Oct. 31, 2015
Couple’s name: Kristin Carty and Joe Melograno
Wedding date: October 31, 2015
Wedding location: Chapel on the Hill, Lake Geneva
ABOUT THE COUPLE
How they met: Kristin and Joe met while working at Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Deerfield, IL.
How he proposed: Joe proposed on the morning of the first Chicago Bears game of the 2014 season.
Bride’s occupation: Horizon Pharma, Lake Forest, Ill.
Groom’s occupation: Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Deerfield, Ill.
The ceremony: Officiated by Jeff Quinto at Chapel on the Hill, Lake Geneva
The gown: Maggie Sottero
The bouquet: Pesche’s Greenhouse, Lake Geneva
The theme: Elegant Fall Romance
THE WEDDING PARTY
Maid of honor: Payton Carty
Bridesmaids: Nicole Zeller, Lindsday Porter, Kelly Welsh, Sarah Green, Sammy Vera and Ann Klaus
Best man: Eddie Zirbel
Groomsmen: Luke Melograno, Josh Zeller, Ryan Linker, Matt Jacobsen, Bryan Royce and Jared Adams
Number of guests: 225
The reception: The Riviera Ballroom, Lake Geneva
The cake: Celebration on Wells
First song: “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri
The menu: Catered by Celebration on Wells, a variety of locally grown Wisconsin produce
What made the day unique: “The day came together beautifully. It was very special to have all of our family and friends together celebrating our marriage. Although it rained for most of the day, we agree with David Viscott when he proclaimed, ‘To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.’”
Most touching moment of the day: Exchanging vows in front of their loved ones.
Honeymoon destination: Ocho Rios, Jamaica