St. Paul the Apostle Church in New Middletown was the setting on May 15 for the spring wedding of Matthew J. Paullin and his bride, Jamie L. Kelly.
The Rev. Nicholas Shori officiated at the 2:30 p.m. ceremony that united the daughter of William and Barbara Kelly of Boardman and the son of Lane Paullin and Kristal Paullin of Ashland. A reception was held in their honor at Mr. Anthony's Banquet Center in Boardman that evening.
The bride wore a Maggie Sottero one-piece strapless A-line gown with a corset back and a semi-cathedral train. The sweetheart neckline was accented with tulle and a delicately placed brooch, and the rich lace overlay was ornamented with Swarovski crystals, glass beads and bugle beads. A silver tiara with Swarovski crystals and a scalloped veil topped her ensemble. She carried a bouquet of white calla lilies, and pink and white baby roses.
Mint green tea-length dresses were worn by maid of honor Brandy Kelly, sister of the bride, and bridesmaids Michelle Sinkus, Sara Loveland, Nicole Conti, Myriah Moorhead, Joy Huber, Nicole Lester and Katie Hosler, all friends of the bride, and Michelle Paullin, sister of the groom.
Serving as best man for the groom was his friend, Travis Usher. His groomsmen included his friends Dustin Hosler, Chad Fogle, Jeremy Riehm, Adam Belmonte, Jonathon Krezeczowski, Nathan Glorioso, Ryan Strzalka, and Otto Fricke, who traveled from Germany.
The bride graduated from Kent State University with a master's degree in speech-language pathology. She is a speech-language pathologist at Nordonia Hills City School District.
The groom graduated from Youngstown State University with a bachelor's of science in business administration degree with a major in marketing management. A former YSU track and cross-country runner, he prepared for the wedding by doing a 20-mile run the morning of the wedding while two of his groomsmen rode their bikes next to him. He is a landlord and is a foreman with Paullin's Driveway Sealing.
They have made their home in Berea.
MR. and MRS. MATTHEW J. PAULLIN