TIFFIN, Ohio -- Joni Autumn Reiser and Dr. Murray Glen Sullivan III were united in marriage during an outdoor ceremony Aug. 18, 2006, at their home near Tiffin with the Rev. Douglas P. DeVos, pastor of the First Christian Church of Tiffin, officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Brad Reiser of Wauseon and the granddaughter of John Orwig of Largo, Fla., and the late Nancy Orwig and Mr. and Mrs. Mathias Reiser.
Parents of the bridegroom are Mr. and Mrs. Murray Sullivan Jr. of Sikeston, Mo., and grandparents are the late Mr. and Mrs. Glen Sullivan Sr. and Mr. and Mrs. Blann Rains.
As guests gathered for the ceremony at the gazebo overlooking Honey Creek and a pond, The Classic Four String Quartet played from inside the gazebo. The quartet also provided music during and after the ceremony.
With candles lit from a single flame to symbolize unity, the mothers of the couple lit a candelabra on each side of the gazebo steps.
The bride was given in marriage by her father at the steps of the gazebo, which was surrounded by red roses and chrysanthemums. She wore an elegant, long gown with a V-neckline accented with lace. The gown had shirred overlays of chiffon across the shoulders and around the waist. She carried a nosegay of red roses.
Sarah Klopfenstein of Archbold, sister of the bride, served as matron of honor, and Murray Sullivan Jr. served his son as best man.
Megan Reiser of Sammamish, Wash., cousin of the bride, was program and guestbook attendant. The wedding program was printed on fans given to the guests.
Cody, the couple's dog, wearing his red-rose boutonniere and a satin ribbon holding the rings around his neck, served his masters as ring bearer.
Ushers were Mike Reiser, brother of the bride, and Dr. Bob Kirksey, friend of the bridegroom. Dr. Bill Kirksey of Tupelo, Miss., friend of the bridegroom, served guests refreshments before the ceremony. Dianne Cook of Bluffton Hospital was in charge of Cody. Dr. Dudley Reiser of Sammamish, uncle of the bride, and Dr. Bill Kirksey were in charge of photography.
Immediately following the ceremony, guests were served hors d'oeuvres prepared by Sharon Schaefer of Wauseon, a family friend, before they traveled to the Pioneer Mill in Tippin for a dinner reception. Helen Smith, neighbor of the couple, served punch.
The couple and wedding party were driven by limousine to the Pavilion of the Pioneer Mill overlooking the Sandusky River for the dinner reception. Adam Phillips of the Bluffton Hospital provided music during the dinner. The wedding cake, adorned with ivory and frosted flowers, was prepared by The Tiffin Bake shop. The couple left the reception by limousine.
Dr. Bob Kirksey provided dinner for the couple and bridegroom's family Aug. 16 at the Pioneer Mill.
A dinner for out-of-town guests and family was hosted by the bridegroom's parents Aug. 17 at Carmella's in Tiffin.
Sullivan is director of emergency medical services at Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center in Bluffton. The new Dr. and Mrs. Sullivan reside near Tiffin.