Amanda McConnell and Robert Murphy were united in marriage at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 20, 2013, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin. The Rev. Joseph Szybka was officiant during the double-ring Catholic nupital Mass. A reception followed at Meadowbrook Park Ballroom, Bascom.
Amanda is the daughter of Dave and Cindy McConnell of Bloomville.
Robert is the son of Connie Murphy of Tiffin.
Amanda, given in marriage by her father, wore an ivory satin, strapless gown with a corset back. The gown featured a sweetheart neckline, drop waist, trumpet skirt and chapel-length train embellished with silver embroidery, crystals, pearls and sequins. She carried a bouquet of sunflowers, queen’s day and ivory roses, purple status and white wax flowers.
Morgan McConnell, sister of the bride, and Erin Graham, friend of the bride, served as maids of honor. Bridesmaids were Amanda Schank, Kristin Sherman, Lindsay Leighfritz, Bryn Rohlick and Abbie Selhurst, friends of the bride, and Sarah Murphy and Holly Murphy, sisters of the groom. They wore guava-colored, one-shoulder, satin, knee-length dresses featuring banded waists and a fitted, ruched bodice. They carried smaller versions of the bride’s bouquet.
Barney Rumpke and Jeremy Smith served as best men for their friend. Groomsmen were Brandon Frankart, Matt Frankart, C. Jay Kisabeth, Luke Hoerig, Chris Sprague and Marc Baugher, friends of the groom, and Brad McConnell, brother of the bride.
Flower girl was Kenzie McElwain, cousin of the bride. Ring bearers were Hayden Caudill and Riley Caudill, nephews of the groom.
Amanda is a 2006 graduate of Seneca East High School and a 2010 graduate of Ashland University. She is an eighth-grade science teacher at Crofton (Md.) Middle School.
Robert is a 2003 graduate of Columbian High School and a 2007 graduate of The Ohio State University. He is a cryptologic technician for the U.S. Navy and is stationed in Fort Meade, Md.
The rehearsal dinner took place at Shell Shuckers, Tiffin.
Following an eastern Caribbean cruise honeymoon trip, the newlyweds reside in Crofton, Md.