Courtney Shea Pilch and Cpt. Vito Joseph Abruzzino were united in marriage on July 13 in a sunset beach-side ceremony at Casa Ybel Resort in Sanibel Island, FL.
The bride is the daughter of Louis and Robin Pilch of Salem. The bridegroom's parents are John and Phyllis Abruzzino of Niles.
The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents. Nuptial music was played by a local harpist. A family dinner followed the ceremony at the Thistle Lodge at the resort.
The bride wore an allure ivory gown that was constructed from soft chiffon. The fitted bodice was ruched asymmetrically, while an embroidered one-shoulder strap continued through the dropped waist. Her hair was adorned with a crystal starfish barrette. She carried a bouquet of white hydrangea accented with aqua pearl strands and sprays, along with seashells and a starfish. It was wrapped with aqua satin ribbon and tied with raffia accents.
A reception was held in September at The Links at Firestone Farms in Columbiana. A steel drummer provided cocktail music. The decorative cake and pastries were made by the bride and her mother.
The bride, a graduate of Salem High School, also graduated with a bachelor's of arts degree in psychology from the University of Mount Union and a master's of arts degree in school counseling from Walsh University. The new Mrs. Abruzzino is employed as a school counselor at Boardman Glenwood Middle School.
The bridegroom is a graduate of John F. Kennedy High School and also graduated with a bachelor's of arts degree in history and a doctor of jurisprudence degree from West Virginia University. Cpt. Abruzzino is employed as a judge advocate general for the United States Army stationed at Fort Bragg, NC.
The couple honeymooned in St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands and reside in Columbiana.