XMINERAL RIDGE -- Vows were exchanged during a 2:30 p.m. ceremony July 2 as Lauren Hamilton, 1474 Sargas St., Columbus, and Bradley Smith, 54 Village Gate Blvd., Delaware, were married at St. Mary Church by the Rev. Richard Murphy.
A reception was held at Ciminero's Banquet Center in Niles for the daughter of Larry and Dawn Hamilton, 1716 Warner Court, and the son of Roger and Diane Smith, 111 W. Washington St., Norwalk. After a honeymoon in Hawaii, the couple live at 8040 Schoolside Drive, Westerville.
The bride's strapless satin gown was embellished with bugle beads and featured an asymmetrical waistline and corset back.
Red gowns were worn by Courtney Hamilton, the bride's sister and honor attendant, and the bridesmaids, Lee Ann Cannistra, Carrie Seachrist, Mandy Minick and the groom's sister, Teresa Smith. Junior bridesmaid was Katie Hamilton, and flower girl was Becky Hamilton, her cousins.
Best man was Luke Pascute, and groomsmen were Troy Bornhorst, Brent Moffitt, Chris Gabriel and the groom's brothers, Marc and Ken Smith.
The bride holds bachelor's degrees in biology and secondary education from Youngstown State University and a master's in environmental safety and health management from the University of Findlay. She is a teacher at Hilliard Davidson High School. The groom graduated from YSU with a bachelor's in mathematics and from Ohio State University with a master's in education. He is a teacher at Highland High School in Sparta.

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