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Werderitch and Conklin

LAKE ZURICH – Christina Werderitch and Ryan Conklin, both of Lake Zurich, were married in a double-ring ceremony at 2:30 p.m. July 14, 2012, at the Catholic Parish of St. Francis de Sales in Lake Zurich. The Rev. David Ryan officiated.

She is the daughter of Michael and Corrine Werderitch of Crystal Lake. He is the son of Cheryl Conklin of Peoria and the late Tim Conklin.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a strapless Ella asymmetrical, floor-length gown with a sweetheart neckline. She carried a clutch-style bouquet with purple hydrangeas, lime-green roses, Picasso callas, purple lizzy and green hypericum.

Maids of honor were Melissa Werderitch of Crystal Lake, sister of the bride; and Liz Metropulos of Lake Geneva, Wis., friend of the bride. Bridesmaids were Alysia Hicks of Okinawa, Japan, sister of the bridegroom; Jill Kivland of Crystal Lake, cousin of the bride; Jaimie Ostrom of Crystal Lake, cousin of the bride; Melanie Mannina of Palatine, friend of the bride; and Kari Hafer of Wauconda, friend of the bride. Flower girls were Olivia Franzese of West Dundee, cousin of the bride; and Keira Greven of Castle Rock, Colo., niece of the bridegroom.

Best man was Josh Cipri of Peoria, friend of the bridegroom. Groomsmen were Chad Hicks of Okinawa, Japan, brother-in-law of the bridegroom; Ryan Burke of Cordova, Tenn.; Joe Kinsey of Peoria, Dave Jackson of Chicago, Casper Meichert of Chicago, Mike Gilmore of Peoria, and Rob Hafer of Wauconda, all friends of the bridegroom. Ushers were Brian Rosette of Palatine, friend of the bridegroom; and Nate Simmnos of Peoria, Ariz.

After a reception at Embassy Suites in Schaumburg, the couple took a wedding trip to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

The bride is a 2003 graduate of Prairie Ridge High School in Crystal Lake, a 2007 graduate of Illinois State University in Normal and a 2011 graduate of St. Xavier University in Chicago. She is a sixth-grade teacher at Parkland Middle School in McHenry.

The bridegroom is a 2003 graduate of Notre Dame High School in Peoria and a 2007 graduate of Illinois State University. He is an insurance unit manager for Travelers Insurance in Naperville.

They reside in Lake Zurich.


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