PAULDING — Julie Leanne Koenn and Tyler Lee Arend were united in marriage on June 6, 2014, at Divine Mercy Catholic Catholic Church in Paulding. Father Matthew Frisbee performed the ceremony.
Parents of the couple are Bill and Rainell Koenn of Cecil, and David and Joanna Arend of Paulding.
Nuptial music was presented by Janet Miller, Mari Ivan, Diane Goyings, Nick and Cassie Jo Arend, Randy and Judy Robinett, Greg White, and Laurel, Nancy and Terry Wehrkamp.
The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore an ivory Mori Lee gown featuring a glitter infused edging that trimmed the curved strapless sweetheart neckline, a pleated taffeta waistband detail at the empire waist with a floral-motif beaded appliqué detail and embellished with embroidered appliqués on net throughout, with a chapel-length train. She carried a bouquet of ivory roses, hydrangea and ranunculus.
Maid of honor was Jackie Koenn, cousin of the bride, of Cecil. Bridesmaids were Kara Suffel of Columbus, friend of the bride; Jill Streicher and Jami Sullivan, Continental, sisters of the bride; Jodi Griffith, Cecil, sister of the bride; Emily Alles, Huntington, Ind., friend of the bride; Kayla Parr, Noblesville, Ind., friend of the bride; Michelle Stoops and Mallorie Schon, Fort Wayne, friends of the bride; and Jackie Noe, Hilliard, sister of the groom.
Flower girls were Becca Sullivan, niece and Goddaughter of the bride; and Giselle Arend, niece of the groom.
Ring bearers were Joey Griffith, nephew of the bride and Godson of the couple; and Grady Arend, nephew of the groom.
Andrew Mott, Cincinnati, friend of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen were Steven Powell of Loveland, Garret Stoller and Spencer Keith of Kent, Jake Dooley of Mason, Danny Gress of Englewood and Luke Wollet of Poland, Ohio, all friends of the groom; Shaun Arend of Toledo and Scott Arend of Paulding, brothers of the groom; and Jason Koenn of Cecil, brother of the bride.
Ushers were Jake Griffith of Cecil, Dan Sullivan of Continental and Jordan Streicher of Continental, brothers-in-law of the bride, and Sean Noe of Hilliard, brother-in-law of the groom.
Following the ceremony, a reception for 450 guests was held at the Defiance Knights of Columbus Hall.
The couple honeymooned in Ft. Myers, Fla., for one week. They now reside in Harlan, Ind.
The new Mrs. Arend, a 2008 graduate of Paulding High School, received a bachelor of nursing from St. Francis in 2012. In 2014, she received a master of science in nursing, FNP and is a nurse practitioner at Lutheran Medical Group.
Her husband is a 2009 graduate of Paulding High School and a 2013 graduate of Kent State University with a bachelors degree in exercise science. He is a teacher at Paulding Exempted Village Schools.