Mr. and Mrs. Corey and Veronica Smith

Mr. and Mrs. Corey and Veronica Smith

AKRON — Veronica Justine Waite and Corey Jackson Smith of Akron, were united in marriage Oct. 15, 2016, at Gervasi Vineyard in Canton with the Rev. Timothy Paroz officiating.

Music was provided by Beach Boyz Entertainment for the ceremony that followed a color theme of winery/plum, blush and ivory.

The bride is the daughter of Ron and Debbie Waite of Salem. The groom is the son of Clark and Kim Smith of Port Charlotte, Fla.

Escorted by her father, the bride’s gown was blush in color with ivory lace overlay. The mermaid-style gown featured an illusion neckline with an open back and medium-length train and was embellished with pearl and sequin accents with a blush flowered belt.

She carried an overflowing garden arrangement with greenery and plum, blush and ivory flowers, including several succulents.

Maid of honor was Melissa Santorelli from Cleveland. Flower girls were Taylor Loedding of East Liverpool, cousin of the bride, and Braelynn Smith of Port Charlotte, niece of the groom.

Bridesmaids were Stephanie Szabat of West Palm Beach, Fla., Olivia Myers of Beloit, Malissa Vernon of Akron and Emily Doty of Tampa, Fla.

Serving as best man was Mat Rohan of Tampa.

Groomsmen were Collin Smith of Port Charlotte, brother of the groom; C.J. McGrain of Port Charlotte, brother-in-law of the groom; Dan Russel of Tampa; and Anthony Juda of Los Angeles, Calif.

A reception honoring the couple was held immediately following the ceremony at Gervasi Vineyard. Special guests were the groom’s grandparents, Paul and Beth Stone of Port Charlotte.

The new Mrs. Smith is a 2006 graduate of Salem High School and a 2011 graduate of the University of Akron. She is employed with Full Spectrum Marketing in Kent.

Her husband is a 2006 graduate of Charlotte High School in Punta Gorda, Fla., and a 2011 graduate of the University of South Florida, Tampa. He is employed with Lighthouse Insurance in Independence.

The couple resides in Akron.


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