Sarah Michelle Gruss and Corey James Ruth exchanged wedding vows in a double-ring ceremony at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 1, 2016, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin. The officiant was Father Joe Szybka. A reception was at Lyman Harbor, Sandusky.
The bride is the daughter of Gary O. and Samantha Gruss of Tiffin and Teresa Wade of Tiffin. The groom is the son of Dick and Barb Ruth of Three Rivers, Michigan.
The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a traditional, floor-length ballgown made of ivory chiffon with a sweetheart neckline, rhinestone waist and layers of chiffon. She had a fingertip veil covered with rhinestones and pearls and carried a bouquet of white hydrangeas and roses, baby’s breath, lavendar and lamb’s ear accompanied by a rosary belonging to her paternal grandfather and blessed by Pope Pius in the Vatican in the ’50s.
Bridesmaids wore plum floor-length gowns of varying styles and carried bouquets of white hydrangeas, baby’s breath and lamb’s ear. The junior bridesmaid wore a lavendar gown and carried a bouquet of white baby’s breath with a hint of lavender and lamb’s ear.
Maids of honor were Kate Gruss of Attica and Erin Gruss of Columbus, sisters of the bride. Bridesmaids were Danielle Spaetzel of Seattle, Washington, friend of the bride; Megan Cook of Toledo, friend of the bride; Danielle Bruns of Columbus, friend of the bride; Sydney Boyle of Billings, Montana, friend of the bride; Emily Thelander of Chicago, Illinois, friend of the bride; and Morgan Owens of Cleveland, friend of the bride. Junior bridesmaid was Kayce Clouse of Tiffin, cousin of the bride.
Best men were Peter of Columbia, Maryland, and Teddy Ruth of Chicago, Illinois, brother of the groom. Groomsmen included Brian Gruss of Columbus, brother of the bride; Ryan Dunn of Dallas, Texas, friend of the groom; Brent Juhn of Dallas, Texas, friend of the groom; Tony Pope of Strongsville, friend of the groom; Sam Polzin of Chicago, friend of the groom; and Eric Olson of Chicago, friend of the groom.
The bride, a 2008 graduate of Calvert High School, graduated from Bowling Green State University in 2012 and is an event and wedding specialist for Garret Popcorn in Chicago, Illinois.
The groom, a 2008 graduate of Neuqua Valley High School, graduated from Bowling Green State University in 2013 and is a Carrier account manager for CH Robinson in Chicago, Illinois.
The couple resides in Chicago, Illinois, and will enjoy a honeymoon at a later date.