Faith Kringer, daughter of Joseph and Carla Kringer, Drums, and Stephen Kelchaw, son of John and Theresa Kelchaw, Hazle Township, were united in marriage on July 14, 2012, by the Rev. Louis A. Grippe at Most Precious Blood Church.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride chose Crystal Hughes, aunt, and Kira Krakovesky, cousin, as matron and maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Kristen Motel, sister of the groom, and Barbara Kelchaw, sister-in-law of the groom. Alana Hughes, cousin, was chosen as flower girl.
Johnny Kelchaw and Daniel Kelchaw, brothers of the groom, performed the duties of best men. Groomsmen were Al Motel, brother-in-law of the groom, and Joseph Kringer, brother of the bride. The ring bearer was Joey Kelchaw, nephew of the groom.
The couple chose Millie Sterba, aunt of the groom, and Nicole Bachart, cousin of the bride, to perform readings during the ceremony.
The bride is a 2006 graduate of Hazleton Area High School and earned her associate’s degree in court reporting from Luzerne County Community College. She is employed as a freelance court reporter in Maryland.
The groom is a 2005 graduate of Hazleton Area High School and earned his master’s degree in architectural engineering from Penn State University. He is employed in Maryland as a project engineer.
Following a reception at Capriotti’s Palazzo, the couple left on a honeymoon to Cancun, Mexico.
A shower in honor of the bride was given by the bride and groom’s parents at Capriotti’s Palazzo, McAdoo. A rehearsal dinner was hosted by the groom’s parents.
The couple now resides in Maryland.