Olivia Ann Borton, Columbus and formerly of rural Archbold, and Joel Robert Mark, Alexandria, Va., and formerly of Washington Court House, exchanged wedding vows at 1 p.m., Friday, April 11, 2008 at the Moon Palace Golf and Spa Resort, Riviera Maya, Mexico.
Officiating the service was C. Pedro Solis Rodriquez.
The bride is the daughter of Daniel and Nancy Borton, rural Archbold and the granddaughter of Ann Beck, Archbold. The groom is the son of Alan and Julie Mark, Washington Court House.
The bride arrived at the oceanside gazebo in a horsedrawn carriage. Given in marriage by her parents, she wore a mermaid-style, strapless gown of champagne and gold satin overlaid with organza, carrying a bouquet of ivory roses.
Bridal attendants were Danielle Childs, sister of the bride, Archbold; Autumn Sackett, sister of the bride, Powell; and Janene Parney, Grand Rapids, Mich. They wore tea-length strapless gowns in chocolate brown chiffon and carried coral roses.
The groom’s attendants were Chad Mark, brother of the groom, Mentor; Adam Mark, brother of the groom, Grove City; and Luke Garland, cousin of the groom, Dayton.
Sara Hammond, sister of the groom, Columbus, read “Why Marriage.” Musical harp selections included “Ave Ma- ria,” “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring,” and Wagner’s “Wedding March.”
The reception was on the terrace by the beach overlooking the Gulf of Mexico.
Guests traveled from Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, New Jersey, and California.
The bride received her bachelor’s degree from the Ohio State University in 2002. She is a dental hygienist for Drs. Mc- Millan and Winkler.
The groom received his bachelor’s degree in economics from the Ohio State University in 2002 and is the sales manager for Viamedia, Inc.
The couple honeymooned at the resort.
They reside in Alexandria, Va.