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Colleen Allison Lora weds Neil Scott Clark

May 15, 2011
Salem News

Colleen Allison Lora and Neil Scott Clark were united in marriage in a double-ring ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 18 at Naples United Church of Christ in Naples, Fla.

The bride is the daughter of Twila and Ramon Lora of Salem.

The Rev. Catherine O'Connell officiated. Music was provided by Dr. Becky Weise on organ, vocalist Karen Bonnell, violinist Geoff Day and cello John Marcy.

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The bride was escorted by her father, and given in marriage by her mother and father.

Her alencon lace A-Line gown featured a v-neck, keyhole back , satin ribbon sash and pearl and crystal brooch. The gown was designed by Jim Hjelm. The cathedral-length veil was custom designed by Sara Gabriel and featured alencon lace edging with a "C" monogram. She wore a pearl and crystal headpiece by Toni Frederici.

The bride carried a bouquet of taupe and ivory roses, pale pink peonies and hydrangeas. She also carried the same family Bible that her mother carried when she married her father 50 years ago.

Bridesmaids were Diane Lora Mullen of Millersburg, the bride's sister; Lesa Herold of Dublin, Ohio, Brittany Clark of Dublin, the bridegroom's daughter.

The flower girl was Allison Mullen of Millersburg, the bride's niece.

The best man was Mitchell Clark of Dublin, the bridegroom's son.

Ushers included Douglas McMarlin and Nicholas Sandru, both of Columbus.

Approximately 90 guests attended the reception at the Ritz Carlton Beach Resort in Naples, Fla.

Guest book attendant was Elizabeth Jones.

Following their honeymoon to Maui, the couple resides in New Albany, Ohio and Naples, Fla.

The bride is a graduate of Salem High School and Youngstown State University with a bachelor's degree. She is the owner of Colleen Lora Designs and a consultant with Grant Street Consultants.

The bridegroom graduated from Cleveland Central Catholic and Ohio University with a bachelor's degree in political science and psychology, and a master's degree in political science and public administration. He is a political consultant, lobbyist and managing partner of Grant Street Consultants.

The couple's special guests were the bridegroom's Aunt Bea and Uncle Joseph Lattuca from Adrian, Mich.; and his sister: Dennielle Kartalia of Lisle, Ills.

The bride's parents were surprised when the couple presented them with a cake to commemorate their 50th wedding anniversary year.



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