, August 18 with the Rev. Robert S. Link Sr. performing the 5 p.m. ceremony. The wedding reception for 200 guests was held at Camp Creek Farm in Floyd, home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. Lawrence Jones, where a buffet supper was served followed by square-dancing and entertainment by the Southland Grass of Roanoke. Mr. Kier is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Porter M. Kier of Annandale, Va.
The bride wore her mother's wedding dress of candlelight satin fashioned with a yoke of chantilly lace and hand-embroidered seed pearls and complemented by an heirloom chantilly lace mantilla. Her sister, Suzanne Jones was maid-of-honor with the groom's sister, Elizabeth Kier, Margaret Clark, and Christine Ehmann, as bridesmaids. Mr. Kier's best man was Scott Berman assisted by William Meyer, and Scott and Stephen Jones, the bride's brothers, as the groomsmen.
Among the guests were Mrs. Theodore E. Jones and Mrs. Scott Thomas, grandmothers of the bride; Mrs. Newell Lavely and Mrs. William McKee, grandmothers of the groom.
Mrs. Kier's father is president of the American Insurance Association in New York and Washington, D.C. Mr. Kier's father is director emeritus of the Smithsonian Institution's Museum of Natural History and is curator of paleontology there.
The bride is a graduate of New Canaan High School (Conn.) and her husband of Annandale High. Both are honor graduates with BS degrees in geology from Colgate University. In the fall, Mrs. Kier will continue graduate studies in the geology department of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Mr. Kier is in the PhD program in the geology department at Duke University. The newlyweds will live in Durham.