Our Story

What happens in New Orleans......moves to Vegas!

Time flies when you are having this much fun! Our story began through a work collaboration over 4 years ago. Our first in-person meeting was at a trade-show in New Orleans, and our chemistry started from our first night of jazz and jambalaya! We had a few years of commuting between Chicago and Orange County, (the highlights being Cubs games and Bloody Mary's at Navy Pier, weekends at Corona Del Mar Beach, and dinner at Bruno's). In the fall of 2016, we were able to merge the households and live together in Placentia, California. In early 2017, after a beautiful and private marriage proposal in Santa Barbara (a favorite spot of ours), we started home shopping! Much to our surprise, we fell in love with Las Vegas- and were delighted to find a home near Dave's nieces and their families! In July of 2017, we made the move into our dream home (with Brooke's mother Ally and daughter Sunny in tow) on what had to be the hottest day of the summer. Our pool is used everyday, but having our family around us is the best part of our new desert home. As we approach our wedding, we are extremely grateful to our family and friends who have shared in our story and supported our union. We are thankful to everyone who can join us for our special day in Las Vegas, and hope you can take an extra day to explore the greater Las Vegas valley- it is so much more than the strip!

The Wedding

Sunday, October 21, 2018
6:00 PM

Attire: Semi-Formal

Ceremony and Reception

Emerald @ Queensridge

891 South Rampart Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV, USA

Other Events

Pool Time

Saturday, October 20, 2018
10:00 AM

Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa

11011 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89135, USA

Come see the Bride and Groom on Saturday, Oct. 20th poolside at the Red Rock! We'll be there from 10:00am-2:00pm in His and Hers cabanas!

Wedding Party:

Bethany Perkins - Maid of Honor

Bethany and I have known each other since Kindergarten and grew up together in Readfield, Maine! We share great memories of summers at the lake, our exchange trip to Germany, and many years of music concerts. She is Sunny's godmother, and always finds time for visits to the West Coast. She lives in Gorham, Maine and is my oldest and dearest friend.

Christine Bellordre Rainey - Bridesmaid

Christine and I were freshman roommates at Wheaton College, in Norton, Massachusetts. We grew up on opposite coasts, but could instantly relate and talk about anything. She currently lives in Texas with her husband, John and two boys, Sebastian and Baylen. She has been a dear friend for many years!

Alisa Grey Johnson - Bridesmaid

I attended Wheaton College with Alisa where we grew a friendship from our common interests and have remained close friends. We get together as often as we can- meeting up for weekends in San Francisco, Bloody Mary's in SoCal or Lobster rolls at our Wheaton Reunions. She currently lives in Waterville, Maine with her husband, Eric and 7 year old son, Walker.

Sunny Spring - Flower Girl

Sunny Spring is my 7 year old daughter! Sunny is in an aspiring artist in second grade and is a self-proclaimed "fashionista". She loves living in Las Vegas near the extended family and can be found in our pool every day. She is very excited about the wedding and adores her "Davey".

Scott Aiello - Best Man

Scott Aiello became my brother-in-law many years ago and remains my close friend. Scottie has a way to make you smile at any situation, and with a few short words, he'll tell you "like it is" and remind you to cherish those precious family moments in life..... "it's a beautiful thing". Scott lives with his wife Kay in Downer's Grove, Illinois.

Michael Sallander - Groomsman

Michael Sallander is my oldest son, and a newlywed himself. He and his wife Amanda live in Chicago, and are both entrepreneurs who love to travel. I've enjoyed seeing him experience so many life events, I am excited to have him share in this one with us.

Steven Sallander - Groomsman

Steven Sallander is my youngest son and a graduate of DePaul University. Steven is an encyclopedia of baseball facts and a former high school player. He is building a career in commercial real estate and I am very proud of his hard work and accomplishments. Steven and his wife Nina reside in Chicago.

Zade Dunsmoor - Ring Bearer

Zade is my 6 year old grand nephew. His parents are Spencer and Michelle Dunsmoor. Zade is in first grade, the youngest of four, and loves his legos!

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