Celebrations

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Wilson-Schear Michelle Lynn Wilson and Andrew Gray Schear were married on March 4, 2017 at five-thirty in the evening at the University of Miami Alumni Center in Coral Gables, Florida. Reverend Chad Current of Miamisburg, Ohio and Rabbi Michael Tanoff of Kalamazoo, Michigan officiated the ceremony. Following the ceremony the bride’s parents hosted a reception in the ballroom of the Alumni Center. On the eve of the wedding the groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at Cibo Wine Bar in Coral Gables, Florida. The bride is the daughter of Art and Lynn Wilson of West Melbourne, Florida. The groom is the son of Dennis Schear of Butler, New Jersey and Ann Donnelly of Newport, Rhode Island. The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents. The bride’s twin sister, Melody Noevere of Laurel, Maryland, served as Matron of Honor. Bridal attendants were Daphne Laino of West Palm Beach, Florida, and Emily Crawford of Albany, New York. Lt. Steven Makuch of Lincoln Park, New Jersey, best friend of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen were Jorge Chediak of Los Angeles, California and Jevon Henry of Coconut Grove, Florida. The bride and groom are both graduates of the University of Miami. Michelle graduated with a Master of Professional Science in Meteorology. Andrew graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Communication. The bride and groom both work at 5801 Productions LLC, a video production company located in Miami, Florida. The couple plans to honeymoon in Spain later this year and will live in Miami, Florida.

Fifth Generation Welcomed Excitement and happiness fills the day. Charlotte Newman 103, of Melbourne, celebrates five generations with daughter, Hilda Petruncola of Melbourne, Grand Daughter, Chrisann Morrill from Danbury CT, Great Granddaughter Samantha Flook of Southbury CT, and fifth generation David Flook, 3 weeks born May 18, 2017. Not many people get to celebrate five generations. Congratulations to all!”

Soltau & Hamilton Tralaine Hamilton & Katherine Soltau joined in marriage. September 10, 2016 they were married at New Beginnings church of Melbourne Fl. The ceremony was officiated by pastor Michael W Schuster. Tralaine Hamilton 28, son of William and Monica Hamilton. He is a graduate of Word of Life Bible Institute. Katherine Soltau 25, daughter of Rochell Soltau and Brian Peyton. She is a graduate of Eastern Florida state college. Matron of honor Ann Balgo. Best man Scott Fortin. Flower girl Alyssa Lavender. Ring bearer Jermaine Council Jr. better known as JayJay. Praise the Lord for this Union. After a honeymoon trip to Disney World the couple is residing in Melbourne Fl.

White - Cornwell Dr. Kristin Rose White of Old Tappan, NJ., and Dr. Kevin Nathan Cornwell, of Melbourne, FL., were married on May 7, 2016 in Abiquiu, NM. The bride is the daughter of Dr. John and Ginger White of Old Tappan, NJ. The groom is the son of Kevin and Rosanne Cornwell of Melbourne, FL. The couple graduated from New England College of Optometry and will live in northern California.

Cai-Pagan Wei Cai of Shenzhen, China and Joe Pagan of Melbourne, Florida were married at noon Wednesday July 6, 2016 at Wickham Park in Melbourne. Joe, a corporate headhunter, met Wei while attempting to recruit a base station antenna design engineer in China for his biggest client. Wei, a product manager with the greatest competitor of Joe’s client in China, didn’t refer a lead, but the two began writing letters, texting, communicating via WeChat, and finally, talking on the phone for more than 2 years before they met in person in Melbourne. Wei and Joe share the same values, interests and sense of humor, and both feel they were meant to find each other. Assisting during the wedding was their Panda daughter, Lin Lin, who served as the ring bear-er.

Kehres - Garcia Mr. & Mrs. Anthony and Kimberly Kehres of Melbourne announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Haley to Francisco Garcia, son of Dr. & Mrs. Francisco and Silvia Garcia of Melbourne. The bride- and groom-to-be graduated from Melbourne Central Catholic High School in 2007 and 2006, respectively. They both then graduated from the University of Florida, Haley in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in public relations and Francisco in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in business. Francisco went on to graduate from Stetson University College of Law in 2013 and is now a practicing attorney with Merlin Law Group. Haley now works in marketing at Raymond James Financial. The wedding will be April 9, 2016, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Palm Bay. The couple plans to reside in Tampa.

Kowalske-Kulis Amber Rae Kowalske of Melbourne, FL and Timothy Joseph Kulis of Clinton, MA were married July 25th at 5:30 p.m. at Boston College Club, Boston, Massachusetts. The ceremony was officiated by Geoffrey Whitlock who introduced the couple. The bride is the daughter of Keith and Renee Kowalske of Melbourne, FL. The bridegroom is the son of Joseph and Karen Kulis of Clinton, MA. The ceremony was held on the 36th floor at the Boston College Club. The aisle to the ceremony was lined with rose petals and tiffany colored lanterns which lead to hydrangea and rose covered topiaries. Music was by the string quartet, Atlantic Strings for the ceremony and cocktail hour. The bridal party processed to Trumpet Voluntary by Jeremiah Clarke. The bride entered to Meditation from Thais by Jules Massenet. The recessional was Water Music by George Frideric Handel. Kathleen (Hill) Littlefield served as the Matron of Honor; Bridesmaids were Victoria Chau and Trista Berube. Chris O’Donnell was the Best Man; Groomsmen were Dan Long and Robert Meltzer. The bride is a graduate of Eau Gallie High School, and received her Bachelor of Music from the Boston Conservatory and Masters of Music from the New England Conservatory. She is the Catering Sales Manager and Event Planner at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The groom is from Clinton, MA and graduated from Boston College Law School and is employed by WilmerHale Law Firm. The couple honeymooned in Kauai, Hawaii and currently resides in Somerville, Massachusetts.

