ST. AUGUSTINE, Florida - Alana Rose Ward of Stuart, Florida, and Charles Emil Hurst of Orlando, Florida, were united in marriage at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, at The Cathedral Basilica.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Randy Michael Ward of Stuart, and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Ward, Mrs. Roseann Lebioda and the late Mr. Andrew Lebioda of Sterling Heights, Michigan. She graduated from the University of Florida in Gainesville with a bachelor of arts degree. She is employed as a fitness specialist by Marriott Vacation Worldwide.
The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Wesley Hurst of Babson Park, Florida, and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. William Ansley Hurst Jr. of Sumter and the late Mr. and Mrs. John Fritz Goebel of Lancaster. He graduated from the University of Florida in Gainesville with a bachelor of science degree. He is employed as an agricultural financial analyst by Prudential Agriculture Investments.
Father Seamus O'Flynn of The Cathedral Basilica officiated at the ceremony.
Music was provided by Shannon McKay, the cathedral organist.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a strapless, sweetheart A-line gown with vintage-inspired lace and a long lace-trimmed train. She carried a soft romantic bouquet made of David Austin blush roses, ivory roses, dusty miller and greenery.
Alyssa Ward, sister of the bride, served as maid of honor. Melissa Bott, Kristen Gomes, Caitlyn Lebioda, Jacqueline Oliver, Allie Watson and Chelsea Wiltjer served as bridesmaids.
Tyler Heath served as best man. Groomsmen were Jordan Barker, Cody Barnes, Craig Leckie, Danny Leckie, Lee Milam and Akash Prashad.
Also participating were Michael Lebioda and Denise Knoll, godparents of the bride.
The bride's parents held the reception at The Treasury on the Plaza in St. Augustine.
The bridegroom's parents held the rehearsal party at The Floridian restaurant in St. Augustine.
Following a wedding trip to Whistler, Canada, the couple resides in Orlando, Florida.