Fourth Presbyterian Church in Bethesda, Maryland was the setting Aug. 2, 2013 for the marriage of Sarah E. Mears and Paul R. Kio.
Officiating was the Rev. Dave O’Connell.
The vocalists included member of the Fairfax Choral Society, conducted by Dr. Douglas Mears. Instrumentalists were Fred Markey, organ, Charles Glenndinning, bagpipes, Daniel Mears, percussion, Angelina Savoia, harp, and Eliana Schenk, oboe.
Douglas Mears composed the recessional song, “Toccata on the name Kio” and dedicated it to the couple.
The birde is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Douglas Mears of Bethesda, Maryland. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kelvin Kio of Oswego.
The maid of honor was Alison Mariano, cousin of the bride. Bridesmaids were Amanda Brooks, cousin of the bride, Rebecca Carson, friend of the bride, Nicole Kio, sister of the groom, and Heather Yunkin, friend of the bride. The flower girl was Scarlett Brooks, niece of the bride.
The best man was Elijah Tyler. The groomsmen were Samual Austin, James McNaire Meador, Daniel Mears and Robert Natoli, Jr..
Grandfathers of the couple, Charles Grovine and Frederick Mears, presented the wedding rings via heirloom Bibles. The reader was Laura Hardiman and the ushers were Nathaniel Pacheco and Kyle Rookey.
The bride is a graduate of Walter Johnson High School and Messiah College with dual majors in elementary and special education. She is employed by Montgomery Knolls Elementary in Maryland.
The groom is a graduate of Oswego High School and Messiah College with a major in history and social studies and English certifications. He is employed by Richard Montgomery High School in Maryland.
The couple resides in Rockville, Maryland