Monka, McGavin

By Kathy Sweetra

March 2, 2013

Erin Lynn Monka and James Edward McGavin were united in marriage on June 23, 2012, in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Approximately 40 family members and friends accompanied them for their beach ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Peter and Pamela Monka, Wilkes-Barre. She is the granddaughter of Phillip and Joan Scavone and the late John and Kathryn Monka.

The groom is the son of Jim and Reenie McGavin, Wilkes-Barre. He is the grandson of the late Edward and Maryellen McDade and the late John and Marian McGavin.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride chose her best friends, Jenna Carlo as the maid of honor and Shaelan Brown as the matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Kristen Lanzilotta and Brynn Nargoski, cousins of the bride, and Sara Broody and Jenifer Tobin, friends of the bride.

The groom chose his brothers, Ryan McGavin and Chris McGavin, as his best men. Other groomsmen included Pete Monka, brother of the bride, and Joe Angeli, Chris Brown, Mike Conahan, John Decker and John Mulroy, friends of the groom.

The flower girl was Grace Conahan, goddaughter of the groom. The ring bearers were Drew Lanzilotta, cousin of the bride, and Patrick Bradshaw and Jack Venne, cousins of the groom.

A reception was held on July 21, 2012, at the parents of the groom’s residence. A bridal shower was given by Patty McDade, godmother of the groom, at the Wyoming Valley Country Club in May.

The couple resides in Wilkes-Barre.