Chelsea Lyn O'Connor and Christopher Michael Raczka, both of Forestville, were united in marriage on June 19, 2010 at 3:30 p.m. in a double-ring ceremony officiated by the Hon. Judge Robert Myers at the Beacon Church in Fredonia. The bride is the daughter of James and Julie O'Connor of Silver Creek. The groom is the son of Michael Raczka of Silver Creek and Karen Koban of North Tonawanda.
The bride was escorted by her father. She wore a strapless, beaded gown with a train, and carried a bouquet of pink and white sweetheart roses with stefanotis and beaded sparkles.
Serving as matron of honor was Christy Muck of Cherry Creek and Denae O'Connor, sister of the bride, served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids included Jenna Douglas, Sara Wygant and Sara Mills, all friends of the bride; Amanda Barret, cousin of the groom; and Katie Raczka, sister of the groom. The bride's attendants wore strapless serene blue floor-length gowns.
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Raczka
Eric Schwab of Hamburg, best friend, served as best man. Ushers, all friends of the groom, included Silver Creek residents Nick Pecoraro, Jesse Sherwood, John Bifaro and Mike Koshinsky; Derek Smith of Hanover and Benjamin Muck of Cherry Creek. Ethan Raczka was the ring bearer.
The bride is a 2005 graduate of Silver Creek Central School and a 2007 alumna of Jamestown Community College with a degree in business administration. She is employed as a receptionist at Petri Baking Products in Silver Creek.
The groom is a 2004 graduate of Silver Creek Central School. He is employed as a journeymen lineman through Local Union 1249 for Harlan Electric.
The reception was held at the John W. Dill Brocton American Legion. The couple had their honeymoon at the Moosehead Lodge in Maine.