Times Leader Times Leader Weddings Feed https://www.timesleader.com/Weddings-feed Tue, 01 May 2018 12:15:44 +0000 Tue, 01 May 2018 12:15:44 +0000 Metzger, Giovannini united in marriage Rachel Metzger and Theodore Andrew Giovannini were united in marriage on Sept. 9, 2017, at The Hotel Lafayette in Buffalo, N.Y., by Michelle Snyder, ordained minister.

The bride is the daughter of Janice and Barry Metzger, of Hudson. She is the granddaughter of Mary Koval and the late Thomas Koval, of Wilkes-Barre, and Beatrice Metzger and the late Robert Metzger, of Forty Fort.

The groom is the son of Lorraine and Ted Giovannini, of Hudson. He is the grandson of the late Helen and Paul Belles, of Plains Township, and the late Anne and Ted Giovannini, of Parsons.

The bride was escorted down the aisle by her father. She chose Dr. Kelsey Paciotti as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Dr. Emily Branstetter and Bridget Koval, cousins of the bride; Molly Andrews, Dr. Bianca Oldershaw and Dr. Karen DeMaria. Junior bridesmaid was Grace Ball, niece of the groom.

The groom chose Dr. Bernard Frantz as best man. Groomsmen were Ryan Ball, nephew of the groom; Ryan Farrell, Matthew Kizis, Justin Malarkey and Idriss Diamaye.

The mother of the groom hosted an engagement party at the groom’s home for the couple. The bridal shower was given by mother of the bride and bridesmaids at The Mary Stegmaier Mansion in Wilkes-Barre. A rehearsal dinner was hosted by the bride and groom at Giancarlo’s in Buffalo, N.Y. An evening cocktail hour and reception was held at The Hotel Lafayette in Buffalo, N.Y.

The bride is a 2008 graduate of Holy Redeemer High School, a 2012 graduate of the University of Scranton with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology, and a 2017 graduate of the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. She is a dental resident at UB School of Dental Medicine and will practice in Buffalo, N.Y., when her residency ends in June.

The groom is a 2006 graduate of Coughlin High School and a 2011 graduate of Misericordia University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in business marketing. He is an account executive at Apex Dental Solutions in Buffalo, N.Y.

The couple met through a mutual friend in their hometown of Wilkes-Barre and moved to Buffalo, N.Y., when Rachel started dental school. They reside in Buffalo, N.Y., with their dog, Ellie, and parakeet, Perry.

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May, Imler united in marriage The H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens at The Arboretum at Penn State was the setting for the wedding of Rachel Elizabeth May to James Edward Imler on the morning of June 17, 2017. The couple was united in marriage by the Rev. Laura Lewis of Wyoming Presbyterian Church.

Rachel is the daughter of Elaine May, of Swoyersville, and the late David May. She is the granddaughter of Bernard and Bernadette Slusarz, of Mountain Top, and Dorothy May, of Plymouth, and the late Russell May.

James is the son of Richard and Sheryl Imler, of Duncansville. He is the grandson of the late Richard and Betty Imler, and the late Donald and Ruby DeCoskey.

James and Rachel were honored to have the following attendants: David Imler, brother of the groom, and his wife Evette; Jonathan Imler, brother of the groom, and his wife Tatiana; Michael May, brother of the bride; Lauren Moyer, cousin of the bride; and Chanel Barber, Vivian Bejgrowicz, Jason Diehl, and Russ Faber. Huxlee and Boett Imler served as ring bearers, and Ella DeCoskey was the flower girl.

An afternoon reception was held at The Studebaker House, Huntingdon. The rehearsal dinner, hosted by the parents of the groom, was also held at The Studebaker House. Rachel was honored at a bridal shower, hosted by her bridesmaids and the mothers of the bride and groom, held at The Cellars at Brookpark Farm, Lewisburg.

Rachel is a 2010 graduate of Wyoming Valley West High School, Plymouth. In 2014, she received her Bachelor of Science degree in business from Penn State University, Altoona. She is employed as an accounts payable specialist at BMW Financial Services, Hilliard, Ohio. James is a 2010 graduate of Hollidaysburg Area High School, Hollidaysburg. James received his Bachelor of Science degree in electro-mechanical engineering technology from Penn State University, Altoona, in 2014. He is a design engineer at Honda R&D Americas, Marysville, Ohio. The couple honeymooned in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, and resides in Marysville, Ohio.

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Iskra, White united in marriage Kariann Iskra and Shawn White were united in marriage by Father Ken Seegar on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at St. Andre Bessette Parish, Wilkes-Barre.

The bride is the daughter of Carol Wadkins, of Bear Creek, and the late Carl Iskra, of Wilkes-Barre. She is the stepdaughter of the late Donald Wadkins, of Bear Creek. She is the granddaughter of the late Anthony and Florence Zaykoski, of Bear Creek.

The groom is the son of Deborah East, of Killeen, Texas. He is the grandson of the late Weldon and Joyce Moore, of Killeen, Texas.

The bride was given in marriage by her mother. She chose her sister, Michelle Dominick-Coffay, as her maid of honer. Bridesmaids were Leigh Zaykoski, cousin of the bride, Amy Pavia, Crystal Lovett, Amanda Marko, and Stacy Chronowski. Junior bridesmaid was Madelaine Gardner, daughter of the groom. Flower girls were Talia Lovett and Lydia Marko.

The groom chose Josh Wornham as his best man. Groomsmen were Scott Lovett, Chuck McManus, and Jon Yonkey. Jack Coffay, nephew of the bride, was the ring bearer.

Gift bearers were Sherri Schepers and Christy White, sisters of the groom, and John Coffay, brother-in-law of the bride. Scriptural readings were given by David Zaccheus, cousin of the groom, Ryan Kelly, cousin of the bride, and Marissa Warnick, cousin of the bride. Musical selections were sung by Janet Warnick, cousin of the bride, accompanied by Tom Zurla, friend of the bride.

