Dr. Emily R. Koval and Dr. Wade M. Branstetter were united in marriage April 15, 2016, at Riverdale Manor, in Lancaster, by Rev. Aden Wertz and blessed by Msgr. Joseph Rauscher, great-uncle of the bride, at St. Nicholas Church, in Wilkes-Barre.
The bride is the daughter of Paul and Angela Koval, of Mountain Top. She is the granddaughter of Mary Koval and the late Thomas Koval, of Wilkes-Barre; and the late Vito and Francesca Gregoraci - De Cicco of Torino, Italy.
The groom is the son of Joel and Kathy Branstetter, of Tyrone. He is the grandson of Janet Seiner and the late Matthew Seiner, of Tyrone; and the late Duane and Alice Branstetter, of Tyrone.
The bride was given in marriage by her father. She chose her sisters, Dr. Robin Lahr and Holly Birster; and her cousin, Rachel Metzger, as her bridesmaids. The flower girls were Brooke Birster and Lilliana Lahr, nieces of the bride.
The groom chose his friends, Michael Scatko, Joshua Gregory and Joey Porter as his groomsmen. The ring bearer was Ian Harpster, cousin of the groom.
The bride was honored with a ‘wine-themed’ bridal shower given by her mother and her sisters at Kings Ristorante. in Mountain Top.
A rehearsal dinner was hosted by the groom’s parents at the Lancaster Brewing Company.
The bride is a 2007 graduate of Bishop Hoban High School.
The groom is a 2007 graduate of Tyrone Area High School.
The couple met at Juniata College and they are 2011 graduates of Juniata College and 2015 graduates of N.Y.C.C. ( New York Chiropractic College) with a doctor of chiropractic degree and a master degree in applied clinical nutrition.
Dr. Emily is practicing at KB Chiropractic and Nutrition, in Lititz. Dr. Wade is practicing at Long’s Chiropractic Health Services, in Lancaster.
The couple honeymooned in Saint Lucia and currently reside in Ephrata.