Stacey Michelle Utrup and Michael Ryne Benton were united in marriage on Sept. 14, 2013, in an outdoor ceremony at Diller Manor in Ottawa, Judge Michael Borer, godfather of the groom, officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Chris and Jill Utrup of Delphos. The groom is the son of Kevin and Lisa Benton of Leipsic.
Nuptial music was provided by the Lima Symphony Orchestra String Trio.
Matron of honor was Stephanie Schmit of Washington, D.C., sister of the bride.
Bridesmaids included Mandy Bosiljevac of Bluffton, sister of the groom; Carrie Foreman of Leipsic, sister of the groom; Roxanne Unterbrink of Delphos, sister-in-law of the bride; Lauren Utrup of Ada, cousin of the bride; and Dana Maag and Kayla Nuveman of Leipsic, friends of the couple.
Lucy Foreman of Leipsic and Ellijana Bosiljevac of Bluffton, nieces of the groom, were flower girls.
Aubrey Donathan of Leipsic, daughter of the bride, was the miniature bride.
Best man was Ross Benton of Leipsic, brother of the groom.
Groomsmen included Andy Bosiljevac of Bluffton and Andy Foreman of Leipsic, brothers-in-law of the groom; Todd Utrup of Delphos, brother of the bride; Ryan Schmit of Washington, D.C., brother-in-law of the bride; and Phil Niese of Athens and Ricky Moyer of Bowling Green, friends of the couple.
Grandparents of the couple are Bill and Marie Swick, Ed Utrup and the late Ruth Utrup, Eleanore Allen and the late Richard Allen, the late Donald Luersman and the late William and Lucille Benton.
Immediately following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Fogle Center in Leipsic.
The couple honeymooned in Chicago and resides in Leipsic.
The bride is a graduate of St. John’s High School and is an independent Thirty-One consultant.
The groom is a graduate of Leipsic High School and is a foreman for CSX Railroad.