2008-10-09 / Family

Snyder - Truax United In Marriage

Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Snyder Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Snyder Matthew Snyder and Melissa Truax were unite din marriage September 27, 2008, at Lake Raystown Outdoor Chapel, overlooking beautiful and scenic Raystown Lake. Rev. Duane Williams officiated at the joyous occasion.

The bride's father proudly escorted Melissa down the aisle with one arm and carried Missy and Matt's son, Cohan, in the other arm. She wore an Alfred Angelo classic ivory satin wedding gown trimmed in red. The dress had a semi-cathedral train, embroidered lace, crystal beading and sequins.

Maid of honor was Kristen Zuransky, best friend from Williamsport, Pa. Bridesmaids were Stephanie Annick, Falon Clark and Hilary Tice. All were beautiful in their strapless gowns of red or black. Brittany Truax, bride's cousin, scattered petals down the aisle in a beautiful kneelength white gown, serving as the flowergirl. Kayla Bennett was in charge of the wedding ceremony music.

Best man was Drew Snyder, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Tai Fix, Jarrett Fix and Kodi Gartland. Levi Truax, cousin of the bride, was the ringbearer. Ian Lupey served as the host for the blessed event. Groom, groomsmen and ringbearer were handsome in their black tuxes highlighted by a red tie and vest.

Decorations for the evening wedding and reception featured red roses, lots of icicle lights and candles. A candy buffet was available with many different kinds of candy for guests to choose from to fill up their favor boxes.

Missy designed a beautiful three-tiered wedding cake, iced in white, etched with red squiggles. This delicious cake was baked and decorated by Dawn Black of Hustontown. One layer was white, the second layer was red velvet. The cake topper also served s the toss bouquet. The cake topper was made from huge red roses, greenery and gold ting-ting. Summer Stiffler of Summer Thyme Floral Shop crafted exquisite bouquets and centerpieces.

Raymond Kohr Jr., uncle of the bride,w as the DJ for the evening and provided the evening's entertainment. The wedding party even took a turn at karoke and a good time was enjoyed by all. The bride and groom's son was the hit of the party with his dance moves.

Matthew is the son of Randy and Robin Snyder of Waterfall. Grandparents are Raymond and Laura Martz and Carolyn Snyder. Great-grandmother is Agnes Snyder. He is a 2004 graduate of Forbes Road High School and a 2006 Penn Tech graduate. He is currently employed by Hollidaysburg Department of Transportation.

Melissa is the daughter of Rick and Barb Truax of Hustontown. Grandparents are Jack and Carol Ramsey and Dick and Linda Truax. Great-grandmother is Mary Bishop. She is a 2005 Forbes Road graduate. She earned her cosmetology certification at Williamsport and is employed at the Studio Salon in Shippensburg.

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