Nicole Maria Konopki and John Alexander Cantone were united in marriage Sept. 1, 2012, at Christ our Light Catholic Church, Cherry Hill, N.J. The ceremony was celebrated by the Rev. Jon Thomas.
The bride is the daughter of Elaine Konopki, Plains Township. She is the granddaughter of Sophia Czachor and the late John Czachor.
The groom is the son of Anthony and Christine Cantone, Matawan, N.J. He is the grandson of Christine Gefken and the late Henry Gefken and Maria Cantone and the late John Cantone.
Given in marriage by her mother and grandmother, the bride chose her friend, Amy Sonderman, as matron of honor and sister-in-law Maryann Cantone as maid of honor. Bridesmaid was Amy Edgerton, friend of the bride.
The groom chose his friends, Jason Stevens and David Leckner, as his best men. Groomsman was Tim Haimowitz.
Scripture readings were given by Matt Kaye, godson of the bride, and Ben Spiegel, cousin of the groom. General intercessions were given by Emily Wickenheisser, cousin of the bride. Offertory gifts were presented by Jamie, Jesse and Sara Cantone, cousins of the groom.
The bride wore a veil handcrafted by her mother and grandmother. The bride was honored at a bridal shower, hosted by the mother of the bride and groom, at Pauline’s Italian Restaurant, Matawan, N.J. A rehearsal dinner was hosted by the couple at Andreotti’s Viennese Restaurant, Cherry Hill, N.J. An evening cocktail hour and reception, hosted by the bride and groom, was held on the USS Battleship New Jersey. The couple provided a tour of the ship for all guests and shot off the guns to celebrate the start of their new life together.
The bride is a 2003 graduate of Bishop Hoban High School. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and advertising from Penn State University. She is employed by Gannett as an account executive.
The groom is a 2003 graduate of Matawan Regional High School, Matawan, N.J. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Penn State University. He is employed by Cantone Research as a financial advisor.
The couple honeymooned on a Mediterranean cruise visiting Italy, Turkey, Greece and Monte Carlo. They welcomed their first child, Julia Sophia Cantone, on July 29, 2013. They reside in Toms River, N.J., with their daughter and black lab, Chewy.