WELLSBURG - St. John Catholic Church was the setting for the Aug. 31 wedding of Francesco Antonio Ferrise and Rachael Elizabeth Sperlazza.
Escorted to the altar and given in marriage by her parents, Mark and Sharon Sperlazza of Wellsburg, the bride chose a white ballgown dress with a pearl and crystal bodice and cathedral-length veil adorned with a crystal outline. She carried a blue and purple flower bouquet.
The groom is the son of Bernard and Debra Ferrise of Follansbee.
Mr. and Mrs. Francesco Ferrise
Marcie Morris, sister of the bride, and Ashley Sperlazza, sister-in-law of the bride, served as her matrons of honor. Dante Ferrise, brother of the groom, served as best man.
Avery Morris, niece of the bride, served as flower girl. Nephews of the bride, Santino Sperlazza and Liam Morris, served as ring bearers.
A reception was held at the Wellsburg Banquet Hall. The newlyweds honeymooned in Punta Cana.