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Kelsie Jo Ray becomes bride of Nicholas Lee Markijohn

January 15, 2012
Salem News

Kelsie Jo Ray and Nicholas Lee Markijohn were united in marriage at an afternoon ceremony on June 25 at the Berlin Center United Methodist Church. The Rev. Russell Libb officiated.

The bride is the daughter of David and Karen Ray of Leetonia. The bridegroom is the son of Cindy Markijohn and Philip Markijohn of Canfield.

Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white satin A-line gown with embroidered cap sleeves, chiffon split front overlay, and a chapel train. She completed her ensemble with a double veil and carried a bouquet of hot pink, yellow and white gerber daisies.

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Kelsi Garwood and Sara Schill served as matron and maid of honor, respectively, wearing floor-length gowns of horizon blue. In matching gowns were bridesmaids Lisa Markijohn, sister of the bridegroom; Kasey Baker, the bride's cousin; and Rachael Chiles and Heather Buckner. Kailey Baker, the bride's cousin, was flower girl.

The bridegroom's brother, Jason Markijohn, served as best man. Groomsmen were Billy Snowden, Danny Cain, Nick Sanders, and Luke Srock, and Barren Ray, the bride's brother. Ring bearer duties were performed by Gizmo, the bridegroom's.

Guests were registered by Alli Stoy and bulletins distributed by Josh and Jake Stoy. Readings were given by Kasey Baker and Nick Sanders.

An evening reception followed at St. Mary's Assumption Social Center in Youngstown.

For their honeymoon, the couple went on a Caribbean cruise to Nassau, St. Thomas, and St. Maarten. They also traveled to Stone Mountain in Georgia and visited family in Florida and North Carolina.

The bride is a 2004 graduate of Crestview High School and a 2009 graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor of Science in education. She is a second-grade teacher at Buckeye Elementary School in Salem.

Her husband is a 2004 graduate of Western Reserve High School. He received a Bachelor's degree in business from Kent State University in 2011. He is currently employed by Warren Construction.

The couple resides in Leetonia.



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