Sydney Amanda Lydia Bender and Jeffrey Walter LaBell were married Saturday, June 14, at the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Hall in West Tisbury. David Berube, a military chaplain for the Air National Guard and friend of the couple, officiated.
The bride, 27, will keep her name professionally. She is a reporter at the Vineyard Gazette and a graduate of the College of Wooster in Ohio. She is the daughter of Madelyn and Michael Bender of Doylestown, Pa.
The groom, 33, is a detective for the Oak Bluffs police department. He is a graduate of Westfield State University and has been a full-time police officer on Martha’s Vineyard since 2005. He is the son of Linda and Walter LaBell of Oak Bluffs.
The couple honeymooned in Paris before returning to their home on Martha’s Vineyard.