WEDDING: MR. AND MRS. ETHAN STYKEMAIN
Jessica Shaffer and Ethan Stykemain were married on Sept. 13, 2014, at St. John Catholic Church, Defiance, by Father Todd Dominique.
Parents of the bride are Jason and Rhonda Shaffer of Defiance. Parents of the groom are Joseph and Theresa Stykemain, of Defiance.
Nuptial music was sung by Tom Singer with accompanying pianist Dave Moninger.
The bride chose an A-line wedding dress with crystal beaded embroidery and Alencon lace appliques on net. The dress had a wide lace hemline with a ceremonial lace beaded, removable shoulder piece. The back of the dress included an embroidered blue heart in memory of the bride's late grandmother. The wedding colors were red, black and silver with red roses The wedding bouquet was created by the bride's aunt, Brenda Wheeler, and was composed of red and white roses with accents of silver and black and with babies' breath and green foliage.
Attending the bride as maid of honor was Jaylynn Shaffer of Defiance, a sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Alyndria Stykemain, Carley Woods, Amber Manson, Aurora Lopez and Laura Katterheinrich, all of Defiance, and Rachel Johnson, Toledo. The flower girl was Olivia Stykemain of Defiance.
Serving the groom as best man was Joseph Stykemain, of Defiance, the father of the groom. Groomsmen were Taylor Wiemken, Steven Lymenstall, Tyler Gerken, Andrew Weber, Alex Behrman and Steven Hammersmith, all of Defiance. Ushers were Devon Williams and Tommy Stephens, both of Defiance. The ring bearer was Kable Keber, of Defiance.
A reception for more than 750 people was held following the ceremony at the Ridgeville Legion Hall.
The bride is a graduate of Defiance High School and Defiance College, with a major in business administration and a minor in marketing. She is a homemaker.
The groom is a graduate of Tinora High School and Ohio State University, with a major in business administration. He is employed by Stykemain Buick GMC, Defiance.
For their honeymoon, the couple spent a week in Punta Cana, in the Dominican Republic.
The couple resides in Defiance.
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