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Chad and Crystal VanZile (AP)
Chad and Crystal VanZile

Posted on Dec. 2, 2012 at 12:00 a.m.

ELKHART — Crystal Yoder and Chad VanZile were married Sept. 14, 2012, at Wellfield Botanical Gardens by Pastor Andrew Peters of Mottville Community Church.

The bride’s parents are Jodi and Ken Yoder of Union, Mich. The groom’s parents are Rod and Keva VanZile of Elkhart.

The wife’s wedding band belonged to her late grandmother, Virginia Yoder.

The reception was at The Meadows Bed and Breakfast in Middlebury on Oct. 6, 2012. The couple honeymooned in the Dominican Republic.

The bride and groom met in WalMart optical, where the bride works. She enclosed her phone number in a little note, which she put in his bag when he came to pick up his order. He called three days later, which happened to be her birthday.

The groom proposed in Chicago while they were overlooking the city.