Rashelle Diane Delli-Gatti and Louai Ghaleb Salaita were united in marriage on July 27, 2013, at St. Francis Xavier in downtown Parkersburg. The Rev. Neil Buchlein officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Greg and Angela Delli-Gatti of Parkersburg. She is the granddaughter of the late Robert and Evelyn Delli-Gatti of Parkersburg, and of Frank Dines and Susie Helmick of Parkersburg. She is a 2004 graduate of Parkersburg Catholic High School, majored in biology at West Virginia University, and is a 2011 graduate of West Virginia University School of Dentistry. She is a second year resident at The Ohio State University department of Orthodontics.
The groom is the son of Ghaleb and Sana Salaita of Charleston. He is the grandson of the late Nicola and Aziza Salaita of Madaba, Jordan, and of Saliba and Suad Sannat of Karak, Jordan. He is a 1999 graduate of George Washington High School, a 2004 graduate of the University of Kentucky with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural biotechnology, a 2006 graduate of the University of Arizona with a master’s degree in physiology, and a 2011 graduate of West Virginia University School of Dentristry. He is a third year resident at The Ohio State University department of Prosthodontics.
The bride was escorted by her father. She wore an ivory gown with a sweetheart neckline and tunic bodice with silk dupioni flowered skirt. The back was embellished with buttons and a customized train. She carried a cascading bouquet of white and cream roses, hydrangeas and orchids.
Alek Delli-Gatti, sister of the bride, was the maid of honor. Bridesmaids included sorority sisters, Ashley Shock, Katelin Jackfert and Jordyn Freede, as well as the bride’s cousin, Breaunna Haynes. Aziza Kennedy, niece of the groom, was the flower girl.
Murad Salaita, brother of the groom, was the best man. Groomsmen included high school friend, Patrick Young, and college buddies, Josh Dorgan, Allan Perry and Brian Nath.
Dinner and dancing followed the ceremony at The Parkersburg Country Club. The cake was 4 tiered, each with a different flavor, with butter cream frosting decorated with flowers and pearls to match the bride’s gown.
The couple spent their honeymoon in Antigua and now reside in Columbus as they finish their residencies.