My previous trips to Chicago took place before the massive renovation of the area known as Navy Pier, so I was "stoked" to find out that the Chicago wedding I was attending would require a trip to Navy Pier. I read on their website ( www.navypier.com ) that the Navy Pier opened in 1916, and has had a variety of facilities that called it home. Currently, it is home to retail shops, restaurants, museums, a Ferris wheel, botanical garden, and numerous other family attractions.
Navy Pier is also where the elegant yacht Chicago Spirit is moored. As a gift to each of those attending, the bride and groom gave the guests a color print of their photo (shown here), that was taken by the cruise line photographer, as the guests boarded the boat. My relatives' wedding took place on the upper deck of the beautiful boat, amidst a gathering of family and friends, while the boat was still moored. Afterwards, we joined other passengers on the second deck, in enjoying a delicious lunch buffet, while we cruised around Lake Michigan. Then to complete the festive occasion, a live band performed, as the passengers danced away the afternoon! The Bible speaks of a wedding in Revelation 19:7 and says "Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready." The Chicago wedding I attended was also a time of rejoicing, being glad, and giving God glory---there were "miles of smiles" on the faces of everyone present! Tricia