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Jamie Leigh Allen and Cory Austin Ream were united in marriage on Saturday, June 21, 2014, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Delphos. Father Charles Obinwa officiated at the ceremony. Parents of the couple are Keith and Lori Allen of Van Wert and Leonard and Tammy Ream of Lima.
The bride was escorted down the aisle by her father and wore an ivory Sottero & Midgely strapless gown with a corset back. The dress featured splendid embellished lace and tulle curving at the hips and leading into fullness throughout the gently gathered A-line skirt. Scalloped edging framed the sweetheart neckline and bottom hem, and the waist was accented by a jeweled tulle belt.
The bride wore a full-length veil with rolled edges and crystal embellishments and a sparkling barrette in her hair. The bride’s bouquet consisted of ivory peonies, peach and coral roses, and fuchsia impatiens accented with ivory ribbon and embellishments.
Serving as Matron of Honor was Katie Ashbaugh of Van Wert, sister of the bride. She wore a strapless gown in pool with a shirred chiffon bodice and waistband falling to a knee-length, A-line shirt with draped side detail. Bridesmaids were Amanda Kirkendall of Chicago, Illinois, and Erica Presser of Sidney, cousins of the bride; Kayla Bennett of Beavercreek, sister of the groom; Alisha Campbell, Portland, Oregon, and Lauren Parrish and Erica Hoekstra, both of Columbus, all friends of the bride. They carried bouquets similar to the brides.
Flower girls were Olivia and Reaghan Ashbaugh of Van Wert, nieces of the bride. Olivia wore an ivory full-length gown with a pool ribbon accenting the waist. It also included embellishments from the bride’s gown. She carried an ivory satin basket of flowers similar to the bride’s. Her dress was custom-made by Denise Cramer of Middle Point, aunt of the bride. Reaghan wore an ivory dress with a pool bow and was pulled down the aisle by her father, Adam Ashbaugh of Van Wert, in a handmade wooden wagon accented with an ivory ruffle and pink roses.
The groom wore a black two-button Twilight tuxedo by Jean Yzes with a notched, framed lapel. He wore an ivory tone-on-tone vest and tie, and his boutonniere was a coral tiger lily and white stephanotis accented with pool ribbon.
Best man was Kenny Williamson of Lima, cousin of the groom. Groomsmen were Nick Stephens of Wapakoneta, cousin of the groom; Ricky Bennett of Beavercreek, brother-in-law of the groom; Ryan Ream and Zach Graham, both of Lima, Jacob Hines of Galloway, and Ryan Stanko of North Olmsted, all friends of the groom. They wore black tuxedos identical to the groom’s with tone on tone pool vests and ties. Their boutonnieres were coral tiger lilies and white freesia with pool ribbon.
Ring bearer was Ashton Wright of Lima, cousin of the groom. He was dressed identical to the groom and his boutonniere also matched the groom’s. He carried a football decorated with rings and ribbons in the bride’s colors of coral, fuchsia and pool.
Readers for the ceremony were Alicia Rittenhouse of Sidney, cousin of the bride, and Joann Williamson of Lima, cousin of the groom. Offering the Prayer of the Faithful was Amy Boley of Lima, friend of the couple. Ushers were Adam Ashbaugh, brother-in-law of the bride; Jerry Zimmerman, Roger Rex and Randy Wieging, all of Fort Jennings and friends of the couple. Their attire and boutonnieres matched the groomsmen.
Guest book and program attendant was Madison Rittenhouse of Sidney, cousin of the bride. Server for the ceremony was Allison Berryman of Middle Point, cousin of the bride.
Vocalist for the ceremony was Kristin Lee of Lima, accompanied by organist Dee Fisher of Van Wert, both friends of the couple.
A reception was held immediately after the ceremony at the University of Northwest Ohio Event Center in Lima. The couple honeymooned in Jamaica, and now resides in Fort Jennings.
Jamie is a 2006 graduate of Van Wert High School and a 2010 graduate of the University of St. Francis in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She is employed as a registered nurse in the surgical department at Van Wert County Hospital. Cory is a 2006 graduate of Lima Shawnee High School and a 2011 graduate of Columbus State College. He is employed at Unverferth Manufacturing in Kalida.