Katherine Lea Higham and John David Drayo, both of Fredonia, N.Y., were married Nov. 12, 2011 at St. Columba Cathedral, Youngstown.
The Rev. John Keehner officiated at the 2 p.m. ceremony for the daughter of Richard and Karen Higham of Poland, and the son of Samuel Drayo, Jr. of Fredonia and Susan and Leonard Star of Hudson. A reception followed at Stambaugh Auditorium.
The bride wore an ivory silk organza strapless gown featuring flower and lace embellishments, a sculpted neckline, and a chapel train.
MR. AND MRS. JOHN D. DRAYO
Jessica Schmitt, the bride's friend, was matron of honor. She wore charcoal gray, as did the bridesmaids: Kristie Drayo, sister-in-law of the groom, Susan Cook, aunt of the bride, Caitlin Leja, cousin of the groom, Emily Smith and Kim Cannon. Michael Drayo, the groom's brother, served as best man. Groomsmen were Benjamin Higham, Craig Higham, Matthew Higham, Jack Higham, all brothers of the bride, and Thomas Schmitt. Joshua Grant, nephew of the groom, was a junior groomsman. Henry Drayo, nephew of the groom, was the ring bearer.
The bride is a benefits manager with Cott Beverages in Dunkirk, N.Y. She earned a bachelor's degree in integrated language arts from Ohio University. The groom is an attorney with Drayo Law Office in Fredonia, after earning a bachelor's degree from SUNY at Buffalo and a juris doctorate from the University of Dayton School of Law.
The couple, who honeymooned in Antigua, are living in Fredonia.