Erika Hammer and Luke Leppla exchanged wedding vows at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 1, 2012, on the island at Pioneer Mill, Tiffin, with a reception that followed. Dean Henry was officiant during the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Cheryl Hammer of Tiffin and the late John Hammer.
The groom is the son of Debbie Hajba of Louisville and Steve Leppla of Hartville.
Erika was given in marriage by her grandfather, Richard Reis. She wore a Mori Lee strapless satin, drop-waist gown with a sweetheart neckline featuring an embroidered, beaded and pleated bodice and hemmed pick-up skirt. She carried a bouquet of black magic roses and eggplant calla lilies.
Joni Kochensparger and Tiffany Campbell, both of Tiffin, served as maids of honor. Bridesmaids were Calli Coppus and Amanda Schank of Tiffin and Jenna Frankart of Dayton, friends of the bride; and Megan Florence of Bloomville and Danielle Reis of Tiffin, cousins of the bride. The attendants wore satin pleated D’Zage dresses and carried bouquets of lilies, roses and delphiniums in red, purple and white.
Ben Leppla of Columbus, brother of the groom, and Al Raber of Louisville, cousin of the groom, served as best men. Groomsmen were Mike Triola of Uniontown, Kyle Cummins of Hartville and Zach Winkhart of Massillon, friends of the groom; J.T. Hammer of Holland, brother of the bride; and Clint Reis of Tiffin, cousin of the bride.
Flower girl was Ana Niziolek, niece of the groom.
Ring bearer was Will Niziolek, nephew of the groom.
Erika is a 2006 graduate of Mohawk High School and graduated in 2012 from Heidelberg University with a degree in environmental science.
Luke graduated in 2004 from Lake High School, in 2008 from The Ohio State University with a degree in exercise science and in 2011 from Walsh University with a doctorate of physical therapy. He is a physical therapist at Optima, Tiffin.
Honoring the bride with a bridal shower was Dawn Henry of Tiffin.
The rehearsal dinner was at Pioneer Mill, Tiffin.
Following a honeymoon to Costa Rica, the couple resides in Tiffin.