Catherine Jean Avener and Michael Joseph Johnson were married on the island of St. John Nov. 1, 2009. The wedding took place on a private beach in U.S. Virgin Islands National Park.

The bride is the daughter of Daniel and Tally Avener of Belfast, and the granddaughter of John and Eleanor Avener of Montville, and Jean Rieschl of Warwick, N.Y.

The groom is the son of Rosemary Senia Shields of North Hampton, N.H.,  and Daniel Johnson of Plaistow, N.H.

Kate is a graduate of Belfast Area High School and the University of Vermont College of Medicine. She is a resident physician at Natividad Medical Center in Salinas, Calif.

Michael is a graduate of Timberlane High School in Plaistow, N.H., and the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is employed by the United States Air Force.