Venesa Thacker and Dion Payne were united in marriage at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26, 2014, at the Frost Parkway gazebo, Tiffin. Teresa Coffey was officiant during the private, double-ring ceremony.

A reception followed at the union hall, 240 N. Washington St., Tiffin.

Venesa is the daughter of Verlin and Victoria Thacker of rural Tiffin.

Dion is the son of Lulu Payne of Kenner, Louisiana, and the late Rev. Dean Payne.

Venesa, given in marriage by her parents, wore a mint green dress with an ivory overlay and a brown jacket accented with sunflowers.

Venesa is a 2005 graduate of Columbian High School and is a state-tested nurses’s aide.

Dion is a 2001 graduate of Fostoria High School. He is a journeyman at Webster Industries, Tiffin.

The newlyweds reside in Tiffin and have a honeymoon trip planned for a later date.