Charissa Jefferson and Nathan Connors were married Dec. 23, 2012, at the Venetian Resort in Las Vegas.

Charissa, a native of Santa Monica, Calif., graduated from California State at Long Beach with a degree in women’s studies. In 2009, she received a master’s degree in cultural studies, and she earned a second master’s degree in 2011 from University of North Texas Cohort with California State Northridge majoring in library science. She is a research librarian at Milken Institute.

Nathan graduated from Bellevue High School in 2002. He is the son of Linda Cooper-Smith of Tiffin and Dennis Connors of Bellevue. He work at Trastevere restaurant.

The couple plans a honeymoon cruise through the Panama Canal and will reside in Santa Monica.