Sechan and Schaeffer

CHICAGO – Holly Sechan and Ryan Schaeffer, both of Crystal Lake, were married in a double-ring ceremony at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro in the bride’s hometown of Chicago. Margo Johnson was the wedding officiant.

She is the daughter of Patricia Sechan of Lake in the Hills and the late Reid Sechan. He is the son of Jerry and Linda Schaeffer of Destrehan, La.

Given in marriage by her mother and brother, Gabe, the bride wore a vintage-inspired lace gown.

She carried a bouquet of dark purple and cream-colored flowers with berry accents.

Maid of honor was Becky McConnell of Chicago.

Best man was Tim Schaeffer of North Hollywood, Calif.

Nuptial music was provided by Kyle Geib of Chicago.

The reception took place at Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro, and a second reception was held in the bridegroom’s hometown of New Orleans on Saturday, Nov. 10, the destination of their wedding trip.

The bride is a 2000 graduate of Crystal Lake South High School and a 2004 graduate of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. She is a customer service manager for Hahnemuehle USA in Crystal Lake.

The bridegroom is a 2004 graduate of Destrehan High School and a 2008 graduate of Louisiana State University. He is an export freight forwarder for RS Express in Elk Grove Village.

They make their home in Crystal Lake.

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