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Stephanie Schmidt & Martin Zima
Location: Bethlehem Lutheran - St. Charles, IL
Stephanie & Marty
Stephanie & Marty
We're excited for the opportunity to share our wedding with you. and look forward to seeing you there.

We're getting married on Saturday October 16, 2010. The ceremony will be at 4:00pm at Bethlehem Lutheran on 5th Avenue (that's the same as route 25) in St. Charles IL.

The reception will follow at 6:00pm at the Hickory Stick restaurant at the Highlands Country Club, 875 Sports Way, Elgin, IL.

For you 'out of towners' that might be joining us, we'll let you know what hotels are in the area in case you want to get a roo for the night.
The wedding day reception details are provided above, but we wanted to also let you know that we will be having a traditional German polterabend. We're also combining this with our Bridal/wedding shower so please also mark this date on your calendar.

If your German you know this is a fun and informal get together where you get to bring porcelain plates and break them in the driveway and we... get to clean them all up.

The polterabend will be on Saturday October 9th at our house. Polterabend is the term for a German wedding custom in which the guests break porcelain to bring luck to the couple's marriage. The belief in the effectiveness is expressed by the old adage: "Shards bring luck". Forbidden are glasses (glass stands for happiness that should not be broken) and especially mirrors (as a broken mirror will bring seven years of bad luck).

As tradition provides, this is a 'word of mouth' event, even though invitations will be sent, spread the word, the more the better. If you're not sure where we live... let us know or ask around.

We hope to see you there as we celebrate during this fun get together.
There are a number of hotels that are within 15 minutes of the reception halls. They include the following (links are also provided).

These hotels are all conveniently located right offof interstate 90 and the Route 31 exit in Elgin Illinois. If you search online, make sure you select ELGIN ILLINOIS.

Holiday Inn Elgin Illinois
(847) 488-9000

Hapton Inn Elgin Illinois
847) 931-1940

Comfort Inn
(847) 836-9500

Quality Inn
While we've linked our honeymoon registry to this page, we'd also like to let you know that we are registered at the following stores below.

If you go to these sights. you can just search for mine or Marty's name and you'll see some of the gift ideas we've selected.

Of course if you know us, you'll click on the honeymoon registry LOL !

Thank you again and we look forward to seeing as many of you on our wedding day as possible.

Crate & Barrel

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