An evening cocktail hour and reception was held at the Appletree Terrace at Newberry Estates, Dallas. The bride was honored at a bridal shower hosted by her mother and bridesmaids at her mother’s house. The rehearsal dinner was held at Pizza Bella, Plains.

The bride is a 1998 graduate of Coughlin High School and a 2002 graduate of Wilkes University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and certifications in elementary education and secondary mathematics. She earned master’s degrees from Wilkes University in classroom technology and educational development and strategies in 2006 and 2012, respectively. She is an eighth-grade math teacher for the Crestwood School District.

The groom is a 1998 graduate of Ellison High School, Killeen Texas. He is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business management from Misericordia University. He is employed as a business analyst by Navient Solutions LLC.

The couple is planning a summer honeymoon. They reside in Hudson.

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Chisenhall, Harding united in marriage Allison Chisenhall and Brandon Alexander Harding were united in marriage on Dec. 23, 2017, in the ballroom at Horseshoe Bay Resort, Horseshoe Bay, Texas, by officiant Dr. Andrew Fox.

The bride is the daughter of Jack and Tammy Chisenhall, of San Antonio, Texas. She is the granddaughter of Andrew and Jeanne Ruffo, of San Antonio, Texas; Frank and Merrie Monaco, La Vernia, Texas; and the late Gordon and Ann Chisenhall, Schertz, Texas.

The groom is the son of Brian and Dawn Harding, of Dallas. He is the grandson of Robert and Faye Geisinger, of Plymouth, and the late Barbara Harding and G. Kenneth Harding Jr., of West Chester.

The bride was escorted down the aisle and given in marriage by her father, Jack Chisenhall. The scripture reader was Claire Hensarling. Allison chose Gabrielle Iturralde and Kristen Politis as her maids of honor. Her bridesmaids were Abigail Clark, Colleen Frey, Danielle Stewart, Elizabeth Bagdorf, Evie Smith and May Sumi. The junior bridesmaids were Brooklyn Monaco, Lauren Monaco, and Vivian Monaco. The flower girl was Olivia Monaco.

The groom chose Drew Harding and Jeffrey Boorman as his best men. Groomsmen were John Chisenhall, Landis Chisenhall, Nick Cicione, Nick Demosthenes, Ryan Von Der Fecht and Will Keller. The junior groomsmen were Drew Ashmore, Jack Ashmore, Konnor Monaco, and Walker Cherry. The ring bearer was Parker Cherry.

The bride and groom were honored at a garden, bridal shower at the home of the groom’s parents in Dallas. The couple was also given a shower at the home of the bride’s parents in San Antonio, Texas. Melissa Hensarling held a bridesmaid’s luncheon at The Lantana Wine Room at Horseshoe Bay Resort.

The parents of the groom hosted the rehearsal dinner at The Captain’s Quarters, overlooking Lake Lyndon B. Johnson at the Horseshoe Bay Resort. The wedding reception was held in the gardens at the Horseshoe Bay Resort. The honeymoon getaway car was a 1957 Facel Vega Typhoon.

Allison is a 2011 graduate of Keystone School, San Antonio, and a 2015 graduate of Johns Hopkins University with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical and biomolecular engineering. Allison is employed as a chemical process engineer at BAE Systems, Inc., Kingsport, Tenn.

Brandon is a 2011 graduate of Dallas Senior High School and a 2015 graduate of Lehigh University with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering. He is also a 2017 magna cum laude graduate of Lehigh University with a Master of Science degree in engineering and management. He is employed as a chemical process engineer at BAE Systems, Inc., Kingsport, Tenn.

Following the wedding, the couple honeymooned in Italy.

The couple resides in Kingsport, Tenn., with their two rescue cats, Simba and Boo.

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https://www.timesleader.com/weddings/696846/chisenhall-harding-united-in-marriage 696846 0 Sun, 18 Mar 2018 06:01:09 +0000 https://www.timesleader.com/weddings/696846/chisenhall-harding-united-in-marriage#comments https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_weddingBrandonAllycloseupR.jpg https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_weddingBrandonAllycloseupR.jpg https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_weddingBrandonAllycloseupR.jpg
Dukas, Bellas united in marriage Caitlin Jamie Dukas and Patrick Brandan Bellas were united in marriage on May 27, 2017, by Officiant Grace Taylor at an outdoor ceremony at The Holiday Inn-East Mountain.

The bride is the daughter of James and Barbara Dukas, of Dallas. Caitlin is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Leonard W. Trzcinski, of Kingston, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Constantine J. Dukas, of Kingston.

The groom is the son of Allen and Nancy Bellas, of Kingston. Patrick is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Howard L. Bellas, of Kingston, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. McGinley, of Wilkes Barre.

The bride, escorted by her father, wore an ivory and champagne bead embellished sheath wedding dress and a birdcage veil with crystal combs on each side and a jeweled edge. Caitlin chose white calla lilies for her bouquet.

The bride chose Brooke Blase as maid of honor and her sisters-in-law, Kayleen Daley and Samantha Bellas, as matrons of honor. Bridesmaids were Halli Baltimore, Lauren Noreika, Chelsie Yauch and Cassandra Hare.

The groom chose his brother, Bryan Bellas, as best man. Groomsmen were Clarke Feldmann, Michael Petroski, PJ Piskorik, Ryan Jordan, Adam McKinley and Jonathan Hughes.

Ushers were Jared Dukas and Joshua Dukas, brothers of the bride. Eulina Bellas was the flower girl and Michael Bellas served as the ring bearer.

