Mark Anthony DeSalvo II and his bride, the former Jillian Moreen O’Brien, enjoyed a honeymoon ski trip to the mountains in New York following their wedding Dec. 19, 2009 at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Boardman.
The Rev. Philip Rogers officiated at the 1:30 p.m. ceremony that united the daughter of Richard and Susan O’Brien of Boardman, and the son of Sherri Smidt of Poland and Mark DeSalvo of Boardman. A reception was held in the couple’s honor later that evening at Tippecanoe Country Club in Canfield.
The bride wore a strapless ivory ball gown with a bodice embellished with pearls and lace, along with an organza skirt and cathedral-length train. Her ensemble was topped by a mantilla veil with lace applique edged in pearls. She carried a nosegay of Charlotte and black magic roses. Her attendants wore vintage leaf taffeta ball gowns with sweetheart necklines and carried nosegays of Sahara roses.
Maid of honor for the bride was her cousin, Meghan O’Brien of Columbus. The bridesmaids included Kristan Belak and Allison Dougherty of Boardman, friends of the bride, and Stephanie DeSalvo and Nicole DeSalvo of Boardman, sisters of the groom.
The flower girls were Kendal Calabria of Boardman, friend of the bride, and Zoe Martin of Oviedo, Fla., cousin of the groom. They wore ball gowns of ivory organza with wide taffeta sashes in vintage leaf and carried ivory kissing balls.
Jonathan Poma of Dayton, Ky., cousin of the groom, served as best man. The groomsmen included James Raybuck and Joseph Schraider of Boardman, friends of the groom, and Richie O’Brien and Patrick O’Brien of Boardman, brothers of the bride.
The new Mrs. DeSalvo attended Youngstown State University and graduated from the Jameson Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in New Castle, Pa. She is a registered nurse in the intensive care unit at St Elizabeth Hospital in Boardman.
A veteran of the U.S. Army, Mr. DeSalvo also attended Youngstown State and is a sergeant with the Ohio National Guard.
Following their honeymoon, the couple has made their home in Boardman.