The marriage of Steven Kovach of Morton, Ill. and Samantha McAllister of Augusta, Ill. took place Sept. 12, 2015 at The Cross Baptist Church in Pekin, Ill. The ceremony was performed by Pastor Jay Arnold. The bride is the daughter of Mr. James Perry and Mrs. Melissa Thomas of Augusta, Ill. The groom is the son of Mr. Matthew Kovach and Ms. Jennifer Kovach of Washington, Ill. The bride was attended by Matron of Honor Amber Hidden, Norwood, Ill. and Maid of Honor Kaylee McElroy, Bowen, Ill. and bridesmaids Alivia Nelson, Plymouth, Ill.; Emily Livingston, August, Ill.; Dakota McAllister, Augusta, Ill.; Claire Benton, Sleepy Hollow, Ill. and Cayci Biddleman, Fort Dodge, Ia. The groom was served by Best Man Nick Hidden, Norwood, Ill. and groomsmen Brad Melton, Groveland, Ill.; Adam Simmons, Morton, Ill.; Austin Sherwood, Morton; Kevin Walters, Peoria, Ill.; Carter Kovach, Washington, Ill. and Benjamin Kovach, Washington, Ill. Usher was Joshua Milloy, Washington. `A reception was held in Bartonville, Ill. A wedding trip will be taken to Riviera Maya, Mexico. The bride attends Illlinois Central College and plans to transfer to OSF in February. The groom attended Illinois Central College. He is employed by Morton Industries (Nelson Global Products), Morton.