Even before their engagement, Leah Feingold and Steven Denza agreed they wanted a New Year’s Eve wedding.
When David Tucker and Joshua Sovell planned their Oct. 5 wedding at River Roast (315 N. LaSalle), tradition for the sake of tradition was the last thing on their minds.
When Dené Brown met Christopher Weaver on OkCupid back in 2017, he was upfront with his hesitancy about online dating.
After marrying at a small family-only ceremony this fall at John Timothy Stone Chapel inside Fourth Presbyterian Church (125 E. Delaware), Ashley Mathew, 32, and Noah Cepela, 34, later hosted friends for a shindig at BiXi Beer (2515 N. Milwaukee).
Jane Monzures and Kurt Clauss’s courtship had a sporty start: After meeting at a Cubs game, their first date a year later was a nail-biting night at Municipal Bar & Dining Co. (216 W. Ohio) watching a triple-overtime Blackhawks playoff.
When Kristin Oldach and Liam Montgomery met online two years ago, they were admittedly burnt out on dating in the digital era.
Kristina Robinson and Eric Johns, both 28, have their friends to thank for convincing them to download the dating app Bumble.
On New Year’s Day in 2017, Elizabeth Neukirch and Brad Snyder went on their first date after meeting on a dating app.
Old Town residents Bret Benjamin, 31 (above left), and Stephen Young, 30, knew of each other through mutual friends, but years passed before they went on a date in October 2013.