January 4, 2014
Maria Anne Bustin and Mark David Yankowski were united in marriage on Aug. 10, 2013, at Holy Family Parish, Luzerne. The Rev. Michael Zipay officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Charles “Bud” and Elizabeth Bustin, Larksville. She is the granddaughter of the late Harry and Marie Sawchak and the late John and Rita Bustin.
The groom is the son of David and Mary Yankowski, Jackson Township. He is the grandson of Helen Yankowski and the late Henry Yankowski and the late Arthur and Harriet Miller.
The bride was escorted to the altar by her father. Christine Bustin, sister of the bride, served as the maid of honor. Amy Bustin Coburn, Elizabeth and Colleen Bustin, sisters of the bride, Laura Rogan, sister of the groom, and Mary Rita Bustin and Kathleen Mullay, cousins of the bride, served as bridesmaids. Isabel Bustin, niece of the bride, and Tessa Collura, goddaughter of the groom, served as flower girls.
Stephen Yankowski, brother of the groom, served as the best man. Charlie and Matthew Bustin, brothers of the bride, Francis Rogan, brother-in-law of the groom, Timothy Herbert, cousin of the groom, and Ryan Besteder and Scott Arnold, childhood friends of the groom, served as groomsmen. Jack Coburn, nephew of the bride, served as ring bearer.
Scripture readings were given by Rosalie Sawchak, aunt and godmother of the bride, and Daniel Yankowski, uncle and godfather of the groom. Gifts were presented by Morgan and Ashley Collura, cousins of the groom, and Grace Coburn and Liam Bustin, niece and nephew of the bride.
A bridal shower was hosted by the bridesmaids at the home of the bride’s parents. The rehearsal dinner was hosted by the parents of the groom at their home. Following the ceremony, a cocktail hour and reception were held at the Appletree Terrace at Newberry Estates, Dallas.
The bride is a 2003 graduate of Bishop O’Reilly High School; a 2007 graduate of Bloomsburg University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary and special education; and a 2011 graduate of King’s College with a master’s degree in education. She is a fifth-grade teacher at Wycallis Elementary School, Dallas.
The groom is a 2004 graduate of Lake-Lehman High School; a 2008 graduate of King’s College, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in finance; a 2010 graduate of Kaplan University with his bachelor’s degree in nutritional science; and a 2012 graduate of Bloomsburg University with a master’s degree exercise science. He is a certified strength and conditioning coach and a personal trainer. He is employed at Geisinger Health Plan as a wellness specialist.
Following the wedding, the couple honeymooned to Punta Cana. They reside in Edwardsville.