Lauren Hurd and Brett Van Pelt exchanged wedding vows at 6:30 p.m. June 21, 2013, at The Savannah Center Gardens, West Chester. A reception followed at the same location.
Lauren is the daughter of Matt and Lynn Hurd of Tiffin.
Brett is the son of Doug and Donna Nelson of Batavia and Richard and Joanee Van Pelt of Cincinnati.
Lauren, given in marriage by her father, wore a Justin Alexander strapless silk dupion mermaid silhouette gown featuring a sweetheart neckline and beaded buttons extending down the back onto a chapel-length train. She wore a La Sposa pearl-beaded belt at the natural waist and carried a bouquet of white hydrangeas, white roses and spray roses accented with pink peonies.
Mollie Martin of Tiffin was her friend’s maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Ellsie Bowen of Kent, Tara Depinet of Toledo, Katie Pilcher of Whitehouse, friends of the bride, and Claire Ehman of Bucyrus and Katie Hurd of Cincinnati, cousins of the bride. They wore taupe-colored satin strapless, floor-length gowns featuring sweetheart necklines and carried bouquets of white hydrangeas and two shades of pink roses.
Brad Van Pelt of Cincinnati was his brother’s best man. Groomsmen were Aaron Hurd of Raleigh, N.C., brother of the bride, and Travis Grimm of Columbus, Dave Skinner of Nashville, Tenn., Derek Miller of Findlay and Kenny Wilson of Cincinnati, friends of the groom.
Lauren is a sourcing lead at Danahar Corp. She is a 2006 graduate of Columbian High School and a 2010 graduate of Bowling Green State University with a degree in supply chain management.
Brett is a 2005 graduate of Glen Este High School and a 2010 graduate of Bowling Green State University with a degree in supply chain management. He is a supply chain specialist at TMK-Ipsco.
The bride’s mother, Lynn Hurd, hosted a general bridal shower April 6, 2013; the groom’s mother, Donna Nelson, hosted a general bridal shower May 18, 2013; and the bride’s stepmother, Joanee Van Pelt, hosted a general bridal shower May 25, 2013.
A rehearsal dinner took place at The Rockwood, Mount Adams.
Following a honeymoon to Secrets Royal Resort, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, the newlyweds reside in Chicago.