Laura Elizabeth Smith and Bryan Michael Buck exchanged wedding vows at Smith Chapel on the campus of Penn State Erie on August 29, 2009.
Pastor Gary Kuhne of North Coast Christian Fellowship officiated the early evening ceremony. Fred Gribbon served as organist and Lynn Christoph and Fred and Marci Gribbon provided vocal music.
Laura is the daughter of Don and Jo Smith of North East. She was given away by her father. The bride’s gown was an A-line cut with sweetheart neckline and off-shoulder straps. Beading embellished the straps, around the neckline and the train. Ruching around the waist opened up on the left side to a beaded under-layer. Laura wore an elbow-length, beaded veil, made by her mother and carried a bouquet of sunflowers with stems and red berries.
Susanna Elliot, friend of the bride, was the Matron of Honor and Amanda Milani, friend of the bride, served as bridesmaid. Both attendants wore strapless, knee-length black sundresses and carried bouquets of three sunflowers and greenery.
Bryan is the son of Tim and Jackie Buck of North East. Michael Milani, friend of the groom, was the Best Man. Jon Boysel, friend of the groom, was the groomsman. Ushers included Jim and Jeff Smith, brothers of the bride, and Scott and Jeff Buck, brothers of the groom.
A reception was held at Sunset Inn in Erie, where 150 guests celebrated with the couple. The newlyweds enjoyed a weeklong trip to Georges Mill, New Hampshire before returning to Warren, Pennsylvania where they make their home.
Mrs. Buck is a 2004 graduate of North East High School and a graduate of Toni & Guy Hairdressing. She is employed at Touch of Tranquility Salon & Day Spa in Warren, Pa.
Mr. Buck is a 2004 graduate of Cathedral Prep and a graduate of Penn State Erie. He is employed at Elwood National Forge in Warren, Pa. as a manufacturing and environmental engineer.