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Kravitz - Rhynard

Published September 22. 2013 4:00AM

Melissa Rhynard and Gary Kravitz were united in marriage on August 3, 2013, by Msgr. Thomas Ginty at St. Matthew Church in Bristol.

The bride is the daughter of Brian and Diane Phynard of Oakdale. The groom is the son of Edward and Leonardine Kravitz of Plains, Pa.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride chose her sister, Pamela Giarrusso, as her matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Dawn Combies, Katie Ruffo, and Jessica Merise.

The groom chose Ronald Brace as his best man. Groomsmen were James Kravitz, Adam Kravitz, and Greg Zawatski. Ring bearers were Benjamin and Nathan Giarrusso.

Scriptural readings were given by Christopher Giarrusso and Colleen Owens.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington.

Melissa earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in elementary education at Rhode Island College. She teaches fourth grade in Norwich.

Gary earned his bachelor's degree at West Chester University. He works in production at ESPN in Bristol.

The couple honeymooned in Hawaii. They reside in Colchester.

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