J. Katelyn Rose Mersinger, the daughter of Charla and Brent Mersinger of Gloversville, was united in marriage to Alexander Pericles Bantis, the son of Pericles Bantis of Ballston Spa, Saratoga County, and Kim and John Valik of Johnstown, at 5 p.m. July 15.
The ceremony took place at the Concordia Club, Gloversville. Gloversville Mayor Dayton King officiated.
The bride was given in marriage by her father, Brent Mersinger, of Gloversville
The man of honor was Colbie Griffin of West Chazy, Clinton County. The bridesmaids were Joanna Whitman, Cindy Reuben, cousin of the bride, and Alicia Anich, all of Gloversville; Joann Seguin of Saranac, and Jaden Gosselin, cousin of the bride of Champlain, both of Clinton County. The flower girl was Rory Jane Smith of Milford, Otsego County, niece of the bride and bridegroom.
The best man was Ryan Yakal of Suffern, Rockland County. The best woman was Meagan Smith of Milford. The groomsmens were Gage Mersinger of Gloversville, brother of the bride; Josh Gendron of Johnstown, brother of the bridegroom; Jose Algarin Jr. of Queens; and Russ Jones of Milford. The ringbearer was Wyatt Whitman of Gloversville.
A country smoking barbecue for 180 guests took place at the Concordia Club.
A wedding trip to Maine is planned for the summer of 2018. The couple resides in Buffalo, Erie County.
The bride is a 2013 graduate of Gloversville High School and a June 2016 graduate of Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery Board of Cooperative Educational Services adult Licensed Practical Nurse Program.
The bridegroom is a 2012 graduate of Johnstown High School and a 2016 graduate of the University at Buffalo with a bachelor’s degree in biotechnology and a minor in pharmacology and toxicology. He is employed at Empire Genomics, Buffalo, as a manufacturing laboratory technician.