Julia Elizabeth Bay and Christopher Hancock Nilan were married July 10 at the Piper Palm House in Tower Grove Park in a ceremony officiated by Dr. Rudy Pulido. A reception immediately followed on the mild summer evening, with a patio cocktail hour, and dinner and dancing in the historic Piper Palm House.
The bride is employed as an associate in public finance at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. She is the daughter of William and Angela Bay of Des Peres. Sister of the bride Susan Bay served as maid of honor, and bridesmaids were Amanda Wong, Jennifer Seibels, Laura Hand and Lisa Moore.
The groom works as an associate at Equity Group Investments LLC. He is the son of Margaret Averett of Raleigh, N.C., and Michael Nilan of Atlanta. College friend of the groom Jonathan Crawford was best man, and groomsmen included Trey Anderson, Peter Bay, Ben Hearnsberger and David Coons.
Following a honeymoon to the Hawaiian islands of Maui and Kauai, the couple resides in Chicago. LN