Jessica Romano and Ronald Zacharias of Springfield were joined in Christian Marriage on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009 at 3:30 p.m. at Silverbrook United Methodist Church in Lorton. Rev. Ralph Rowley of Messiah Methodist Church in Springfield officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Nick and Lana Romano of Wilmington, N.C.. The groom is the son of Amy Zacharias of Manassas and Ken and Carla Zacharias of The Villages, Fla.
The bride was escorted down the aisle by her father. The bridesmaids were Susan Betts, friend of the bride, of Arlington; Beth Wheeler, friend of the bride, of Lawton, Okla., and Michelle Hunt, sister of the groom, of Ashburn. The best man was Larry Zacharias, brother of the groom, of Inwood. W.Va.; Groomsmen were Mike Petrassi, friend of the groom, of South Riding, and Ian Trumbore of Woodbridge.
The dinner reception, hosted by the Romanos, took place at Madigan’s Waterfront Restaurant in Occoquan. The rehearsal dinner, hosted by the Zacharias’, was at The Occoquan Inn.
The bride has a master’s degree from Old Dominion University and teaches second grade at Bren Mar Park Elementary School. The groom works for Fairfax County Public Schools as an electrical mechanic. The couple lives with their adorable cat in West Springfield.