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Kylie Messimer and Christopher Martis were united in marriage on Sept. 22, 2012, at St. Joseph’s Church, Berwick. The Rev. Delassandro performed the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Robert and Linda Messimer, Mountain Top. She is the granddaughter of Daniel and Mary Varchol and Robert and Beverly Messimer, all of of Lower Askam, and Eleanor Messimer, Nanticoke.

The groom is the son of David and Carol Martis, Berwick. He is the grandson of the late Jerome M. and Aileen Martis, Berwick, and Jean Flanley and the late John F. Flanley, Ashley.

The bride, escorted by her father, chose her sisters, Carissa Hyman as matron of honor and Kerri Messimer as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Roxanne Petrochko, Leann Jarick and Holly Durrance, friends of the bride.

The groom chose Joseph Hanson as his best man. Groomsmen were Eric Martis, cousin of the groom, and Jason Hyman and Brandon Vandermark, friends of the groom.

An evening cocktail hour and reception followed the ceremony at the Irem Country Club in Dallas. The guests were entertained by the band Groove Train and the couple chose ‘Your Arms Feel Like Home’ for their first dance. Kerri, sister of the bride, sang the song ‘Looking Through Your Eyes’ in honor of the couple. Toasts and speeches to the couple were presented by the matron of honor and best man.

The bride was feted at a bridal shower hosted by her mother and sisters at Bentley’s, Ashley, in July. A bachelorette party was enjoyed by the bride and bridesmaids in August in Annapolis, Md.

A rehearsal dinner for the bridal party was hosted by the groom’s parents at Bandits Roadhouse, Berwick.

The bride is a 2005 graduate of Crestwood High School. She attended Luzerne County Community College and earned her cosmetology license following a private apprenticeship. She is employed as an esthetician for Ulta in Wilkes-Barre.

The groom is a 2004 graduate of Berwick High School and a 2009 graduate of Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial health and safety. He is employed by Bates Engineering.

The couple enjoyed a cruise to Bermuda for their honeymoon. They reside in Ashley with their dog, Kramer.

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