LaBarbera-Morris Mr. and Mrs.Tom LaBarbera along with Mr.and Mrs. Mark Morris are pleased to announce the marriage of Emily and Jake on November 7, 2015 in Groveland, Florida.

Maira-Kellgren Dana Maira and Derek Kellgren were married on March 1, 2015. Friends and family from across the country, Europe and Bermuda joined the festivities which began on February 27th with a rehearsal luncheon given by the groom’s parents, Rubi and George Kellgren, at the Heathrow Country Club. The beautiful wedding ceremony and reception given by the bride’s parents, Gaetano and Sherry Maira, were held at the Lake Mary Events Center. After a two week honeymoon cruise to the South Pacific the newlyweds settled in their Rockledge home where they resumed their careers. Dana as a shoreline restoration coordinator for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection in Sebastian and Derek as the Marketing Director of Kel-Tec CNC Industries in Cocoa.

Leta Meerman-Dr. John McKinney Leta Meerman, daughter of Wanda Meerman and the late Captain Charles Meerman, and Dr. John McKinney, son of John Sr. and Peggy McKinney, were married on May 22, 2015 at The Ritz Carlton in Sarasota, Florida.

Rachel Marie Eller and Jacob Quattrocchi A joyous union of this lovely couple was celebrated on May 9, 2015 at the Fort Myers Country Club. She is the daughter of Mr.Justin and Kathleen Eller from Fort Myers and Jacob is the son of Dr. Frank and Francine Quattrocchi from Cocoa Beach, Florida. They are residing in Orlando where she is completing her studies at UCF in Radio/TV and Journalism. Jacob is working as mobile app developer for Hilton Grand Vacations.

MARCELA NEVES BAPTISTA LINS & MARCIO GONCALVES STILLITANO DE LIMA Miss Marcela Neves Baptista Lins and Mr. Marcio Goncalves Stillitano de Lima, a couple of Brazilian Attorneys at Law, on vacation in the United States of America, were united in civil marriage on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at two o'clock in the afternoon at Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Florida. The bride is daughter of Mr. Marco Antonio Lins dos Santos Bezerra, Engineer and Professor of the University of Pernambuco and Mrs. Maria da Gloria Neves Baptista Lins, Business Administrator. The groom is son of Dr. Manoel Goncalves de Lima, Medical Doctor in Ophthalmology and Ms. Ines Maia Stillitano, Biologist and Businesswoman. All of them were present in the ceremony via Skype App. Absent at the ceremony but present in their hearts, Camila Neves Baptista Lins (bride's sister), Priscila Maria (bride's dog), Iane Goncalves Stillitano de Lima and Dalton Goncalves Stillitano de Lima (groom's brothers), Max Stillitano Müller and Theo Stillitano Müller (groom's nephews), Luis Stillitano (groom's grandfather) and Marinete Maia Stillitano (groom's grandmother, in memorian). Following a honeymoon in Orlando-FL at Disney, Sea World and Universal Studios, Marcela and Marcio will still make a memorable ceremony in his homeland for family members and friends.

Erica Oliphant & Jason Mitchell Will be joined together in matrimony by Pastor George Wilcox on May 30, 2015 at the Rockledge Presbyterian Church 921 Rockledge Dr.

Stacey Albrecht & Arno Yurk Were married on May 9, 2014 in Palm Springs, California. The ceremony was officiated by the bride's sister, Tamee Al brecht. The bride is the daughter of Mark and Peg gy Albrecht of Naples, Flor ida. The groom is the son of Arno Yurk of Galesburg, Michigan and the late Laura Scheppach. The couple spent their honeymoon in South Africa before return ing home to Chicago. Ms. Yurk is a graduate of the University of Virginia, and is currently an Employee Benefits Consultant with Al liant Insurance Services. Mr. Yurk, a graduate of Michigan State University, is Director of Global Client Services with Eze Software Group.

Jane Elizabeth Anstey & Nicholas Alan Williams Both of Tallahassee, FL, were married June 7, 2014 at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Cocoa, FL, with Reverend Thomas Gibson officiating. A reception was held at the Eau Gallie Yacht Club in Indian Harbor Beach, FL. Jane is the daughter of Ste phen and Teresa Anstey of Merritt Island, FL. She earned a Bachelor of Sci ence degree with majors in Civil Engineering and Chemistry with a Specialty in Environmental Engi neering from Florida State University. Jane is an Envi ronmental Engineer for the Florida Department of En vironmental Protection. Nick is the son of Sandra Buchanan of Indialantic, FL and Daniel Williams of Colorado Springs, CO. Nick earned a Bachelor of Sci ence degree in Information Technology from Florida State University. He is a Network Technician for Agility Network Technolo gies. The couple honeymooned in Scotland.

Diana & Ben Thornton Diana Rae Humphries, daughter of the late Rae Humphries and Deborah Batts, and Reuben Thomas Thornton, V, son of Reuben Thomas and Cathryn Thornton, were married February 15, 2014 at Georgianna United Methodist Church in Merritt Island, FL in a ceremony officiated by Corky Calhoun. The reception was held at Suntree Country Club. The couple honeymooned in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.Diana and Ben graduated from Satellite High School in 2005. Diana is employed by Georgianna United Methodist Church as the Children's and Mission's Assistant. Ben graduated from FSU and is employed by Embraer as a civil engineer.

Ronald & Marisa Shebuski Marisa and Dr. Ronald Shebuski were united in Marriage August 30th, 2014 on Cocoa Beach in a beautiful beachside morning ceremony.