In The Drake Hotel’s classic suite, the family gathers to listen as Aileen opens her pre-wedding letter from Kent, her groom, reading it aloud. Not a dry eye in the room. Father of the bride awaits her transformation. Organizing. Reflecting. Laughing. His cufflinks read “I loved her first” and his smile says I’ll always love her as he sees her for the first time and the pair shares a special moment together before driving to Assumption Church in an old, classic car. Meanwhile, across town, just blocks from the church, Kent and his guys gather at Bull and Bear to nosh on appetizers and drinks. Laughing. Relaxing. Anticipating. The moment comes, and they meet at the altar. Shared smiles, shared vows, shared future. Even an October rain shower couldn’t dampen this couple’s enthusiasm. Instead of running back to the trolley with the rest of the wedding party, they called for umbrellas and laughed it off. And the laughter continued throughout the night at Crystal Tree Country Club as guests donned fake moustaches to humor Aileen, took fun shots in our photo booth, and listened to some heartfelt toasts. You can see, of course, that Aileen alternated between laughter and tears for most of the reception, ending with pure fun on the dance floor, including a sisterly rendition of “Call me Maybe” and being hoisted into the air above the crowd. Cheers to a wonderful couple.