Nicole Marotta • Nicholas Merlo


INDEPENDENCE, OHIO

Nicole Marotta of Seven Hills, Ohio, and Nicholas Merlo of Austintown were married at 1 p.m. Aug. 29 at St. Michael Church. It was officiated by the Rev. Pete Colletti. A reception followed at St. Michael Woodside Party Center in Broadview Heights, Ohio.

The parents of the bride are Gino and Mary Marotta of Seven Hills, and the parents of the groom are Lee and Linda Merlo of Austintown.

The bride wore an ivory chiffon, strapless A-line gown.

Gina Horne and Stefanie Kollarits, sisters of the bride, were her honor attendants. Karen Maleski, sister of the groom, and Heather Finklestein were the bridesmaids. Natalie Horne, niece of the bride, was the flower girl. The attendants wore pool-blue dresses.

Jeff Emery served as the best man. Charlie Maleski, brother-in-law of the groom, and Andrew Horne and Matthew Kollarits, brothers-in-law of the bride, were the groomsmen. Braydon Horne, nephew of the bride, and Zayden Maleski, nephew of the groom, were the ring bearers.

Mrs. Merlo graduated from Miami University with a master’s degree and is a microbiologist for Smithfield in Cincinnati.

Mr. Merlo graduated from Youngstown State University with a bachelor’s degree and is an application analyst for the Kroger Company, Cincinnati.

The couple traveled to Italy for their honeymoon and reside in Cincinnati.

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