When our friend Mandy arrived from Wyoming five days before the wedding to “protect and serve,” as she called it, one of the first things she asked was, “When do you want to make the wedding mints?” “…Huh?”
On display through August, 2017, the Chicago History Museum’s newest exhibit, Making Mainbocher, is a peek at the life and work of Main Rousseau Bocher, an American fashion designer with significant ties to the Windy City. Main Bocher grew up on the city’s West Side, attending John Marshall High School and the Lewis Institute (now Illinois … Continue reading Haute Couture at the Chicago History Museum
A lot of people have asked: “So, Lauren, do you feel different now that you got married?!?” “Meh. Not really.” I mean, that’s how it’s supposed to be right? The person you profess to spend forever with (in public, no less) should theoretically be the same person you knew the day before you did that. … Continue reading This one time, I got ready to get married
Most days I feel comfortable saying that I’ve seen pretty much everything my home city has to offer. I’ve been to the tourist traps and the holes-in-the-walls. I’ve ventured to all corners of the city, and after 15 years in Chicago I thought I’d pretty much nailed down what to do and what not to … Continue reading Dear Lincoln Park Conservatory: I’m sorry I ignored you for 15 years…
When school ended for the semester, I crashed and burned in an inevitable hibernation in front of Netflix. This happens to me twice a year: I do the bare minimum, completing only what I have to do to sustain my life and not lose my jobs.
Two things: 1) Hiring somebody to help plan your wedding is a really good idea. It wasn’t too difficult to convince our entertainment savvy neighbor Phillip to help us. Otherwise we probably would be ordering pizza and putting Instagram selfies on the invitation. 2) We are extremely serious people. Not really. Which makes an engagement … Continue reading We did a really embarrassing photo shoot.
Is it ok if, from time to time, I leave the important wedding decisions to the blogosphere and just show up that day?