Ryan and Alyssa each graduated high school in the Spring of 2008 and began their continuing education at Illinois State University in the Fall. While they both had to take many classes in DeGarmo Hall, it actually wasn't their class schedules that lead them to cross paths...
Starting their Freshman year, they each obtained part-time jobs working in the dining facilities on campus along with hundreds of other students. Fast forward two years later (Spring 2010)... they found out that they would be scheduled to work together several times a week when they returned for their Junior year. When Ryan learned this, he wasted no time finding Alyssa on Facebook and sent her a friend request almost immediately! He appeared to have his sights set pretty early on...
Throughout their Junior year at ISU they became friends at work, seeing each other a few times a week and occasionally bumping into one another on campus. Their relationship evolved further as the school year went along. On May 20, 2011 they went on their first date.... and by the start of their Senior year, on August 8, 2011, they decided to make their relationship "official"!
On Friday, October 14, 2016, Alyssa was running late from work (as usual) so she called Ryan to let him know she had finally left and was on her way home. Ryan's response was "Me and Parker are really excited to see you!" -- Alyssa thought his excitement was kind of unusual for a regular ol' Friday evening, but completely brushed it off by the time she got
Alyssa Marie Rogge was born on September 6, 1989. She is the oldest of 4 and has 3 younger brothers. When she was about 4 years old, she moved from Hazel Crest, IL to the small farm-towns of Braceville, IL and later, neighboring Gardner, IL. She nearly spent her entire childhood/teenage years growing up "south of I-80" in a town surrounded by nothing but cornfields. She graduated from ISU in 2012 with a BS in Psychology and a Human Resources Management Certification. She currently works in Human Resources at A. M. Castle & Co in Oak Brook, IL.
Ryan Andrew Lindemann was born on January 31, 1990. He is [technically] the oldest of 3 with a twin sister and younger brother. Ryan was born and raised on the south side of Chicago, IL and spent his childhood/teenage years growing up a die-hard White Sox fan in the Mount Greenwood neighborhood near the hustle and bustle of the city. He graduated from ISU in 2012 with a BS in Education and Geography. He currently works for the FBI in Chicago, IL and is completing a Graduate Certification program in Applied Geospatial Sciences at Elmhurst College.
Small-town girl and City-boy happily reside together in Plainfield, IL with their crazy dog-children, Parker & Vixie!
Venue: Two Brothers Roundhouse
Wedding Dress: White Satin Bridal
Bridesmaid dresses: White Satin Bridal
Florist: Trudy's Flowers (Naperville)
Photography: Jolie Images (Maks M) & Madalene Lisella Photogrpahy
Tuxedo Rental: Boss Formal Wear (Evergreen Park)
Hair & Makeup: Brandi & Jesika Bridal Brigade
Bridesmaid Robes: Le Rose