“Lynnette, who was always organized and kept things on track through the year-long engagement, accommodating Alex’s work schedule”
A Special March Day
March 10th is a special day for Alex and Megan Diakoumis. It is the day the met in 2017, the day they were engaged in 2018, and the day after their marriage this spring.
Things have a way of clicking for this couple, who met by chance through a phone app.
“She replied to my original message with a waving kitten that says “Checking in and saying hello, ” Alex recalls, nothing that the message is now framed on the living room wall. he quickly responded and arranged a date. “I surprised her with flowers, and she told me no one ever gave her flowers before.”
A year later, Alex arranged a proposal at the same bar they’d enjoyed a year earlier. “And I had no clue,” Megan laughs. When it came time to pick a wedding venue, there was no question where they’d go: D’Andrea Banquets & Conference Center, in Crystal Lake. The spacious and elegant venue boasts several options and a wedding planner who can execute an event from conception to cleanup.
Megan, a Crystal Lake native, had attended other events there. She knew the owners were Greek, just like Alex. She also appreciated Lynnette, who was always organized and kept things on track through the year-long engagement, accommodating Alex’s work schedule as a night-shift police officer in west-suburban Chicago.
“She made it so easy for us,” Megan Says. “We procrastinated a little bit, but she just made us feel so comfortable with everything.” Megan and Alex recently returned to D’Andrea for another family party and recconected with their favorite bartender, Ken. “He said, ‘You guys still have had the best, most fun wedding,'” Megan recalls. “It’s good to know they felt like we did- that it was perfect.”