One Treasured Day: Goin’ to the Chapel

Initially, I wanted to walk to the church. Mr. T insisted that we rent a trolley to get me there. That’s what we ended up doing, and I’m so glad we did.


I’m glad we rented a trolley because it allowed everyone to get there comfortably…


…but also because it helped us manage a last-minute accessory malfunction. The back of my sister’s earring fell off right when we got on the trolley, and no one could find it. Fortunately, being that we were in downtown Chicago, there were lots of stores nearby where she could buy another one. We had the trolley driver pull over outside of a Walgreen’s on Michigan Avenue. (Fun fact: It was the same Walgreen’s where Shia LaBeouf got arrested for being drunk and disorderly.) My mom and sister—both in full-length, formal gowns—hopped off a trolley and ran into a Walgreen’s in front of about a million tourists.

We couldn’t stay parked in front of the store, so the trolley driver drove around the block. As we were about to make the final turn to go pick them back up, an older lady knocked on the door of the trolley and asked if it was the free trolley to Navy Pier.The trolley driver told her that it wasn’t, but she kept asking. Finally, my aunt got fed up with this and yelled “This is a wedding!” She turned and saw me in the back of the trolley and just said, “Oh! Oh! Sorry! Congratulations!” It’s seriously one of the funniest moments of my wedding day.


Once we got back to Michigan Avenue, we found my uncle who had gotten off with my mom and sister. Walgreen’s didn’t have earring backs, so my mom and sister walked the one block to Macy’s. I’m sure they were quite the sight to see in their full-length, formal gowns walking amid the tourists on the Magnificent Mile. About 10 minutes before the wedding was supposed to start, they ran out of Macy’s with a brand-new pair of earrings for my sister. Crisis averted!


A minute later, we pulled up to the church.


As I stepped off the trolley…


…I saw my dad for the first time that day.



He told me that when he saw me pull up, I took his breath away. Dads are cute.

Our photographer caught this amazing shot…


…and then it was time to go get married!

All photos by Andrew Collings Photography

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Wedding Date:
September 2012
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  1. Member
    shaynapunim 654 posts, Busy bee @ 9:40 am

    That last shot is gorgeous!! 🙂

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    bridesmomma 482 posts, Helper bee @ 9:58 am

    What a great story about the earring! You look like a celebrity hopping off of the trolley 😉

  3. mswallaby Bee
    mswallaby 2070 posts, Buzzing bee @ 10:08 am

    WOW such lovely photos!! That sounds so much fun, taking a trolley ride to the chapel (and being able to make stops along the way – that never happens with public transportation!).

  4. mssquirrel Bee
    mssquirrel 276 posts, Helper bee @ 10:18 am

    Aww I love the trolley. How fun! You look gorgeous in those wind shots!

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    Almost Mrs.P 2056 posts, Buzzing bee @ 12:46 pm

    That last shot is incredible! And love the trolley.

  6. mstoadstool Bee
    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 1:27 pm

    The last picture is incredible!

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    Miss ABC 208 posts, Helper bee @ 3:53 pm

    It looks like you had a fun time and made a few memories on the trolley trip, too.

  8. mspony Bee
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 5:05 pm

    That last picture is magical and I just love your dad’s reaction, so sweet!

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    ChicagoDreamer 509 posts, Busy bee @ 5:30 pm

    I love the veil shot!

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    Ms_Maple 115 posts, Blushing bee @ 4:26 am

    The last picture is absolutely amazing!

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