Rachel Lynn Elersic of Buffalo and Joshua Michael Henry of Buffalo were united in marriage on June 9, 2012 at 6 p.m. The double-ring ceremony was held at the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society in Buffalo.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Randy Elersic of Irving. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Michael Henry of Erie, Pa.
The bride was escorted by her father. She wore a strapless lace Pronovias sheath gown with a scalloped neckline, and a flared skirt with a chapel train. She carried a bouquet of white mini calla lilies, white and yellow roses, white hydrangea, and dark blue delphinium.
Mr. and Mrs. Joshua (Rachel) Henry
Bridesmaids were friends of the bride Danielle Benson of Williamsville, Cory Davis of Hamburg and Lindsey Kasperczyk of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. They wore halter, cocktail-length chiffon and satin, navy-colored dresses. The three flower girls were friend of the couple Haleigh Rittling of Amherst, niece of the bride Evelyn Schroeder of Omaha, Neb., and niece of the groom Adeline Henry of Erie.
Groomsmen were friends of the groom Dave Radomile of Meridian, Miss., Anthony Zitnik of Buffalo and cousin of the groom Brett Henry of Buffalo. The three ring bearers were friends of the couple Anthony Rittling and Bedie Rittling, both of Amherst, and nephew of the bride Zachary Schroeder of Omaha.
The reception was held inside the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society Pan-American Building. The Pan-American Building is the only permanent building erected for the Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo's international fair attended by 8,000,000 from May to November 1901.
The bride is a graduate of Silver Creek High School, Canisius College, and is currently attending the University at Buffalo.
The groom is a graduate of the National Sports Academy, Canisius College, and the University at Buffalo School of Law. He is currently employed by Kenney Shelton Liptak Nowak, LLP as an insurance defense attorney.
The couple honeymooned in Punta Cana. They will be moving into their new home in Amherst in mid-August.