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Awad and Alexander wed during August nuptials

December 15, 2011
The Town Crier
Dr. Marie Linda Awad of Canfield and attorney Louis Peter Alexander Jr. were united during their 2:30 p.m. nuptials Aug. 13 at St. Maron Parish in Youngstown. Monsignor Assad Awad, uncle of the bride, officiated at the afternoon ceremony, which was followed by an evening reception at the Maronite Center.

The bride wore an wore an elegant ivory Eve of Milady couture silk gown, which featured a strapless drop-waist bodice with cathedral-length train adorned with pearls, Swarovski crystals and silver embroidery. She wore a matching Eve of Milady veil and crystal tiara, and carried a billowing bouquet of red roses accented with stephanotis.

Her attendants, in floor-length red satin gowns and carrying white roses, included Diana Awad Scrocco, sister of the bride and matron of honor, and maids of honor Jeanine and Michele Awad, also sisters of the bride. Bridesmaids were Sheena Dohar, Cassandra Dohar and Juliette Palusak, cousins of the bride; Dr. Theresa Alexander and Gina Alexander, sisters-in-law of the groom; and friend of the bride Leslie Becker. Wearing ivory dresses with red sashes were flower girls Jaqueline and Jillian Palusak, cousins of the bride.

The best men included brothers of the groom Dr. Kelly Alexander, Michael Alexander and Joseph Alexander. Groomsmen were attorney Marty Desmond and John Desmond, cousins of the groom; Dr. John David Scrocco, brother-in-law of the bride; Michael Dohar, cousin of the bride; and friend of the groom John Scott. Nephews of the groom James and Sean Alexander served as ring bearers.

Dr. Awad-Alexander, daughter of Dr. Mounir and Mrs. Linda Awad of Canfield, graduated from Youngstown State University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in combined sciences. She received her doctor of medicine degree from Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine and is currently a chief resident in general surgery at UPMC Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Attorney Alexander, son of Mrs. Norma Alexander and the late Dr. Louis Alexander Sr., graduated from Miami University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He earned his juris doctorate and master of business administration degrees from Cleveland Marshall College of Law and is employed by the law firm of Blumling & Gusky LLP in Pittsburgh.

The couple honeymooned in Aruba for a week and currently resides in downtown Pittsburgh.

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