The couple first met in the mid 1980s and reconnected 28 years later.
The bride is the daughter of Don Bird of Cleveland and Sarah Bird of Orlando. Fla. The bridegroom is the son of Bill and Wanda Lee Balzano of Cleveland.
The marriage was officiated by the Rev. Kevin Mendel, pastor of Grace Community Church, where the bride attends.
The Balzanos will reside in Cleveland.
Mrs. Balzano is a graduate of Lee University with a master of arts degree.
Mr. Balzano earned his undergraduate degree in psychology at Lee University and graduated with a law degree and received his doctorate of jurisprudence at the University of Cincinnati.