Maria Mielnik, Brian Thaler
Maria J. Mielnik and Brian L. Thaler were united in marriage at 2:30 p.m. June 22 at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Hollidaysburg.
The bride is the daughter of Raymond and Lois Mielnik of Hollidaysburg.
The bridegroom is the son of Eric Thaler and Sherry David of Altoona.
Father Clement Gardner, pastor at St. Michael’s, performed the ceremony.
Julie Hanlon was the soloist, and Jonathan O’Harrow was the pianist.
The bride was given in marriage by her father.
Kate Mortimer was matron of honor.
Bridesmaids were Cindy Bickel, Joanna Gossett, Jessica Hollern, Becky Isley and Danielle Smith.
Justin David, stepbrother of the groom, served as best man.
Groomsmen were Terry Bickel, Ryan David, Fred Mielnik, Ralph Mielnik and Kevin Thaler.
Carson Bickel, cousin of the groom, was junior usher.
Connor and Grant Oko-nak, cousins of the groom, were ring bearers.
The reception was held at the United Veterans Association Club, Altoona.
The guestbook attendant was Rebecca Stevens.
The rehearsal dinner was held at Jethro’s, Altoona.
The couple took a honeymoon trip to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
They live in State College.
Mrs. Thaler is a 2006 graduate of Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School and a 2010 graduate of Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, with degrees in dental hygiene and health policy and administration.
She is a dental hygienist at Mountain Family Dental, State College.
Mr. Thaler is a 2005 graduate of Altoona Area High School and a 2010 graduate of Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, with a degree in electrical engineering in nanofabrication.
He is a senior engineering technician at Novasentis, State College.