McHENRY – Mary Rickerson and Matthew Barnes, both of Chicago, were married in a double-ring ceremony at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at the McHenry Country Club. The Honorable Judge Michael Jordan officiated.
She is the daughter of Scott and Ruth Rickerson of McHenry. He is the son of Lynn Barnes-Schuster of Wakarusa, Kan., and the late Don Barnes.
Given in marriage by her parents, the bride wore a mermaid-style gown with intricate lace and beadwork, adorned with a floral sash and scalloped-edge train by Casablanca Bridal.
She carried a bouquet of calla lilies and pearl-centered stephanotis with baby's breath.
Maid of honor was Kathleen Rickerson of McHenry. Matron of honor was Jill Buck of North Liberty, Iowa. Bridesmaids were Lori Lanza of Chicago, Andrea Bruesch of Chicago and Jennie Tucker of London, England.
Best man was Aubrey Elliott of Lawrence, Kan. Groomsmen were Carl Seid of Chicago, David Romanoff of Chicago and Jack Palermo of Naples, Fla.
After a reception at the McHenry Country Club, the couple took a wedding trip to Costa Rica.
The bride is a 2003 graduate of McHenry East High School and a 2007 graduate of the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University in Chicago.
The bridegroom is a 1996 graduate of Santa Fe Trail High School in Overbrook, Kan., and attended Baker University in Baldwin, Kan. He is a real estate broker at Dreamtown in Chicago.
They make their home in Chicago.