Emily Sarah Hawthorne and Braeden Michael O’Connell were united in marriage at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, at River City Ale Works in Wheeling. The Rev. Barry Taylor officiated the ceremony.
Parents of the bride are Marge Rizzardi Hawthorne of St. Clairsville and Wayne and Maria Hawthorne of St. Clairsville.
Parents of the groom are Tracey and William O’Connell of St. Clairsville.
Andrea Timko was maid of honor. Travis Smith served as best man.
Other attendants were Sarah Westlake, Brooke O’Connell, Tabatha Hawthorne, Michelle Maffe, Ellie LeMasters, Jacob Hawthorne, Chase Maffe, Anthony DePasquale, Matt Riffle, Bobby Barsch, Lily Hall and Chance Maffe.
The bride is a 2011 graduate of St. John Central High School, Bellaire. She is completing a bachelor’s degree in accounting at DeVry University.
The groom is a 2011 graduate of St. John Central High School. He is serving in the Navy and currently is deployed overseas.
The couple hopes to be reunited sometime within the next year.