Colleen L. MacEwan and Stephen L. Thorndike were joined in marriage on July 28, 2012 at St. Feehan's Church, located within the Genesee Country Village and Museum, Mumford, N.Y. The double-ring ceremony was officiated by the bride's cousins, Father Edward Heidt of Las Cruces, New Mexico, and Deacon Joseph Placious of Rochester. Fr. Heidt had presided at the bride's parents' wedding 34 years ago.
The bride is the daughter of Daniel and Diane MacEwan of Spencerport, N.Y. The groom is the son of Evelyn Thorndike and the late Samuel Thorndike of Dewittville.
The bride wore a gown of ivory Alencon lace over a latte crepe sheath. The V-neck, cap-sleeve gown with puddle train was cinched at the waist by a latte crepe sash. Her floor-length veil consisted of organza-edged tulle and a pearl headpiece. Both the gown and veil were handmade by her mother. The groom, wearing a black top-hat, tails, and cane, reflected the 19th century charm of the museum. After the ceremony, the newlyweds rode by horse-drawn carriage to the reception hall on the museum grounds.
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen (Colleen) Thorndike
The wedding party included maid of honor Meredith Lewis, best man Charles Naser, bridesmaids Pauline Thorndike, Meghan Sweeney, and Kathleen McLallen, and groomsmen Eric Mamajek, Richard Sarkis and Michael Thomas. The bride's brothers Paul and Mark MacEwan served as ushers.
The couple honeymooned in Vancouver and the scenic Canadian Rockies. They reside in Rochester.