Whitney Alane Waack and Nicholas Lee Lavinder exchanged wedding vows in a candelight ceremony, Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, at Shiloh Christian Union Church, Delta.
Nick Tule, Wauseon, brotherin law of the bride, officiated.
Harp and flute music was provided by Alexandria and Brianna Hogan, Defiance. Trisha Crowell, Ft. Wayne, Ind., the groom’s aunt, gave a reading, “What is Love.”
The bride, escorted by her father, wore a strapless gown of white tissue taffeta featuring pickup gathers on the skirt, and a crystal and beaded corseted bodice.
Her three-tiered cathedral veil, attached to a crystal tiara, was scattered with crystals and matched her bridal jewelry.
She carried a bouquet of 18 white roses, tied in satin ribbon and pinned with a crystal letter ‘L’ monogram charm. Vintage hankies belonging to the late grandmothers of the bride’s mother and groom’s stepmother were tucked into her garter.
Kendra Batdorf, Wauseon, sister of the bride, was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Hayley Tule, Wauseon, sister of the bride; Lauren Bishop, West Unity; Aleasha Kelly and Breena O’Neil, Fayette. Each wore chocolate tissue taffeta gowns with pink satin sashes and carried nosegays of pink and fuschia gerbera daisies.
Lola Adriana, the flower girl, wore a white halter gown with a sweep train. Honorary “flower babies” were Karsyn Kennedy Lavinder and Ella Clare Tule, dressed in identical white organdy dresses and bonnets.
The groom wore a chocolate brown tuxedo with white vest and Windsor tie. Chad Lavinder, Fayette, the groom’s brother, was the best man.
Groomsmen were Justin Rodriguez, David Sallows, Timo Salinas and Ben Sly, all of Fayette. Ushers were Jason Bat- dorf, Wauseon, brother-in-law of the bride; Seth Lavinder, brother of the groom, and Sam Beers, both of West Unity. They wore brown tuxedos with pink ties and vests.
Chase Moats, Fayette, and Benjamin Tule, Wauseon, nephew of the bride, were the ring bearers.
Parents of the bride are Jeffrey and Penny Waack, Wauseon. The groom’s parents are Jeffrey and Dodie Cuff and Trent and Nancy Lavinder, Fayette.
Grandparents of the couple are Helen Peebles, Patrick Waack, Mr. and Mrs. Keith Harding, and Karen Lavinder, and great-grandmother, Doris Head.
A dinner reception for 350 guests followed the ceremony at the Delta American Legion.
The newlyweds surprised the gathering by performing “Evolution of The Wedding Dance” following dinner.
Following a short honeymoon, the newlyweds are residing in their home in Fayette with daughters Lola and Karsyn.