‘Unbelievable’: dozens of couples tied the knot on Sunday at the Magnificent Mile – NBC Chicago
Fifty couples had a reason to celebrate Sunday by getting married on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, under some of the city’s most iconic architecture.
âIt was amazing,â newlyweds Perla and Edgar Bernal said. “Just the idea of ââhaving the whole family here. It’s very well organized, I finally get to marry this beautiful woman! It only took us two years and two children.”
The one-of-a-kind “Marriages on the Mile” contest was made possible by the Wrigley Building, the Magnificent Mile Association and Modern Luxury Weddings Chicago.
âThis romantic and free wedding ceremony is perfectly timed as the COVID-19 Delta variant is on the rise and many couples may be considering alternatives to formal indoor weddings in the coming months,â the organizers said on the page of ‘Home.
Like other couples, Bernal’s original wedding date has been postponed, not once, but twice, due to the pandemic.
âIt was totally worth it,â they said. “We are not sorry that we have already been postponed twice because we would never have had this experience.”
Other beaming bride and groom expressed similar sentiments outside the Wrigley Building, the site of the ceremony.
âWe decided to take the plunge, apply and luckily we were chosen, so we feel very blessed,â said Joe and Tula Kuechenmeister.
Getting married on Michigan Avenue was not part of the couple’s initial plan, but they too were thrilled to have the opportunity.
âIt was amazing from start to finish,â they said. “This place is amazing.”