The bride was honored at a bridal shower given by her mother, mother-in-law and bridal party at the Wyoming Valley Country Club, Wilkes Barre. A rehearsal dinner was given by the parents of the groom at the Mary Stegmaier Mansion, Wilkes Barre. An evening cocktail hour and reception were held at the Holiday Inn-East Mountain, with music provided by Jack Bravyak of Twin DJs.

Caitlin is a 2004 graduate of Dallas High School and a 2008 graduate of Wilkes University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. She is employed at First Hospital Wyoming Valley as a drug and alcohol therapist.

Patrick is a 2002 graduate of Wyoming Valley West High School and is employed at the Luzerne County Division of Corrections as a correctional officer.

Mr. and Mrs. Bellas reside in Kingston with their three dogs, Mickey, Danger and Raven.

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https://www.timesleader.com/weddings/691598/dukas-bellas-united-in-marriage 691598 0 Sun, 04 Feb 2018 06:01:08 +0000 https://www.timesleader.com/weddings/691598/dukas-bellas-united-in-marriage#comments https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/web1_Dukas.jpeg https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/web1_Dukas.jpeg https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/web1_Dukas.jpeg
Yenchak, Solomon Caryinna Ashlyn Yenchak and Theron Jacob Solomon were united in the sacrament of marriage on Sept. 30, 2017, at St. Leo’s/Holy Rosary Church, Ashley, by the Rev. James Alco.

The bride is the daughter of Joseph and Geraldine Yenchak, of Ashley. She is the granddaughter of the late Joseph and Anna Yenchak, of Ashley, and the late William and Julia Mayo, of Plains Township.

The groom is the son of Theron and Judith Solomon, of Wilkes-Barre. He is the grandson of the late George Campas, of Luzerne, and the late Claire Watkins, and Jacob and Kathleen Solomon, of Wilkes-Barre.

The bride was given in marriage by her father. She chose her sister, Britni Yenchak, as her maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Kristen Yenchak, sister-in-law; Sara Woznock, sister of the groom; April Mason, cousin of the groom; Sarah Mentis, cousin of the bride; Natalie Adams, Ashley Ricko, Maggie Shclude, Keri Musto, Arielle Kay and Chanel Focht.

The groom chose Billy Lavan and Josh Mason as his best men. Groomsmen were Joseph McDonough Jr., brother of the groom; Joseph Yenchak Jr., brother of the bride; Ronald Woznock, brother-in-law; Jaron George, Samuel Falzone, Michael Gorham, Mickey Dudish, Joseph Borland and Pete Monka.

Flower girls were Emma Yenchak, Natalie Yenchak, Kylie Yenchak, nieces of the bride; Felicity Jones, cousin of the bride. Ring bearer was Tanner McDonough, nephew of the groom. Gift bearers were Donna Tuncavage, aunt of the bride, and Tony Mayo, uncle of the bride. Scriptural readings were given by Kelley Campas and Craig Solomon, cousins of the groom, and Patricia Mentis, aunt of the bride.

An evening cocktail hour and reception was held at the Woodlands in Wilkes-Barre. The bride was honored at a bridal shower that was hosted by mothers of the bride and groom and the bridal party at The Colonnade, Scranton. The rehearsal dinner was at The Westmoreland Club, Wilkes-Barre.

The bride is a 2007 graduate of Bishop Hoban High School and received her bachelor’s degree in business from Widener University in 2011. She is employed in human resources at Genpact.

The groom is a 2005 graduate of E.L Meyers High School and received his bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from King’s College in 2009. He is a 2013 graduate of the Charlotte School of Law with a Juris Doctor degree. He is employed as an attorney with the Dyller Law Firm, Wilkes-Barre.

Following a honeymoon to Hawaii, the couple resides in Hanover Township.

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Price, Lucarino united in marriage Rachel Lynn Price, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Blake Price, of Mountain Top, and granddaughter of the late Ruth and John Price, of Sheatown, and the late Edward Kuryloski, of Nanticoke, was united in marriage to Alan J. Lucarino, son of Ronald Lucarino Sr., of Wilkes-Barre, and Francis Geiger, of Larksville.

Elsie Kuryloski, Mountain Top, is the bride’s grandmother.

The afternoon ceremony was held on Oct. 21, 2017, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Dallas, with the Rev. Charles Grube officiating, and music was performed by soloist Jean Grube, who was accompanied by organist, Connie Wilt. Kathy Price, mother of the bride, recited the readings.

Given in marriage by her father, Blake Price, the bride chose an ivory and silver satin A-line dress with a sweetheart jeweled neckline. The V-waistline consisted of beaded and jeweled embellishments graced by a chapel train paired with a lace-edged and beaded angel-cut veil. Rachel chose purple calla lilies and burnt orange roses as her bouquet.

The maid of honor was Stephanie Price, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Sara Rinehimer, Samantha Selecky, Jody Collins, Courtney Conway and Claire Gothreau. Kiera Lucarino, daughter of the groom, was junior bridesmaid. Allie Lucarino, niece of the groom, was flower girl.

Ronald Lucarino Jr., brother of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen included John Teleniso, Zach Baldassari, Bob Charles, Joe Foose and Mark Kulakowski.

The bride was honored at a bridal shower hosted by her mother, Kathy Price, and aunt, Tami Price, at the R-Bar, Nanticoke.

An evening cocktail hour and reception were held at Sand Springs Country Club in Drums.

The bride is a graduate of Wilkes University with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. She is employed as a registered nurse at Commonwealth Health Hospital.

The groom is employed as a sheet metal journeyman.

The couple honeymooned at Sandals Royal Bahamian in the Bahamas. They reside in Harveys Lake.

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Whitesell, Gensel united in marriage Callie Jean Whitesell, of Hunlock Creek, and Albert M. Gensel III, of Shickshinny, pledged their love and devotion to each other on Oct. 15, 2016, in a self-uniting ceremony.

