Samantha K. Schitter and Kevin J. McDaniel

Father William Traylor witnessed the marriage vows of Samantha Kate Schitter of Greenwood and Kevin James McDaniel of Martinsville. The ceremony took place at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 26, 2013, in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper.

Michael and Deborah Schitter of Jasper and James and Pamela McDaniel of Martinsville are parents of the couple.

Gary Moeller played the organ as Kevin Manley sang for the ceremony. The bride’s father sang “A Parent’s Prayer” during the lighting of the mothers’ candles.

Readers were Sarah Lingo, sister of the bridegroom; Kelly Schitter, sister-in-law of the bride; and Renee McDaniel, sister-in-law of the bridegroom.

The bride, who was given in marriage by her parents, wore a strapless, A-line, floor-length gown of ivory organza and satin. The gown was accented with taffeta and organza flowers with crystal beading. It featured a sweetheart neckline, corset back and a semi-cathedral train. The bride’s veil, made by her godmother, was of ivory illusion embellished with flowers and seed pearls from her mother’s bridal veil. The bride carried a bouquet of white roses, purple-throated ivory calla lilies, cranberry anemones and raspberry statice with ivory satin ribbon.

Matron of honor was Lindsey Smith of Indianapolis, friend of the bride. Maid of honor was Allison Renick of Greenwood, friend of the couple. Bridesmaids were Alicia Mehringer and Lori Murphy of Jasper and Tammy Falk of Greenwood, friends of the bride; Sloan McDaniel of Indianapolis, sister of the bridegroom; and Stella Schitter of Lafayette, Colo., niece and godchild of the bride. Flower girls were Grace Schitter of Lafayette, Colo., niece of the bride; Katie Murphy of Jasper, godchild of the bride; and Lina Lingo of La Fontaine, niece of the bridegroom.

They were attired in strapless, floor-length gowns of berry satin with sweetheart necklines, ruching and bands at the bodices. They carried bouquets similar to the bride’s with eggplant satin ribbon.
Mr. McDaniel chose a friend, Tommy Boyd of Albany, Ga., as best man. Groomsmen were Scott Willard of Martinsville and Brooks Farmer of Greenwood, friends of the bridegroom; Curt McDaniel of Westfield, brother of the bridegroom; Matt Lingo of La Fontaine, brother-in-law of the bridegroom; Ben Metcalf of Martinsville, cousin of the bridegroom; and David Schitter of Lafayette, Colo., and Jeffrey Schitter of Denver, Colo., brothers of the bride. Sign bearers were Jake McDaniel of Westfield, nephew and godchild of the bridegroom, and Freddie Lingo of La Fontaine, nephew of the bridegroom.

The bride’s mother chose a sapphire blue, floor-length gown with a cami-style bodice, a skirt with sheer overlay and jacket with three-quarter-length sleeves in a jacquard pattern with sparkles. Mrs. McDaniel wore a buff-tone twin set top with rose gold sparkles and a floor-length black crackle taffeta skirt.

A reception followed a the Ramada Inn and Conference Center in Jasper.

The couple is at home in Martinsville after a wedding trip to St. John and St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The bride, a 2001 graduate of Jasper High School, received a degree in special education from the University of Evansville in 2005. She is a special services teacher at Center Grove High School in Greenwood. Mr. McDaniel  graduated from Martinsville High School in 2002 and received a degree in computer science from Union University in Jackson, Tenn., in 2006. He is a database administrator at Cook Pharmica in Bloomington.

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