Alison Marie Taroli and Eric Gelsleichter were united in marriage on Oct. 13, 2012, at Newberry Estate, Dallas. The Honorable William H. Amesbury, Luzerne County, officiated the outdoor ceremony.
The bride was given in marriage by her parents, Attorney Garry and Kathleen Taroli, Dallas. She is the granddaughter of Marilyn Taroli and the late Henry J. Taroli, Kingston, and the late John and Rita Bustin, Forty Fort.
The groom is the son of William and Nadine Gelsleichter, Tunkhannock. He is the grandson of the late William and Ginger Gelsleichter and the late Murray and Doris Hoyt, all of Wilkes-Barre.
The bride chose Lauren Haynes as her matron of honor. Her bridesmaids were Kristin Gelsleichter, sister of the groom, and Julie Jones, Maria Winters and Kylene Phillips. Richard Gabriel Castro, cousin of the bride, served as ring bearer.
The groom chose Matthew McCormick as his best man. The groomsmen were Daniel Taroli, brother of the bride, and Michael Zarychta, Tim Balasavage and Jonathan Walston.
Readings were given by Stephanie McCole and Andrew Stanko, cousins of the bride and groom. Musical selections were performed by David Baloga, Jessica Jones Campanile and Cindy Thomas, friends of the bride.
An evening reception was held at The Highlands, Dallas. The couple was surprised with a unique book-themed wedding cake given by Elaine Stanko, godmother of the bride. The couple was honored by their parents at an engagement celebration at Twigs Restaurant. A bridal shower hosted by the mothers of bride and groom and bridesmaids was held at the AppleTree Terrace. The rehearsal dinner was given by the parents of the groom at Irem Clubhouse.
The bride is a 2003 graduate of Bishop Hoban High School. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from King's College in 2007. She earned a Master of Science degree in natural resources policy from the State University of New York and a Juris Doctorate from Syracuse University in 2010. She is employed as a patent and trademark attorney at Steptoe & Johnson, Washington, D.C.
The groom is a 2003 graduate of Tunkhannock Area High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from King's College in 2007. He is completing his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va.
The couple honeymooned in New Zealand. They reside in Falls Church, Va.