Hitched

Tyler & Rochelle Sponaugle | Local Wedding Showcase

How did you and your spouse meet, and how long have you been together? “Tyler and I have been together for eight years and married for 10 months. We met in fourth grade when I moved to Mineral City. Despite always living within a mile of one another, we never seemed to cross paths. Fast forward to 2011, after each of us moved to different cities and attended different colleges, we finally connected. 

Nicholas & Kee’Auna Parker | Local Wedding Showcase

How did you and your spouse meet, and how long have you been together? “Nicholas and I met in middle school while attending Middlebranch Middle School. We fell in love with one another and ‘officially’ began dating March 15, 2008. (We come from the era where social media was evolving and it was imperative to provide the exact date because a relationship is not official unless it says so on Facebook, right?!) Since then, we have grown together, along with our love for one another.”

Zach & Jenna Welker | Local Couple Showcase

How did you and your spouse meet, and how long have you been together? “We went to high school together. We never dated throughout high school but always had mutual friends. Jenna went to Ohio University for college, and Zach attended Kent State University. The beginning of Jenna’s junior year, Zach came down with a group of friends to visit for the weekend, and from then on, the rest is history. They dated for about seven and a half years before getting engaged.”

Tips for a perfect first-kiss photo

The first kiss is something to remember. “A first kiss at the end of your wedding ceremony is a totally singular moment in your life. You’ve probably never really kissed in front of an eager crowd before, and it is also such a symbolic beginning of a married life,” said wedding photographer Becca Dilley of Minneapolis-based Becca Dilley Photography.

Real Weddings: Zach & Tara Schlimm

Zach and Tara met through a mutual friend when they were in high school. Zach graduated and finished his first year of college while Tara finished her senior year of high school. About a year after they met when he came home from college, they grew closer and started their journey together. Here, the couple shares their love story.

Where to buy

The Repository
Select Rite Aid Stores
Spee-D Foods
Buehler's Fresh Foods
Fishers Foods, including 44th Street NW, Tuscarawas St. W, Fulton Drive, Lincoln Way E. and Cleveland Ave. NW locations
Aultman Hospital Gift Shop
Mercy Medical Center Gift Shop
Gervasi Vineyard Marketplace
Carpe Diem Coffee Shop, downtown Canton and Belden Village Mall locations
News Depot
Avenue Arts Marketplace
Yum Yum Tree Alliance
Grapes in a Glass