Mr. Gregory Kowal and Mrs. Jenna Marie Smith
Miss Jenna Marie Smith and Mr. Gregory Kowal were united in marriage on Saturday, July 21, 2018 in an outdoor ceremony on the grounds of Holiday Valley in Ellicottville, with a reception immediately following at the Holiday Valley Lodge. The bride is the daughter of Dennis and Lauren Smith of Fredonia, and the groom is the son of Harry & Sue Kowal of Dunkirk.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore a designer sheath gown by Martina Liana. The dress of Bellagio crepe had laser cut lace appliques with pearl and Diamante embellishments and illusion sides. Thin lace and Diamante beaded straps came together at the deep open back which also was highlighted by illusion lace cutouts and pearl buttons. The dress came to a dramatic conclusion with a lace edged chapel-length train. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of white hydrangeas, peonies, lilies, wildflowers, and greenery and wore a matching floral headpiece. She also wore a diamond necklace belonging to her maternal grandmother, Arline J. Smith of Fredonia.
Ms. Elizabeth Erdle of Columbia, SC was maid of honor. Chelle Brown (cousin of the bride) of Canton, GA, Lindsey Kowal (sister of the groom) of Amherst, NY, Julie Kowal (sister of the groom) of Dunkirk, and Samantha Beja of Astoria, NY served as bridesmaids. They all wore varying style gowns of the same blush color and carried hand-tied bouquets of white hydrangeas, peonies, wildflowers, and greenery. Tom Rozumalski of Dunkirk, Josh Cybart of Fredonia, Joe Siracuse of Dallas, TX, Craig Fellinger of Dallas, TX, and Matthew Kowal (brother of the groom) of Orchard Park, NY all served as groomsmen and wore matching light gray suits with copper colored ties.
Following a honeymoon to Oahu and the Big Island of Hawaii, the couple is residing in Fredonia.