Chelsea Marie Akin and Chad Matthew Ganaway, both of Victoria, were officially married on March 13, 2010. The marriage ceremony and celebration were held on Sept. 11, 2010, at 4 p.m. Pastor Eli Sauseda conducted the double ring ceremony at Faith Family Church in Victoria.
The bride is the daughter of Jackie and Corinne Kimball, and Alton and Jackie Akin, all of Victoria. She is the granddaughter of Guy and Claudia Bazar, Katie Akin and the late Aubrey Akin, Opal and Harvey Crabtree, and Mary Ann McGarity.
The groom is the son of Billy and Suzy Ganaway of Hobbs, New Mexico. He is the grandson of Clarice Holliman and the late Clifford Holliman, and the late Jack and Mae Snowden.
Carla Nolen attended as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Brooke Ganaway, sister in-law of the groom, Krista Ganaway, sister of the groom, Sarah Odom, Stephanie Yeary, and Alicia Hembe. Junior bridesmaid was Kayla Akin, sister of the bride. Flower girls were Morgan Hooten and Madison Ganaway, both nieces of the groom.
Billy Ganaway, father of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen were Ryan Ganaway, brother of the groom, Manny Martinez, Toby Gladden, Adam Landry, and Cody Scott. Junior groomsman was Maison Hooten, nephew of the groom. The ring bearer was Tanden Ganaway, nephew of the groom.
Ushers were Alston Akin and Jay Akin, both brothers of the bride , and Donnie Fox.
A reception was held following the ceremony at Club Westerner. The couple celebrated their honeymoon in Hawaii. The couple will reside in Victoria.
The bride is a 2002 graduate of Memorial High School, and a 2007 graduate of the University of Houston-Victoria with a Bachelor degree in Psychology. She is employed by Mid-Coast Family Services as a Prevention Specialist.
The groom is a 1994 graduate of Hobbs High School in Hobbs, New Mexico. He is a gymnastic coach and owner of South Texas Elite Gym in Cuero.