Kristen Leigh Volinski and Brian Michael Walsh were united in marriage on Sept. 7, 2013, at the Irem Country Club, Dallas, in an outdoor ceremony on the first tee. The ceremony was officiated by the uncle of the bride, Thomas Budner.
The bride is the daughter of Walter and Diane Volinski, Swoyersville. She is the granddaughter of the late William and Ruth Philips and the late Frank Volinski and Eleanor Mahon.
The groom is the son of John Walsh and the late Patricia Walsh, West Pittston. He is the grandson of Mary Walsh and the late Leo Walsh and Lena Lynch and the late Joseph Lynch.
The bride was escorted down the aisle and given in marriage by her father. She chose her long-time best friend, Cassandra Deibert, to be her maid of honor and good friend, Betty Jo Niemkiewicz, as her matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Meghan and Kristen Walsh, sisters of the groom.
The groom chose his long-time best friend, Anthony Falzone, as his best man. Groomsmen were his good friends, Ted Black, Lenny Golembiewski and Joseph Zampetti.
Readings were given by Brian Volinski, brother of the bride, and Katie Lynch, goddaughter of the groom. As the couple partook in their unity sand ceremony, a gift of music was given by the bride’s uncles, Tom and Bob, singing John Denver’s “You fill up my senses.” Wedding photos were taken by Amy Bezek.
An evening cocktail hour and reception were held following the ceremony at the Irem Country Club. The bride was honored at a bridal shower, hosted by her mother, at the Walsh residence, West Pittston. A rehearsal dinner was hosted by the father of the groom at Fire and Ice in Dallas.
Kristen is a 2002 graduate of Wyoming Valley West High School. She attended East Stroudsburg University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2006. She has since been employed as a therapeutic staff support with Children’s Behavioral Health Services.
Brian is a 2002 graduate of Wyoming Area High School. He is employed as a certified clinical hemodialysis technician with Davita.
Kristen and Brian honeymooned for seven days in the Riviera Maya, Mexico, where they stayed at the Excellence Resort. The couple resides in West Pittston with their two cats, Mya and Harry.