Kaitlin Elisabeth Michael and Devin Allen Harter, both of Montpelier, Ohio, were united in marriage on October 12, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. at St. PaulÕs United Methodist Church, Montpelier. The Rev. Richard Blank officiated at the double ring ceremony.
Parents of the couple are Ric and Kelly Michael of Montpelier, and Eric Harter and the late Cheryl Harter, also of Montpelier.
Nuptial music was provided by Sharon Deetz, organist, of Montpelier.
The bride was escorted down the aisle by her father. She wore an elegant strapless gown of white organza, the bodice adorned with beaded floral appliques and diagonal pleats, and accented with an inset satin sash with rhinestones adorning the front. The fitted gown extended into a trumpet shape skirt of vertical ruffles, accented with beaded floral appliques at the hem and ending in a sweep train. A headpiece fashioned with a piece of lace belonging to her great-grandmother Alma Brown and embellished with feathers adorned her hair. Kaitlin carried a self-designed bouquet of silk calla lilies and roses in shades of purple, green and white, accented with small white flowers and rhinestone beading. She also carried an antique handkerchief that had belonged to her great grandmother Brown.
Matron of honor was Erin McGee of Montpelier, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Marissa Locy, Birmingham,Alabama, friend of the bride; Brittany Thorp, Grand Rapids, Michigan, friend of the bride; Tyler Michael, Grand Rapids, Michigan, sister-in-law of the bride; and Sydney Lougheed, Montpelier, cousin of the bride. The bridesmaids wore chiffon empire waist dresses of regency purple, with a one shoulder bodice adorned with chiffon petals. Their bouquets were of white roses accented with green, hand tied with purple ribbon.
Ashlyn Nicole Harter, daughter of the groom, and Meara Elisabeth McGee and Aislinn Nora McGee, daughters of Dan and Erin McGee and nieces of the bride, served as flower girls. Their dresses were of white organza trimmed in green at the hem, with green satin sashes accented with purple flowers.
Serving as best man was Randy Buehrer, Stryker, Ohio, friend of the groom. Groomsmen were Dan McGee, Montpelier, brother-in-law of the bride; Jeff Gearig, Montpelier, friend of the groom; Sean Michael, Grand Rapids, Michigan, brother of the bride; and Tim Sanders, Montpelier, friend of the groom. Aaron Ruble of Montpelier served as usher. The groom wore a grey tuxedo with white shirt, lavender tie and vest. The groomsmen and usher were attired in grey tuxedos with regency purple vests and ties.
The mother of the bride wore a street length sleeveless shutter pleat dress of purple with a cleo neckline and glitter overlay. Her wrist corsage was of white sweetheart roses, embellished with lavender and green accent flowers.
Country style arrangements of hydrangeas, stephanotis, and various other flowers in shades of green, purple and lavender graced the church altar in honor and memory of loved ones. A single decorated candle was placed on the baby grand piano in memory of the groom’s mother.
A dinner reception and dance was held at the Pioneer Community Center at 6 p.m.
The bride is a 2008 graduate of Montpelier High School and attended Bowling Green State University and MedTech College of Fort Wayne, Indiana. She is currently a phlebotomist with Parkview Physicians Group of Bryan, Montpelier and Archbold.
The groom is a 2004 graduate of Montpelier High School and a 2008 graduate of Northwest State Police Academy. He is employed at CK Technologies and is a part time police officer with the village of Stryker.
Following a wedding trip to Sanibel Island, Florida, the couple is at home at 09682 Co. Rd. H in Montpelier.
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