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MR. AND MRS. BRENDAN J. FLAHERTY
(She is the former Miss Kara Ann Healy)
Miss Kara Ann Healy Weds Brendan J. Flaherty
Miss Kara Ann Healy, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Healy of Albany, New York, was married on Friday, July 17, to Brendan Joseph Flaherty. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Flaherty of Westfield.
A Nuptial Mass took place at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Ballston Spa, New York, with the Reverend David Mickiewicz performing the ceremony. The reception was held at the Canfield Casino in Saratoga Springs, New York.
The bride, who was escorted down the aisle by her father, wore a gown of ivory silk charmeuse and carried a bouquet of ivory and blush roses.
Ms. Miriam Healy of Boston was the maid of honor for her sister. Serving as bridal attendants were Ms. Lauren Healy of Boston, also a sister of the bride; Ms. Maura Campion of Washington, D.C., a cousin of the bride; Ms. Liz Wentworth of San Francisco, Ms. Suleena Kansal of Wilmington, Delaware, Ms. Margaret Williams of Ithaca, New York, and Ms. Lisa Van Dam of Newport Beach, California.
Brian T. Gaffney and Miss Allison P. Ryan
Miss Allison Ryan To Wed Brian Gaffney
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Ryan of Westfield have announced the engagement of their daughter, Miss Allison Paige Ryan, to Brian Thomas Gaffney, also of Westfield. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Gaffney of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, formerly of Westfield.
The future bride graduated from Westfield High School and is a student at Kean University in Union, where she is majoring in
special education. Her fiancé, who also graduated from Westfield High School, was awarded his Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science from Montclair State University in Upper Montclair.
He formerly served as an assistant golf professional at Echo Lake Country Club in Westfield and at the Manasquan River Golf Club. A member of the Professional Golf Association, he is currently on tour.
Shawn Flaherty of Westfield and Scott Flaherty of New York City, the brothers of the bridegroom, were the best men. The groomsmen included Josh Shaub, Sean Nolan and Blake Wallens, all of New York City; Gregg Schmalz of Boston, and Dan Healy of Albany, the brother of the bride.
A graduate of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, the bride is a fourth year medical student at Albany Medical College.
The bridegroom, also a graduate of Cornell University, received his master’s degree from the State University College at Cortland, New York. He is employed as Director of the Albany office of the The Princeton Review.
The parents of the bridegroom hosted a rehearsal dinner the evening before the wedding at Cohans On The Lake in Saratoga Springs, and a breakfast at the Saratoga Springs’ Holiday Inn the day after the nuptials.
Following a two-week honeymoon in the Dominican Republic, the couple reside in Albany.
GOLDEN DAY…Mr. and Mrs. Edmund T. Roberts of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, formerly of Westfield, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on December 29. Joining them at a dinner party in honor of the special milestone was the couple’s daughter and son-in-law, Polly and John McCauley, from Sabattus, Maine.
Guidelines for How to Submit Engagement, Wedding Notices
The following are some guidelines for placing an engagement or wedding announcement in The Westfield Leader and
The Times of Scotch Plains-Fanwood.
Announcements are usually published within several weeks after they are received.
There is no charge for publication of a written announcement only. For a release accompanied by a photograph, the cost is $15 for subscribers and $25 for non-subscribers.
Photographs may either be black-andwhite or in color, but should be clear and no smaller than 3½ inches by 5 inches. No Polaroids should be submitted. The better the quality of the photograph, the better it will reproduce in the newspaper, so pictures submitted for publication should also not be too dark.
Photographs are kept on file for approximately six months after publication, and may be picked up at the Westfield offices of The Westfield Leader
and The Times of Scotch Plains-Fanwood
after they appear in print. Engagement and wedding announcement forms are available at the newspaper offices to serve as a guide. However, individuals may also write their own. This newspaper reserves the right to edit all copy to conform to space availability and editorial style.
Announcements mailed or faxed should be neatly typed and double spaced. They may also be e-mailed at firstname.lastname@example.org. A daytime telephone number should be included in case any further information or clarification is required.
Engagement announcements should include the names of the couple and the towns in which they live, and the names of each set of parents and their hometowns.
The announcement should indicate if either the future bride or bridegroom, or their parents, are former residents of Westfield, Scotch Plains, Fanwood or Mountainside, if they are now living elsewhere.
Engagement notices should also include brief histories for the couple, such as high school and/or college and years of graduation; current employment, military service, or any clubs or societies in which they hold membership. It should also state when the wedding will take place (it is not necessary to include the actual date).
Wedding announcements should also include the names and hometowns of the bride and bridegroom and both sets of parents, as well as a brief history for each of the newlyweds.
The date, time and place of the ceremony, along with the name of the officiant and the reception site, should also be mentioned. It is appropriate as well to include the name of the person who gave the bride away.
The amount of detail contained in a wedding announcement is up to the individual. A description of the attire worn by the bride and her attendants (costume, style, materials and veil), along with their bouquets, may be included in the release.
Names and hometowns of honor attendants and members of the bridal party, along with their relationship to either the bride or bridegroom, are also considered relevant information.
All wedding notices should include courtesy titles (Miss, Mrs., Ms., Dr.) for honor and bridal attendants, other women mentioned in the article, and for the mother of the bride or bridegroom if the parents are other than “Mr. and Mrs.”
Information regarding the rehearsal dinner, bridal showers or any other pre-nuptial parties may also be given, including the names of those who hosted the events and where they were held. It is also appropriate to include the place where the couple spent their honeymoon and the town where they currently live.
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