It was one of those unusually numbered wedding dates — Wednesday, 9/9/09. At 9:00 a.m., I married two very dear people in the ticket lobby of the Oriental Theater — they met while working backstage there, and it was sweetly romantic and evocative.
Then in the evening, I met a couple from Europe along with Les, the concierge from the Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel. The groom had decided to surprise his bride with an impromptu wedding while on their summer holiday trip to the States, and had made all the arrangements in advance to surprise her.
I was waiting in the Milton Olive park on the lakefront near the water filtration plant — my first time in this little jewel of a park — I think it has the best skyline view ever! The night was dramatic with shifting clouds swallowing, then revealing, the Water Tower and the John Hancock Building. Breathtaking — and the bride said YES! It wasn’t an official ceremony since they did not have a license, but it was one of the most romantic moments I’ve experienced in 500+ weddings!
Looking forward to several very special ceremonies this weekend. Hope you enjoy the lovely weather.