I drove with my friend Erick and his partner to attend our mutual friend Dawn’s wedding in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Dawn, Erick, and myself all met in 2006 at college — Dawn was a veterinary student, Erick was a molecular cellular biology major, and I was an English literature major. We remained friends after graduation, even after Dawn moved to upstate Illinois to practice veterinary medicine, and I moved to NYC for graduate school.
Today, she got married.
The wedding ceremony was quick and sweet, and it took place in a boat clubhouse adjacent to Lake Geneva — Chicago’s own answer to New York City’s Hamptons. Dawn walked down the aisle to an acoustic version of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ “Wedding Song,” and her dogs — one of whom, Harper, was a great playmate to my Nico — respectively served as a ringbearer and a flower girl.
I saw some old faces from college and post-college, and we celebrated the night with good music and an open bar.
Since I was a little late in my hotel registration, the only room left in the wedding block was the two-bedroom Governor’s Suite. It came with its own kitchenette, a fireplace, a balcony, and even an indoor hot tub in one of the bedrooms. Since I was by myself, and attending the wedding, the hotel was nice enough to give me a discounted rate. Needless to say, it was great to have my own hot tub to relax in.
Congrats, Dawn and Dave!