Leah Marie Burke becomes bride of James Robert Coffman III

Leah Marie Burke became the bride of James Robert Coffman III on April 25 in a ceremony performed at the First Church of the Nazarene in East Liverpool.

The bride is the daughter of Todd and Ninette Burke of East Liverpool.

The bridegroom is the son of James and Beverly Coffman Jr. of Leetonia.

Presiding Minister was Dr. Robert Sylvies who officiated the 3:30 p.m. ceremony.

The bride, escorted by her father, wore a white princess style tulle ball gown, covered with lace-up back, side swags and a white waist-length veil. Embroidery and sequins were featured as well as on the train.

She carried a bouquet of white roses with small blue accent roses wrapped in royal blue and white ribbon.

Kristy Collins served her sister as matron of honor wearing a floor-length royal blue gown. In matching gowns, were Alissa Butler and Elisha Garcia who served as bridesmaids.

Flower girls were Ava and Isabella Collins, the bride’s nieces.

The bridegroom wore a Vera Wang collection tuxedo in dark dray.

Bill Beiling performed the duties of best man. Groomsmen were Neil Valentine and Todd Smith, all in matching tuxedos.

The ring bearer was Liam Collins, the bride’s nephew.

A reception followed the ceremony in the ballroom at the Mountaineer Racetrack and Gaming Resort.

The couple honeymooned on the Island of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.

The new Mrs. Coffman is a 2004 graduate of East Liverpool High School and employed as a Cat scan technologist at East Liverpool City Hospital-River Valley Health Partners.

The bridegroom, a 2006 graduate of Leetonia High School, is employed as a wireless sales consultant for Verizon.


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