Jennifer Ellen Phillippe and Ryan Patrick Connors,
both of Hoboken, New Jersey, were united
in marriage at 5:30 PM on February 12, 2011 at
St. Mary’s Church in Ballston Spa. Reverend
Thomas Kelly offi ciated and music was provided
by the Eribeth Chamber Players. A reception
followed at the Hall of Springs in Saratoga
Jennifer is the daughter of Dick and Cindy
Phillippe and the granddaughter of Cynthia
Hamilton, all of Niskayuna. Ryan is the son of
Tom and Jenny Connors of Delmar and the
grandson of Anne Connors of Philadelphia,
The Matron of Honor was Kristine Vrtiak
Gregory and the Best Man was Shane Connors,
brother of the groom. Bridesmaids were: Allison
Werder, Kelly Spraragen Young – cousin of the
groom, Kerry O’Donnell, Traci Scott Jersen,
Jillian Sheedy, Jaime Fraser – cousin of the
groom, and Jennifer Rivera Newman. Ushers
included: Chris Spraragen – cousin of the groom,
John Phillippe and Jeffrey Phillippe – brothers
of the bride, Dan Petersen, Ethan Heffl er, Matt
Sovin, and Robert Brandt. The bride’s two goddaughters
– Kate Werder and Lindsay Young –
were fl ower girls. Ring bearers were Benjamin
Werder and Carter Newman. Readings were
presented by Timothy Mullaney – friend of the
bride, Jim Frasier – Uncle of the groom, and
Brooke Spraragen – cousin of the groom.
The bride is a graduate of Niskayuna High
School, Boston College, and the Georgetown
University McDonough School of Business. Her
husband is a graduate of Bethlehem Central
High School and Rider University. They work in
the fi nancial industry in New York City.
Jennifer and Ryan spent their honeymoon in
the Dominican Republic. They continue to reside
in Hoboken and Spring Lake, NJ.
Dr. Kristen M. Scrafford and Dr. Shaun R. Wellert
were married July 2, 2011 at St. Madeleine
Sophie Church in Guilderland, NY. Rev. Alfred
A. Lamanna offi ciated. A reception followed at
Riverstone Manor, Glenville, NY. The bride is the
daughter of David and Jeanne Scrafford of Schenectady,
NY. The groom is the son of Richard
and Tonya Wellert of West Salem, OH.
Maid of honor was Jamie Ellwood. Bridesmaids
were, Krystle Wellert, Morgan Schrock,
Shannon Vaccaro, and Abby Hout. Flowergirl
was Freya Lawrence.
Best man was Michael Ruhlin. Ushers were,
Jonathan Scrafford, Matt Geitgey, Chad Elser,
and Scott Koch. Ring bearer was Garret Way.
Kristen is a graduate of Guilderland High
School, Binghamton University and Ohio State
College of Veterinary Medicine in Columbus,
Ohio. She is a veterinarian at Ark Veterinary
Hospital in Wooster, OH.
Shaun is a graduate of Northwestern High
School, Ohio Northern University, and Ohio
State College of Veterinary Medicine in Columbus,
OH. He is a veterinarian at Sugarcreek
Veterinary Clinic, in Sugarcreek, OH.
Kristen and Shaun took a honeymoon trip to,
Riviera Maya, and reside in Wooster, Ohio.