The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio


September 2, 2012


Jennifer Johnston and Timothy Horner exchanged marriage vows July 7, 2012, at St. Louis Roman Catholic Church in Buffalo, N.Y. Monsignor Paul A. Litwin officiated the 5:30 p.m. Mass. Readers were Shannon Rivera of Superior, Wis., and Avery Georgakis of Jamestown, N.Y. Providing violin music were a duo from Buffalo Strings.

The bride is the daughter of Duane and Michele Johnston of Conneaut. The groom’s parents are Kathleen Horner and Terry Blanding of Jamestown and Jimmie and Carolyn Hooker of Milwaukee, Wis.

For her wedding the bride chose a ballgown of ivory taffeta from the Mori Lee Blue Collection designed with a strapless sweetheart bodice and accented with a beaded organza sash. The groom was attired in a black one-button tuxedo by Calvin Klein with an ivory vest and tie.

Serving her sister as maid of honor was Jessica Johnston of Chicago. Bridesmaids included Gabriela Sapia and Pegeen Quinn, both of Chicago; Jennifer (Tully) Pocza of Wildwoods; and Mia Lytle of Tampa, Fla. Flower girl was Mikayla Johnston of Conneaut.

Best man was Eric Williams of Charlotte, N.C. Groomsmen were Matt Verleni of Wilmington, N.C.; John Astad of North Charleston, S.C.; Josh Brooks of Dunedin, Fla.; and Jeremy Johnston of Conneaut. Ring bearer was Nicholas Hooker of Milwaukee. Among those receiving flowers were the bride’s grandparents, Stan and Mary Helen Maire of Conneaut; and the groom’s grandmother, Ruth Horner of Frewsburg, N.Y.

A reception for the couple was held at Marcy Casino Delaware Park in Buffalo.

The bride, a 1999 graduate of Conneaut High School, received her bachelor’s degree in sociology from Dartmouth College in 2003 and master’s degree in elementary education from Columbia College Chicago in 2010. She is employed as an elementary teacher in Buffalo. The groom graduated from Jamestown High School in 1992 and received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from State University of New York Fredonia in 1997. He is employed as a product manager.

Following a wedding trip to Italy, the couple reside in Buffalo.

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