Holtsberry/ Whitman Wedding


Chelsea Holtsberry and Joel Whitman were married June 22, 2013 at St. John Lutheran Church, Sherwood, by Pastor Mark DeLassus.

Parents of the bride are Mark and Lisa Holtsberry, of Paulding. Parents of the groom are Bruce and Kara Whitman, of Payne.

Nuptial music was performed by Kelley Phillips and Myra Guilford. Ceremony scripture reading was shared by the bride's aunt and godmother, Linda Wirtner.

For her wedding gown, the bride wore a classic diamond white, A-line silhouette gown made of bridal satin. The dress was adorned in decorative pearls, appliques, and lace, complimenting the chapel train and mantilla veil.

The wedding bouquet was composed of coral, soft pink, and white garden and sweet heart roses arranged in nosegay. The wedding colors were coral, gold, and white.

Attending the bride as maid of honor was Lauren Holtsberry, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Emily Whitman and Ashley Elston, sisters of the groom; Kara Knepper and Becky Ruble, both friends of bride.

Jr. Bridesmaid was Abigail Welly, cousin of the bride.The flower girls were Ava Elston, niece of the groom, Emma Stouffer, cousin of the bride, and Mia Ringger, cousin of the bride.

Serving the groom as best man was Ryan Whitman, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Nathan Holtsberry, brother of the bride; Joel Elston, brother-in-law of the groom; Jarrod Childs and Riley Linder, both friends of the groom.

Jr. Groomsman was Reese Etzler, cousin of the groom. The ringbearer was Wyatt Coomer, cousin of the groom.

Ceremony guest registrant was Ashley Schulz, cousin of the bride. Ceremony programs were given by the groom's cousins Samantha Etzler and Kynsie Etzler.

Serving as ushers were Bobby Schulz, the bride's cousin; Craig Pullen, the groom's cousin; Clint Reinhart and Adam Miller, both friends of the groom.

The bride has a master's degree in occupational therapy from the University of Findlay, Ohio. She is an occupational therapist at the Community Memorial Hospital, Hicksville and Paulding County Hospital, Paulding.

The groom has an associate's degree in business management from Northwest State Community College, Archbold, Ohio. He is deputy auditor at the Paulding county courthouse.

A reception for 450 guests was held at the Knight of Columbus, Defiance.

The couple traveled to St. Petersburg Beach, Florida for their honeymoon.

The couple resides in Payne, Ohio.

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