In the Chapel of Stephens College in Columbia, Mo., Melissa Ann Muller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Muller of Alexandria, Va., was married to John Raymond Bernhardt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond W. Bernhardt of Columbia. The Rev. Mr. Fred L. Brandenburg performed the candlelight ceremony on Saturday, November 10, and a reception followed at the Country Club of Missouri.
Mrs. Gregory C. Gates of St. Louis was matron of honor; Alan C. Bernhardt was his brother's best man; Mrs. Richard Johnson Muller Jr., Mrs. Richard C. Middaugh, Mrs. Robert A. Stuart, and Mary V. Cook, were in attendance. Mr. Bernahrdt's brother, Dennis E. Bernhardt and David K. Lauritzen were groomsmen; the bride's twin brothers, David Webster Muller and Richard Johnson Muller Jr., ushered.
Rms. Bernhardt wore her mother's wedding gown of ivory chantilly lace and tulle, fashioned with a tightly fitted lace bodice and sheer portrait neckline. The bouffant tule skirt fell into a court train, and her ivory satin cap held a walking length veil of imported silk illusion trimmed with matching lace. The matron of honor was in raspberry qiana and the bridesmaides in mauve.
The bride graduated from Stephens College with a BA in biology. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Webster Reading of Essex, Ct. and of Dr. and Mrs. Julius Frederick Muller of Southbury, Ct.
Mr. Bernhardt is the grandson of Mrs. Alma Bernhardt of Gerold, Mo. and the late Mr. Emil W. Bernhardt. He received a BA in music education from Nebraska University and is now on the staff of the University of Missouri Medical Center in Columbia, in which city he and his bride will reside after a short wedding trip.