Ashlee Swanson And Peter Parisi
Ashlee Lynn Swanson and Peter Joseph Parisi were united in marriage Oct. 14, 2017, in St. Stephen’s Episcopal Pro-Cathedral, Wilkes-Barre. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Brian Pavlac. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard and Lisa Swanson, of Hunlock Creek. She is the granddaughter of the late Paul and Judith Emmert, the late William Carl Swanson, and the late Bernadine Swanson. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph and Rosalie Parisi, Franklin Square, New York. He is the grandson of Anna Innocente, of Garden City, New York; the late Anthony Innocente and the late Eugene and Angela Parisi. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an ivory lace fit and flare design by Maggie Sottero and a cathedral length tulle and lace veil. The bride chose her best friend, Elizabeth Carey, as her maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Ashley Balogach, Stephanie Hughes, Thais Malon and Maura Nerbecki, friends of the bride and Sara Leary, future sister-in-law of the bride. The groom chose his childhood friend, Frank Del Gaudio, as his best man. Groomsmen were Eugene Parisi and John Parisi, brothers of the groom; Richard Swanson, brother of the bride and Timothy Malon and TJ Trzcinski, friends of the groom. Scriptural readings were given by Christine Tortorello, godmother of the groom; and Kaitlyn Emmert, cousin of the bride. Godfather of the groom, Frank Innocente and godmother of the bride, Erin Groves presented the gifts. The bride and groom were honored by the bride’s parents at an engagement dinner at Cork Bar and Grille, Wilkes-Barre. The bride was honored by her family with an afternoon shower at Appletree Terrace, Dallas. A rehearsal dinner was hosted by the parents of the groom at Isabella Restaurant, Wilkes-Barre. An evening reception featuring cocktails, dinner and dancing was held at the Westmoreland Club, Wilkes-Barre. Mrs. Parisi is a 2008 graduate of Lake-Lehman High School and a 2012 graduate of King’s College, where she earned Bachelor of Science degrees in accounting and business administration. She is employed as a financial analyst II within CNN Worldwide Finance, New York. Mr. Parisi graduated from Kellenberg Memorial High School in 2007 and King’s College in 2011, with a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing. He is employed as a media investment manager within Interpublic Group, New York. The couple honeymooned in the Hawaiian Islands of Maui, Kauai and Oahu. Mr. and Mrs. Parisi reside in New York with their two cats, Boo and Buster.