William Adam Kistner and Kendra Lee Chimera were married Sept. 5, 2009 at 5:30 p.m. The ceremony was held at Saint Louis Catholic Church in Buffalo, officiated by Father Daniel Riley and Brother Joe Klouta from Saint Bonaventure University.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joel Chimera of Fredonia. She is also the granddaughter of Marie DeCeilio and the late Herbert DeCeilio and the late Sam and Shirley Chimera, all of Fredonia. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William M. Kistner of Batavia. He is also the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. William Kistner and Mr. and Mrs. Roland Pilie both of Williamsville.
The maid of honor was Elizabeth Bengston of Hoboken, N.J. Bridesmaids were Sarah Ivory of Fredonia, Jennifer Clifford of Las Vegas, Nev., Colleen Kane of Hoboken, Brianne Heaney of Fredericksburg, Va., and Kim Spencer of Charlotte, N.C. The best man was Ryan Spencer of Charlotte. Groomsmen were Sam Chimera of Fredonia, Chris Evans and Phil Ortolani, both from Rochester; Brad Cammarano from Long Island and Kenneth Ryan from Charlotte. Dominique Riforgiato, Angelina Tomkiewicz and Bella Tomkiewicz were junior bridesmaids, all from Fredonia.
William Adam and Kendra Lee (Chimera) Kistner
The bride wore a champagne-colored, long formal gown with crystal beadwork accented by an intricate lattice work in the back and a lace overlay. The groomsmen wore black tuxedos with deep red vests to complement the bridesmaid's long wine-colored taffeta gowns.
The bride graduated from Saint Bonaventure University in 2005 with a bachelor of science degree in mathematics and an MBA in finance. She now works as a derivatives sales COO at Wells Fargo/Wachovia Bank of Charlotte, N.C.
The groom graduated from Saint Bonaventure University in 2005 with a bachelor's degree in business and an MBA in finance. He is currently employed by Wells Fargo/Wachovia working as a book runner to the Swaps Fixed Income trading desk.
A reception took place at the Hyatt Regency following the ceremony.
The newlyweds celebrated their honeymoon in Hawaii and currently reside in Charlotte.