Stephanie Marie Gawlas and Colin James Walsh were united in marriage on July 6, 2013, at St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church, Wilkes-Barre, by Monsignor Joseph G. Rauscher, great-uncle of the bride.
The bride is the daughter of Stephen J. and Nancy Gawlas, Hanover Township. She is the granddaughter of Helen Amendola and the late Joseph F. Amendola, Wilkes-Barre, and Theresa Gawlas and the late Robert N. Gawlas Sr., Wilkes-Barre.
The groom is the son of Charles D. and Cynthia Royer Walsh, Northampton. He is the grandson of the late Charles T. and Helen P. Walsh, Whitehall, and the late Bruce D. Royer and Gisella Royer Herman, Coplay.
The bride was given in marriage by her father. She chose her sister, Alyssa Gawlas, as her maid of honor. Her bridesmaids were Mary Catherine Kresge, sister of the groom, Alicia Sebastian, Kelly Rose, Therese Stemple and Katie Jones, friends of the bride.
The groom chose his friend, Zachary Leonard, as his best man. His groomsmen were Adam Walsh, cousin of the groom, Robert Gawlas, cousin of the bride, Richard Warmkessel, Chad Hoffman and Thomas Gallagher, friends of the groom.
Scriptural readings were given by Robert N. Gawlas Jr., godfather of the bride, and Daniel J. Walsh, godfather of the groom. The intercessions were read by Brother James Miller, C.S.C., friend of the bride and groom. Offertory gifts were presented by Sandra Amendola, godmother of the bride, and Nancy Walsh, godmother of the groom.
The bride was honored by her mother and bridesmaids with a bridal shower held at Vanderlyn’s Restaurant, Kingston. An evening cocktail hour and reception, hosted by the parents of the bride, were held at the Woodlands Inn and Resort, Plains Township. A wedding rehearsal dinner was hosted by the parents of the groom at Kevin’s, Kingston.
The bride is a 2007 graduate of Bishop Hoban High School and a 2011 graduate of King’s College with a Bachelor of the Arts degree in elementary education. She is employed by Loudoun County, Va., as a first grade teacher.
The groom is a 2007 graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School and a 2011 graduate of King’s College with a Bachelor of the Arts degree in psychology. He is employed by Deloitte, as a federal closeout analyst.
The couple honeymooned to Riviera Maya, Mexico. They reside in Reston, Va., with their dog, Ava.