Renee Kirby and Benjamin Swallow exchanged wedding vows at 2:30 p.m. May 19, 2012, at Trinity United Methodist Church, Youngstown. The Rev. Ronald Spore was officiant during the double-ring ceremony. A reception followed at The Links at Firestone Farms, Columbiana.
The bride is the daughter of David and Sharon Kirby of Tiffin.
The groom is the son of Larry and Carol Swallow of Salem.
The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore an ivory gown with a ruched, fitted bodice and a sweetheart neckline. The skirt had ruffles of organza swirl with ivory feathers. The dress was adorned with a feather broach where the bodice and skirt met. She wore the same broach in her hair attached to a birdcage veil. She carried a bouquet of light pink peonies, ivory roses and hypericum berries accented with ivory feathers.
Laura Sebulsky of Lebanon was her sister's matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Nicole Fruth of Colombia, S.C., Kelly Priem of Mason and Crystal Cline of Hartville, friends of the bride, and Carrie Babitsky of Hudson, sister of the groom. They wore charcoal gray chiffon dresses of their choice and each carried a bouquet of light pink peonies, pink and lime green roses and hypericum berries.
Flower girls were Katie Babitksy of Hudson, niece of the groom, and Emma and Alivia Kirby of Tiffin and Mara Sebulsky of Lebanon, nieces of the bride.
Bobby Swallow of Cranberry Township, Pa., was his brother's best man. Groomsmen were Adam Biery of Beaufort, S.C., Craig Vavrock of Ravenna, Jerrod Grove and Jeff Grove, both of Akron, and Ethan Gigler of Edgewater, N.J., friends of the groom, J.F. Babitsky of Hudson, brother-in-law of the groom, Craig Kirby of Tiffin, brother of the bride, and Rick Sebulsky of Lebanon, brother-in-law of the bride.
Jackson and Mason Babitsky, both of Hudson and nephews of the groom, were ring bearers.
The bride, a 2001 graduate of Columbian High School, graduated in 2005 from Ohio University and in 2009 from Kent State University with a doctorate degree in audiology. She is a territory sales manager/audiologist for Phonak.
The bridegroom graduated in 1999 from West Branch High School and in 2004 from Geneva College. He is assistant vice president of PNC's private client group.
Honoring the bride with miscellaneous showers were her sister and mother at T.J. Willie's restaurant, Tiffin, in April and her sister-in-law and mother-in-law at Dutch House, Columbiana, in March.
A rehearsal dinner was at Steamer's Stonewall Tavern, North Lima.
Following a honeymoon to Sandals, St. Lucia, the couple resides in Poland, Ohio.