Kenneth Blake Cookson and Courtney Beth Odle were united in marriage on Jan. 21, 2012, in a candle-lit ceremony held at Mon Ami Winery, Catawba Island, Ohio, with the Reverend Clint Hayslett officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Joyce Winters of Port Clinton and Rick Odle of Portsmouth. The groom is the son of Linda Endrizzi of Negley, Ohio.
Given in marriage by her parents, the bride wore a custom strapless gown enhanced by a lace overlay. The lace had scalloped edging that flared into a chapel-length train. Her shoulder-length veil was edged in crystals and pearls, which were also incorporated in her bouquet of vintage-style amnesia roses.
Jillian Sims, college friend of the bride served as Matron of Honor. Serving as Best Man was Jason Park, army friend of the groom. Miss Audrianna Dusseau, niece of the couple, was the flower girl. Nephews of the couple, Christian Kleek and Grayson Dusseau served as ring
bearers. Sisters of the bride, Heather Dusseau and Erica Kleek were readers. Piano was played by Michael Whitty. College friend of the bride, Tenessa George, performed vocals and guitar.
Following the wedding, a cocktail hour and dinner were held at The Historic Island House Inn in Port Clinton, Ohio. Michael Whitty provided music during the reception.
The bride is a graduate of Portsmouth High School and the University of Rio Grande. She is an elementary school teacher and the varsity cheerleading coach for the Circleville City School district.
The groom is a graduate of Circleville High School and the Southern Ohio Police Training Institute. He is employed as a Defensive Designated Marksman for the U.S. Department of State as well as a Deputy with the Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office.
The couple just returned from their honeymoon in St. Thomas and now resides in Ashville, Ohio.