studdybear said: Congratulations on your Union guys.
thanks buddy :)
twochiguys said: My partner and I are actually planning our wedding for June of 2015. I saw that you recently had your wedding. I love the pictures! Makes me so happy! Where did you have your ceremony and reception/dinner? Things add up quickly in Chicago and I love the nature aspect in your pictures, it almost looks like starved rock state park.
All the photos were in Lincoln park, mostly in the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pond (its on the north edge of the zoo). We didn’t technically pay for the space, but they have (tax-deductable) permits for the space which are around $500. If you do that they lock the lily pond down for you and your guests, so it is a fully private event, for an hour and can provide seating and other features. there are also permits for other spaces within Lincoln park but the Lily Pond has its own particular permit.
We chose not to do this because we had maybe 16 people attending, all of whom could stand and the ceremony was going to be short regardless.
For the meal we went to Balena, I cannot recommend them enough. They have a private room for events (they say 35 people seated and 60-ish standing room only but their estimates are certainly on the sardines side, i would say 30 would be the comfortable max) with a $1500 food and beverage minimum and a $150 room fee. Essentially its just over $2000 as a minimum for the space and food.
Great staff, awesome food and cocktails … the lemon, kale, breadcrumb and chili oricchiette was amazing.
If you do go see Balena, Michelle the events co-ordinator is awesome, super nice and very responsive.
"People play dress up and play war games in the streets with civilians. ‘What are the police doing there?’, is my question. You’re not protecting the people…and you’re not protecting property, so why are you there?
Then a larger question I would also ask of the American people…is it ok to break the law or not? Because the cops are breaking the law left and right. It’s state law…state regulation to wear a badge and have a badge number and have a name tag visible. We have a right to freedom of the press. We have a right to assemble. They’ve blocked out air space so that the press cannot view what’s going on. They’re violating people’s rights, left and right. They’re firing tear gas and other projectiles into people’s homes…at people on their private property. So…is it ok to use violence to get what you want…or not? Because, a cop blew the head off of Michael Brown, shot a teenager 6 times…but Michael Brown’s the savage because he pushed a guy in a convenience store?
Like, you don’t own us anymore. You see? Either we all have the same inalienable rights…or we don’t. Back in the day we could have separate rights…but we’re not…that noise is dead now.”
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