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Renee Kirby exchanges vows with Benjamin Swallow

November 4, 2012
Salem News

Renee Kirby and Benjamin Swallow exchanged wedding vows at 2:30 p.m. May 19 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Youngstown. The Rev. Ronald Spore officiated at the couple's double-ring ceremony.

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

The bride is the daughter of David and Sharon Kirby of Tiffin. The bridegroom is the son of Larry and Carol Swallow of Salem.

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Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an ivory gown with a ruched, fitted bodice and a sweetheart neckline. The skirt was enhanced with ruffles of organza swirled along with ivory feathers. A feather broach adorned the gown where the bodice and skirt met. She wore the same broach in her hair attached to a birdcage veil and carried a bouquet of light pink peonies, ivory roses, hypericum berries accented with ivory feathers.

The attendants wore charcoal gray chiffon dresses of their choice. Each carried a bouquet of light pink peonies, pink and lime green roses and hypericum berries.

Laura Sebulsky of Lebanon was her sister's matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Nicole Fruth of Columbia, S.C., Kelly Priem of Mason and Crystal Cline of Hartville; and Carrie Babitsky of Hudson, the bridegroom's sister.

Flower girls were Katie Babitksy of Hudson, the bridegroom's niece; Emma and Alivia Kirby of Tiffin and Mara Sebulsky of Lebanon, all nieces of the bride.

Jackson and Mason Babitsky of Hudson, the bridegroom's nephews, were ring bearers.

Bobby Swallow of Cranberry Township, Pa., was his brother's best man.

Groomsmen were Adam Biery of Beaufort S.C., Craig Vavrock of Ravenna, Jerrod Grove and Jeff Grove of Akron, Ethan Gigler of Edgewater, N.J.; J.F. Babitsky of Hudson, the bridegroom's brother-in-law; Craig Kirby of Tiffin, the bride's brother; and Rick Sebulsky of Lebanon, the bride's brother-in-law.

The bride, a 2001 graduate of Columbiana High School, graduated in 2005 from Ohio University and in 2009 from Kent State University with a doctorate degree in audiology. She is employed by Phonak as a territory sales manager/audiologist.

The bridegroom graduated in 1999 from West Branch High School and in 2004 from Geneva College. He is employed as an assistant vice president by PNC's Private Client Group.

Honoring the bride with miscellaneous showers were her sister and mother at T.J. Willie's in April and her sister-in-law and mother-in-law at Das Dutch Haus in Columbiana in March.

A rehearsal dinner was held at Steamers Stonewall Tavern in North Lima.

Following a honeymoon to Sandals, St. Lucia, the couple resides in Poland.



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