Laura Thomas and Luke Straniere were married on August 17, 2013, at the First Presbyterian Church, Wellsboro, PA. Pastors Benjamin O'Toole, TJ Freeman, and Bob Morris officiated. Erin Thomas of Hatteras, NC, sister of the bride, was Maid of Honor. Bridesmaids were Amber Hildebrand and Katie Straniere, of Wellsboro, Ashley Shaw of Mansfield, and Stacie DePrimo of Blossburg. The Best Man was Matt Hildebrand of Wellsboro. Groomsmen were Mark Straniere, Richie Straniere, Thomas Straniere, Philip Straniere, and David Straniere from Wellsboro, Paul Barbour, and Jared Hurlbert. Katie and Mark Straniere, sister and brother of the groom, provided music for the wedding ceremony as well as Jorge Taboada. Laura is the daughter of Jody and Doug Thomas of Mansfield, PA. She graduated from Mansfield University with a Bachelor's in Elementary and Special Education and a Master's in Elementary Education. Laura most recently taught Kindergarten for the Southern Tioga School District. Luke is the son of Krista and Anthony Straniere of Wellsboro, PA. Luke graduated from Mansfield University with a Bachelor's in Criminal History. Laura and Luke travelled to the Dominican Republic for their honeymoon.
Published in the Star-Gazette on November 10, 2013