Elizabeth Marie Galat and Christopher Aaron Tigue were united in marriage June 23, 2012, at St. Peter’s Cathedral, Scranton. The ceremony was officiated by Monsignor David L. Tressler. Concelebrants were the Rev. Christopher T. Washington, the Rev. Philip A. Altavilla, and the Rev. Thomas M. Muldowney,V.G. The Most Rev. James C. Timlin, Bishop Emeritus of Scranton, offered the nuptial blessing.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Millard Galat Jr., Nanticoke. The groom is the son of Ann Marie Tigue, Dunmore, and David Tigue, Scranton.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride chose her sister, Nicole Barletta, as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Dr. Sara Kane, Jill Houseknecht and Lauren Davison, friends of the bride, and Julie Gronski, cousin of the groom. Flower girls were Madeline and Isabelle Barletta, nieces of the bride.
The groom chose his cousins, Robert and Matthew Gronski, as best men. Groomsmen were Attorney Frank Barletta, brother-in-law of the bride, and William Tigue, friend of the groom.
Scriptural readings were given by Sister Leonita Duhoski, R.S.M., cousin of the bride, and Amy Sandrowicz, friend of the groom. The Prayer of the Faithful was offered by Amy Stevenson, Lisa Jefferson and Mallory Nobile, friends of the bride and Dominick Siciliano, friend of the groom. Offertory gifts were presented by Katherine Gutowski and Gerald Boock, godparents of the bride, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gronski Sr., aunt and uncle of the groom.
The bride and groom were honored at an engagement party hosted by Attorney and Mrs. Frank Barletta at their home in Hanover Township. The bride was honored at a display shower hosted by the mother of the bride at the Colonnade, Scranton. A rehearsal dinner was hosted by the mother of the groom at La Buona Vita, Dunmore. An evening cocktail hour and reception were held at the Westmoreland Club, Wilkes-Barre. The bride and groom were also honored at a send-off brunch hosted by the parents of the bride at the Wyoming Valley Country Club.
The bride is a 2004 graduate of Bishop Hoban High School. She graduated from King’s College in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education and a certification in special education. She earned a Master of Science degree in special education from Misericordia University in 2011. She is employed as a special education teacher by Luzerne Intermediate Unit 18.
The groom is a 1994 graduate of Bishop O’Hara High School. He graduated from Marywood University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education and a minor in special education. He earned a Master of Science degree in educational leadership from Marywood University in 2006. He is employed as the principal of Wyoming Area Catholic School.
As part of their honeymoon, the couple traveled to Walt Disney World to celebrate their recent nuptials as well as the 40th wedding anniversary of Millard and Rita Galat, parents of the bride, and the 10th wedding anniversary of Frank and Nicole Barletta, sister of the bride. The couple also honeymooned at La Playa Beach and Golf Resort, Naples, Fla.