The Wedding of the Millennium

Hey Look---it's the happy couple! :-)

The Basics:

Who's the lucky couple?   Allan T. Grohe, Jr. and Heather Anne Schunk
When are the Stars Right? Saturday, May 12th, 2001 at 14:00
Where is the ceremony? First United Methodist Church, in Lawrence, Kansas, USA


  • Brenda Fornaro at Adventure Travel @ 785 843 0964 or 800 467 1733
  • HOTEL = Holiday Inn Holidome = Guest Rate only available through 4/20/2001 = call the hotel at 785 749 8902 and ID yourself as part of the Schunk/Grohe wedding (it's under both names); $79/night + tax (4% bed tax, 6.9% sales tax) is the group rate (normal rates are $99 to $129/night); children 18 years and younger stay free if occupying in the same room as parents; rooms are paid for by the hotel guest (not Allan and Heather ;-> and all individual reservations must be guaranteed for arrival by a major credit card or advance payment of first room night plus tax; individual reservations must be canceled by 16:00 on day of arrival to avoid charges to reserving credit card

check-in time is 15:00 and check out time is 12:00

blocks of rooms are already reserved on 5/9 and 5/10 = 6 rooms each night; 5/10 and 5/11 = 35 rooms reserved; all rooms are non-smoking (but can't be guaranteed if you make your reservation too late) and are a mixture of single King bed or 2 double beds (if you want something different, ask the hotel) 


  • Music
    • Organ by Dan Abrahamson:  
      • Groom's Processional:  Fanfare for the Common Man (Copeland)
      • Bridesmaids' Processional:  Canon in D (Pachelbel)
      • Heather's Processional:  Wedding March (Wagner)
      • Recessional:  Trumpt Song (Jeremiah Clark)
    • Songs
      • "O Promise Me" [Reginald DeKoven], sung by Tim Schunk, with Dan Abrahamson on organ
      • "The Lord's Prayer" [traditional], sung by Elizabeth Mulkey with Dan Abrahamson on piano
      • "The Color of My Love" [Celine Dion], sung by Cassie Fox, with Dan Abrahamson on piano
      • "Grow Old With Me" (John Lennon), sung by Cassie Fox, with Cassie on guitar or with Dan Abrahamson on organ
    • Poem
      • "The Drake" [Allan Grohe], read by Allan Grohe
  • Readings by Jennifer Phythyon and David Burgett
  • Ceremony written by Allan and Heather Grohe


  • Celebrant:  Sharon Howell
  • Matron of Honor:  Diana Tillison
  • Bridesmaids:  Lisa Childs, Gloria Cheng, Alison Grohe, Pin Pin Schunk
  • Best Man:  David Burgett
  • Groomsmen:  Brian M. Grohe, Philip A. Grohe II, Shawn Mulkey, Tim Schunk
  • Ushers:  
    • Greg Schunk, Chris Tillison, and Doug Iverson
    • Robert Edwards, Aaron Harris, and John R. Phythyon, Jr.
  • Ring Bearer:  Austin John Schunk (we'll see if he walks down the aisle or hangs back at the rear . . . )
  • Flower Girls:  Emily Schunk and Anna Kate Tillison
  • Candle Lighter:  Christina Frithsen
  • Readers:  Jennifer Phythyon, David Burgett
  • Soloists:  Cassie Fox, Elizabeth Mulkey, Tim Schunk


  • Following the wedding ceremony, in FUMC's Fellowship Hall
  • Classical guitar performed by Bill Crahan, with Scott Tichenor playing mandolin

Rehearsal Dinner



For the full scoop, read the Wedding Ceremony.

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