Amanda Chopp | Charles Housteau III

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Sts. Peter and Paul Church was the setting Oct. 15 for an afternoon ceremony where nuptial vows were exchanged by Amanda Chopp and Charles Housteau III, both of Austintown.

The Rev. Joseph Rudjak officiated for the daughter of Mark and Debbie Chopp of Austintown and the son of Kelly Housteau of Austintown and the late Charles Housteau Jr.

The couple accepted congratulations at a reception in the Grand Lobby of Powers Auditorium before leaving on a wedding trip to Riviera Maya, Mexico.

The bride’s soft white A-line gown featured a single shoulder strap, pick-up points and a chapel-length train.

Abbie Balestrino was the matron of honor for her sister. Bridesmaids were Leah Smith, the bride’s cousin; Jenna Klempay; Maggie Matune; Ashley Koval; and Chloe Housteau, the groom’s cousin. All attendants were attired in plum-colored dresses. Gracie Carrier, another cousin of the groom, was the flower girl.

Tom Metzinger performed the duties of best man. Groomsmen were David Balestrino, the bride’s brother-in-law; Jim Pasquine, the bride’s cousin; Bobby Kozak, the groom’s cousin; and Dave Smulski. The ring bearer was Brady Balestrino, the bride’s nephew.

The bride holds a degree in pastry and baking from Le Cordon Bleu Pennsylvania Institute of Culinary Arts in Pittsburgh. She is a pastry chef at the Culinary Arts Center in Boardman.

The groom graduated from Youngstown State University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance. He is a staff accountant with the B.J. Alan Co.

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