STATE COLLEGE - Jessica Girard and Sean Connaghan were united in marriage Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at the Nittany Lion Inn in State College.

The bride is a daughter of Margie Girard, of Bradford, and the late Tom Girard. The groom is a son of John and Kathy Connaghan, of Elysburg.

The bride is a graduate of Bradford High School, Bradford. She graduated from Penn State University and is employed as an implementation consultant with Ellucian.

The groom is a graduate of Southern Columbia High School, Catawissa RR. He graduated from James Madison University and is employed as an internal consultant with NVR Inc.

The maid of honor was Samantha Haupt, friend of the bride. The best man was Kyle Connaghan, brother of the groom.

The newlyweds reside in Ashburn, Va., and will be honeymooning in Hawaii this spring.