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Kwitowski and McCaffrey

ERIE, Pa. – Holly Jean Kwitowski of Eric, Pa., and Joshua Michael McCaffrey of McHenry were married in a double-ring ceremony at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at St. Peter Cathedral in Erie. The Rev. Jim Gutting officiated.

She is the daughter of Casimir and MaryJean Kwitowski of Erie, Pa. He is the son of Jeffrey and Caryle McCaffrey of McHenry.

Given in marriage by her parents, the bride wore a three-quarter sleeve, floor-length gown with crystal and lace overlay. The bride also wore a cathedral-length veil with lace scalloped edging and blusher veil.

She carried a bouquet of pale peach and ivory flowers.

Matron of honor was Heather Rifkin of Hattiesburg, Miss., sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Julie Sheakley of Erie, Pa.; Ashley de Oliveira of Monroe, Conn.; Heather Liskiewitz of Grand Rapids, Mich.; and Karen Siedsma of Apple Valley, Minn., all friends of the bride. Flower girl was Mary Beth Portzer of Roanoke, Va., cousin of the bride.

Best man was Bryan McCaffrey of McHenry. Groomsmen were Bernard Kwitowski of Whitehall, Pa., brother of the bride; Billy Abey of Secretary, Md.; Michael Siedsma of Apple Valley, Minn., and Matthew Lauck of Secretary, Md., friends of the bridegroom. Ring bearer was Zachary Rifkin of Hattiesburg, Miss., nephew of the bride.

Nuptial music was provided by Gabriel Borrero of Erie, Pa.

After a reception in the Hemingway Ballroom at the Ambassador Center in Erie, Pa., the couple took a wedding trip to French Polynesia on the islands of Tahiti, Bora Bora, Moorea and Rangiroa.

The bride is a 2000 graduate of Central High School in Erie, Pa., and a 2004 graduate of Point Park University in Pittsburgh. She is a professional ballet dancer performing with St. Paul City Ballet.

The bridegroom is a 1997 graduate of McHenry West High School. He is a store manager for Verizon Wireless in Wayzata, Minn.

They make their home in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota.


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