CINCINNATI - They are among the happiest milestones in our lives, so WCPO has decided to share the joy of engagements, weddings and commitment ceremonies around the Tri-State. Find out how you can share your "just hitched" or newly engaged news.
He had her at 'hello'
Just Married: Anthony and Katie D’Angelo
When: August 17, 2013
Where: St. Francis de Sales, Cincinnati
Reception: Hilton Netherlands (Hall of Mirrors), Cincinnati
Maid & Matron of Honor: Jenni Strobel and Jane Schlosser
Best Men: Phil D’Angelo & Michael D’Angelo
Katie Hambleton, daughter of Ross and Sandy Hambleton of Cincinnati, was married on Saturday, August 17 to Anthony D’Angelo, son of Peter and Danette D’Angelo of Chicago.
The pair met in August 2010 at an engagement party for a friend of the bride (matron of honor, Jane Schlosser). The party took place at a bar in Chicago and the two were introduced by Mrs. Schlosser’s groom-to-be.
Mrs. D’Angelo, 30, is an accountant. Her parents are both now retired. Mr. D’Angelo, 31, works in insurance. His father works in commercial real estate and his mother is a florist.
The ceremony took place at St. Francis de Sales, a church the bride was deeply connected to through her history at its neighborhood school, St. Ursula Academy. The bride and groom made efforts to give everyone a place in their ceremony including two of the bride’s nephews as ushers, one as a ring bearer, two of her nieces as flower girls, and one as a junior bridesmaid. On the groom’s side, three of his nieces were flower girls. The pair says that while including all of the children did make the day a bit chaotic, it was also one of the things that made it so special to them.
For the reception, the Hall of Mirrors at the Hilton Netherlands was decorated with plant centerpieces created by the groom’s mother. The couple spent their evening surrounded by family and their closest friends. Near the end of the reception, the band invited the bride and groom to come to the stage and play the last song, handing the groom the microphone and the bride the guitar. Both were quite happy to revel in their few minutes of rock star fame.
The couple says their shared sense of humor keeps their relationship fresh and entertaining. The couple currently lives in Chicago and plans to stay there now that they are married.
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It only took one dance
Just Married: Nick and Erica Schwegman
When: December 14, 2013
Where: St. Ursula Academy, Cincinnati
Reception: Receptions in Fairfield
Maid & Matron of Honor: Allison Cone and Virginia Reynolds
Best Man: Beau Schwegman
Erica Cone, daughter of Eric and Denise Cone of Cincinnati, was married on Saturday, December 14 to Nick Schwegman, son of Don and Sue Schwegman of West Harrison, Ind.
The pair met at a wedding in which they served as best man and main of honor. From the moment they saw one another from across the room, the butterflies grew. Although at first they were too nervous to speak, the groom eventually broke the ice by asking for a dance at the reception. From that moment on the two became inseparable.
Mrs. Schwegman, 25, is a membership manager at Allied Construction Industries. Her father is in sales at Windows Plus and her mother is the director of operations at Bioworks. Mr. Schwegman, 34, is in sales for Stagnaro Distributing. His father is retired and his mother in is travel arrangements at Macy’s.
The ceremony took place at St. Ursula Academy in Cincinnati where guests were carried away into the couple’s very own winter wonderland. Father Dan Anderson officiated. Christmas was the theme of the wedding, and glimpses of red and gold warmed the atmosphere. Even the bride added a touch of sparkle with glittery, gold flats that she wore for the special day. The mass was filled with Catholic traditions including readings geared toward friends with messages of love.
Each program was signed with a special message that read, “From best man and maid of honor to bride and groom, as they walk the aisle of life together.”
The party kicked off at Receptions in Fairfield, where guests arrived to a special slide show of photos documenting the lives of the bride and groom. There was also a photo booth where guests dressed up with props and took their own special photos.
Instead of the usual table numbers, the bride and groom assigned each table with a future anniversary year and invited guests to leave a message for them to open and read on that particular year. In lieu of flowers for the centerpieces,
the couple added a card to each place setting explaining to guests that a donation had been made in their honor to Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy, the Leukemia Lymphoma Society, and the Down Syndrome Association--organizations that are all very dear to the couple.
The couple says it is a shared background of personal values and a supportive nature that each has for the other that led to their fairytale romance. The two plan to stay in the Cincinnati area now that they are married.