Joy Kessler and Jeffrey King exchanged wedding vows at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 22, 2013, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin. The Rev. Neil Walters was officiant during the double-ring, Catholic nuptial Mass. A reception followed at Masters Building, Upper Sandusky.
Joy is the daughter of David and Martha Kessler of Republic.
Jeffrey is the son of Thomas and Mary Jane King of Richmond Heights.
The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore an ivory satin, strapless ballgown with a sweetheart neckline and natural waist. The gown featured embroidered lace on the bodice and throughout the pleated skirt, as well as a crystal accent belt, cascading back peplum, covered buttons and a cathedral train. She carried a bouquet of white, pink and yellow roses.
Samantha Ruffing, friend of the bride, served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Jaclyn Jensen and Valerie Karhoff, sisters of the bride, Mary Jane King, sister of the groom, and Elizabeth Miley, Amy Nims and Mandi Callahan, friends of the bride. They wore maize one-shoulder, chiffon, floor-length dresses featuring a fitted natural waist. They carried smaller versions of the bride’s bouquet.
Kevin Jerse, friend of the groom, was best man. Groomsmen were Timothy King and Gregory King, brothers of the groom, and Brendan Boone, Ryan Hoover, David Perry and Michael Ballistrea, friends of the groom.
The groom’s godson, Connor King, was ring bearer.
Joy is a 2005 graduate of Seneca East High School and a 2009 graduate of Ohio Northern University. She is an education and outreach project coordinator for the Ohio Historical Society.
Jeffrey is a 2005 graduate of St. Ignatius High School and 2009 graduate of Ohio Northern University. He is a construction project manager for Lifestyle Communities.
The rehearsal dinner took place at Pioneer Mill.
Following a honeymoon trip to the Dominican Republic, the couple resides in Columbus.