BUFFALO - Melissa Kristen Navarro and Matthew Thomas McCheskey exchanged wedding vows on June 30, 2012 in a 1940's themed wedding on the bow of the USS Little Rock located in the Naval Park in Buffalo, N.Y. The Reverend Jacob Welling performed the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Raymond and Natalie Navarro of Mayville, N.Y. She is the granddaughter of Nancy Navarro of Mayville and the late Raymond F. Navarro and Fae and Joseph Koshute. The groom is the son of Jeff and Judy McCheskey of Jamestown, N.Y., and the grandson of Michael McCheskey and the late Marge McCheskey and Velma and Ralph Darrow. For the ceremony, the bride wore a vintage 1940's union made three-tiered dress with a sweetheart bodice and lace detailing. At the reception, catered by the Pearl Street Brewery, she wore an Audrey Hepburn inspired tea length dress made from vintage white fabric created by Eleanore Callaghan of Brighton, England. Matron of honor was Vanessa Byerly and Amanda Jones was a bridesmaid. Jerry Hopkins, a friend of the bride, and Raymond Navarro II, brother of the bride, were bridesmen. Best man was Justin McCheskey, brother of the groom. Ava Jargen and Lori Knaps were groomswomen. Isabella McCheskey, daughter of the bride and groom, was the feather girl.
The bride is a 2004 graduate of Chautauqua Lake Central School and a 2007 graduate of Jamestown Community College. She is employed by the engineering and architectural firm of T.Y. Lin International as an administrative assistant. Her husband is a 2001 graduate of Maple Grove High School and is attending the University of Buffalo pursuing a degree in history. He is employed by Sterling Bank Services as a technician.
They are living in Buffalo, N.Y.