Katie Lynn Arvidson and Russell James Conti were united in marriage on Sept. 3, 2011 at First Lutheran Church, Jamestown. Daniel K. Nagel performed the ceremony. Musicians included Kimberly King, piano and organ, and Brandan Yeskey, soloist.
The bride is the daughter of Tore and Beverly Arvidson of Bemus Point. The groom is the son of Russell and Cheri Conti of Falconer. Grandparents include Norma Arvidson of Jamestown, Burl and Ruth Blackburn of Hurricane, W. Va.; Rusell and Josephine Conti of Falconer and Nancy Burchett of Falconer.
The bride wore an Ambrosia gown in diamond white designed by Maggie Sottero, with a an embellished, lace-accented bodice. A dipped neckline and corset closure were accompanied by a full bustled train with handmade flowers nestled within.
Mr. and Mrs. Russell (Katie) Conti
Serving as maid of honor was Shelby Arvidson, sister of bride, and serving as matron of honor was Kristy Winchester, sister of bride. Bridesmaids included Mindy Conti, Ashely Nelson and Christina Goss, all friends of the bride; Chloe Marino, cousin of the groom; Annika Samuelson, cousin of the bride; and Macayla Euscher, friend of the bride. The flower girl was Svea Winchester, niece of bride.
The best man was Robert Conti, brother of the groom. Groomsmen included Christopher Muscarella, Mark Muscarella and Rob Green, all friends of the groom; Aaron Samuelson, cousin of the bride; Cody Dustin, Ryan Dustin, Jordan Dustin and Justin Ellsworth, all cousins of the groom; Michael Euscher, friend of the bride. The ring bearer was Ethan Conti, nephew of the groom.
Mistresses of ceremony were Lindsey Hall, friend of bride, and Lisa Cappano, friend of the groom.
The bride is employed as a registered nurse in obstetrics at Brooks Memorial Hospital. The groom is employed with Lewis Construction in Jamestown.
The couple honeymooned in Lucea, Jamaica. They reside in Jamestown.