It was a chilly April day for Margaret + Brad’s Chicago History Museum wedding, but full of love and laughter.
When Margaret met Brad in college, the two of them became good friends. After several years of Brad coming to her house to help with various chores, they became more than friends. Their adventures together were just beginning. Because they were both obtaining advanced degrees in separate schools, their relationship would be put to the test. On a romantic trip to Peru, Brad proposed to Margaret while they were hiking the Inca Trail in Machu Picchu.
“Margaret + Brad, you understand romance. Certainly more than I ever have. Here’s a guy who proposed marriage on top of a mountain in Peru. I proposed to the love of my life in a northside bar and not even a nice one.”
Sweet moment of the day was when I handed Brad the letter that Margaret had written and sealed with a kiss, he saw her kiss mark and kissed it. My heart melted a little when I saw that. He’s so in love with this beautiful woman that he’s in awe of anything she has touched. That’s true love.
“They were sitting in a car waiting for Margaret…and Grandma Kay looked in the sideview mirror and said “there’s Margaret and she’s with a boy. Is that her boyfriend?” No, that’s not her boyfriend. Grandma Kay says, “that boy really likes her. He will be her boyfriend.” So, Grandma Kay, congratulations you predicted it.”
Because Margaret’s neighbors served as the officiants for their ceremony, they made the ceremony personal and sentimental. Since they have known both Margaret + Brad for so many years, they could really tell the story of their romance that started when they were just teenagers.
After touching toasts and a fabulous dinner, Margaret danced with her handsome new hubby. In a sweet twist to the father-daughter dance, Margaret chose Eddie Vetter’s tribute song to the Cubs, “All the way.”