March 22, 2013
Jane Holmes and Chadrick Allen were married on August 11, 2012 in Des Moines, Iowa. Parents of the couple are Patricia and Russell Holmes of Ankeny Iowa and Neal Allen and Jane Johnson of Reinbeck, Iowa. The Rev. Michael Schmidt preformed the 3:30 pm ceremony at Grace Lutheran Church. A dinner and dance reception followed at Otter Creek in Ankeny Iowa. Matron of Honor was Jacque Homan of Cherokee, IA, friend of the bride. Bridesmaids were Melisande Hinds of Knoxville, TN, friend of the bride and Caitlin Allen, Reinbeck, sister of the groom. Best Men were the brothers of the groom, Christopher Allen of Reinbeck, and Greg Allen of Stillwater, MN. Groomsman was Caleb Bailey of Clive, IA, friend of the groom. Seating guests were Jeremy Moore St. Louis Park, MN, brother of the bride and Anthony Smart of York, England, friend of the groom. Readers were Jason Moore of Seoul, South Korea, brother of the bride and Lisa Avery of Shawnee, KS, sister of the groom. Ring bearer was Hawkins Moore, nephew of the bride and flower girls were Bree and Bella Avery, nieces of the groom. Jerry Holmes of Clarion, IA, uncle of the bride was the soloist. Honored guest were Achmed and Joan Johnson of Des Moines, grandparents of the groom. The bride is a 2006 graduate of Nevada High School, Nevada, IA and graduated from Drake University in 2012 with a Doctor of Pharmacy and MBA. The groom is a 2006 graduate of Gladbrook –Reinbeck High School , 2010 graduate of Drake University and a 2012 graduate with a MA in Medieval History from the University of York ,York, England. The bride is a Hy-Vee Pharmacist in the Des Moines-metro area. The groom is a history adjunct instructor at Des Moines Area Community College and is also employed at Lowes in Altoona, IA. The couple resides in Ankeny, IA. They will have a delayed honeymoon trip to Europe in August 2013.
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