Courtney Mae Hefner and Ryan Michael Joliat exchanged wedding vows Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Tiffin, with the Rev. Gary Walters officiating. A reception followed the ceremony at Sycamore Community Center in Sycamore.

The bride is the daughter of Todd and Donna Hefner of Tiffin. The groom is the son of Mark and Janet Joliat of Tiffin.

The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a floor-length Maggie Sottero fit-and-flare ivory blush gown. It featured a deep sweetheart neckline accented by delicate scalloping lace with lace cap sleeves. Lace covered the dress, culminating in elegant scallops at the hemline. She wore a fingertip, cascade-cut veil adorned with lace and carried a nosegay bouquet of burgundy dahlias, white ranunculus, blush roses, succulents and seeded eucalyptus wrapped in ivory ribbon. Her bouquet was adorned with a two-sided photo charm of her grandparents, the late Don and Twyla Hefner and the late Raymond and Genevieve Wilhelm.

Bridesmaids wore knee-length, wine chiffon dresses with sweetheart necklines with matching lace bodices and cap sleeves and carried a smaller version of the bride’s bouquet. The flower girls wore white, knee-length tulle dresses with lace tops.

Matron of honor was Brittany Kramer of Cincinnati, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Ashley Ardner of North Carolina, sister of the groom; Ashley Miller of Findlay, future sister-in-law of the bride; and Natalie Kuhn and Nicole Kuhn, both of Tiffin, and Danielle Gehle of North Carolina, friends of the bride. The flower girls were Adalyn Kramer, niece of the bride, and Avery Ardner, niece of the groom.

Best man was Darren Kummerer of Toledo, friend of the groom. Groomsmen were Jeremy Ardner of North Carolina, brother-in-law of the groom; Zack Hefner, brother of the bride; and Phil Rickard of Toledo, friend of the couple. The ring bearer was Evan Kramer, nephew of the bride.

The bride is a 2010 graduate of Columbian High School and a 2014 graduate of Stautzenberger College. She is a veterinary technician at Rascal Animal Hospital in Dublin, Ohio.

The groom is a 2008 graduate of Columbian High School and a 2012 graduate of Bowling Green State University. He is a lab technician at Mount Carmel West in Columbus.

The couple resides in Galloway after returning from a honeymoon in Denver, Colorado.


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