Katie Lynn Arvidson and Russell James Conti exchanged wedding vows on Sept. 3, 2011, at First Lutheran Church, Jamestown, N.Y. Daniel K. Nagel performed the ceremony. Music was provided by Kimberly King, pianist and organist, and Brandan Yeskey, soloist.
The bride is the daughter of Tore and Beverly Arvidson of Bemus Point, N.Y., and the granddaughter of Norma Arvidson of Jamestown, N.Y., and Burl and Ruth Blackburn of Hurricane, W.Va. Her husband is the son of Russell and Cheri Conti of Falconer, N.Y., and the grandson of Rusell and Josephine Conti of Falconer, N.Y., and Nancy Burchett of Falconer, N.Y.
The bride wore an Ambrosia in diamond white designed by Maggie Sottero, an embellished lace-accented bodice with a dipped neckline and corset closure accompanied by a full-bustled train with handmade flowers nestled within.
MR. AND MRS. RUSSELL JAMES CONTI
Photo by Jon Elder Photography
Shelby Arvidson, sister of the bride, was maid of honor. Kristy Winchester, sister of the bride, was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Mindy Conti; Ashely Nelson; Christina Goss; Chloe Marino, cousin of groom; Annika Samuelson, cousin of bride; and Macayla Euscher. Flower girl was Svea Winchester, niece of bride.
Best man was Robert Conti, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Christopher Muscarella; Mark Muscarella; Rob Green; Aaron Samuelson, cousin of bride; Cody Dustin, Ryan Dustin, Jordan Dustin and Justin Ellsworth, all cousins of the groom; and Michael Euscher. Ring bearer was Ethan Conti, nephew of the groom.
Mistresses of ceremonies were Lindsey Hall and Lisa Cappano.
The bride is employeed as a registered nurse in obstetrics at Brooks Memorial Hospital. Her husband is employeed by Lewis Construction in Jamestown.
They honeymooned in Lucea, Jamaica.
They are living in Jamestown, N.Y.