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Jillian Rose Smith marries Ryan D. Longo

June 16, 2009
Morning Journal News

EAST LIVERPOOL - Jillian Rose Smith became the bride of Ryan David Longo, Dec. 27, 2008, at St. Aloysius Church in a wedding mass officiated by Father Bernard Gaeta.

The bride is the daughter of Richard and MaryAnn Smith, Wellsville.

The groom is the son of Rocco and Beverly Longo, Calcutta.

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Ryan and Jillian Longo

Escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents the bride wore a strapless, ivory, princess line gown with a semi-cathedral train, adorned with a crystal beaded, schiffli lace overlay. The bride carried a hand-tied bouquet of red roses and stephanotis.

Kristin McNicol and Donna Turner, sisters of the bride, served as the matrons of honor. Bridesmaids were Katie Smith, cousin of the bride; Loriann Ace, Olivia Tice, Angela Dallas, Laura Vesco, Sarah Freeman, Stacy Lipowski and Dana Wagner.

Rocco Longo, brother of the groom, served as the best man. The groomsmen were Steven Smith, brother of the bride; Jordan Pegues, Matthew Flanagan, Percy McGhee, Chris Baer, Andrew Davis, Adam Fantone and Timothy Sodo. Ring bearers were Joseph McNicol and Cameron McNicol, nephews of the bride.

Soloist Kristin McNicol provided prelude music, William Hogue cantored the nuptial mass and John Turner, brother-in-law of the bride, accompanied on the organ. Rose Dessler, aunt of the groom, recited the reading and Donna Smith, aunt of the bride, offered the petitions. Programs and favors were distributed by Gage Walls and Marlaina Dessler, cousins of the groom.

A reception followed at The Links at Firestone Farms in Columbiana.

The couple are both graduates of Beaver Local High School and Mount Union College.

The bride is currently attending Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.

The groom is an auditor for Amtrust North America.

Following a honeymoon at Disney World and West Palm Beach, Fla., the couple resides in Parma.



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