Britt

and

AJ

Britt and AJ

Please join us for our wedding celebration on

Our Story

"When it is dark enough, you can see the stars" -Ralph Waldo Emerson

This quote could not apply more to the moment our lives intersected in Chicago during the summer of 2012. We realized how well we fit together just seconds into our first date, where we could have easily been mistaken for a seasoned couple. Five years and plenty of fun memories (and perspective-generating moments) later, we've grown into that couple, and it's our turn to celebrate the pledge of forever -- in the city we'll forever appreciate for uniting us. We hope you can join us for our Big Day!

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Events

Rehearsal Dinner (Thursday)

6:00 PM, September 21, 2017
Beatrix (Streeterville)
671 N. St. Clair , Chicago, IL 60611

The bridal party will rehearse at Chez at 4:30pm, followed by dinner at Beatrix at 6:00pm.
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Welcome Drinks (Thursday)

8:30 PM, September 21, 2017
Howells & Hood
435 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611

If you're in town, feel free to join us for a drink or two at Howells & Hood around 8:30pm to kick off our wedding weekend!
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*Wedding Ceremony & Reception (Friday)

5:30 PM, September 22, 2017
Chez (Streeterville)
247 East Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60611

Join us at Chez - a contemporary loft space with a rich Chicago history - for an adult-only ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. Doors open/music begins at 5:00pm, with the ceremony commencing promptly at 5:30pm. Cocktail hour will follow at 6:00pm, with dinner, desserts and dancing until the clock strikes midnight!

PARKING INFO: Vouchers for discounted parking at Erie Ontario Self Park Garage (330 E. Ontario St.) will be available at Chez. Park in that garage then pick up the voucher upon arrival at Chez. Use the voucher when exiting the garage to apply the discount.
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Post-Wedding Social (Saturday)

1:00 PM, September 23, 2017
Parlor Pizza Bar
108 N. Green St., Chicago, IL 60607

We hope you'll stick around and join us for an afternoon of lunch, drinks and socializing in our neighborhood. The first stop is home to one of our favorite pizza pies in the city - Parlor Pizza Bar.
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Wedding Party

Erin Hanna

Matron of Honor

College friend / former roommate of the Bride

Melissa Ankerman

Bridesmaid

Middle / high school and Chicago friend of the Bride

Rachel Sweeney

Bridesmaid

Middle / high school and Chicago friend of the Bride

Katie Betz

Bridesmaid

Middle / high school and Chicago friend of the Bride

Jenny Schiller Vaughn

Bridesmaid

College friend of the Bride

Kyle Randolph

Best Man

College friend of the Groom

Dan Yockey

Groomsman

College friend of the Groom

Bret Hildebrant

Groomsman

College friend of the Groom

Joel Seagraves

Groomsman

Brother of the Groom

Adam Yurick

Groomsman

Brother of the Bride

Accommodations

The James Chicago (bride and groom hotel)

55 East Ontario Street
Chicago, IL 60611
(3 blocks West of Chez)

Rooms are available for $239 per night, using the Yurick/Seagraves wedding block:
* Booking Website: http://www.jameshotels.com/reserve?hotel=24206&Chain=5158&lang=1&dest=James&shell=Flex&template=Flex&promo=
* Group Code: CYSW17
* Reservations Department: reservations@jameshotels.com or 312-660-7131, Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:30pm.
* Cut-Off Date: August 22, 2017 (last day to book before block released to public!)
* 2:00pm check-in, 2:00pm check-out

Please note: reservations made through The James website will only be available for standard king guest rooms and only for Thursday Sept. 21 and Friday Sept. 22. Reservations for double-bedded rooms, suites and/or nights before and after the aforementioned dates need to be coordinated by phone with the reservations department.

Cambria Chicago Magnificent Mile

166 East Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60611
(3 blocks North of Chez)

Rooms are available for $199 per night, using the Yurick/Seagraves wedding block:
* Booking Website: https://www.choicehotels.com/groups
* Group Code: PY2ME7
* Reservations Department: reservations@cambriachicago.com or 312-523-0902
* Cut-Off Date: August 21, 2017
* 4:00pm check-in, 11:00am check-out

Courtyard by Marriott Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile

165 East Ontario Street
Chicago, IL 60611
(1 block West of Chez)

Rooms are available for $209 per night, using the Yurick/Seagraves wedding block:
* Booking Website: http://www.marriott.com/meeting-event-hotels/group-corporate-travel/groupCorp.mi?resLinkData=Yurick/Seagraves%20Wedding%20Block%5Echimm%60yswyswa%7Cyswyswb%60209.00%60USD%60false%604%609/21/17%609/24/17%6009/01/2017&app=resvlink&stop_mobi=yes
* Phone: Emily @ 312-660-2404
* Cut-Off Date: August 31st, 2017
* 4:00pm check-in, 11:00am check-out