The bride is the Daughter of Damon and Bridget Whitesell II, of Hunlock Creek. She is the granddaughter of Jean Whitesell, of Hunlock Creek; the late Damon Whitesell; and the late Louis and Rhea Balazs, of Berwick.

The groom is the son of Albert Gensel Jr, of Wilkes Barre, and Theresa Klug, of Glen Lyon. He is the grandson of Laura Gensel, of Berwick; the late Albert Gensel Sr.; Mary Klug, of Wilkes Barre; and the late Richard Klug.

An outdoor Fall wedding was held at a private residence in Hunlock Creek on a beautiful blue October afternoon. The families and guests sat in a circle with the bride and groom in the middle during the ceremony. Each guest took part in the ceremony by passing the rings around to bless while the couple said their vows to each another.

The bride was escorted through a pair of vintage doors from her family’s farm house to her awestruck smiling groom. She carried a self-made bouquet of white and green hydrangeas and maroon and green wildflowers and vines. She wore a self-made head piece and blue sued pumps. The bride chose her lifelong friend Brittany Rooney as her matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Rachel Whitesell, cousin of the bride; Kate Magni; Carissa DeFrain; Denise Schloder; and Jessica Palmer.

The groom chose his lifelong friend Eric Bonk as his best man. Groomsmen were Bridger Whitesell, brother of the bride; Christopher Buchanan; Joseph Wentz; Mack Wydawski; and Rich Wisnewski.

The bride and groom recognized the groom’s late sister Miranda Klug and the brides late godmother Jann Krushka whom both passed unexpectedly in the months leading up to the wedding. They were honored with a private lantern lighting at the end of the night with just the bride and groom in the middle of the field to send their love to them. Although absent in physical measures their love and warmth was felt by all who attended.

The bride was honored with an Enchanted Garden Party in her Grandmothers back yard on a beautiful August afternoon. The shower was given by both families.

A lighthearted and laid back rehearsal dinner was held under the tent for the reception the night before.

The bride is a 2008 graduate of Northwest Area High School and a 2012 graduate of Misericordia University with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and special education. She is currently finishing her master’s degree through Wilmington University in reading specialist and ESOL literacy.

The groom is a 2010 graduate of Northwest Area High School and served five years in the U.S. Army after graduation including one tour in Afghanistan. He is currently pursuing his bachelor’s degree in welding and fabrication engineering technology.

The couple resides in Canton.

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Tritsch, Lukus united in marriage St. Francis De Sales Catholic Church, Denver, Colo., was the afternoon setting for the marriage of Kristina Tritsch to Brian Lukus on Oct. 8, 2017, officiated by Father Brian Larkin.

The bride is the daughter of Robert and Kathleen Tritsch, of San Diego, Calif.

The bridegroom is the son of Michael and Theresa Lukus, of Clarks Summit.

The couple was attended by Michelle Walker and Drew Wagner.

Bridesmaids were Alex Reischman, Jen Florez and Anne Matsumoto. Flower girls were Brianna Wagner, Bella Wagner and Abby LaCoe, niece of the groom. Groomsmen were Chris Garcia, Tony Caro and Joe Flores. The ring bearer was Matthew LaCoe, nephew of the groom.

An open-air reception was held at the Washington Park Boathouse in Denver.

Kristina earned a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics at the University of California, Los Angeles and a master’s degree at the California State University Long Beach and is an audit manager at Richey May & Co.

Brian earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Wilkes University and a Master of Fire Protection Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Mass., and is employed by the Denver Fire Department.

The couple honeymooned on a western Mediterranean cruise.

They reside in Denver, Colo.

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Hoegen, Latcham united in marriage Sara Alison Hoegen and Jacob Greco Latcham were united in marriage on October 29, 2016, in Most Holy Trinity Church, East Hampton, N.Y. The ceremony was performed by Monsignor Donald Hanson.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Francis J. Hoegen, of Kingston. Sara is the granddaughter of the late Christine Jeffrey McLaughlin and the late Thomas V. McLaughlin, of Wilkes-Barre, and the late Peter and Maureen McGovern Hoegen, of Kingston Township. She is also a step-granddaughter of Nancy Hagan McLaughlin, of Plains Township.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Geoffrey Latcham of Beeville, Texas. Jake is the grandson of the late Dr. and Mrs. John Greco, of North Carolina; the late Mrs. Joan Lovelace, of Beeville, Texas; and the late Mr. and Mrs. Frederick C. Latcham, Jr., of Beeville, Texas.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a champagne silk and beaded original design by Ramona Kevez and a Cathedral length tulle veil. The bride chose her sister, Lael Hoegen McGann, as her maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Georgia Latcham Brunson, sister of the groom; Colleen Daly and Katherine Driscoll. Kit Kovalski, cousin of the bride, was the flower girl.

The groom chose his childhood friend, Otis King Fuller III, as his best man. Groomsmen were Frederick C. Latcham III, cousin of the groom; Samuel Hollander and Rodrigo Zeledon. Parker Latcham, cousin of the groom, served as ring bearer.

Scriptural Readings were given by Jared Brunson, brother-in-law of the groom; and Eric McGann, brother-in-law of the bride. Sean Burns served as cantor for the ceremony.

The bride and groom were honored at an engagement party at the home of the bride’s parents. The bride was honored at a French garden brunch in the Grove at the The Woodlands, Wilkes-Barre.

A rehearsal dinner was hosted by the parents of the groom in East Hampton, N.Y.

An evening reception featuring cocktails, dinner and dancing was held at The Hedges Inn, East Hampton, N.Y.

