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Sara Anne Smith marries John Caleb Stonebraker

May 17, 2009
Salem News

Sara Anne Smith and John Caleb Stonebraker were united in marriage on March 28 at the Columbiana Baptist Church in Columbiana.

The bride is the daughter of Richard and Diana Smith, 1571 Maple St., Salem. His parents are Max and Mary Stonebraker, 4774 E. State Road 8, Kendallville, Ind.

Pastor Ken Clark officiated at the couple's double-ring ceremony. Vocalists included Justin McCray and Melissa McCray of Greenbush, Mich.

Escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents, the bride was attired in an elegant, strapless white satin "pick-up" style gown with a satin rose petal colored sash which she accented with a handmade rhinestone broach. She wore full-length white gloves. Her elbow-length two-tier veil was trimmed with a rose petal corded edge held by a crystal-encrusted tiara.

The bride carried a bouquet of pink, blue and white daisies.

The matron of honor was Heather Garlough of Salem, the bride's sister. Her graceful flamingo pink strapless/beaded spaghetti strap sweetheart neckline chiffon A-line gown featured an empire waist with central ruching detail anchored with a rhinestone floral cluster, bead/sequin trimmed split front skirt. She complimented her dress with a matching shawl.

Bridesmaids were Amanda Clark of Leetonia and Mandy Jenkins of Cleveland. Their dresses were identical to the matron of honor but without the shawl. All the attendants wore full-length white gloves.

Adam Stonebraker of Kendallville, Ind., the bridegroom's brother, was the best man

Todd Van Gessel of Kendallville, Ind., was the groomsman.

Ushers included Justin McCray of Greenbush, Mich., and Josh Howard of Kendallville, Ind.

Over 200 guests were registered at the reception at the Saxon Club in Salem, catered by Luli's Catering of Salem.

After their honeymoon in Hawaii, the Stonebrakers are residing at 6037 East 500 N. Churubusco, Ind.

The bride graduated from Columbiana Christian School in 2002 and from Shawnee Baptist College in Louisville, Ky., in 2004. She is employed as an in-home health care aide.

The bridegroom moves and sets modular homes and is employed with STC located in Kendallville, Ind.

The bridegroom's parents hosted the rehearsal dinner on March 27 at Columbiana Baptist Church.



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