Christian Rockelman & Matthew Crader
May 27, 2016
Christian Marie Rockelman and Matthew Edward Crader, both of Jefferson City, were married at 6 p.m., May 27, at St. Peter Church, Jefferson City. Fr. John Schmitz performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Jerome and Mary Rockelman, Lohman. The groom is the son of Dick and Barb Crader, Jefferson City. The bride wore a champagne taffeta strapless ball gown with a sweetheart neckline, jewel waistband, and chapel-length train. She completed her ensemble with a knee-length veil and rhinestone headband. The honor attendant was Theresa Stegeman, friend of the bride. The best man was Jason Crader, cousin of the groom. The flower girls were Chloe Crader, niece of the groom; Leenah Stegeman, Claire Stegeman, and Veronika Stegeman, all friends of the bride. The ring bearer was Jack Crader, nephew of the groom. The ushers were Matt Rockelman, brother of the bride; Mike Crader, brother of the groom; Steve Crader, brother of the groom; and John Crader, brother of the groom. The organist was Lisa Fender and music was provided by the St. Peter Choir, lead by Amy Pringer. The server was Jadan Crader, cousin of the groom. The lectors were Dawn Crader, cousin-in-law of the groom, and Janniel Crader, sister-in-law of the groom. Offertory was presented by Leslie Wolfe, friend of the bride; Crystal Crader, sister-in-law of the groom; and Mary Crader, sister-in-law of the groom. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at Selinger Centre. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held May 26 at Madison's Cafe. The bride is a 2000 graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City, and a 2005 graduate of Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Architecture. She is a Designer for the State of Missouri, Office of Administration. The groom is a 1996 graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City, and a 2000 graduate of Lincoln University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems. He is a Computer Information Specialist with the State of Missouri, Office of Administration. After a wedding trip to Paradise Island, Bahamas, the couple resides in Jefferson City.