Karen Elizabeth Merrill and James Charles Livingston were married at 3 p.m. on Oct. 1 in The Woods at Bear Creek, Franklinville, where guests also gathered for a reception. The Rev. Damian Graybelle of Rochester heard the couple’s vows. The bride’s parents are Brian and Judy Merrill of Depew. The bridegroom’s parents are Susan Livingston of Oneonta and Royce Livingston of Otego. The bride, a graduate of Depew High School, earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from SUNY Geneseo and also earned a master’s degree in school counseling from the University at Buffalo. The bride is a school counselor at Marion Central School District. The groom, a graduate of Unatego High School, earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He is a data base administrator at Paychex Inc. After a trip to St. Lucia, the couple have made their home in Rochester.