Cari D. Straw, daughter of Cheryl Winder of New Castle, Wyoming, and Mark E. Cross II, son of Leroy and Charlene Swart of Gloversville and the late Mark Cross, were united in marriage on July 11, 2012.

The ceremony took place on Block Island, Rhode Island, and was officiated by Richard Kyte. The bride was escorted by their children, Markus and Caleb.

Family and friends were in attendance to offer blessings and support. The couple lives in Virginia and will relocate to Motta, Sicily, in August 2013.

The bride is a 1996 graduate of Custer High School and is a 2009 graduate of Jacksonville University.

The bridegroom is a 1994 graduate of Gloversville High School and a 2010 graduate of Hampton University.

Both serve as officers in the U.S. Navy.