The Daily Item
WETHERSFIELD, Conn. — The grounds of the Webb-Deane Stevens Museum, Wethersfield, was the setting for the ceremony uniting Kelly A. Bordner and Jason L. Blake in marriage. Retired probate judge, Honorable John J. Corangalo, performed the Oct. 12, 2013, service in front of 130 guests, who retreated to the historic barn for a reception immediately following the wedding.
The bride is the daughter of De (Mielke) Bordner, of New Columbia, and Steve Bordner, of Millersburg, and the granddaughter of Naomi Mielke, of Trevorton, and the late Francis Miekle, and Bernice Bordner, of Dornsife, and the late Raymond Bordner. The bridegroom is the son of Joyce Blake, of Oxford, Conn., and the late Kevin Blake, and the grandson of Helen Hayden, of Shelton, Conn., and the late Lewis Hayden, and Georgia Blake, of Oxford, and the late Robert Blake.
The bride was escorted down the aisle by her parents. Maid of honor was Michelle Bordner, sister-in-law of the bride. Bridesmaids were Jessica Metz, sister of the bridegroom, and Melissa Davignon.
Michael Juliano served as best man. Groomsmen were Seth Bordner, brother of the bride, and Anthony Metz, brother-in-law of the bridegroom.
The bride is a 1996 graduate of Shikellamy High School and a 2000 graduate of Bloomsdburg University. In 2008 she obtained her PhD in behavioral neuroscience at Binghamton University before completing a three year postdoctoral fellowship at Yale University School of medicine. She is assistant professor of psychology at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, Conn.
The bridegroom is a 1994 graduate of Seymour High School and a 1998 graduate of Western Connecticut State University. After spending several years in California, he returned to Connecticut to study as an electrician’s apprentice. He is employed as a toolmaker by Platt Brothers & Co, Waterbury, Conn, and continues to work part time as an electrician.
Following a honeymoon to Cape Code, Mass., the couple is living in Hamden, Conn.