Melissa Anne Richards and Brian Richard Osick were united in the sacrament of marriage on Sept. 4, 2010, in St. Aloysius Church, Wilkes-Barre, by the Rev. John Chmil.
The bride is the daughter of Tom and Cathy Richards, Hanover Township. She is the granddaughter of Miriam Muth, Wilkes-Barre; the late John Muth; and the late Robert and Rita Richards.
The groom is the son of Richard and Marlene Osick, Wilkes-Barre. He is the grandson of Maureen Crackett, Laflin; the late John Crackett; the late Joseph Osick; Rosemary Farrell, Wilkes-Barre; and the late George and Dolores Farrell.
The bride was given away in marriage by her father. She chose her sister, Rebecca Richards, as her maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Lisa Jefferson and Sara Muth, cousins of the bride; Julie Jones and Jessica Jones, cousins of the groom; and Jillian Worlinsky, friend of the bride.
The groom chose his brother, Richard Osick Jr., as his best man. Groomsmen were Tom Richards, brother of the bride; Kevin Bobeck and Eric Jones, cousins of the groom; and Brendan Bunts and Ryan Popovitch, friends of the groom.
Scriptural readings were given by Bernadine Jones and JoAnn Baldo, aunts of the groom, and Jill Houseknecht, friend of the bride and groom. Gifts were presented by Jean and Florence Muth, aunts of the bride.
An evening cocktail hour and reception were held at the Woodlands Inn and Resort. The bride was honored at a bridal shower hosted by the mothers of the bride and groom and bridesmaids at the home of the bride’s parents. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the parents of the groom, was held at The Café: An American Bistro, Plains Township.
The bride is a 2004 graduate of Bishop Hoban High School and a 2008 summa cum laude graduate of King’s College, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in mass communications and English writing with a minor concentration in English literature. Melissa is pursuing a Master of Arts degree in strategic communication and leadership from Seton Hall University. She is employed as a communications specialist with Northrop Grumman, Linthicum, Md.
The groom is a 2004 graduate of Bishop Hoban High School and a 2008 graduate of Cornell University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering. Brian earned a Master of Engineering degree in mechanical engineering from Cornell University in 2009. He is employed as a mechanical engineer at Northrop Grumman, Linthicum, Md.
The couple honeymooned to the islands of Oahu, Hawaii and Maui. They reside in Baltimore, Md.