Kristen Marie Bernardi and Andrew Thomas Rader were united in marriage on Sept. 2, 2018, in New Castle. The bride is the daughter of Barbara (Nocera) Bernardi of Neshannock Township and Ronald Bernardi of Neshannock Township. The groom is the son of LaVon and Dennis Rader of Green Bay, WI.
Lawrence Peters, a friend of the couple, officiated the marriage ceremony.
The bride wore an off-the-shoulder ivory gown featuring a corset bodice with delicate lace details and a sweeping train. She carried an early autumn bouquet of orange ranunculus, peach Gerbera daisies, ivory tea roses, eucalyptus, and other accents by Cialella & Carney Florists.
Cousin of the bride, Lynn Nocera of New Castle served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were friends of the bride, Megan Michalski of Grove City, OH and Alisa Heinzman of Denver, CO, and niece of the bride Lauren Quintero of Upper St. Clair.
Mark Rader of Skokie, IL served as best man for his brother. Groomsmen were friends of the groom Glenn Rischke, Tom Musick, and Matthew Schwarz, all of Chicago, IL.
Officiant Mr. Peters and groomsman Mr. Musick performed the song for the couple's first dance.
Photographers Jennifer Bober, friend of the bride, and James Nocera, uncle of the bride, captured the ceremony and reception, which were both held at the Scottish Rite Cathedral.
The newlyweds will travel to Cuba for their honeymoon and make their home in Chicago, IL.
Ms. Bernardi is a 2001 graduate of Neshannock High School. She received her bachelor of arts in Spanish from The Ohio State University in 2004 and her MBA from IE University in 2017. She is employed as a higher education manager at McGraw-Hill Education.
Mr. Rader is a 1995 graduate of Notre Dame Academy in Green Bay, WI. He received his bachelors of arts degrees in Music Performance and Music Business from Drake University in 1999 and his masters in Occupational Therapy from Rush University in 2012. He is employed as an occupational therapist with Chicago Public Schools.