Gift Registry

Crate & Barrel

Our Guide to the Windy City

Food & Drink

FOOD NEAR OUR WEDDING VENUE:
Baptiste & Bottle - Bourbon-Centric Restaurant on the 20th Floor at the Conrad Hotel (comes with a view!)
Giordano's - Classic Spot for Chicago-Style Deep Dish Pizza
The Boarding House - Restaurant and Wine Bar Serving New American Food
Siena Tavern - Italian/American Cuisine in a Casual, Hip Setting
RPM Italian - Contemporary Italian Menu
Bridge House Tavern - New American Comfort Food in a Relaxed Setting Along the Chicago River
Eataly - Huge Italian Marketplace; Truly an Attraction in Itself!
Shake Shack - Burgers / Ice Cream / Shakes...Perfect For a Quick Treat!
Benny's Chop House - Contemporary Steakhouse Featuring Live Piano and Jazz
Kinzie Chop House - Chicago Staple for Steaks and Other Prime Entree's

OTHER FOOD FAVORITES AROUND THE CITY:
The Gage - American Fare in a Lively Setting (Loop, Across from Millenium Park)
Pequod's Pizza - Our Favorite Deep Dish Pizza (Lincoln Park)
Swift and Son's - Swanky Spot Serving Steak and Seafood (West Loop)
The Berghoff - Serving German Fare Since 1898 (Loop)
Homeslice - Best Thin-Crust Pizza in the City! (Lincoln Park)
The Publican - Midwestern Meat Market Meets Beer Hall. Specializes in Pork, Oysters and Beer (Fulton Market)
Au Cheval - Highly Touted Diner that Serves what is Commonly Regarded as the City's Best Burger. Be prepared for a wait! (West Loop)
City Winery - Wine, Wine and More Wine. And Delicious Food, Too (West Loop)

COCKTAILS NEAR OUR WEDDING VENUE:
Signature Room at the 95th - Cocktails on the 95th Floor At the Hancock Building (yes, the view is incredible)
Drumbar - Speakeasy-Inspired Rooftop at the Hotel Rafaello
The Watershed - Comfy Downstairs Bar Inspired by a Vintage Living Room Serving Midwestern Beers, Cocktails and Small Plates (one of our favorites!)
Three Dots and a Dash - Tiki Bar Paradise!
Rebar - Lounge in Comfort Overlooking the Most Iconic Bend in the Chicago River (Located at Trump Hotel&Tower)

OTHER COCKTAIL FAVORITES AROUND THE CITY:
Maude's Liquor Bar - French Speakeasy Serving Seriously Good Cocktails (West Loop)
Cindy's Rooftop - Bar/Eatery with One of the Best Views in the City (Loop)

BREAKFAST / COFFEE / DONUTS
Glazed and Infused - Our Favorite Donuts in the City ... Also Features Good Coffee (Near Michigan Ave.)
Stan's Donuts - Tasty Donuts and Coffee Near the Wedding Venue (Streeterville)
Intelligentsia Coffee - Serving Our Favorite Coffee (Multiple Locations Around the City)
Yolk (Streeterville) - Casual Breakfast (Near the Venue)
Kanela Breakfast Club (Streeterville) - Delicious Breakfast Spot (Near the Venue)
Wildberry Pancakes and Cafe - Perfect Spot to Start a Day Full of Sightseeing (Right Across from Grant/Millenium Parks!)
Eggsperience Cafe - Casual Breakfast (River North)
Sunny Side Up & Coffee Shop - Breakfast Spot Just Off The Magnificent Mile (Michigan Ave.)

(These Are Just a Few of Our Favorites - There's Much More to Explore! Feel Free to Ask for More Info)


Museums

Art Institute of Chicago 111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603
Field Museum 1400 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605
Shedd Aquarium 1200 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605
Museum of Science and Industry 5700 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60637
Chicago History Museum 1601 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614

Shopping

Magnificent Mile (Michigan Ave.)
Water Tower Place (835 N. Michigan Ave.)
900 Shops (900 N. Michigan Ave.)
Armitage Ave. Corridor - Upscale Shops in a Quaint Neighborhood Rich in Architechture (909 W. Armitage Ave.)

Grant Park

Buckingham Fountain
Cloud Gate (The 'Bean')
Maggie Daly Park
Millenium Park and Monument

Second City

(1616 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60614 )

See Improv Comedy at the UP Comedy Club or Take in Award Winning Shows at the Main Stage

Other Fun Activities

Lincoln Park Zoo - It's Free!
Lake Shore Trail - Rent a Divvy Bike or Just Walk!
Architecture Tour - Learn About the Skyline from a Boat on the Chicago River
Segway Tour
Willis Tower - Breathtaking Views from the Skydeck
Urban Kayaks - Kayak the Chicago River
Navy Pier - Stroll the Boardwalk to Shop, Eat, or Ride the Ferris Wheel
Chicago Theatre - Catch a Show at This Iconic and Historic Landmark
Makewells