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Lauren Marie Simko and John Matthew Sclafani were united in marriage on Nov. 11, 2012, at St. Athanasius Church, Brooklyn, N.Y., by Monsignor Cassado. The reception was held at The Grove, Cedar Grove, N.J.


The bride is the daughter of Frank and Leslie Simko, Swoyersville, Pa. She is the granddaughter of Robert Solomon and the late Joanne Solomon, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and Jennie Simko, Swoyersville, Pa.


The groom is the son of John and Mary Sclafani, Brooklyn, N.Y. He is the grandson of Rocco and Gracie Imbriale, Benedetta Sclafani and the late Alphonse Sclafani, Brooklyn, N.Y.


The bride was given in marriage by her father. She chose her cousin, Jillian Macievic, as her matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Jennifer Vallach, Cheryl Zielinski, Jordan McGroarty, Sara Solomon, Sharon Bernoski-Pulman and Laura Weinstock.


The groom chose his brother, Paul Sclafani, as his best man. Groomsmen were Rocco LeDonni, Benjamin LeDonni, Michael Imbriale, Christopher Sclafani, Evan Walters and Anthony Gudrupis.


Flower girls were Isabella and Gianna LeDonni. Ring bearers were Matthew Zielinski and Braden Vallach. Gift bearers were Dyaln Zielinski, Ryan Vallach and Laura and Robert Kopec. All are cousins of the bride and groom. Scriptural readings were given by Karen Gadomski, godmother of the bride; Kathy LeDonni, godmother of the groom; and Samantha Kopec, cousin of the groom.


The bride was honored by her bridesmaids, family and friends with a bridal shower at the Wyoming Valley Country Club, Wilkes-Barre, hosted by her mother. A rehearsal dinner was hosted by the groom's parents at La Sorrentina's in Brooklyn, N.Y.


The bride is a 2004 graduate of Wyoming Valley West High School and a 2008 graduate of Wilkes University with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. She is in graduate school at the University of Scranton pursuing her master's degree in the Nurse Practitioner Program. She is employed as a registered nurse on an Interventional Progressive Coronary Unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, Pa. She also is employed by Wilkes University as a clinical nursing instructor.


The groom is a 2002 graduate of Xaverian High School, Brooklyn, N.Y., and a 2006 graduate of Wilkes University with a bachelor's degree in accounting. He is the district manager at ADP in Dumbo, N.Y.


The couple honeymooned at Excellence Resorts in Playa Mujeres, Mexico. They reside in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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