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Alexandra J. Valenti and Dr. Sean P. Geary were married at 1:30 p.m. June 15 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Lake George. Guests gathered for a reception at Saratoga National Golf Club, Saratoga Springs. The Rev. Thomas Berardi of Reverend, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, heard the couple’s vows. The bride’s parents are Frank A. and Andrea L. Valenti of Lake George. The…

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Carolyn Blake and Andrew Altomare were married at 2 p.m. on June 8 in Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Hamburg. Guests gathered for a reception at the Hotel Lafayette. Parochial Vicar, Rev. Sebastian Pierro of St. Gregory the Great Roman Catholic Church, Williamsville, heard the couple’s vows. The bride’s parents are Richard and Patricia Blake of Hamburg. The bride…

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Laura Wax and Lawrence Piskorowski were married at 5 p.m. on December 12, 2012, in the Occidental Grand Hotel, Aruba. Guests gathered for a reception at Michael’s Landing, North Tonawanda. Rev. Geoffrey J.R. Banfield heard the couple’s vows. The bride’s parents are John and Donna M. Wax of Buffalo. The bridegroom’s parents are Joanne Zagarino and the late Lawrence …

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Shirley Troutman and Kenneth J. Turner were married at 3 p.m. on March 16 in Ephesus Ministries. Guests gathered for a reception at Clement Mansion. Pastor Jeff Carter of Ephesus Ministries heard the couple’s vows. The bride’s parents are Eddie T. Troutman and Janie M. Troutman of Buffalo. The bridegroom’s parents are the late Pierce and Earlie M. Turner of Buffalo. …

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Kayleigh Tompkins and Devin Lipsitz were married at 2 p.m. on July 6 in St. Anthony of Padua Church. Guests gathered for a reception at Templeton Landing. Monsignor Voorhees of Buffalo heard the couple’s vows. The bride’s parents are Harry C. and the late Patricia Tompkins of New Windsor. The bridegroom’s parents are Maria Scrivani and John Lipsitz of Buffalo. The br…

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Erin Cassidy and Edward “Teddy” Telles were married at 3 p.m. on June 22 in Butler Mansion. Guests gathered for a reception at the Tralf Music Hall. The Hon. Joseph Fiorella of the Eighth Judicial District, Buffalo, heard the couple’s vows. The bride’s parents are Michael Cassidy of Brockport and Lori Giordano of Rochester. The bridegroom’s parents are Raymond Te…

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Katelin Shaffer and Corey Coleman, partners in music, became partners in life June 22 when they married in Island Park, Williamsville.The two professional musicians perform their original “bluesy Americana” music around their home in Atlanta as the duo “Kate and Corey,” both singing and playing acoustic guitars. But for their wedding and reception in the park pavil…

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Holly Evanov and Kevin Pope were married at 4 p.m. June 1 in St. Paul’s Cathedral, Pittsburgh. Guests gathered for a reception at Carnegie Museum of Pittsburgh. The Rev. Michael Roche of St. Paul’s Cathedral heard the couple’s vows. The bride’s parents are Regis and Suzanne Evanov of South Park, Pa. The bridegroom’s parents are Kenneth and Elizabeth Pope of Amher…

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Rachael E. Melson and Michael J. Garofolo were married at 5 p.m. June 1 in Vizcarra Vineyards at Becker Farms, Gasport, where a reception was held following the ceremony. The bride’s parents are Colene and Dean Melson of Niagara Falls. The bridegroom’s parents are Robin Garofolo and Phillip and Sue Garofolo, both of Rochester. The bride is a graduate of Niagara Falls H…

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Marie C. D’Orazio and Bryan J. Staniszewski were married at 2 p.m. June 29 in Christ the King Chapel, Canisius College, Buffalo. Guests gathered for a reception at Templeton Landing, Buffalo. The Rev. James L. Dugan, S.J., of Canisius College heard the couple’s vows. The bride’s parents are Pasquale (Neno) and Maureen E. D’Orazio of Buffalo. The bridegroom’s pare…

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Alison Elizabeth Brunger and Jeffrey Robert Hargrove were married at 4 p.m. June 15 in Anabel Taylor Hall Chapel, Cornell University, Ithaca. Guests gathered for a reception at Ithaca Holiday Inn. The Rev. Steven Felker of Christ Chapel, Ithaca, heard the couple’s vows. The bride’s parents are E. Geoffrey and Carol Brunger of Town of Tonawanda. The bridegroom’s paren…

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Krista M. Shoemaker and Robert Drew Wooster were married at 5:30 p.m. June 22 in Wickham Park, Manchester, Conn. Guests gathered for a reception at Cabin Gardens, Wickham Park, Conn. Stepfather of the groom, the Rev. Frank Hanrahan, heard the couple’s vows. The bride’s parents are Henry G. Shoemaker Jr. and Linda R. Hiller of Williamsville. The bridegroom’s parents a…

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Kate Sarata and Benjamin Bidell were married at 3 p.m. June 8 in Hall of Philosophy, Chautauqua Institution. Guests gathered for a reception at Athenaeum Hotel. Cousin of the groom, Pastor Nathan Lange of Trinity Methodist Church, Grand Island, heard the couple’s vows. The bride’s parents are David and Catherine Sarata of Colden. The bridegroom’s parents are Frederic…

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Meghan E.P. Finamore and James R. Schaller Jr. were married at 2 p.m. June 29 in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Kenmore. Guests gathered for a reception at The Mansion on Delaware, Buffalo. Friend of the family the Rev. Richard A. Reina, spiritual director of Christ the King Seminary heard the couple’s vows. The bride’s parents are James and Deborah Finamore of …

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Erin E. Higgins and Daniel K. Clifford were married at 4 p.m. June 28 in St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Buffalo. Guests gathered for a reception at Lucarelli’s Banquet Center, Lackawanna. The Rev. James G. Judge of St. Thomas Aquinas Church heard the couple’s vows. The bride’s parents are Michael J. and Maureen A. Higgins of Buffalo. The bridegroom’s parents are Mark J…