last weekend we ventured north to chicago for my cousin's wedding. i finally got around to uploading the pictures.
the snowy view from our hotel room:
sylvie got all dolled up for the rehearsal dinner:
we got all dolled up for the wedding (which was adults only):
the wedding was in the beautiful blackstone hotel ballroom:
the beautiful bride:
if you've never been to a traditional jewish wedding, here is a slice of the fun you're missing!:
that's my aunt and uncle up in those chairs, holding on for dear life. travis and i opted not to do the chair thing at our wedding, and i am seriously regretting that decision after watching this. i did do it at my bat mitzvah and can honestly say it is equal parts super fun and super terrifying.
we were supposed to head back home the day after the wedding, but everyone got snowed in! it was fun to spend another lazy day with family. we finally got to drive home on monday. on the way home we stopped at the triple xxx diner in lafayette, indiana for lunch. apparently, this place was featured on diners, drive-ins, and dives. it's not my favorite food network show, but my burger was good!
travis and sylvie hamming it up at the triple xxx diner:
my first trip to chicago was so much fun! i hope we get a chance to visit again before we leave the midwest.