Mrs. Latcham is a 2012 graduate of Fairfield University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in art history and French, with dual minors in women’s gender and sexuality studies as well as religious studies. Sara also received her Master of Science in Education with a focus on educational technology at Johns Hopkins University School of Education, in May. Sara teaches Art History for the Greenwich School.

Mr. Latcham graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2009, with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering and a minor in management. In 2013, Jake received his Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School. He is principle of Live Oak Industries.

The couple honeymooned in Hawaii and recently celebrated their first anniversary with a trip to the Hotel Fauchere. Mr. and Mrs. Latcham currently reside in Wikes-Barre with their goldendoodle, Roux.

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Hoegen, McGann united in marriage Lael McLaughlin Hoegen and Eric Richard McGann were united in marriage on Dec. 17, 2016, in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, Villanova. The ceremony was performed by Reverend Peter M. Donohue, O.S.A., PhD. Reverend John P. Stack, O.S.A. concelebrated the nuptial Mass.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Francis J. Hoegen, of Kingston. Lael is the granddaughter of the late Christine Jeffrey McLaughlin and the late Thomas V. McLaughlin, of Wilkes-Barre, and the late Peter J. and Maureen McGovern Hoegen, of Kingston Township. She is also a step-granddaughter of Nancy Hagan McLaughlin, of Plains Township.

The groom is the son of Mr. Kevin J. McGann, of Naples, Fla., and the late Stephanie McGann. Eric is the grandson of Marlene and Richard Dohr, of Naples, Fla., and Joan McGann of Hudson, Fla. He is also a grandson of the late Edward McGann.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an ivory satin gown by Jesús Pieró and a satin trimmed Chapel length veil. The bride chose her sister, Sara Hoegen Latcham, as her matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Briana Bucci McGann, sister-in-law of the groom; Emily Austin; Catherine Butler; Kelly Mericle; Jamie Noonan Witte and Alyssa Reiff.

The groom chose his brothers Kevin M. McGann and Mark McGann, as his best men. Groomsmen were Colby Haring; David Gorenz; Jake Latcham, brother-in-law of the bride; Sagar Parikh and Stephen Siciliano.

Scriptural readings were given by Elizabeth Brennan and John K. Lisman. Brendan Gerrity, David Straple and Richard Stefany were gift bearers. Cate, Clare and Benen Griffin, cousins of the bride, served as greeters for the ceremony.

The bride and groom were honored at engagement parties at the home of the bride’s parents in Kingston, and at the father of the groom’s home in Ridgewood, N.J. The bride was honored at a bridal brunch on the porch at the Westmoreland Club, Wilkes-Barre. A rehearsal dinner was hosted by the father of the groom at the Wayne Hotel, Wayne. An evening reception featuring cocktails, dinner and dancing was held at The Racquet Club of Philadelphia.

Mrs. McGann is a 2009 graduate of Holy Redeemer High School, Wilkes-Barre, and a 2013 graduate of Villanova University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication arts. Lael is currently pursuing her Master of Business Administration from Villanova University School of Business and will graduate in May, 2018. She is currently employed as the Assistant Director of First and Second Year Initiatives at Villanova.

Mr. McGann is a 2009 graduate of Benet Academy, Lisle, Ill., and a 2013 graduate of Villanova University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accountancy and international business. Eric is a licensed certified public accountant and is currently employed as an audit senior with Deloitte in Philadelphia. The couple honeymooned at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Fla., and reside in Bryn Mawr.

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Pugh, Blanchard united in marriage Rachel Anne Pugh and Damien William Blanchard were united in marriage on Aug. 26, 2017, by Pastor James McGee at an evening ceremony at Dundee Gardens, Nanticoke.

The bride is the daughter of Thomas and Christine Pugh, of Hunlock Creek. The groom is the son of Dennis Blanchard, of Nashua, N.H. and Rick and Rita Arnold, of Mountain Top. He is the grandson of Rita Dugan, of Kingston, and Jean Arnold, of Mountain Top.

Rachel was escorted down the aisle by her father. She chose her sister, Sarah Pugh, and friends Jennifer Rushton and Katie Borkowski as her bridesmaids. Junior Bridesmaids included her cousins, Leah Dietrich and Paige Ceaser. Cousin Maddie Pugh was the flower girl.

Damien chose his brother, Ethan Arnold, the bride’s brother, Matt Pugh, and friends Aaron Littzi and Jeff Conway as his groomsmen. Ushers included the couple’s friend, Ed Troy, and the bride’s cousin, Gregory Pugh. A scripture reading was given by the groom’s cousin, Jamie Biscotto.

The bride is employed as the branding and communications manager at Benco Dental, Pittston. The groom owns Inlan Solutions in Kingston and Scranton and is the director of technology for the Crestwood Area School District.

The couple enjoyed a honeymoon in Grenada, West Indies. They currently reside in Hanover Township.

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Sabulski, Feigman united in marriage Mary Julia Sabulski and Maxwell Collens Feigman were united in marriage on July 29, 2017 by Father Nick Cucchiaro at The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, Shawnee on Delaware. The bride is the daughter of Michael and Jennifer Sabulski, Nanticoke. She is the granddaughter of the late John and Julia Hischak and the late Joseph and Jean Sabulski. The groom is the son of Dr. Thomas and Johanna Feigman, Glen Cove, N.Y., and the grandson of John and the late Barbara Bowser, and the late Dr. Sol and Joyce Feigman.

Mary was escorted down the aisle and given in marriage by her father. Mary chose her sister, Sarah Sabulski Desciak, as matron of honor. Bridesmaids included sisters of the groom, Samantha Guggenheimer and Sydney Feigman, and Alyssa Fort and Kathleen Sullivan. Max chose his brother, Zachary Feigman, and Mark Galluccio, as his best men. Groomsmen included brother of the bride, Michael Sabulski, and Robert Truzzolino and Joseph Malkiewich. The groom’s nephews, Aidan and Nolan Feigman, were the ring bearers. Scriptural readings were given by Alexandra Feigman, sister-in-law of the groom, and Michael Desciak, brother-in-law of the bride.

