St. Bernard Catholic Church in Akron was the setting for the early fall wedding of Stacy N. Yanek and Scot W. Gill. The bride is the daughter of Tom and Janice Yanek, 740 W. Pidgeon Road, Salem. The bridegroom's parents are William and Margaret Gill of Canton.
Father Sean Ralph officiated at the couple's double-ring ceremony at 2 p.m. Sept. 5. Nuptial music was provided by Jim Kintz on the organ accompanied with music selections by "The Classic Touch" strings trio.
The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents. She wore an exquisite white strapless ball gown of luxurious taffeta. The bodice was enhanced by a sweetheart neckline and covered in Venice lace embellished with sequins and crystals with taffeta banding at the waist. The full skirt swirled together in the front forming a rosette with crystals and showed off a peek-a-boo style underskirt, which featured the same Venice lace and crystals as the bodice. The pick-up style overskirt ended in the back with a chapel-length train. Her white, two-tier veil was enhanced with Swarvoski crystals scrolled and dangling along the edge accompanied with a Swarvoski crystal headband. She carried a bouquet with Escimo roses, white dendrobium orchids and stephanotis with rhinestones.
The maids of honor were Alisa LaPlante of Buffalo, N.Y., and Jessica Wells of Columbus.
Bridesmaids included Jayma Wells of Charleston, S.C., Jessica Cosgrove of Charlotte, N.C., Lindsey Violi of Pittsburgh, Courtney Copeland of Canton and Gina LaPlante of Boston, Mass. The two maids of honor appeared in chocolate brown and the bridesmaids in champagne organza gowns with a draped strapless bodice, sweetheart neckline and full tufted skirt. The attendants carried Black Magic, Black Baccara, and purple Cezanne roses with purple dendrobium orchids, and eggplant scabiosa.
The junior bridesmaid, Tia Swallow of Canton, the bridegroom's cousin, was attired in a chocolate brown floor-length dress with a draped V-back with a bow and flower detail at the shoulders of the bodice.
Samantha Frankel was the flower girl who appeared in a white, sleeveless, multi-tiered tea-length dress with a chocolate brown waist sash.
Jayson Bendik of Elyria and Brice Civiello of Columbus were the best men.
Ushers included Greg and Brandon Gill of Canton, the bridegroom's brothers; Steve Vitangeli of Canton, Brian Ruch of Wadsworth, David Forrer of Columbus and Scott Yanek of Leetonia, the bride's brother.
Junior groomsman was Will Frankel. Dylan Roepke served as the ring bearer.
Readers at the ceremony included Christi Arnotto and Kelly Paxson of Salem, and Jordan Pogorelec of Charlotte, N.C.
Approximately 300 guests attended the reception at Landerhaven in Mayfield Heights. Molly Roepke presided at the guest book.
The bride graduated from Salem High School and received a bachelor's of science degree in biology from John Carroll University and an associate's degree in nursing from Aultman College of Nursing. She is an RN at The Cleveland Clinic in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit and is currently receiving her master's in nursing for family nurse practitioner from Kent State.
The bridegroom graduated from Canton Central Catholic and Mount Union College with a bachelor's in business. He received his master's in business administration from Case Western Reserve University and is employed as a business analyst with the Stark Truss Company.
Following their honeymoon in The Turks and Caicos, the couple resides in Copley.