Cumberland Times-News

Weddings

July 6, 2014

Gares, Johnson wedding

— RAWLINGS — One year ago today, Miss Katie Johnson and Mr. Daniel Gares were united in marriage on Saturday, July 6, 2013, at three o’clock in the afternoon, at Rawlings United Methodist Church in Rawlings.

The bride is the daughter of Larry and Donna Johnson of Cumberland. The groom is the son of Lenny and Jeanette Gares of Rawlings.

The bride was given in marriage by her parents and was escorted to the altar by her father. Katie wore a white tulle ball gown with lace-up back. The dress featured a strapless sweetheart neckline with a chapel train. The bride carried a bouquet of ivory roses.  

The maid of honor was Megan Zembower, friend of the bride. The bridesmaids were Kaetie Combs, Alivia Turner, Jennifer Dicks, Andrea Mathews and Brittney Graff, all friends of the bride. They wore fuchsia colored satin dresses.

The best man was Bryan Oates, friend of the groom. The groomsmen were Chris Gares, cousin of the groom, Clinton Johnson, brother of the bride, Austin Gares, brother of the groom, and Clint Ward and Jeff Weaver, friends of the groom. They wore black tuxedos with fuchsia colored ties and vests.

The ring bearer was Bennett Czerlinsky and the flower girl was Hannah Cole, both cousins of the bride.

A reception was held at the Lane University Center at Frostburg State University. The couple danced their first dance as husband and wife to “You and Me” by Lifehouse. The bride and her father danced to “My Little Girl” by Tim McGraw.

The newlyweds honeymooned in Key West, Fla. Mr. and Mrs. Gares now reside in Pittsburgh, Pa.

The bride and groom both graduated from Fort Hill High School in 2007.

The bride received a bachelor of science degree in chemistry from Frostburg State University in 2011. She is attending graduate school at the University of Pittsburgh and is working towards her doctorate in physical chemistry.

The groom received a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Frostburg State University in 2011. He is currently employed by Elliott Group as an engineer and is working towards his master’s degree.

Katie and Daniel would like to thank their family and friends for all their love and support and for making their wedding day so perfect.

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