Brigantic/Kauffman wedding 2.4

Written by David Green.

Sharyn Michell Kauffman and Anthony Brigantic were united in marriage Sept. 27, 2008, at Christ the King Catholic Church in Norfolk, Va.wedding.brigantic.jpg

Amanda Cole, cousin of the bride, and Kelly Ogden, friend of the bride, served as maid and matron of honor. Bridesmaids were friends of the bride, Lisa Reynolds and Joanne Wilson, and cousin of the bride, Alicia Cole.

Howie Burstein, friend of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen were friends of the groom, David Cypert and Dan Berrios, friend of the bride, Michael Salmonowicz and brother of the bride, Steven Kauffman. Ushers were brother-in-law of the groom, Ralph Ascanio, and nephew of the groom, Vincent Ascanio.

A reception followed the ceremony at the Cavalier Hotel in Virginia Beach.

Sharyn is the daughter of Joseph and Julie (Cole) Kauffman of Wadsworth, Ohio, and Kari Kauffman of Hastings, Mich. She earned a bachelor’s degree at Michigan State University and a master’s degree in education from National-Louis University in Chicago. She is an alumnus of Teach for America and currently teaches third grade in Norfolk.

Anthony is the son of Joseph and Mary Ann Brigantic of Brooklyn, N.Y. He served in the U.S. Navy and earned a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in environmental health from Old Dominion University. He is currently employed as a consultant for Booz-Allen Hamilton.

The couple has made their home in Norfolk and will take a honeymoon cruise during the summer.

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