Like so many engaged couples, Jenny and Michael made the difficult decision to postpone their 2020 wedding plans in the face of COVID-19. Also like many couples, they decided to still be legally wed this year! Their Chicago City Hall elopement was the perfect solution.
“We have basically decided that we are tired of not being married. We have been engaged for a long time now (since November 2017), and not being able to have our wedding this summer was frustrating, so… we are going to get our butts to the courthouse!“
Once it was safe to do so, Jenny and Michael made a date with Marriage Court and the countdown was ON!! I was thrilled that they asked me to tag along, and could not be happier for them to finally tie the knot. After their ceremony (note the Bride and Groom face masks!), we celebrated with downtown Newlywed photos in the city where they fell in love 🙂 We even got to stroll along the Chicago Riverwalk, where their love story began years ago!
CONGRATS again, Jenny and Michael!! Always a pleasure hanging out with you two, excited we get to do it again next year!
Are you planning a Chicago City Hall elopement during the COVID-19 pandemic? Here’s what to expect:
- Marriages are scheduled by appointment only, and limited to 20 per day Monday-Saturday. Call 312-603-5660 to schedule yours.
- You will be asked Wellness Screening questions and given a temperature check upon entering the building.
- Face masks are required in the building at all times (yes, even during your ceremony).
- Up to two guests may join you during the ceremony (including your photographer!).
You can find more information on the Cook County Circuit Court web site HERE.