A reception and dance followed at the Cherokee Country Club, with dance music provided by Joe Schmillen of Cherokee.
Parents of the couple are Randy and Jane Walker of Cherokee and Stephen and Olga Cascione of Athens, N.Y. Grandparents of the couple are Gladys Alhers and Mr. and Mrs. Keith Walker of Cherokee, and Mr. and Mrs. Patsy Pagles of Long Island, N.Y.
Included in the wedding party were Abby Struck as the Maid of Honor, Gretchen Vander Ecken and Molly Schroeder were bridesmaids, and Allie Tisthammer, a very special extended family member, was the bride's personal attendant.
The Best Man was Matt Chernosky, with Jordan Volk and Lance Corporal Wyatt Walker, USMC , groomsmen. Due to pre-deployment training, Wyatt was unable to attend his sister's wedding.
Usher were Ryan Schneck, Ryan Steedle, Justin Walker and Jason Walker. Lectors were Stephanie Cascione and Justin Walker. Organist was Charlotte Groves and the Soloist was Jean Walker. Strings were the Arioso Quartet. Host and hostess were William and Susan Hackett and Trudy and Brad Schroeder. The guest book attendant was Brook Schroeder with acolytes, Paige Stieneke and Brett Walker.
The couple are at home in Bethlehem, PA. following a wedding trip to Alaska, where they had met when doing research for their respective universities. Karina received her undergraduate degree at Northwest Missouri State University, and her Masters at Lehigh University, and is employed by EMS Environmental Consulting firm. James is pursuing his second Masters in Education at Lehigh University.