Emily Burke and Ryan Arthur were united in marriage on Aug. 13, 2011, at Cable Hollow Church. The ceremony was officiated by Pastor Jon Swart. Escorted down the aisle by her father, the bride wore a beaded, lace A-line gown with a chapel train.
The bride is the daughter of Paul and Melinda Burke of Russell. The groom is the son of Mary Anne Sharp and Rick Arthur, both of Warren.
Matron of honor was Patricia Bojarski, friend of the bride. Bridesmaids were Andrea Arthur, sister of the groom; Vanessa Vila, cousin of the bride; and Jennifer Yurky, friend of the bride. Best man was Christopher Arthur, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Sean McGregor, brother-in-law of the groom; James Cable, cousin of the bride; and Cole Burke, brother of the bride. Dylan Harkins, nephew of the groom, was ringbearer. Junior attendants were Tyson Harkins and Aeris Arthur, nephews of the groom. Ushers were Clayton Burke, brother of the bride, and Dale Harkins, friend of the groom.
Wedding music was provided by Cole Burke, guitar; Nettie Swart, piano; Nancy Kleppe, flute; and Joy Hoffner, violin.
Rick Arthur and Chad Goodwin, fathers of the groom, hosted the rehearsal dinner. Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Conewango Club.
The couple honeymooned in Cancun, Mexico. The couple resides in Tonawanda, N.Y.