& Kennedy
are getting

And they would love
for you to be there


October 29th
2021, 5:30pm


Firehouse Chicago
1545 W Rosemont Ave
Chicago, IL 60660


A wedding,
a cocktail hour,
a dinner from Lula,
and dancing



Event Details

How to get to the venue

We want everyone to get home safely, so we’ve created a Lyft code (HMKCWEDDING)! There are instructions on how to use a Lyft code here and instructions on how to access our specific code here — or you can just click this link from your phone to make the magic happen. If you would prefer to drive, we have parking for 48 cars at nearby Hayt Elementary; you can leave your car overnight.

What to wear

We’ll be dressed in our finest, and would love for you to wear whatever will make you feel fancy, fun, and ready to dance.

After the party

Is the after-party, of course. Assuming it’s safe to go to dive bars in October, our plan is to head to Estelle’s, at 2013 W North Ave, after we’re done at the Firehouse.

Change of plans! Since we weren't stoked on the idea of a cozy dive bar open to the public, we’re just going to head back to our place after. Heather’s brother Michael will be tending bar, our cat Tony will be workin’ the door, and we'll have a bus to take folks there from the venue. All are welcome!

How we’re staying safe

We were really hoping we wouldn’t have to write this section when we started planning, but here we are:

  • Per the venue, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to attend.
  • We're also asking that everyone obtain a negative test result within ~72 hours of the event, regardless of what you've been up to. Walgreens and CVS (and other drug stores) have easy, relatively low-cost at home tests that we've found quite easy to use.
  • Masks will not be required, although if you would feel more comfortable wearing one for some or all of the night, by all means.

We’re sincerely sorry if this means you can’t make it — we understand and look forward to celebrating with you another time.

Where to stay

Now, for the choose your own adventure portion! We recommend (in no particular order):

Close to the venue

Close to the after party (and our place)

Presents? For us?!

Gifts are certainly not necessary — you being with us at our wedding and throughout our lives is already such a gift! If you do feel inclined, though, we have a registry at Zola. We've included a few things that will help us entertain all of you lovely people, since one of the things we most look forward to is having people over for a great meal and great company. We've also included a link to the Chicago Food Bank, which supplies many food pantries across the city; a donation to them would also be lovely!

The rest of the weekend

A picnic in the park

We’re hosting a picnic near our place on Saturday afternoon! Costumes are encouraged (it is Halloween weekend after all). Join us anytime between 12:00pm–5:00pm at The Bucktown Green, a sweet little park around the corner from us at 1724 N Wilmot Ave. Kids and dogs are also welcome; we will have tamales (meat and cheese) and candy — BYO drinks, chairs, and any other grub you'd like for yourself or to share!

Our favorite Chicago things

We’ll come back soon and add some of our favorite activites, bars, and restaurants, but for now: maybe go spend an hour looking at some art at the Art Institute of Chicago, have a drink down by the river at the Northman, and then have an excellent Sichuan Chinese meal at Lao Sze Chuan?