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Laufman holds summer wedding

June 13, 2012
The Town Crier

St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Boardman was the setting on July 9 for the summer wedding of Gregory Alan Kenyon Jr. and his bride, Melissa Ann Laufman.

The Revs. Peter Haenftling and Bob Shonholzi officiated at the afternoon ceremony that united the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Laufman of Canfield and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Kenyon of Girard.

A reception was held in their honor at The Lake Club in Poland and they departed the next day for a honeymoon to Naples, Fla., and the Eastern Caribbean.

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The bride wore a white, strapless, A-line gown that featured a chapel-length train with a tulle overlay heavily covered with crystals and pearls. Her tiara featured pearls and was worn with a handmade veil dripping with Swarovski crystals. She carried a variety of pink flowers including gerber daisies.

Best friends Lindsay Merrifield and Pam Hutchinson served as maids of honor. Sorority sister Jamye Jones served as matron of honor. Bridesmaids included friend of the bride, Erin Rivello of Struthers; sorority sister of the bride, Bernadette Farina of Struthers; sister-in-law Amy Kenyon of Girard; and the groom's cousin, Katie Petrilla of Warren. They wore long, strapless, watermelon-colored dresses that featured beading along the sides and top.

The bride's brother, Kevin Kenyon, and his best friends Corey and Greg Ramsey served as best men. Groomsmen were Andy Okonek, friend of groom, of Warren; and brothers of the bride, Jason Laufman of Detroit, Justin Laufman of Bowling Green and Bradley Laufman of Athens.

Flower girl was Isabella Farina, daughter of bridesmaid Bernadette Farina who wore a long, white, ruched dress with a watermelon belt that featured a bow in the back. Ring bearer was Wyatt Sckruck, son of family friends of the groom.

A teacher with MYCAP's Head Start program, the new Mrs. Kenyon received two degrees from Youngstown State University, one in communications and the other in early childhood education.

Her husband graduated with a culinary arts degree from Pittsburgh Culinary Institute and is currently a roofer with Local 71.

The couple has made their home in Howland.



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