Alison McManus and Alexander Mertz were united in the sacrament of marriage Saturday, June 15, 2013, in Bennett Presbyterian Church, Luzerne, by the Rev. James Quinn.
The bride is the daughter of Robert and Jane McManus, Wilkes-Barre. She is the granddaughter of Robert and Rita McManus and the late Dale and Anne Rinker, all of Wilkes-Barre.
The groom is the son of Philip and Maria Mertz, Forty Fort. He is the grandson of George and Madeline Mertz, Bainbridge, N.Y., and the late Dinos and Jenny Bardoutsou, Patra, Greece.
The bride was given away in marriage by her father. Bridesmaids were Abby and Lindsey McManus, sisters of the bride. Groomsmen were Michael Elias, friend of the groom, and Bryan McManus Jr., cousin of the bride.
A reading was given by Leanne McManus, cousin of the bride.
A bridal shower was hosted by the mother of the bride and the mother of the groom at Irem Country Club, Dallas.
Alison is a 2007 graduate of E.L. Meyers High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing and finance from King’s College in 2011. She is employed by IBEW Local Union 1319 in Wilkes-Barre.
Alex is a 2003 graduate of E.L. Meyers High School. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from St. Joseph’s University in 2007 and earned his certificate of education in secondary studies from King’s College in 2012. He is employed as a substitute teacher.