Kelly Margarete Pappas and Kurt Patrick Murray were married Oct. 18, 2008 in Westerly, Rhode Island.The bride is the daughter of Constantine J. Pappas and Mary L. Pappas, all of Southbury, CT. The groom, of Bechtelsville, is the son of Hubert A. Murray of Feasterville, PA, and Nancy J. Donnelly of East Greenville, PA.
The ceremony was officiated by long-time friend of the groom, Rev. Joshua McEwen.
The bride was given away in marriage by her parents.
Kelly E. Murray, sister of the groom and of Alburtis, served as Maid of Honor.
Dianna Cicchelli of New York, friend to the bride and Michelle Murray of Perkiomenville, the groom's sister-in-law both served as bridesmaids.
Amanda and Ashley Murray, nieces to the groom, both served as flower girls.
Kevin J. Murray, the groom's brother, served as Best Man.
John C. Pappas, the bride's brother, Raymond Horwitz, the groom's friend, Lee Hagenbuch, the groom's friend, Don Anthony Drake, the groom's friend, all served as ushers.
Don Anthony Drake II, friend to the couple, served as Ring Bearer.
The reception was held at Venice Restaurant and Banquet Center. The newlyweds went on a two week Mediterranean cruise for their wedding trip.
The bride is a 1999 graduate of Pomperaug High School in Southbury, CT. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science and a Master's Degree for Secondary Education. She is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership at Immaculata University. She is employed as the curriculum coordinator at a local charter school.
The groom is a 1993 graduate of Boyertown Area High School and a 1997 graduate of Penn State University. He received a Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology. He teaches for the American College of Sports Medicine and helps support his father's security business.
The newlyweds will live in Bechtelsville.
Photography by Steve Pestrock of East Greenville