Aaron Gilbert and Jessica Ford

Jessica Ford of both Nome and Charleston, W.Va., and Aaron Gilbert of Homer announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Parents of the future bride are Melissa (Carpenter) Ford and Kevin Ford of Nome and Charleston, W.Va. Parents of the future groom are Dave and Kim Gilbert of Homer. Jessica is a 2007 graduate of Nome High School and a 2011 graduate of West Virginia University with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy. She is currently employed with Wells Fargo as a service manager in Anchorage. Aaron is a 2005 graduate of Homer High School and a 2013 graduate of the University of Alaska Anchorage with a degree in process technology. Aaron is currently employed with Arctic Slope Regional Corporation on the North Slope.

Jessica and Aaron met during the summer of 2010. Jessica was working in Nome awaiting the arrival of her baby brother, Liam. Aaron was working on a fuel barge carrying oil throughout the northern villages of Alaska.

Aaron and Jessica’s wedding date is Sept. 13, 2014. The ceremony is at Benedict Haid Farm, 166 Dutch Ridge Road, Clendenin, W.Va.