Joshua and Catherine Chavez

Catherine Genet and Joshua Chavez exchanged wedding vows at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 30, 2017, at St. Bernard’s Church in Akron. The officiant was Father Dan Reed. A reception followed the ceremony at SYB Party Center in Stow.

The bride is the daughter of Steve and Fran Genet of Tiffin. The groom is the son of George and Teresa Chavez of Tome, New Mexico.

The bride, given in marriage in a double-ring ceremony by her parents, wore a gown made from the wedding dresses of her maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Brodman (1948), and paternal grandmother, May Genet (1945). The bodice was handsewn ivory lace and tulle combined with an ivory satin skirt and train, and she carried a bouquet of ivory roses and light blue hydrangeas with brunia and dusty miller.

Bridesmaids wore floor-length dresses of either steel blue or mystic blue and carried a smaller version of the bride’s bouquet.

Matron of honor was Stephanie Kinkley of Holt, Michigan, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Amy Chavez of Hobbs, New Mexico, sister of the groom; JoAnne Borer of Toledo, friend of the bride; Teresa Bellamy of Grand Rapids, Michigan, friend; Rebecca Aronhalt of Akron, friend of the bride; and Anna Herr of Akron, friend of the bride. Flower girl was Wren Kinkley of Holt, Michigan, niece of the bride.

Best man was Britton Catron of Santa Fe, New Mexico, friend of the groom. Groomsmen were Carl Noren of New Jersey, friend of the groom; Damian Santiago of Canal Winchester, friend of the groom; Michael Genet of Lees Summit, Missouri, brother of the bride; Keith Genet of Holland, brother of the bride; and Craig Genet of Springfield, brother of the bride.

The bride, a 2010 graduate of Calvert High School and 2015 graduate of University of Akron, is a registered nurse at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus.

The groom is a 2005 graduate of St. Pius of Albuquerque, New Mexico, a 2009 graduate of New Mexico Institue of Mining and Technology and a 2011 graduate of University of Akron, and is a research chemist at Battelle, Columbus.

The couple resides in Columbus after returning from a Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, honeymoon.