LOVE CITY, USA - Sometimes the most romantic place in the world is a football stadium. And, sometimes being silly in love just works.
Touchdown for love
Just Married: Brian and Melissa Logan
When: October 18, 2013
Where: St. Cecilia, Cincinnati
Reception: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati
Maid/Matron of Honor: Christina Guanciale
Best Man: Adam Reger
Melissa A. Guanciale, daughter of Anthony and Ann Guanciale of Anderson, was married on Saturday, October 18 to Brian Logan, son of John and Beverly Logan of Middletown.
Mrs. Logan, 31, is a preschool teacher. Her father is an orthopedic spine surgeon and her mother is a volunteer.
Mr. Logan, 32, is a car salesman. His father retired from AK Steel and his mother is a medical lab technician and phlebotomist.
The couple met while out with friends at Dave and Busters.
Why it works: Friends of the couple refer to them as, “two peas in a pod," and the perfect compliment to each other’s personalities. The two enjoy cooking together and find true nirvana when cheering on the Cincinnati Bengals together. The couple finds that their ability to make one another laugh no matter what is what makes their marriage a total touchdown.
The ceremony took place St. Cecilia church in Cincinnati. The couple chose a traditional Catholic service, which allowed them to include the bride’s sister, the bride’s aunt and the groom’s aunt and uncle in the ceremony, each delivering a special reading.
The reception followed at Paul Brown stadium. A mutual love for the Cincinnati Bengals made this location not only fun and unique for guests, but also one full of memories for the couple, making it a location close to both of their hearts. One of the most special events of the evening was having photos taken on the field and in the couple’s season ticket seats--seats that have been in the groom’s family for over 20 years.
The couple currently resides in Camden, Oh. and plans to remain in the area now that they are married.
Her: Love at first sight. Him: Not so fast
Just Married: Robert and Ashlee Beaumont
When: September 7, 2013
Wedding & Reception: The Roosevelt Lodge Gatlinburg, Tenn.
Maid/Matron of Honor: Andi Vance, sister of bride
Best Man: Jason Manning, brother of groom
Ashlee Greiner, daughter of Douglas and the late Denise Greiner of Sardinia, Oh. was married on Sunday, September 7 to Robert Beaumont, son of Edward and Tanya Beaumont of Batavia, Oh.
Mrs. Beaumont, 27, is a clerical associate. Her father is the owner of Doug Greiner Trucking LLC, and her mother, before passing, was a registered nurse.
Mr. Beaumont, 29, is a machine technician and police officer. His father is a research and development consultant, and his mother is retired.
The couple met in middle school while riding the same bus. Although the bride was smitten at first glance, the two didn’t officially begin dating until 16 years later--after a few flirtatious messages via Facebook. In just eight months, the groom proposed on a trip to Tennessee.
Why it works: The bride says both she and her groom are known for their silliness, and were happy to have found true goofballs in each other. The two say they know that they found their other half, and look forward to the next 50-plus years living it up with their best friend.
The ceremony took place on the pavilion at the Roosevelt Lodge in Gatlinburg, and was officiated by Errin Jordan, a cousin of the bride. The couple exchanged vows they had written for each other and shared an Irish hand blessing. The ceremony was intimate, consisting of only 40 close friends and family members. By the time the couple officially said their, “I do’s," there was not a dry eye in sight.
White milk glass vases filled with yellow, billy button flowers filled the room with a romantic scent and a simple but elegant ambiance. Photos were placed throughout the reception in memory of the bride’s mother, who died when she was thirteen.
The two currently reside in Batavia and plan to stay in the area now that they are married.
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