Monday, October 20, 2014

Rizzardi-Cisarik wedding





POTTSTOWN - Megan Rizzardi, daughter of Thomas and Susan Rizzardi of Pottstown, became the bride of Tyler Cisarik of Pennsburg in St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church, 223 Beech St.

Deacon George Harmansky and the Rev. Stephen Paolino officiated.

Soloists were Joanie and Katherine Frederick.

The bride is a 2007 graduate of St. Pius X High School, a 2011 graduate of Lebanon Valley College with a bachelor of science degree in education, and a 2015 graduate of Arcadia University with a master’s degree in education. She is a learning support teacher in the Perkiomen Valley School District.

The bridegroom, son of Luke and Marcie Cisarik of Pennsburg, is a 2006 graduate of Upper Perkiomen High School and a 2010 graduate of Lebanon Valley College with a bachelor of science degree in science. He is a brewing supervisor with Samuel Adams Pennsylvania Brewery, Breinigsville.

Given in marriage by her parents, the bride was attended by her sister, Alyssa Houseal, matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Chelsea Boyer, cousin of the bride; Kacie and Megan Cisarik, sisters of the bridegroom; Alison Kordonski and Heidi Rudelitch. Ava Ainge was junior bridesmaid and Nataleigh Houseal was flower girl. Morgan and Rylee Keely, cousins of the bridegroom, were rice girls.

Bret Umstead served as best man. Ushers were Aaron Rizzardi, brother of the bride; Mark Houseal, brother-in-law of the bride; Chris Avey, Travis Fales and Scott Keppen, cousin of the bridegroom. Evan Ainge was ring bearer.

Flowers were placed on the altar in memory of Barbara Frank, Carl DiPietro, Jane DiPietro, Mary Jane Rizzardi and Luke Cisarik Jr.

After a reception at the Westover Country Club, Jeffersonville, the newlyweds left on a wedding trip to Grenada.

They will reside in Boyertown.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Osborn-Donahue engagement




PHOENIXVILLE - The engagement of Siân Victoria Osborn of Hemel Hempstead, U.K. and Daniel P. Donahue of Phoenixville, was announced by her parents, Sally and Alan Osborn, Hemel Hempstead, U.K.

Ms. Osborn is a 2007 graduate of Hemel Hempstead School, a 2009 graduate of Kings Langley School,  and a 2012 graduate of Kingston University with a degree in English language with German and creative writing. She is in customer service support at Sainsbury’s, Chesham, U.K.

Her fiancé is the son of Edward and Cindy Donahue of Phoenixville.  He is a 2006 graduate of Phoenixville Area High School, a 2012 graduate of graduate of Kutztown University with a bachelor of arts degree in history and a 2013 graduate of Kingston University, London, with a master’s degree in European history. He is a substitute teacher for Educators on Call, Philadelphia.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Strouse-Bruno wedding





PHOENIXVILLE  - Rachel Strouse, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Brian Strouse, 1082 Terrace Lane, Pottstown, became the bride of Kris Bruno of Reading at The Barn on Bridge, 4 Bridge St.

The Rev. Paul Costello officiated at the double ring ceremony held outdoors.

The bride is a 2003 graduate of Pottstown High School and a 2008 graduate of Shippensburg University with a bachelor of arts degree in arts and science and a business minor. She is operations manager at Michaels Arts and Crafts, Pottstown.

The bridegroom, son of Michele Bruno of Phoenixville and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bruno of Blue Bell, is a 2003 graduate of Norristown Area High School and a 2007 graduate of Penn State University with a bachelor of arts degree in criminal justice. He is a line supervisor at Pitney Bowes, Reading.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride was attended by her sister, Krista Potter; Ellen Strouse, sister-in-law of the bride; and Naomi Bruno, the bridegroom’s niece.

Larry Bitting served as best man. Ushers were Steven Strouse, brother of the bride; and Isaiah Johnson, the bridegroom’s nephew.

After a reception at The Barn on Bridge (in the renovated barn), the newlyweds left on a wedding trip to Harper’s River, West Virginia.

Hart-Cocchimiglio Jr. engagement





YARDLEY – Susan Hart and Michael Cocchimiglio Jr., both of Yardley, have announced their engagement.

Ms. Hart, formerly of Hillsborough, N.J., is a 2009 graduate of Rutgers University with a bachelor of arts degree in journalism.

Her fiancé, formerly of Boyertown, is a 2006 graduate of Albright College with a bachelor of arts degree in business. He is currently pursuing a master of business administration degree from Penn State.

The couple met while working in the renewable energy industry.

A September 2015 wedding in Collegeville is planned.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Walling-Cassidy engagement





MARIETTA, GA. – The engagement of Elizabeth M. Walling of Marietta, Ga., and Mark V. Cassidy, 222 Mulligan St., Phoenixville, was announced by her mother, Beverly Walling of Marietta, Ga. She is also the daughter of the late George D. Walling.

Ms. Walling is a 2003 graduate of Pope High School and a 2008 graduate of Georgia State University with a bachelor of science degree in nursing. She is a registered nurse at the University of Pennsylvania/Dermatology, Philadelphia.

Her fiancé is the son of James and Brenda Ritschard, 317 Crest Lane, East Coventry. He is a 2001 graduate of Ocean City High School and a 2005 graduate of Clemson University with a bachelor of science degree in landscape architecture. He is a landscape architect/design consultant and owner of MVC Designs/California Closets, Pottstown.

An April 18, 2015 wedding at Peachtree Cathedral in Atlanta, Ga., is planned.

Heffentragre-Brown engagement





LONGVIEW, TEXAS – The engagement of Kirian Heffentrager and Bryan Brown, both of Longview, Texas, was announced by her parents, Lt. Cdr. (retired) and Mrs. Don Heffentrager of Leonardtown, Md. The bride is also the granddaughter of Dee Heffentrager and the late Donald Heffentrager Sr.

Her fiancé is the son of Patricia Summerford of Longview, Texas, and the grandson of the late David and Beverly Newton.

A September 11, 2014 wedding in Manteo, N.C., is planned.