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Eric and Carly Jay


Carly Michelle Gray and Eric Thomas Jay, both of Fort Wayne, were married on Saturday, April 12, 2014.

The outdoor ceremony was performed at 4:30 p.m. by Pastor Matt Carder at the Orchard Ridge Country Club, Fort Wayne. Music was provided by Michael Lapp, Fort Wayne.

Parents of the couple are Jeffrey and Jill Gray and Stanley and Judy Jay, all of Fort Wayne.

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Adam and Allie Ross

Allison Kay Smith and Adam Paul Ross were married in an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, September 21, 2013.

The three o’clock wedding took place at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ege. Officating the ceremony was Father Jacob Meyer.

Parents of the couple are Peggy and the late Richard Smith, Fort Wayne and Terry and Candi Ross, Churubusco.

Serving as her sister’s maid of honor was Amanda Smith, Fort Wayne. Bridesmaids were Merissa Runyon, cousin of the bride, Fort Wayne; Kelli Kirchner, sister of the groom, Columbia City; and friends of the bride, Stephani Chavez, Fort Wayne; Rachel Weldon, Columbia City and Liz Szucs, Noblesville.

Junior bridesmaids were cousins of the bride, Olivia Runyon and Alyssa Runyon, Fort Wayne.

Flower girls were Grace Runyon, cousin of the bride, Fort Wayne and Ella Kirchner, niece of the groom, Columbia City.

Serving as best man was Chad Stillwell, friend of the groom, Churubusco. Groomsmen were Erich Smith, friend of the groom, Churubusco; Josh Kirchner, brother-in-law of the groom, Columbia City; Brad Sonner, friend of the groom, Waynedale; Justin Berghoff, friend of the groom, Churubusco and Alex Smith, brother of the bride, Fort Wayne.

Ring bearers were Nick Runyon, cousin of the bride, Fort Wayne and Austin Kirchner, nephew of the groom, Columbia City.

Seating the guests were ushers Jon McCoy, friend of the bride, Fort Wayne and Kyle Plummer, cousin of the groom, Huntertown.

Readers were Craig Traxler, uncle and godfather of the groom, Fort Wayne and Alyssa Runyon and Olivia Runyon.

A reception was held at The Shiloh in Fort Wayne.

The couple traveled to Maui for their honeymoon and are now at home in Fort Wayne.

Allie is a graduate of Wayne High School and University of St. Francis. She is employed by Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Adam is a graduate of Churubusco High School and Vincennes University. He is employed by C&A Tool Engineering, Churubusco.

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Nicholas and Whitney Collinson

Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas CollinsonWhitney Megan Knollman and Nicholas James Peter Collinson were married October 8, 2011 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Fort Wayne. The 1 p.m. ceremony was officiated by Father Jason Freiburger.

Whitney is the daughter of David and Jeannie Knollman of Fort Wayne. The groom is the son of Peter Collinson and the late Jane Collinson of Beaconsfield, England.

Maid of honor was Dr. Hayley Knollman, sister of the bride, of St. Louis, Missouri. Bridesmaids were Lindsey Arnold, Eryn O’Neill, Abby Walters, Amy McManama and Danielle Goldberg, all friends of the bride. Flower girls were Eve Collinson, cousin of the groom, and Paige Busick, cousin of the bride.

Best man was Ashley Mason, friend of the groom, of London, England. Groomsmen were Corbin Knollman, brother of the bride, and Nick Barr, David Jamieson, and Andy Williamson, all friends of the groom, from England.  The page boy was Caden Staub, cousin of the bride.

Following a wedding reception in the ballroom at the Grand Wayne Center, the couple spent their honeymoon in Australia and the Fiji Islands.

The bride is a graduate of Carroll High School and Purdue University. She is employed as a registered nurse at New York Presbyterian Hospital. The groom graduated from the Royal Grammar School and the London School of Economics and is a Vice President at Morgan Stanley in New York City. They live in New York City.

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Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Vander Valk

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Vander ValkMolly Kaye Sheehan and Christopher Paul Vander Valk were married on March 24, 2012 in Covington, Kentucky at Drees Pavillion.

Molly is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael T. Sheehan of Fort Wayne. She is a graduate of IPFW with a degree in radiology and is working at Mercy Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Christopher is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Vander Valk of Loudon, Tennessee. He received a masters degree from Virginia Tech in engineering. Chris is working for the U.S. Government in Cincinnati.

The couple honeymooned in Cancun, Mexico. They are residing in West Chester, Ohio.

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Nathan and Joy Ainslie

Nathan and Joy Ainslie

Joy Johnson, Churubusco and Nathan Ainslie, Ossian, were married on Saturday, December 10, 2011.
The couple exchanged vows at 3:30 p.m. at Ceruti’s Summit Park in Fort Wayne, with Pastor Sherri Long presiding over the ceremony.

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