Kristen Corley and John Barone, both 29, have known each other for more than half their lives. They met as sixth graders growing up in Arlington Heights, with many of their early conversations taking place on AOL Instant Messenger. “I would sneak online at night and hope my parents didn’t hear the dial-up modem noise,” says Corley, a physical therapist. On the 13th anniversary of their very first...
Eileen Finley, 31, and Alex Petrich, 33, are proof that old-fashioned matchmaking is not a lost art. Finley, a human resources analyst, met a friend’s boyfriend in the summer of 2014. “I asked if he had any friends he could set me up with,” she says. He immediately thought of Petrich, who works in benefits administration for Allied Benefit Systems. They hit it off on a double date and, four years...
Kori Kelly and Curtis Shaw Flagg, both 34, coined the term “shwedding” to describe their unique celebration: Their wedding ceremony was the final act of a comedy show at Laugh Factory (3175 N. Broadway), where Flagg works as general manager.
“I’ve always dreamt of a big white wedding,” says bride Mallory Holstein.
It’s true that a random match on a dating app brought accountant Nora Byrnes, 29, and cardiology fellow Eric Cantey, 32, together.
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.
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.