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Mr and Mrs. Christopher Snyder Celebrate Wedding Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher P. Snyder celebrated their first anniversary  Feb. 26, 2012.

Carly M. Drahus, D.O., daughter of Joseph and Tina Drahus of West Wyoming and Christopher P. Snyder, son of Philip and Patricia Snyder of Audubon, N.J., were married Feb. 26, 2011, at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, Merchantville, N.J.

The Rev. Allain Capras celebrated the nuptial Mass. Readings were performed by Mary Manion and Craig Adair, friends of the groom. Gifts were presented by Antoinette Drahus-Paone and Tanya Drahus-Greeley, cousins of the bride.

The bride chose friends, Sara Nardone, as maid of honor, and Erin Barnard as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Ann Wisloski and Laura Wisloski, cousins of the bride; Kim Snyder, sister of the groom; Megan Marshall, Nina Vecchione, Candace Robb-Rarey and Moha Kulkarni, friends of the bride.

The groom chose his friend, Mark Hebert, as best man. Groomsmen were Pete Knast, cousin of the groom; Joseph Drahus and David Drahus, brothers of the bride; Tom Maioriello, Paul Santangelo, Dan LeFebvre, Christopher Miller and the late Dusty Spreng, friends of the groom.

The bride chose Kaylee Dawson, niece of the groom, as the flower girl and the groom chose Philip Gristina, cousin of the bride, as ring bearer.

The bride carried a bouquet of white calla lilies and roses which were a symbol of her beloved grandmothers, Rose Maira and Lillian Drahus. On her bouquet were crystal picture charms of her late grandparents, Rose and Joseph Maira and Lillian Drahus, and of the groom's late grandparents, Marylou Knast and Neri and Margaret Snyder.

An evening cocktail hour and reception were held at The Merion, Cinnaminson, N.J.

The bride is a 2000 graduate of Wyoming Area Secondary Center, Exeter. She is a 2004 cum laude graduate of Dickinson College, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry.

In 2008, she received her Doctor of Osteopathy degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is currently a fourth year resident at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, in the Emergency Medicine Residency Program, class of 2012. Upon graduation from residency, she has accepted a position with J.H. Gatewood Emergency Services P.A., as an emergency medicine physician at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute, St. Petersburg, Fla.

The groom is a 1999 graduate of Audubon High School. He graduated from Camden County Community College in 2002 with a degree in criminal justice. He is a 2007 graduate of Camden County Police Academy, serving as platoon leader. He recently served as a police officer for the Camden City Police Department in the Special Operations Unit. He is currently pursuing his BA/MBA in business administration at the University of South Florida.

The couple honeymooned in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

The Snyders will celebrate their anniversary with a family dinner and a trip to St. Petersburg and Clearwater, Fla., for the Philadelphia Phillies opening day of spring training.