MELISSA CROSTONDAVID BOMBERGER
AKRON -- A reception was held Sept. 1 at the Thomastown Center to honor David Allen Bomberger and his bride, the former Melissa Dawn Croston, after their 6:30 p.m. wedding at Springfield Church of the Brethren.
The couple exchanged nuptial vows in the presence of the Rev. Michael Hileman, who was assisted by the Rev. John Bartholomew.
The bride, a daughter of Samuel and Joy Croston of Akron, and the groom, a son of Tom and Jill Bomberger of Salem, live in New Springfield after returning from a wedding trip to Salt Fork State Park in Cambridge.
The bride wore a strapless ivory satin gown that featured a beaded, cuffed bodice with a lace-up back. The sweep train was embellished with crystal beading.
Apple-red gowns were worn by the bride's cousin and honor attendant, Connie Tobias, and the bridesmaids, Hanna Tobias, her cousin; Joy Hostetler; Emily Jacobsen; Allyson Nagle, the groom's sister; and Johanna Hostetler. Flower girl was the bride's cousin, Suzanne Krauss.
Serving as best man was the groom's brother, Brian Bomberger, and groomsmen were Ben Croston, the bride's brother; Jerry Hull; Kevin McLaughlin; Mark Szymanski; and Sam Miller. Ring bearer was the bride's cousin, Bradley Currey.
The bride is pursuing a degree in social work at Malone College in Canton.
The groom graduated from Youngstown State University and is employed at Premier Profile Lamination in Youngstown.