Wedding: Kaufman - Parin
Kristina Marie Parin and John Fitzgerald Kaufman were joined in marriage on Aug. 23, 2008, in an intimate ceremony at Pres House on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Kristina is the daughter of Judy and Lyle Parin of New Richmond. John is the son of Pam and Tom Kaufman of Middleton.
Sarah Maifeld, a friend of the bride, was the matron of honor. She is from San Francisco. Zachary Zwitter, of San Francisco, a friend of the groom, was best man.
The bridesmaid was Erin Gernetzke of Madison. She is the groom's sister. Matthew Parin, brother of the bride, was the groomsman. He is from Washington, D.C. Helena Roman Gans, a friend of the bride's, was the flower girl. Helena is from San Francisco. Serving as ushers were friends of the groom, Jonathan Krass from St. Louis, Mo. and Michael Cauffman from Sauk City.
Friends of the bride were readers during the ceremony. They were Ashley Carroll of Winston-Salem, N.C., Julie Grotophorst from South Milwaukee and Jennifer Wayman from Madison.
The Reverend Cecilia Pohs was the officiant for the ceremony. Music during the ceremony and in the Promenade Lounge was by Intermezzo, a Madison string quartet.
Guests were greeted in the Promenade Lounge within the Overture Center for the Arts for appetizers and cocktails. Dinner and dancing followed in the Wisconsin Studio, also within the Overture Center.
Kristina and John traveled to the Island of Maui for their honeymoon at The Fairmont Kea Lani.
They are at home in San Francisco where Kristina is a home school nanny for a Pacific Heights family and reading volunteer in the San Francisco Public Schools, and John is an attending neuro-radiology physician at the University of California -- San Francisco Medical Center.