Erika Jaye Sandford and Orrin Michael Barnhart were united in marriage on June 23 at the First United Methodist Church in Oneonta. The double-ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. Phil Young. A specially recorded musical prologue was provided by the groom’s cousin, Matthias Wesner. Organist was John C. Jurgensen, minister of music.
The bride is the daughter of Dennis R. Sandford and Marty Van Lenten Becker of Oneonta.
The groom is the son of Paul E. and Joann Barnhart of the town of Maryland and the grandson of Rosalie Barnhart of Unadilla.
Bridal attendants were friends Elizabeth Willis, maid of honor, and Catherine Scorzafava and Yodit Tewelde, bridesmaids.
Best man was Paul J. Barnhart, the groom’s brother. Groomsmen were friends Frank Capristo III and Adam Fischer, and the groom’s cousin, Joshua Schlafer.
The couple’s friends Ashley Wisse and Jacklyn Holmes were readers for the service. Photography was by San Diego wedding photographer Shelly Anderson, friend of the bride.
Bouquets, boutonnieres and flower arrangements for the day were of mixed garden flowers grown and designed for the couple as a gift from family friend Wendy Miller-Willis.
A dinner reception for 150 relatives and friends was held at The Barn at Hogs Hollow Farm in Burlington Flats.
The bride is a graduate of Oneonta High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree and a Master of Science degree in mechanical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The groom is a graduate of Schenevus Central School. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in geography at the State University College at Oneonta and a Master of Education degree in elementary education at Lesley University.
The couple live in Beverly, Mass.