David Pierandri, son of John and Mary Pierandri of Ridgefield, married Cassandra Ratti, daughter of Rear Adm. Steven and Pamela George Ratti of St. James, N.C., on Aug. 26. The evening ceremony and reception were held overlooking the James River at the Upper Shirley Vineyards just outside Richmond, Va. The bride and groom exchanged vows they had written to each other and the officiate told their story and provided them with some personal thoughts they had shared about one another.
Jacqueline Nova was the maid of honor with Juli Pierandri, Gabrielle Devaud, Courtney Woodburn, and Shantelle Valdez as bridesmaids. The sixth bridesmaid, Monica Dambach, was unable to attend, as she and her husband were awaiting the birth of their first child.