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Hughesville newlyweds win 2019 Wedding Photo Contest

Hughesville newlyweds win 2019 Wedding Photo Contest

Jordan and Bekka Truax, of Hughesville, were married on May 18, 2019, by Rev. Tom Brokaw at The Shultz Mansion in Montoursville. The Truax’s love story began on Sept. 10, 2017. Though, the couple met one another two years prior through mutual friends.

Every love story is unique to each couple, just as is each relationship. When together, the Truax’s “can truly be ourselves around one another” as they “joke around and always have fun,” they said.

The former Bekka Marie Miller, formerly of Williamsport, is the daughter of Daniel and Janine Miller, of Hughesville. The bride graduated from Hughesville High School in 2015. She is self employed as a caregiver, the couple said.

Jordan, formerly of Williamsport, is the son of David Truax, of Lock Haven, and Toni Fogal, of Jersey Shore. He graduated from South Williamsport Jr./Sr. High School in 2009. He is self employed as a laborer, the couple said.

Together, they enjoy NASCAR races, photography and being with their family and friends, they said.

It was Nov. 23, 2017, Thanksgiving Day, when Jordan asked Bekka to be his wife, he said. The couple had an apartment together and they were preparing for the festivities for the day-of. As Bekka was preparing a holiday dinner, Jordan was waiting in the other room, bent down on one knee, waiting to ask Bekka to marry him, taking her by surprise, as she had no clue, the two said.

“I just knew, I have never been more happy and myself around anyone except her,” said Jordan in regards to how he knew he was ready to ask Bekka to be his wife. “I love her so much — she is my life.”

When beginning to plan their wedding, the couple was originally going to hold it in September, but they both had family who were ill so they listened to fate and moved their date to May, they said. When looking to select what day would be best to say “I do” on, one day stood out in particular — May 18, the day that Bekka’s parents, Daniel “Danny” and Janine Miller, said “I do” on.

“Once we realized, there was no question about which day. It was an honor,” they said.

Though, not everyone was able to be in attendance that day, as Bekka’s father passed away on Oct. 31, 2018, they said. Even though he wasn’t there in person he was still a part of their special day during the spring because they were surrounded by family and friends who helped make their dreams come true.

To honor Bekka’s father, there was a tribute dance to the song “Smooth” by Santana, Bekka said. Growing up, Bekka would listen to rock and roll with her parents and this was a favorite of hers.

“I didnt want to do something slow or sad for his tribute. He wouldn’t have wanted me or anyone to be upset. With my mom’s first anniversary without him, to me getting married without him by my side, I knew I had to do something he would have loved,” Bekka said.

Another tribute to honor her father, Bekka also had one of her father’s shirts added to her dress in the shape of a heart for her something blue, she said. There also was a chair reserved for Daniel with a sign and a picture of Daniel and Janine Miller’s wedding day with the lyrics from the song of their first dance.

The day of the ceremony was beautiful, the newlyweds expressed. They “couldn’t have asked for anything better.”

Though, one memory the couple will never forget about their day-of is when their unity cross, a symbol as the bride and groom coming together, wouldn’t piece together during the ceremony, they said.

“We always said we were going to practice putting it together so we knew what we were doing, but we never got to it. Everyone laughed as we stood there trying to get all the pieces together. We finally got it to stand in place even though it wasn’t done right. We still look back and laugh,” Bekka said.

At the wedding, the maids of honor were Kara Chestnut and Danielle Nearhoof and the bridesmaids were Breanna Sylvis, Logan Bullock, Kaitlin Snyder, Hannah Thorne and Lauren Turner. The best man was Austin Fogal and the groomsmen were Tristin Nickles, Dylan Iseley, Hunter Thorne, Shane Nearhoof and Will Guinter. The flower girl was Marlee Nearhoof and the ring bearer was Crue Britton, said the couple.

Words of wisdom were passed along to Jordan and Bekka Truax at their wedding to remember to always “cherish the good and the bad times” and to remember to not go to bed angry at one another, a sentiment they wish to share with other couples.

The Truax’s said “don’t stress because at the end of the day you’ll be married to your best friend and that’s what’s beautiful.”

“We are truly each others’ best friends and each others’ biggest support,” the couple said.