Ditto, Rohrs exchange vows in Nashville

Published 1:01 am Sunday, November 27, 2011

Allen Ditto and Jenna Rohrs were married at 4 p.m. Oct. 9, 2011, at the beautiful Scarritt-Bennett Chapel in downtown Nashville, Tenn., surrounded by family and friends. The Rev. Peter Marcis of Napoleon, Ohio, officiated at the double-ring ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Jim and Deb Rohrs of Napoleon. The groom is the son of Jim and Paula Ditto of Hernando, formerly of Vicksburg.

Given in marriage by her parents, the bride was escorted by her father as the “Bridal March” was played on the 100-year-old pipe organ by organist Jennie Smith of Nashville.

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The bride wore a white taffeta, side-draped gown with beaded lace featuring a corset back and chapel-length train completed by a fingertip tulle veil. She carried a garden-gathered bouquet of white lilies, lapis calla lilies, lavender field flowers and decorative grass.

Maid of honor was Amy Hammitt of Woodville, Ohio. Matron of honor was Christine Espinoza of Weston, Ohio. Bridesmaids were Dr. Jessica Ditto, sister of the groom, of Nashville; Allanna Donovan of San Diego, Calif.; and Stephie Lough of Murfreesboro, Tenn.

The attendants wore lapis chiffon gowns in three complementary styles with sterling initialed necklaces, gifts from the bride. They carried nosegays of orange tiger lilies; white, cognac and lapis lilies; and decorative grass.

Flower girls were Madelyn Franz of Napoleon and Ava McBride of Nashville. Their white taffeta dresses featured spaghetti straps and tiered ballroom ruffled skirts with sashes of lapis and cognac. They wore white floral halos and carried natural baskets with cognac rose petals.

The groom’s father and John McBride of Nashville served as best men. Groomsmen were Robert Bull of Castalian Springs, Tenn.; Michael Kosciolek of Gallatin, Tenn.; and Jeremy Rohrs, brother of the bride, of Boston, Mass.

Ushers were Mallory Graham of Winston-Salem, N.C.; Joel Nelson of Austin, Minn.; and Kimble Slaton of Vicksburg.

The bride’s mother wore a black, floor-length sheath with a fabric rosette at the shoulder. The groom’s mother wore a dress ensemble of lightly-beaded topaz peau-de-soie with a matching jacket.

Jenna and Allen lit the unity candle as country music star Martina McBride sang “Let It Be Me,” accompanied by pianist Jim Medlin. The congregation recited “The Lord’s Prayer” to complete the ceremony. The couple and wedding party exited to “The Rejoicing.”

En route to the reception at the Hilton Garden Inn ballroom, the wedding party toured downtown Nashville at dusk on a trolley provided by the groom.

The reception was fashioned in a backstage-party theme. Delaney McBride and Emma McBride distributed “backstage” lanyards.

After a honeymoon in Jamaica, the couple will reside in Nashville. The bride is a lighting technician at Bandit Lite and is presently on her third tour with country music artist Jason Aldean. The groom, former executive producer of the Miss Mississippi Pageant, is an audio engineer at John and Martina McBride’s Blackbird Studios and accompanies Martina on tours as an audio engineer and set crew member.

Rehearsal dinner

On the eve of the wedding, the groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at Morton’s Steakhouse in downtown Nashville.