Jessica Lauren Bieker, Washington, and Bradley Paul Richardson, Richmond, were united in marriage Nov. 3, 2012, at The Vineyard at Riverbend Chapel, Washington. Pastor Michael Richardson, groom’s brother, officiated at the ceremony.
Bride’s parents are John and Julia Eckardt, and the late John Bieker. Groom’s parents are Robert and Lisa Richardson.
The bride was given in marriage by her stepfather.
Serving as maid of honor was Jill Bieker, bride’s sister, St. Louis. Bridesmaids were Ellen Richardson, groom’s sister, Independence, Leah Eckardt and Kayla Eckardt, bride’s sisters, both of Chesterfield.
Best man was Jayme Fitzgerald, Overland Park, Kan. Groomsmen were James Gorham, Heath Groom, both of Overland Park, Kan., and Dylan Scherer, Kennett.
Ushers were Daniel Kriete and Joel Maune, Washington.
A reception was held at The Vineyard at Riverbend Chapel, Washington.
The bride graduated from Washington High School in 2007 and from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a bachelor’s degree in English in 2011. She is employed as an optometry technician with Spex Expressions, Sycamore, Ill.
The groom graduated from Richmond High School in 2006 and from Missouri Science & Technology with a master’s degree in nuclear engineering in 2011. He is employed as a project engineer with Transware Enterprises, Sycamore, Ill.
After a Caribbean honeymoon cruise, the couple resides in Dekalb, Ill.