After getting out of our wedding duds at the hotel, we drove down to South Chicago to do what any newlywed couple would do - go to Veggie Bite, a solely vegan fast food joint. We ordered the works - chilli "cheese" fries, chilli "cheese" dog, a burrito and vanilla and chocolate shakes. I did get a little concerned that we had in some ways inadvertently recreated the Sex and the City by getting married at City Hall then eating/celebrating at a fast food place, but I swear any similarity was totally unintentional.
We went back to the city, Wicker Park to be exact, to see Growing do a free instore at Reckless Records. They played one long track for about 45 minutes that would reinvent itself again and again. They were just as good as they had been at ATP a few days before, and we told them so afterwards.
We spent our wedding night enjoying celebratory cocktails on the 96th floor of the John Hancock Building. It is free to go up to the restaurant and bar, as opposed to the Sears Tower, which costs about US$20 a piece. We had to wait close to an hour to be seated, but it was totally worth it - the panoramic view over Chicago was amazing.
We hadn't been hungry due to our enormous lunch at Veggie Bite, but by now we were both quite peckish and a bit tired. We picked up some Thai takeaway on the way back to the hotel and had a picnic on the bed in our robes watching The Office. Some may think that is a silly way to celebrate getting married, but for us, it was just right.