Emily Anna Risch and Ernesto Sendic Vargas Mendoza were united in marriage at 5 p.m. on Dec. 18, 2016 at the First Lutheran Church in Mandan, ND. The family’s pastor and friend Joel Samuelson of House of Prayer Lutheran Church in Bismarck officiated.
Ernesto and Emily also celebrated with a ceremony in Tlaxcala, Mexico on April 29, 2017.
The bride is the daughter of Kathleen and John Risch of Bismarck. She is the granddaughter of Lucille Risch of Mandan, and the late John Risch Jr., and the late Ernest and Bette Ellisen.
The groom is the son of Justino Vargas of Puebla, Mexico and Hortencia Mendoza of Tlaxcala, Mexico. He is the grandson of Piedad Cano Jimenez and the late Andres Mendoza Vargas of Tlaxcala, Mexico and the late Franca Larios Marquez and Constantino Vargas Viveros of Puebla, Mexico.
Emily and Ernesto both work for non-profit organizations in the Washington, DC, area.