Saturday, September 7, 2013
Cynthia Lee Parkhurst and Michael F. Smrek exchanged wedding vows at 12:30 p.m. Aug. 3 at St. Paul the Apostle Church. The Rev. Nicholas Shori officiated. A reception honored the couple at A La Cart Catering in Canfield.
The parents of the bride are Mike and Diane Parkhurst of Boardman. Rick and Linda Smrek, also of Boardman, are the parents of the groom.
The bride wore a satin ball gown with beaded off-the-shoulder pleating. The skirt was adorned with beading and featured an elongated chapel train.
Shawna Polverine and Caryne Urbank were maids of honor. Bridesmaids were Mary Smrek and Anne Smrek, sisters of the groom; Tiffany Touville and Kayla Parkhurst, cousins of the bride; Emilee Smrek, cousin of the groom; and Lillian Maxwell.
The attendants wore apple-red gowns.
Natalee Balestra, the groom’s cousin, was the flower girl.
William McSuley performed the duties of best man. Groomsmen were Michael Parkhurst Jr. and Robert Parkhurst, brothers of the bride; James Touville III, the bride’s cousin; Michael O’Brian; Anthony Villa; and Chris Knight and Connor Knight, cousins of the groom.
Nathan Smrek, the groom’s cousin, was the ring bearer.
Also participating were Shannon Smrek, Brianna Smrek, Ashley Parkhurst and Alyssa Parkhurst, cousins of the couple.
The bride received a degree in nursing from Choffin School of Practical Nursing. She is a licensed practical nurse for Home Health Care.
The groom received a degree in criminal justice from Youngstown State University. He works for Windsor House Inc. in Masury.
After a wedding trip to the Bahamas, the couple reside in Boardman.