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Lauren Ostberg & Ben Taylor

Lauren Ostberg and Ben Taylor

Lauren Ostberg and Ben Taylor

Benjamin F. Taylor and Lauren C. Ostberg were married on May 17 at the Monclova Country Church on the grounds of the Wolcott House Museum complex in Maumee, Ohio. The groom is the son of Henry Taylor of Ivy and Clover Carroll of Crozet. The bride is the daughter of John and Mary Ostberg of Maumee, Ohio. Ben and Lauren met at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, which was well represented at the ceremony. Mary Claire Walsh, Lauren’s college roommate, officiated and Fritz Per Clausen, Ben’s college roommate, was his best man. Groomsmen included Michael Scott Nelson and Mark Gaya, Ben’s brother-in-law. Lauren’s cousin, Elizabeth Reagan, served as the maid of honor, and Stacey Moritz served as bridesmaid. Ben’s sister, Lydia Taylor Gaya, was escorted by Lauren’s brother, Nicholas Ostberg. Amy Strieter and Kaelin Alexander contributed poetry to the ceremony, and Lauren’s brother, Daniel Ostberg, served as ring bearer.

The rehearsal dinner, hosted by Clover & Henry, was held at Byblo’s Mediterranean Restaurant in Toledo. An informal reception followed the ceremony at the WW Knight Nature Preserve in Perrysburg. The bride and groom enjoyed a delightful honeymoon in Italy, incuding a hike of the Cinque Terre. They reside in Nashville, Tennessee, where Lauren attends law school at Vanderbilt University and Ben is completing his Ph.D. in electronic music and digital media at Louisiana State University.

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