Anna Lynn Hockett, daughter of Peter and Jeanne Hockett, McFarland, Wisconsin, and Brian Thomas Doyle, son of Patrick and Maureen Doyle, Wilkes-Barre, were married on May 11, 2013, in Old St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, Chicago, Illinois, by the Rev. John Cusick.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a custom-designed silk taffeta ball gown, featuring a sweetheart neckline, ruched bodice with tea straps, a wide cummerbund waistline and a full circular skirt with a pickup train. The plunging back neckline was embellished at the waist with a feather and rhinestone brooch. The bride was attended by her friend, Allyson Thut, as matron of honor; along with the groom’s sister, Shannon Tiedeken; sister-in-law of the bride, Ann Hockett; and friends, Becky Friedel and Kim Kozeny as bridesmaids.
The best men were brothers of the groom Patrick and Kevin Doyle. Groomsmen were brother of the bride, Matthew Hockett; brother-in-law of the groom, Nathan Tiedeken; and Brian Flaherty, friend of the groom.
The Palmer House in downtown Chicago was the setting for their “Old Hollywood, Red Carpet” reception, beginning with a cocktail hour in Potter’s Lounge featuring old fashions and champagne cocktails served as guests arrived and guests’ pictures taken at a red carpet photo shoot. The famous Empire Ballroom was the backdrop for their formal dinner, followed by a choreographed fox trot performed to “Fly Me to the Moon” by the bridal couple and sung by Frank Shiner, uncle of the groom. Guests continued the celebration at The Bar Below with late night fare and drinks. At Sunday morning breakfast, Brian and Anna said their goodbyes as guests departed this Old Hollywood weekend.
On Friday evening, a rehearsal dinner, hosted by the parents of the groom, took place at Orzo’s Italian Restaurant in Old Town.
In April 2013, Anna was hosted at a bridal shower held at the Uptown II, Wilkes-Barre, featuring polka dots and high heels as the theme.
The bride is a graduate of the University of Minnesota-Duluth and is a fashion consultant with Trunk Club. The groom is a graduate of Colgate University and is a consultant with Retriever Dental and Medical.
The couple enjoyed a honeymoon on the beautiful island of St. Lucia. They reside in the Chicago area.