Ali­cia Zumpino & Kyle Ry­berg

Chicago Sun-Times - - BE MARRY! -

It was a cold Tues­day night on Novem­ber 12, 2013, when Ali­cia

Zumpino, 34, con­sid­ered cancel­ing on her blind date, Kyle Ry­berg, 37, cor­po­rate con­troller for Aon. “I [de­cided] to take a leap of faith,” she says. “It was dif­fer­ent than any other date I’d been on. I knew there was some­thing about this guy.”

Her in­tu­ition proved true, and two years later, on Septem­ber 5, the cou­ple mar­ried in what Zumpino calls “a des­ti­na­tion wed­ding,” even though it was right here in Chicago at Venue SIX10 (610 S. Michi­gan). “My fam­ily is from Philadel­phia; his fam­ily is fromWis­con­sin,” says Zumpino, VP of sales for ChatID, Inc. and a former Miss Philadel­phia. “It was our chance to show off our city to ev­ery­body.”

To cap off the evening, their 140 guests watched fire­works go off at Navy Pier. “It’s so easy to get caught up in the de­tails,” Zumpino says. “But at the end of the day, it’s about sur­round­ing your­self with the peo­ple who love you and who con­trib­uted to who you are.”

For more pho­tos and de­tails, visit Chica­gos

plash.com.

PHO­TOS BY PETER PAWINSKI

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