Kearney-BerneyKathleen Ann Kearney of Pawcatuck, Conn., daughter of Thomas and Sharon Kearney of East Setauket, N.Y., exchanged wedding vows with Mark Charles Berney of Pawcatuck Sept. 15 on Block Island, R.I. He is the son of Bruce and Kristina Berney of Astoria.
The bride was given in marriage by her father in the outdoor ceremony officiated by the Rev. Barbara MacDougall overlooking the Atlantic Ocean at Mohegan Bluffs, where the bride and groom fell in love. She wore an antique white satin sleeveless A-line gown with gold and silver Victorian-style beaded trim at the top and bottom and down the back from the waist to the hem of the train. A friend of the bride sang "The Lord's Prayer," arranged by the groom.
Maid of Honor was Jean Gutierrez of Danbury, Conn. Bridesmaids were Joanna Ferrante of New York City, Shannon Kearney of New Haven, Conn., and Brianna and Lauren Schlitt, both of Baldwin, N.Y.
Best Man was David Crabtree of Astoria. Groomsmen were Steven Berney of Eugene, Joshua Boughton of Portland and Frank Parr of Portland, Maine.
The bride received degrees as a paralegal from New York University and Brooklyn College. She owns a yoga studio in Westerly, R.I. The groom graduated from Astoria High School in 1989 and from the University of Oregon in 1994. He is a professional trumpet player in New England.
A reception was held at the 1661 Inn on Block Island and featured music by friends of the groom, Boston band Pressure Cooker. The couple honeymooned in Cannon Beach and plan to live in Pawcatuck.