Dating since they were 16 years old, Julia Gelman-Sheehan and Marcus Andrew Barr were married in a self-uniting ceremony at Bartram’s Garden on September 23, 2017.
Attendants included fellow Strath Haven High School Class of 2007 members Amber Magee, Nina Regojo, Katie Swinburn, Liz Wasserman, Jason Devor, Michael Lerario, Rich MacCleary, Karl Reddick, John Paul Waraksa, and Michael Barr, Jr., of SHHS Class of 2003.
The bride, now Julia Gelman Barr, is the senior associate director of Annual Programs in the Office of Institutional Advancement at Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health. She is the daughter of Frances Sheehan, president of the new Crozer-Keystone Community Foundation in Media, and Ricardo Gelman, an emergency medicine physician at Penn Medicine-Chester County Hospital in West Chester.
Marcus Barr is a web designer at Hartford Funds in Chesterbrook. He is the son of Michael Barr Sr., a former teacher in the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District, and currently the technical director of Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer, as well as an educational instructor for United States Soccer, and Barbara Barr, who is retired as a clinical scientist from the Crozer-Keystone Health System.
The couple reside in South Philadelphia.