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Couple Says 'I Do' at Panera Riverwoods

Panera played host to the Wedding of a couple who met there.

Brian Vaszily remembers the first time he ever saw his now wife, Iwona, he was sitting at the Riverwoods Panera Bread bakery-cafe working on his computer when she entered and smiled at him. Frozen, he was only able to return a smile. 

Brian returned to that same bakery-cafe, every single day for weeks in hopes of running into this beautiful woman again and had all but given up hope when one day Iwona stopped by again. This time Brian wasn't going to let the opportunity pass him by. He walked up to Iwona as she waited for her barista drink and they exchanged numbers. Only later would Iwona admit that she wasn't just stopping by the cafe for a cup of soup, but she had also hoped to run into Brian again.

Fast forward a few years to November 15, 2013. Brian and Iwona returned to the place they met, the Riverwoods Panera Bread bakery-cafe, this time to tie the knot. In front of a few close family and friends, and the lit fireplace in the dining room, the couple reminisced about meeting at the cafe and returning two years later to the spot they met to say 'I Do.' 

The Riverwoods Panera Bread bakery-cafe joined in on the celebration by making a one-of-a-kind Cheese and Cherry pastry 'wedding cake' for the couple.


Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Vaszily!

Chicago Bread, LLC, a Panera Bread franchisee, sponsored this event.