Cardiff-by-the-Sea residents Kristal Young Kristal Young and F. Vincent Cerimele were married on the city's beach while windsurfers were in the background battling the waves. Pastor Mike Mitschke officiated.

Serving as matron of honor was Andrea Merz. Sharing best man duties were Christopher Cerimele and Nathan Wood.

A reception followed at San Diego Wild Animal Park, where during the cocktail hour several animals were brought out for the guests to see and, sometimes, touch.

Trainers brought out hedgehogs, exotic birds, roc hyrax (an African prairie dog), a large boa constrictor, a Golden Eagle and, the highlight, a cheetah.

The bride and groom were able to touch the cheetah, which was not drugged.

The couple spent their honeymoon touring the Galapagos Islands and Costa Rica.

They will continue living in Cardiff-by-the-Sea.

The bride is the daughter of Martha Young and Alex Young of San Jose. She received her master's degree in conservation biology from UC San Diego and her master's degree from Columbia University.

The groom is the son of Joyce Cerimele and Frank Cerimele, who have lived in Glendale for 39 years.

He graduated from Hoover High School, UC San Diego and Oregon State University, where he received a master's degree in applied physics.

He is employed by ViaSat, communications through satellites, in San Diego.

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