Posted: Oct. 26, 2012 6:51 pm Updated: Dec. 7, 2012 7:15 pm


After honeymooning on the island of Capri and Rome, Italy, Mr. and Mrs. Lane G. Coonrod are at home in Chicago.

The couple exchanged wedding vows at 4 p.m. Aug. 4 at the summer home of Bob and Claudia Scherer, uncle and aunt of the bride, at Round Lake in Charlevoix, Mich.

The bride is the former Miss Leslie K. Dinnen of Chicago, daughter of Jim and Jane Dinnen of Marietta, Ga. The bridegroom, of Glenview, is a son of Chet and Jean Coonrod of Quincy.

Mr. Dinnen gave his daughter in marriage; the Rev. Ivan Greuter officiated. Music was provided by Billy Russell, vocal soloist; Ted Yelton, trumpet processional; and Ed Risk, bagpipe soloist.

Maid of honor was Miss Reynolds Dinnen of Marietta, Ga., sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Miss Alison Berman and Miss Stacey Flamm, both of Atlanta, Ga.; Miss Paige Iaffaldano of New York City; Miss Brittany Jones of Birmingham, Ala.; Miss Kara Lambert of Vernon Hills; Miss Virginia Taylor of Pinehurst, N.C.; and Miss Erin Wynmore of Chicago.

Best man was Evan Coonrod of Eugene, Ore., brother of the bridegroom. Groomsmen were Russell Flinchum and Greg Van Zuiden of Chicago; Andrew Moore of Bloomington; Billy Russell of Springfield; Joel VanOs of Bolingbrook; Adam Wentland of Fontana, Calif.; and Ted Yelton of Lombard.

A rehearsal dinner was held Aug. 3 at the Weathervane Restaurant in Charlevoix, hosted by the bridegroom's parents, followed by a get-acquainted party at Depot Beach, also in Charlevoix, hosted by Claudia and Bob Scherer. On Aug. 4, the Coonrod family hosted "Lane's Run to the Altar," a 5K fun run/walk through Charlevoix, followed by a continental breakfast at the Charlevoix Country Inn Bed and Breakfast. A reception immediately after the ceremony was held in the boathouses of Bob and Claudia Scherer. On Aug. 5, the Dinnen family hosted a post-wedding breakfast at the Scherer boathouse.

The bride is a graduate of the University of Alabama, where she majored in public relations and communication studies and was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. She is employed by Regency Business Solutions in Chicago and is a member of the Junior League of Chicago.

The bridegroom is a graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University with a major in economics and a minor in mathematics. He participated in student government and lettered in cross country and track. Mr. Coonrod is an actuarial analyst at Allstate.

On Aug. 3, the aunts of the bride hosted a bridal luncheon at the Edgewater Inn. 


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