Katherine April Ritts, of Baldwinsville, wed Daniel Robert Schafer, of Baldwinsville, on Oct. 1, 2011 at the First Presbyterian Church, 620 West Genesee St., in Syracuse. Pastor Beth H. DuBois performed their Unity Sand Ceremony.
Steven and Michele Eckler, of Baldwinsville, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Tori Elizabeth Eckler, to John Thomas Hart, Jr., son of Kathleen Hart and the late John Thomas Hart, Sr.
Mark and Sandy Baker, of Baldwinsville, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Julie E. Baker to Rocco F. Arcuri, II, son of Rocco and Victoria Arcuri of Utica, NY.
Sam and Barb Usborne recently celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on Dec. 29.
Mike Avery and Fiona Runwick may remember Christmas 2011 as the best holiday of their lives: on Dec. 23 they won a $10,000 engagement ring from Skaneateles Jewelry and then made their engagement official at the end of the Skaneateles Pier.
William Burns Driscoll and Carolyn Knighton Brandi were recently married on Sept. 4, in Skytop, Penn.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul and Donna Willsey of Punta Gorda, FL and Old Forge, NY, formerly of Baldwinsville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Marissa Katherine Willsey, to Jason Eric Brinson, son of Donald and Christine Brinson of Yorktown, Indiana.
Erin Mullarney and Shawn Alexander were married on July 30, 2011 at Word of Life Assembly of God Church with Pastor Randy Czyz officiating.
Mr. and Mrs. David Pease, of Skaneateles, are pleased to announcement the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Pease, to Tyler Dunlap
While many brides spend hours perfecting every detail before their wedding, Toni Hunter-Grant will be doing no such thing. Instead, she and her soon-to-be husband Larry Barnes will be focusing on hitting 60 miles of pavement just hours before saying, “I do.”
John Frackelton and Susan Jones, both of Skaneateles, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Ellen Pierson Frackelton, to William Thomas Hodges of Williamsburg, Va.
Athenaeum provides wedding to employee who could not afford one
Alexandria Cioffa and Chris Miles had decided in May to forego having a wedding and instead to simply elope and say their vows in front of a justice of the peace because they did not have the money for such an event. When Trudy Scarr, executive director of the Athenaeum assisted living home in Skaneateles, heard about this, however, she had a better idea. She offered to not only host but also prepare a wedding ceremony for the couple at the Athenaeum.
Weddings are one of the many milestones in life that are marked with celebrations both religious and festive. Following are some facts and figures related to the sacrament of marriage.
Choosing the confection of your dreams
There are many different designs, types, colors and shapes of wedding cakes to choose from. The best way to choose what you like is to look through books and magazines and then look at pictures of your cake maker’s work.
Found the right guy? Help him find the right ring
Historically, the man has been the one who has chosen the ring with which to surprise his beloved. Nowadays, that practice is not done as frequently, and the bride-to-be gets to put her two cents in.