Rehearsal

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Jay’s parents threw a very nice rehearsal dinner and welcome reception for out of town guests the Friday before the wedding. We chose Flatwater Grille in Chicago (which now is the Bridge House Tavern) because of its outdoor seating and river view. It was a perfect city night that kicked off a magical wedding weekend! 

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But before the rehearsal and dinner, we took an architectural boat tour of Chicago along the rivers and out to Lake Michigan. It was some wedding guests first visit to Chicago and there was no better way to show them the town than by sea lake. 

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After the tour, we got cleaned up and had our wedding party and family meet us in front of the Sofitel (where we stayed and had the wedding reception). From there we boarded a party bus to the church in Edgewater to rehearse. 

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Best looking wedding party in town! 

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After rehearsing we made out way to Flatwater for dinner and much needed wedding- eve cocktails. Little did we know we had some heavy handed bartenders. I limited myself to 2 glasses of wine before calling it a night. I cannot say that anyone else did the same. Nonetheless, I was very happy that everyone enjoyed the night as much as I did. 

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In summary, many pictures were taken…

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Drinks were had…

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Memories made…

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Cigars were smoked…

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Poses were stuck…

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And I enjoyed it all with this guy…The one who insists on prom poses at every event - even our rehearsal dinner. 

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What a weird guy I married - but I’m sure glad I did.