CORONADO, Calif. – Monica Sophia Kharmatsky of West Bloomfield, Mich., and Benjamin Paul Kiel of Crystal Lake were married in a double-ring ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 15, 2012, at Hotel del Coronado in Coronado, Calif. Rabbi Ian Adler officiated.
She is the daughter of Dr. Lev and Anna Kharmatsky. He is the son of Randolph and Barbara Kiel.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an A-line silhouette strapless satin gown with hand-beaded Swarovski crystals and precious stone detail on the bust, side-rouched bodice, bustled skirt and semi-cathedral train.
Maid of honor was Diana Kayser of Chicago. Bridesmaids were Maha Gardner of Chicago, Beth Kramer of West Bloomfield, Mich., Regena Ozeryansky of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Erica Khinchuk of West Bloomfield, Mich., Michelle Metzger of Detroit and Holly Heimlich of Chicago.
Best man was Nathan Looman of Lake in the Hills. Groomsmen were Gil Cervelli of Cedarburg, Wis., Chris Raap of Morton, Jason Cox of Crystal Lake, Mike Maloney of Des Moines, Iowa, Garrett Kiel of San Francisco and Greg Kiel of Milwaukee.
After a reception at Hotel del Coronado, the couple took a wedding trip to Rome and Amalfi, Italy.
The bride is a 1999 graduate of West Bloomfield High School in West Bloomfield, Mich., a 2003 graduate of Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich., and a 2006 graduate of The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. She is an attorney at Barnes & Thornburg LLP in Chicago.
The bridegroom is a 2002 graduate of Prairie Ridge High School in Crystal Lake, a 2006 graduate of St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa, and a 2012 graduate of Chicago-Kent School of Law in Chicago. He is an attorney at Dotomi LLC in Chicago.
They make their home in Chicago.