The bride, who was escorted by her parents, wore an ivory Casablanca gown, which featured a sweetheart neckline and fit and flare skirt both of which were adorned with beads, crystals and silver embroidery and was highlighted with crystal covered satin buttons along the back of the gown and train. She wore a pearl and crystal tiara along with a veil accented with pearls and crystals. She carried a bouquet white Gerber daises, hot pink roses and white calla lilies.
Wearing aqua colored dresses and carrying clutch bouquets of hot pink roses, Gerber daises and white calla lilies were matrons of honor, sister of the bride, Maureen Dongelewic of Clifton Park, N.Y., and Sonia Alfeld of Canfield. Bridesmaids were Julie Robinson of Spring, Texas, and Carol Shaffer of Minneaplis, both friends of the bride. Wearing white dresses with aqua sashes were flower girls Stella Brown, niece of the groom, and Keira Dongelewic, godchild and niece of the bride. Ring bearer was Jack Brown, godchild and nephew of the groom.
Bestman was Sam Springer of Norwalk, and groomsmen were Benjamin Gammie of Phoenix, Shawn Benedetti of Findlay and Michael Leimeister of Columbus, all friends of the groom.
The bride graduated summa cum laude from Youngstown State University with a bachelor of science degree in middle childhood education and has a master of teaching degree from the University of Findlay. She is a seventh grade mathematics teacher in Fostoria Community School district.
The groom earned a degree in civil engineering from Ohio Northern University and his master’s degree in business administration from Bowling Green University. He is an engineer for Marathon Oil in Findlay.
The couple traveled to the Sandals resort in St. Lucia for their honeymoon and they currently make their home in Findlay.
KATIE M. WINGARD and JOSHUA R. GOODWIN