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Maria T. Toro and John McRae Alsup were married at 6 p.m. June 22 in Mountaintop Golf and Lake Club, Cashiers, N.C. Guests remained at Mountaintop Golf and Lake Club for a reception following the ceremony. Father Brian Sheridan of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, Smyrna, Ga. heard the couple’s vows. The bride’s parents are Mark and Nancy Toro of Atlanta. The bri…

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Roseann S. Giordano and James C. Papafagos were married at 1 p.m. June 28 in St. George Orthodox Church, Lewiston. Guests gathered for a reception at Statler, Buffalo. Very Rev. Father Paul Solberg of St. George Orthodox Church heard the couple’s vows. The bride’s parents are Thomas and Antoinette Giordano of Amherst. The bridegroom’s parents are Alexander and Patric…

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Dana E. Puskas and Chad E. Walker were married at 2 p.m. on May 10 in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Lewiston. Guests gathered for a reception at Classics V, Amherst. The Rev. Susan Keppy heard the couple’s vows. The bride’s parents are David A. and Rozanne Puskas of Sanborn. The bridegroom’s parents are Edward and Patricia Walker of Lewiston. The bride is a graduat…

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For two decades, Jimmy- lee Taglis, of Buffalo, designed gowns and tuxedos for other people’s weddings.But he never dared dream about having a wedding of his own.“There was always a tear in my eye because I always thought, ‘This is never going to be me in Buffalo, N.Y.,’ ” Taglis said.But all that changed in 2011, when New York State passed the Marriage Equalit…

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NIAGARA FALLS – When New York State legalized gay marriage almost two years ago, many in Niagara Falls saw the potential to rekindle its image as the “honeymoon capital.”Most business owners and observers agree that the wedding industry experienced a surge right after same-sex marriages became legal but that the pace has since slowed.“The initial surge, I think, is…

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Rose G. Krempholtz and Nicholas J. Long were married at 4 p.m. June 14 in Immaculate Conception Church, East Aurora. Guest gathered for a reception at Kloc’s Grove, West Seneca. Father Robert W. Wardenski of Immaculate Conception Church heard the couples vows. The bride’s parents are Donald and Karen Krempholtz of East Aurora. The bridegroom’s parents are Phillip Jr.…

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Kathleen Morris and Steven Mong were married at 2 p.m. June 15 in Christ United Methodist Church, Amherst. Guests gathered for a reception at Hotel @ The Lafayette, Buffalo. The Rev. Dr. Robert J. Norrix of Christ United Methodist Church heard the couple’s vows. The bride’s parents are Marilyn E. and William M. Morris of Amherst. The bridegroom’s parents are Laurie J…

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Carolyn Wiech and Matthew Puskas were married at 5:30 p.m. June 15 in Asbury Hall, Buffalo, where a reception was held following the ceremony. Judge Kathleen Wojtaszek-Gariano of Niagara Falls heard the couple’s vows. Mother of the bride is Pamela Wiech of North Tonawanda. The bridegroom’s parents are David and Rozanne Puskas of Sanborn. The bride is a graduate of Nort…

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Gretchen A. Bruning and Brian R. Urbanski were married at 5:30 p.m. June 14 in Hotel @ The Lafayette, Buffalo, where a reception was held following the ceremony. Pastor Scott D. Hannon of St. John Lutheran Church heard the couple’s vows. The bride’s parents are John H. and the late Nancy K. Bruning of Clarence. The bridegroom’s parents are William J. and Barbara A. U…

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Caitlin A. English and Brendan M. Loughran were married at 1 p.m. May 25 in Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, West Seneca. Guests gathered for a reception at The Statler Terrace Room, Buffalo. Father Daniel Serbicki of Queen of Heaven Catholic Church heard the couple’s vows. The bride’s parents are Kevin J. and Ann M. English of West Seneca. The bridegroom’s parents a…

April M. Solecki and Jonathan P. Sayers were married at 5:30 p.m. December 22, 2012, in Tonawanda Castle, Tonawanda, where a reception was held following the ceremony. The Rev. Sue Olson heard the couple’s vows. The bride’s parents are David S. and Sandra A. Solecki of Cheektowaga. The bridegroom’s parents are Jerry Sayers of Williamsville and Karen Benton of Wheatfi…

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Michelle Fridey and Brenden Switzer were married at 2:30 p.m. December 22, 2012, in The Tabernacle, Orchard Park. Guests gathered for a reception at Classics V, Amherst. Pastor Jeremy Ziegler of Full Gospel Tabernacle Park heard the couple’s vows. The bride’s parents are Thomas and Susan Fridey of Williamsville. The bridegroom’s parents are Cynthia and Richard Switze…

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Victoria Henry and Taylor Battaglia were married at 2 p.m. June 15 in St. Joseph University Parish, Buffalo. Guests gathered for a reception at Beaver Island Clubhouse, Grand Island. Father Jack Ledwon of St. Joseph University Parish heard the couple’s vows. The bride’s parents are Jack P. Henry and Hadia Henry of Amherst. The bridegroom’s parents are Louis Battaglia…

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Laura M. Rovner and Aric J. Fecher were married at 2 p.m. May 18 in Zion Lutheran Church, Clarence. Guests gathered for a reception at the Rapids Theatre, Niagara Falls. Pastor Randy Milleville of Zion Lutheran Church heard the couple’s vows. The bride’s parents are Janice E. and the late Ricki B. Rovner of Amherst. The bridegroom’s parents are Kim M. and Paul E. Fec…

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Following a 10 year courtship, Kathleen A. Serwacki and Timothy R. Sekuterski were married at 2 p.m. May 11 in St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church, Elma. Guests gathered for a reception at Elma Fire Company, Elma. The Rev. Daniel Palys of St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church heard the couple’s vows. The bride’s parents are Matth…