Hannah Mae Swift and Joshua Philip Turner were united in marriage on August 13, 2010 at an outdoor ceremony in the mountains of Asheville, N.C. Rev. Jeff Neal officiated the exchange of vows. The bride is the daughter of Jacqueline and J. David Swift of Perrysburg. Sue and Jim Turner of Yardley, Pa., are the parents of the groom.
Escorted by her father, the bride was attended by her maid of honor, Rebecca Buszka of Lancaster. Her bridesmaids were Christine Faro of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Rebecca Dix of Albany; and Stephanie Austin of Macon, Ga., all friends of the bride. Sisters Julia and Grace Conti were the junior bridesmaid and flower girl, respectively.
The bride's white chiffon strapless gown featured mushroom pleating above the empire waist. It was crisscross side gathered at the waistline and accented with a bead applique. The veil was embellished with crystal beadwork along the edge and her necklace and earrings were designed using her paternal grandmother's wedding ring. The bride's bouquet was hand-tied with silver satin ribbon and included white roses and stock, blue hydrangea and delphinium and pale green cymbidium orchids. The barefoot bridemaid's dresses were marine blue and they carried bouquets of soft blue hydrangea blossoms and saxifrage leaves also tied with silver satin. The flowers for the wedding were designed and arranged by the bride's mother and friends.
Hannah and Joshua Turner
Jesse Fink of Grove City, Pa., friend of the groom, served as the best man. The other groomsmen were Brian Turner of Yardley, brother of the groom; Adam Slocum of Arcade and Devin Stark of Rochester, friends/college roommates of the groom. Sammy Conti was the junior groomsman. Black tuxedos, silver vests, blue ties and single white rose boutonnieres were worn by the groomsmen. The ushers were Rocky and Chris Courtney, uncles of the bride, and Michael Fink and Scott Newhouse, friends of the groom.
Following the ceremony, a reception honoring the newlyweds was held at the hall on the farm where the wedding took place. A prenuptial gathering occurred at a cottage on the site for the couple's rehearsal dinner. The dinner was hosted by the groom's parents.
The bride is a 2005 graduate of Fredonia High School and a 2009 alumna of Houghton College. She is a member of the Charlotte Lady Eagles soccer team and is employed by the Soccer Shots youth program and the Charlotte United Football Club. A graduate of Pennsbury High School, the groom also graduated from Houghton College in 2009. He is employed by Habitat for Humanity.
The couple enjoyed a honeymoon in St. Lucia and currently reside in Charlotte, N.C.