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Bethany and Zach were married on a warm September afternoon at Chapel Hill Church In Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. The very strength, spirit of servitude, and love this couple has for each other and the Lord is so very evident in their story, and the beautiful way they endured distance. While Zach served in our armed forces overseas, Bethany was using her nursing skills in Tanzania and Haiti. Her beautiful arrangement of flowers for her bouquet was created by Kim Fulton of Cornflower Florist. Their rings were from Helzberg and Zach and his groomsmen sported suits from Men's Warehouse.
Bethany's gorgeous dress is Mori Lee by Madeline Gardener, and her shoes were from Elegant Park. The bridesmaids dresses were from Emmas Bridal formerly Eden Bridal.
Their touching cermony included the following reading in John ( John 15:1-7)
I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
A bubble send off created a romantic mood and whimsy that matched the personalities of this amazing couple. God has truly blessed them with a love that transcends time.
Bethany and Zach held their reception at Happy Days Lodge in Peninsula, Ohio. She had many unique DIY pieces that brought the hall to life. The glittering strands of lights from the ceiling danced above the centerpieces, which were made from wine bottles she cut in half and painted. The place card holders on the tables were formed from wine corks molded together. Along with the personal details at the reception, Bethany and Zach had the most delicious pies from The Pie Factory in Akron, Ohio. In addition to the fabulous food catered by Old Carolina Barbecue, the music and entertainment were provided by the incredible DJ Domininic Donatelli of Donatelli Entertainment.
Dustin and I are so excited for you both and look forward to getting to know you better and seeing the wonderful work Christ does in your marriage. Thank you so much for allowing us to celebrate your beautiful wedding with you!