Ballinger/Green wedding

Written by David Green.

Rosanna Green of Morenci and Taylor Ballinger of Richmond, Ky., were united in marriage July 5, 2008, at the First Congregational Church in Morenci. Pastor Tim Pack performed the ceremony.wedding.green.balling.jpg

Madelyn Green, of Morenci, sister of the bride, served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were friends of the bride, Sarah Hoadley of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Leesa Unger of Frankfort, Ky. and Jane Taylor Dunn of Louisville, Ky.; and sister-in-law of the bride, Sarah Morrison Green of Miami, Fla.

Mark Crabeels, of Elyria, Ohio, friend of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen were friends of the groom Erik Diehl of Lockbridge, W.Va. and John DiMatteo of Stamford, Conn.; brother of the bride, Ben Green, of Miami, Fla., and brother of the groom, Mark Agee of Berea, Ky.

Riley Ballinger of Berea, Ky., brother of the groom was ring bearer. Cecilia Sharp of Dayton, Ohio, cousin of the groom, was flower girl.

Special music was provided during the ceremony by Naoko Ishikura and Sybil Diccion.

A reception followed the ceremony at Founder’s Hall at Sauder Village in Archbold, Ohio.

Rosanna is a 2004 Morenci Area High School graduate. She graduated from Berea College in 2008 with a bachelor of arts degree in sociology and minor in peace and social justice studies. She is currently attending the University of New Orleans pursuing a Master’s of Urban and Regional Planning degree. She is the daughter of David Green and Colleen Leddy of Morenci.

Taylor is a 2003 Madison Southern High School graduate. He graduated from Berea College in 2007, with a bachelor of arts degree in speech communication and a minor in history. He is currently employed as a special education teacher in Reserve, La., through the Teach for America program. He is the son of Pat Ballinger of Berea, Ky., and Jackie Collier of Richmond, Ky.

After a honeymoon trip to Vancouver, B.C., the couple has made their home in New Orleans, La.

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