The bride was honored at a bridal shower given by her mother and hosted by the mother of the groom and her bridesmaids at the Irem Clubhouse, Dallas. A rehearsal dinner was given by the parents of the groom at the Great Bear Golf and Country Club, East Stroudsburg. An evening cocktail hour and reception were held at The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, with music provided by the Big House Band.

The bride is a 2007 graduate of Bishop Hoban High School and a graduate of King’s College and Lehigh University with a doctorate in chemistry. She is employed as a postdoctoral fellow at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York. The groom is a 2005 graduate of Glen Cove High School and a graduate of Boston University and NYU Poly with Bachelor of Science degrees in business administration and civil engineering. He is employed as an assistant project manager by the Long Island Railroad in New York.

The couple enjoyed a honeymoon cruise to Bermuda and lives in Huntington, New York, along with their puppy, Ghost.

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https://www.timesleader.com/weddings/682805/sabulski-feigman-united-in-marriage 682805 0 Sun, 19 Nov 2017 06:01:13 +0000 https://www.timesleader.com/weddings/682805/sabulski-feigman-united-in-marriage#comments https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/web1_MaryandMaxsWedding-298-fav.jpg https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/web1_MaryandMaxsWedding-298-fav.jpg https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/web1_MaryandMaxsWedding-298-fav.jpg
Decker, Ricci united in marriage Jennifer Ann Decker and William Charles Ricci were united in marriage on October 14, 2017 at St. Anthony + St. George Maronite Catholic Church, Wilkes-Barre, by Father Hanna Karam.

The bride is the daughter of Muriel Decker, Wilkes-Barre, and the late Victor Decker Jr. She is the granddaughter of Amy George and the late Michael George, and the late Genevieve and Victor Decker Sr.

The groom is the son of Patricia and Angelo Ricci Jr., Hanover Township. He is the grandson of Bernadine and Angelo Ricci Sr., and the late Genevieve and William Baloga Sr.

The bride was given in marriage by her mother. She chose her sister, Christina Lavan, as her matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Amy Kamor, sister of the bride, Lindsi Abdalla, cousin of the bride, and Charbi Sokola and Holly Shubilla. Junior Bridesmaids were Alexis Kamor, Goddaughter of the bride, and Alexis and Keira Wombacker, nieces of the groom.

The groom chose his cousin, Jeffrey Buratti, as his best man. Groomsmen were Dennis Hooper, Patrick Guesto, Matthew Sokola, and Jason Porter.

Alanna Kamor and Mya Lavan, nieces of the bride, and Masen Lavan, godson of the bride, were chosen as flower girls and ring bearer.

Scripture readings were given by Paul Matreselva Sr., godfather of the bride, and Edward Buratti, uncle of the groom.

An evening reception was held at the Woodlands Inn and Resort with entertainment by Frankie Carl Productions. A wedding rehearsal was hosted by the parents of the groom at Vino Dolce. A bridal shower was held at The Gallery at Pierce Street by mothers of the bride and groom.

The couple honeymooned at the Hyatt Regency Resort in Aruba. They reside in Mountain Top.

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Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Strubeck united in marriage On Dec. 10, 2016, Saint John the Evangelist Church, Pittston, was the setting for the wedding of Mallory Nobile and Joseph Strubeck, both of West Pittston.

The bride is the daughter of Mark and Margy Nobile, Pittston. The groom is the son of Patricia Strubeck, Avoca, and the late Donald Strubeck.

Msgr. John Bendik was principle celebrant and Rev. Joseph Elston concelebrated the 1 p.m. ceremony.

Diana Nobile, Washington, D.C., sister of the bride, was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Laura Strubeck, San Francisco, Calif., sister of the groom; Lisa Nobile Pettit, Langhorne; Alyssa Nobile Pianelli, South Glastonbury, Conn.; Eileen Callahan Rosen, West Pittston; Melissa Sprau, Dallas, all cousins of the bride, Sara Zelinski, Forty-Fort; Kim Wolcott, Philadelphia; Jill McGlynn, Plains Township; Meghan Blewitt, Forty-Fort.

Dr. Eric Hunt, Blue Bell, friend of the bride and groom, was best man. Groomsmen were Alex Strubeck, Dickson City, brother of the groom; Mark Paul Nobile, Pittston, brother of the bride; Vince Nobile, Media; A.J. Nobile, New York, N.Y.; Mark Pianelli, South Glastonbury, Conn., all cousins of the bride; Brian Krug, Mechanicsburg; John Bindo, Jamison: Paurush Shah, Orange, Calif.; Dr. J.C. Blewitt, Forty-Fort.

The bride is a graduate of Seton Catholic High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from King’s College. She is employed by Susquehanna Brewing Company, Pittston.

The groom is a graduate of Scranton Preparatory School and earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of Scranton. He is employed by Lightspeed Technologies, Wilkes-Barre.

A reception was held that evening at The Woodlands Inn and Resort in Wilkes-Barre. Following the wedding the couple honeymooned in Barbados. Mr. and Mrs. Strubeck reside in West Pittston.

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https://www.timesleader.com/weddings/682121/mr-and-mrs-joseph-strubeck-united-in-marriage 682121 0 Sun, 12 Nov 2017 06:00:27 +0000 https://www.timesleader.com/weddings/682121/mr-and-mrs-joseph-strubeck-united-in-marriage#comments https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/web1_mallory-and-joe-THE-HAPPY-COUPLE-AND-FRIENDS-0091.jpg https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/web1_mallory-and-joe-THE-HAPPY-COUPLE-AND-FRIENDS-0091.jpg https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/web1_mallory-and-joe-THE-HAPPY-COUPLE-AND-FRIENDS-0091.jpg
O’Keiff, Metzger united in marriage Chelsae Rae O’Keiff and Matthew John Metzger were united in marriage on Aug. 26, 2017 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Altoona, by the Rev. Frank Scornaienchi.

