Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Altiere-Gillespie wedding

PHILADELPHIA – Danielle Leah Altiere, daughter of Frank and Desiree Altiere of Phoenixville, became the bride of Mark Eric Gillespie of San Diego in Old St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Philadelphia.

The Rev. Ed O’Donnell, pastor, officiated.

Organist Normand Govin, violinist Karen Banos and soloist Jeff Chapman provided music. Acolyte was Francis Altiere, brother of the bride.

The bride is a 2003 graduate of St. Pius X High School and a 2007 graduate of West Chester University with a bachelor of science degree in health science. She is an esthetician and event coordinator with Miller Cosmetic Surgery, La Jolla, Calif.

The bridegroom, son of Kathy Sharp of Sicklerville, N.J. and Mark J. Gillespie of Sewell, N.J., is a 2002 graduate of Gloucester Catholic High School and a 2006 graduate of Arcadia University with a bachelor of science degree in business administration. He is employed with Homeland Security, San Diego.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride was attended by her sister, Elyse Altiere, and Laura Concannon, maids of honor.  Bridesmaids were Kayla Fisher, Michelle Hanusey, Ashleigh LaPorta and Lorrie McKillop, sister of the bridegroom. Flower girls were Ella Denove, cousin of the bride, and Anna Pacewicz, cousin of the bridegroom.

Nicholas Ferrari was best man. Ushers were Matthew Barnabei and Robert Barnabei, stepbrothers of the bridegroom; Anthony Matranga; Adam McKillop, brother-in-law of the bridegroom; Nicholas Ntelekos and Edward Shaw. Ring bearer was Billy Neuman, cousin of the bridegroom.

Gift bearers were Lila Scheer, cousin of the bride, and Lexie Neumann, cousin of the bridegroom. Readers were the Rev. Francis X. Altiere, brother of the bride; Ken Scheer, uncle of the bride; and Trish Fortuna, aunt of the bridegroom.

Flowers were placed on the altar in memory of the deceased members of the Altiere, Gillespie and Sharp families.

The bride’s garter was made from the lace of  her grandmother’s wedding gown.

After a reception at The Ballroom at the Ben, Philadelphia, the newlyweds left on a wedding trip to St. Lucia. They will reside in San Diego.


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