Wallace – Olton

STEUBENVILLE – Valerie Lynn Wallace and Eric F. Olton were united in marriage on June 28 during a 3:30 p.m ceremony at First Westminster Presbyterian Church in Steubenville. The Rev. Jason Elliott officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Pete and Jane Wallace of Steubenville.

The groom is the son of Michelle Olton of Steubenville and Frank Olton of Yorkville.

The bride was escorted to the altar by her father. She wore a strapless sweetheart neckline gown featuring an elongated bodice, jewel encrusted neckline and multi-tiered skirt with a semi-cathedral train. She carried a bouquet of calla lilies accented with stephanotis, crystals and lockets of the couple’s grandparents.

Nicole Wallace of Steubenville, sister of the bride, was the maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Amanda Crissinger of Brilliant, cousin of the bride; Amanda Ramsey of Aurora; and Cherie Ramsey of Richmond. Junior bridesmaid was Jaclin Hedmond of Follansbee.

David Dohnal of South Euclid, cousin of the groom, was the best man. Groomsmen were Brian Smith of Flushing; Nick Saggio of Wintersville; and Michael Crissinger of Brilliant, cousin of the bride.

Isabella Dohnal of South Euclid, goddaughter of the groom, and Brooklyn Saggio of Wintersville, were the flower girls. Shane Scharfenberg of Brilliant, cousin of the bride, was the ring bearer.

A reception was held at the Holiday Inn in Weirton.

The bride is a 2002 graduate of Steubenville High School and a 2007 graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville with a bachelor of science degree in early childhood education. In 2012, she earned her master of arts in teaching at Grand Canyon University. She is employed by Steubenville City Schools as a second-grade teacher.

The groom is a 1998 graduate of SHS. He is a 2004 graduate of Jefferson Community College with an associate degree in computer information systems.

In 2005, he also earned an associate degree in business management from JCC. He is employed by McKesson Patient Care Solutions as a product return and adjustment specialist.

The couple live in Wintersville.


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