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Conti and Crafton exchange vows in Florida

November 24, 2010
The Town Crier
The Rev. John Shaffer and Rabbi Ann White officiated at the Oct. 23 ceremony that united Jennifer M. Conti and Gabriel Crafton, both of Jacksonville, Fla., in marriage at The Tournament Player’s Club at Sawgrass in Ponte Verde, Fla. Immediately following the ceremony, a reception was held in the couple’s honor at the club.

The parents of the bride are James Conti and Patricia Conti, both of Canfield. The groom is the son of Mr and Mrs. Arthur Crafton of Jacksonville, Fla.

The bride wore a couture gown by Romona Keveza, featuring a sweetheart neckline, a ruched bodice and a fluted chapel-length train made of silk shantung.

Serving as maid of honor for the bride was her sister, Janelle Conti. The bridesmaids included Cody Westmoreland and Cynthia Salameh, both of Jacksonville, Fla., Gina Alexander of Boardman, Margaret Howell of Hilton Head, S.C., McKenzie Ogrodnik of New York City, Diane Bach of Charlotte, N.C., and Erica Donahue of Canfield. The flower girls were Hannah Crafton, the niece of the groom, and Claire and Nora Fero.

Sharing the duties of best man were Henry Crafton and Saul Crafton, brothers of the groom. The groomsmen included Jim Conti of Canfield, brother of the bride; Adam Fero, Rusty McCormick and Sean Jones, all of Jacksonville, Fla.; Jimmy Fowler of Sarasota, Fla.; and Todd Davis of Corbin, Ky. The ring bearer was Seth Crafton, nephew of the groom.

The new Mrs. Crafton graduated from the University of Akron with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and earned a master’s in corporate business law from the University of Pittsburgh. She received her Juris Doctor from Florida Coastal School of Law, and works as an attorney and mediator for the State of Florida in Jacksonville.

An attorney with Rogers Towers, PA in Jacksonville, Fla., Mr. Crafton earned a degree in business management and marketing from the University of North Florida and a Juris Doctor from the Florida State University School of Law.

Following a honeymoon trip to Cap Cana in the Dominican Republic, the couple have made their home in Jacksonville, Fla.

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