The bride is the daughter of the late John O’Keiff and Sharon O’Keiff-Fusco, Altoona. The groom is the son of Donald and Molly Metzger, Wilkes-Barre.

The bride was escorted down the aisle and given in marriage by her Uncle Rodney Bohner. She chose Olivia Farabaugh as her Matron of Honor and Sara Reimer as her Maid of Honor. Her bridesmaids were Cydney Ginter, Melissa Eckenrode, Kaileen Metzger, Kasey Sheeder, Nicolette Carothers, and Tamara Henderson.

The groom chose Michael Ondek as his best man. Groomsmen were Craig Kittrick, Bobby Wall, Vincent Forlenza, Bryan Nolan, Brent Bieker, Mitchell O’Keiff and Davey Zurek. Flower girl was AJaycia Alexander, goddaughter of the bride and groom. Ring bearer was Griffin O’Sullivan, second cousin of the groom. Scripture readers were Brittany Yohn, cousin of the bride and Kristen O’Sullivan, cousin of the groom.

The bride was honored at a display shower given by her mother and her aunt, Rona Bohner. It was hosted by her mother, aunt and bridesmaids at the Park Hill’s Country Club in Altoona.

The parents of the groom hosted the rehearsal dinner at Park Hill’s Country Club in Altoona.

The wedding reception was held at The Altoona Discovery Center, Altoona.

Chelsae is a 2008 graduate of Altoona Area High School and received her associate’s degree in science with a concentration in Physical Therapist Assistant from Mount Aloysius College in 2012. Chelsae is employed as Lead Physical Therapist Assistant at TenderTouch Rehab Services in Baltimore, Md. Matthew is a 2008 graduate of Coughlin High School and received a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He is employed as a Fixed Income Trading Assistant at Morgan Stanley in Baltimore, Md.

Following the wedding, they enjoyed their honeymoon in Paris, London, and Ireland.

The couple reside in Baltimore, Md.

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Gergel, Brakefield united in marriage Tiffany Marie Gergel and Joshua David Brakefield were united in marriage on June 23, 2017 in St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church, Kingston, by the Rev. Michael Prodonets.

The bride is the daughter of George and Donna Gergel, Shavertown. She is the granddaughter of the late Frank and Ruth Sheperis, Wyoming, and the late John and Mary Gergel, Shavertown.

The groom is the son of David and Bonnie Brakefield, Trucksville. He is the grandson of the late Ruth Kanarr, Shavertown, and the late Joan Adams, West Pittston, and the late Charles Brakefield, Florida.

The bride was escorted down the aisle and given in marriage by her father. She chose Ashlie Morris as her maid of honor. Ashley Ide, cousin of the bride; Maria Caperelli, future sister-in-law; Ashley Hoover, Christine Marcos, Kristin Augustine and Megan Pasone, friends of the bride, were her bridesmaids.

The groom chose Kyle Hession as best man. Groomsmen were his brothers Jason Brakefield and Seth Brakefield; Zachary Deubler, cousin of the groom; Michael Gergel, brother of the bride; Sean Teer, Jon Considine, friends of the groom.

The bride was honored at a display shower given by her mother and her aunt, Linda Stal. It was hosted by her mother, aunt and bridesmaids at the Fox Hill Country Club in Exeter.

The parents of the groom hosted the rehearsal dinner at Leggio’s Italian Ristorante in Dallas.

The wedding reception was held at Apple Tree Terrace, Newberry Estates Country Club, Dallas.

Tiffany is a 2005 graduate of Dallas High School and received her bachelor of arts degree in elementary and early childhood education from King’s College in 2009. She received her master’s degree in reading from King’s College in 2013. Tiffany is employed as a first grade teacher at Poquoson City Public School in Virginia.

Joshua is a 2003 graduate of Dallas High School and attended Penn State University. He is employed at Hunting and Ingalls Industries, Newport News, Virginia, as a welder.

The couple live in Gloucester, Va., and are planning a winter honeymoon.

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Yefko, Lukowski united in marriage Karie Leigh Yefko and Jared William Lukowski were united in marriage on June 24, 2017, at St. Faustina’s Parish, Nanticoke, by the Rev. James Nash. A reception followed at The Manor at Whitewoods, Wapwallopen.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. David Yefko, of Plymouth, and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Sokoloski, of West Nanticoke. She is the granddaughter of Sally Humphreys, of Plymouth, and the late William Humphreys. She is also the granddaughter of the late Sylvestor and Dorothy Yefko, of Wilkes-Barre, and the late Marilyn Yefko, of Plymouth.

The groom is the son of Barbara Lukowski, of Nanticoke, and the late Edward Lukowski Sr. He is the grandson of the late Helen and Edward Lukowski, and the late Joan and William Goodman, of Nanticoke.

The bride, escorted by her father, chose Stacy Yefko as maid of honor and Larissa Dawson as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Wendy Lukowski, Amiah Lukowski, Sophia Lukowski, and Marya Baratta. Flower girls were Scarlett Lukowski and Taylin Dawson.

The groom chose Edward Lukowski Jr. as his best man. Groomsmen were Corey Dawson, John O’Malley, John Pristas, Richard Honeychurch and Edward Lukowski III. Ring Bearers were Carter Morrissey, Ty Dawson and Luke Dawson.

Scripture readings were given by Cynthia Siergiej and Staci Luksh, friends of the bride and groom.

