Kathleen Sturgeon and Barry Atchison were married on June 1, 2013, at The Manor House at Prophecy Creek, Blue Bell, Pa., by Celebrant Alisa Tongg.
The bride is the daughter of Ronald and Rosemary Sturgeon, Mountain Top, Pa. She is the granddaughter of Hedwig Rominski, Nanticoke, Pa.; the late Hank Rominski; the late Anna Mae Sturgeon; and the late Eugene Sturgeon.
The groom is the son of Bruce and Judi Atchison, Allison Park, Pa. He is the grandson of Irma Atchison and the late William Atchison, Ambler, Pa., and the late Lois and Paul Rittle.
The bride was escorted down the aisle by her mother and father. She chose her sister, Jacqueline Sturgeon, and best friend, Maura Morgan, as maids of honor. Bridesmaids were JoyAnn Fisher, Debra Mallon, Deborah Feairheller, Brenna Hill and Kerri Foxhill, friends of the bride.
The groom chose his brother, Curtis Atchison, and best friend, Jason Ballard, as best men. Groomsmen were Brendan Pivosean, Brian Lucas, Ryan Scacco, Brad Kleinfelter and Walt Gursky, friends of the groom.
An evening reception was held at The Manor House at Prophecy Creek, Blue Bell, Pa. A rehearsal dinner was given by the parents of the groom at Marriott Philadelphia West, Conshohocken, Pa. The bride was honored at a shower given by her mother, sister and bridesmaids at The Powerhouse Eatery, White Haven, Pa.
The bride is a 2001 graduate of the Crestwood High School, Mountain Top, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of California, Irvine in 2005. She completed her M.Ed. in 2007 and Ph.D. in 2011 at Temple University. She completed her master’s in translational research from the University of Pennsylvania, where she is employed as a postdoctoral fellow.
The groom is a 1999 graduate of North Alleghany High School, Wexford, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 2004. He is employed by EMC2 as a solutions architect.
The couple honeymooned in Maui. They reside in Norristown, Pa., with their beloved rescue dog, Quinton.