JEN + TODD | wedding

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Todd and I are longtime friends. During the best years of my young adult life we were roommates. Another of our roommates and I nickednamed our townhouse “Club Davies” in his honor. It is hard to believe, but that was nearly six years ago. It is amazing how much has changed, how quickly time has flown by, and how much we have grown up.

Todd is gifted in many ways. He is one of the most friendly, happy, loyal, jovial, funny, relaxed, and honest people I have been fortunate to know. He is also one of the most gifted Cooks in Chicago.

Todd and Jen held their ceremony and reception at Katherine Legge Memorial Park. Due to the rain, we were not able to take advantage of the beautiful grounds on the estate, but the images still turned out wonderful.

Todd brought in many of his employees and friends from the cooking industry to prepare a special meal for the occasion. This was not wedding food, but a masterpiece smorgasbord (the food at my wedding was a far second). Some of the items were so delicious the staff had to guard and ration portions.

The pastries were the best I have ever eaten. I am not a big fan of sweets, but the cupcakes were extraordinary. If you are having a wedding in Chicago, be sure to contact Brooke Dailey and Gina Howie of Lovely Bakeshop.

Another of Todd’s friends, Bob Hartwig, created the most impressive centerpieces I have ever seen (image with swan at top). It was made entirely of sugar. I am guessing at least 100 pounds of sugar was molded, shaped, colored, and formed to create this art piece.

The reception was a blast with a ton of drinking and crazy dancing.


P.S. Todd really wanted to wear light blue tuxes for the wedding. Jen, for obvious reasons said no.