The bride is a 2006 graduate of Greater Nanticoke Area and a 2011 graduate of Bloomsburg University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She also graduated from Bloomsburg University with a master’s degree in education and is certified as a reading specialist. She is currently employed by Greater Nanticoke Area as a fifth grade teacher.

The groom is a 2004 graduate of Greater Nanticoke Area and a 2008 graduate of Wilkes University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering with a minor in physics. He also graduated from Wilkes University with a master’s degree in electrical engineering. He is currently employed by Logisys Technical Services Inc.

Following a honeymoon to Montego Bay, Jamaica, the happy couple resides in Nanticoke.

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Houseknecht, McGlynn united in marriage Jill Ann Houseknecht and Patrick James McGlynn Jr. were united in marriage on Sept. 24, 2016, in St. Nicholas Church, Wilkes-Barre. The ceremony was performed by Monsignor David L. Tressler. Concelebrants were the Reverend Joseph D. Verespy and the Reverend John C. Lambert.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don Houseknecht, of Plains Township. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward DeMichele and the late Mr. and Mrs. Donald Houseknecht.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. McGlynn Sr., of Plains Township. He is the grandson of Ann Marie Horn, Wilkes-Barre; the late George N. Horn, and the late Mr. and Mrs. James McGlynn.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride chose her cousin, Elizabeth DeMichele, as her maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Kelly McGlynn, sister of the groom; Alexandra Guida, cousin of the bride; Colleen Doyle, cousin of the groom and friend of the bride; Caila Klaiss, Mallory Nobile, Meghan Blewitt, Elizabeth Tigue, and Bridget Keating all friends of the bride and groom.

Ava DeMichele, cousin and goddaughter of the bride, was the flower girl.

The groom chose his closest friend, Michael Dillon, as his best man. Groomsmen were Donnie Houseknecht, brother of the bride; Daniel Horn, Patrick Scott cousins of the groom; Vito Malacari, Matthew Livoy, John Charles Blewitt, and Joseph Jenkins, friends of the bride and groom.

A welcome introduction was given by Megan Sellick, friend of the bride and groom. Scriptural readings were given by Edward DeMichele, uncle of the bride, Neil Horn, uncle of the groom, and Brian Osick, friend of the bride and groom. Offertory gifts were presented by Barbara Everding and James DeMichele, godparents of the bride, and Molly Middleton and Leonard Adamczyk, godparents of the groom.

The bride and groom were honored at an engagement party hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Neil G. Horn at Fox Hill Country Club, Exeter.

The bride was honored at a Bubbly Brunch themed display shower hosted by the mother of the bride and mother of the groom at Irem Temple Country Club, Dallas.

A rehearsal dinner was hosted by the parents of the groom at the Woodlands Inn and Resort, Wilkes-Barre. An evening cocktail hour and reception were held at the Westmoreland Club, Wilkes-Barre.

The bride is a graduate of Bishop Hoban High School and King’s College with a bachelor’s degree in mass communications. Jill is employed as a Chief Experience Officer at Cross Valley Federal Credit Union.

The groom is a graduate of Bishop Hoban High School and King’s College with a bachelor’s degree in mass communications and a minor in business administration. Patrick is employed by Mountain Productions, Inc. as a sales manager.

Following a honeymoon to Oahu and Maui, Hawaii, the couple resides in Plains Township.

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Danielle Sarah Carr and Thomas A. Britton united in marriage Danielle Sarah Carr and Thomas A. Britton were united in marriage on April 22, 2017, in the Chapel of St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia. The nuptial Mass was celebrated by the Rev. Daniel Ruff.

The bride is the daughter of Jack and Susan Carr, of Exeter. She is also the granddaughter of Claire H. Carr, formerly of Forty-Fort, and the late Thomas C. Carr; Arlene Savoca, of Swoyersville; and the late Vincent J. Savoca.

The groom is the son of Thomas C. Britton II and Victoria Britton, of Punta Gorda Isles, Fla.; the grandson of the late Thomas C. Britton and the late Lois Britton of Miami, Fla.; and the late Anthony and Helen Bonomo.

Given in marriage by her father, Danielle chose her sister, Natalie Carr, as her maid of honor. Bridesmaids were her friends, Ashley Brum, Alana Chiampi, Joanna Smith, Brianne Dougherty, Katelyn Bivins, Jessy Nuckolls and Whitney Ridgeway.

Tom chose Chris Bivins as his best man. Groomsmen were his friends Seth Champion, John Franzetti, Michael Paccico, Chris Ridgeway, Daniel Summers and Sellars Tate.

Scriptural readings were given by Katie Britton, sister of the groom, and Ryan Carr, brother of the bride. Prayers of the Faithful were given by Marjie Titus, sister of the groom, and Ryan Carr, brother of the bride. Ushers were Ryan and Kyle Carr, brothers of the bride.

Danielle was honored at a bridal shower given by her mother, Susan Carr, and attendants at The Fox Hill Country Club, Exeter. A rehearsal dinner was hosted by the parents of the groom at Barbuzzo on South 13th Street, Philadelphia.

The wedding cocktail hour and dinner reception were held at the Hamilton Garden in The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, on Broad Street in Philadelphia.

Danielle is a graduate of Wyoming Area Secondary Center and St. Joseph’s University, with a bachelor of science degree in finance/risk management and a minor in Spanish. She is currently the director of insurance and loss control for Emory University/Emory Healthcare in Atlanta.

Tom is a graduate of Charlotte Catholic High School and Auburn University with a bachelor of science degree in supply chain management, and a bachelor of arts degree in aviation. He is currently manager/supply chain optimization for Georgia Pacific Corp/Koch Industries.

Following a honeymoon in Costa Rica and France, the couple resides in Midtown Atlanta, Georgia.

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