Mr. and Mrs. Leon Schrantz

Joan Marie McCullum and Leon Schrantz were united in marriage on June 22, 2013 at 4 p.m. in a candlelight ceremony at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Dunkirk.

The bride is the daughter of Walter and Lizzie Postell of Dunkirk. The groom is the son of Dominick and Deborah Schrantz of Dunkirk and Tracy Smith of Dunkirk.

The bride was escorted by her father. She was attended by her daughter, Shaqua McCullum. Bridesmaids were sister Diane Colvin, sister Mildred Johnson and niece Janelle Johnson. Bella Moreland served as flowergirl.

The groom was attended by friend and best man Julio Morales Sr. Nephew E’tajere Colvin served as a groomsman. Julio Morales Jr. was the ringbearer.

A reception followed the ceremony at the Clarion Hotel.

The bride is a graduate of Dunkirk High School. She is employed by Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc. as a self-sufficiency facilitator.

The groom is also a graduate of Dunkirk High School. He is employed as a maintenance person with the Clarion Hotel.

After the festivities, the newlyweds returned to their home in Dunkirk.