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Allison Carr and Brian Kinane
Aug. 16, 2013
European Crystal Banquets, Arlington Heights, Ill.

GENERAL
Couple’s Name: Allison Carr and Brian Kinane 
Wedding Date: Aug. 16, 2013 
Wedding Location: European Crystal Banquets in Arlington Heights, Ill. 

ABOUT THE COUPLE
How they met: They were matched on eHarmony on Oct. 22, 2010. Their first date was at Gurnee Mills Mall.
How he proposed: On the night before Valentine’s Day, Allison came home from school to find candles and flowers directing her up the stairs to Brian, who was waiting for her with the ring on his knee. 
Bride’s occupation: Front desk coordinator at Sycamore Integrated Health
Groom’s occupation: Director of sales and marketing at TimberBuilt

THE CEREMONY
The ceremony: A 6 p.m. ceremony in the parlor room of European Crystal Banquets. There were flower arrangements and columns that lined the aisle, leading to a cozy fireplace behind where the couple was wed. Luke Goucher, a friend and neighbor, married the couple. Blue and white unity sand was poured to the song “God Gave Me You” by Blake Shelton. The wedding vows were written by the groom. 
The gown: An ivory, mermaid fitted gown with jeweled detail.
The bouquet: White lilies and orchids. 
The theme: The ocean, for the couple’s love of the Caribbean.

THE WEDDING PARTY
Maid of honor: Beth Kinane
Bridesmaids: Annika Wisse, Stephanie Kinane, Julie Plautz, Jaime Malo and Nicole Goucher 
Best man: Michael Kinane 
Groomsmen: Alex Carr, Steve Vidlak, Josh Miller, Brian Brandenburg and Eric Plautz 

THE RECEPTION
Number of guests: 100 
The reception: European Crystal Banquets in Arlington Heights, Ill.
The cake: A triple-layer white cake with raspberry and white icing served with raspberry drizzle. The cake topper, two kissing fish, was handmade by the bride. She said, “Now there are two less fish in the sea.” 
First song: “Wanted” by Hunter Hayes.
The menu: Chicken, beef, and orange roughy with fingerling potatoes and vegetables. Soup and salad were also served. 
What made the day unique: Having all of our family and friends in one place celebrating together. 
Most touching moment of the day: The couple’s first look at one another after she descended the stairs, tapped him on the shoulder and he turned around. 
Honeymoon destination: An eastern Caribbean cruise in January to Antigua, St. Lucia, Barbados, St. Thomas and the Bahamas.













Ceremony and Reception Location:
European Crystal Banquets, Arlington Heights, Ill.

Photographer:
Jolie Images

Videographer:
Noah King

Cake Designer/Bakery:
European Crystal Banquets

Florist/floral Designer:
Ann’s Flowers

Hair Stylist / Salon:
Sara St. Clair

Makeup Artist:
Dana VanSlee Andelman

DJ or band:
Something To Celebrate DJ Service, Mike Seaquest

Officiant:
Luke Goucher

Bridal shop:
Wolsfelt’s Bridal

Tuxedo shop:
Mens Wearhouse

Stationery/Invitations:
Ann’s Bridal Bargains