Shannon Matula became the bride of Chad Baker during a 2 p.m. ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 31 at Canfield United Methodist Church. The Rev. Chip Freed, who is the bride's uncle and the lead pastor at Garfield Memorial Church in Pepper Pike, united the daughter of Shirley and John Matula and the son of Lisa and Kirk Baker, all of Canfield.
The bride was escorted by her father and wore an Allure Couture mermaid-style, one-shoulder gown with ruffles. She wore a matching flower with feathers and pearls in her hair, and carried a coral, peach and mint bouquet.
Her maid of honor was her younger sister, Missy Matula of Boardman. She wore a coral strapless, knee-length dress with mint heels. The seven bridesmaids identically attired included Vanessa
MR. AND MRS. CHAD BAKER
Schutz, Megan Dunchak, Tiana Freed, Erin Green, Sarah Campbell and sisters of the groom Abby and Jill Baker.
Sean Baker, brother of the groom served as Best Man. Groomsmen included Dan Freed-Pastor, James Wilcox, Jonathan Frommelt, Brian Bennett, Joe Pitzer, Ron Hinderliter and Joseph Mamonuis. Usher
duties were carried out by Brendan Beil, Tim Novotny and Will Freed-Pastor.
Following the ceremony, the newlyweds held an evening cocktail hour and reception at Avalon Lakes Country Club at Buhl in Hermitage, Pa. The shabby chic-inspired theme consisted of decor such as burlap and lace table runners, a vintage candy and cookie table, chalkboard menus, and huge coral and mint pinwheels provided by Something New Florist.
The new Mrs. Baker earned her bachelor's degree in communications and psychology from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. She owns her own dog boutique and does freelance marketing for small businesses.
Mr. Baker received his degree in economics from The Ohio State University. He currently works in the finance department at Thompson Hine in downtown Cleveland.
Following their honeymoon in Negril, Jamaica, the happy couple reside in Avon Lake.