Elizia

and

Kyle

Elizia and Kyle

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Their Love Story

Elizia's go-to joke is that -- since they met when Kyle volunteered for her after-school leadership club -- he must have loved being told what to do so much that he decided to dedicate the rest of his life to listening to Elizia.

In all reality, the couple's love story began when they were surrounded by East African teens at Cleveland High School in Seattle, WA. Elizia was a plucky AmeriCorps member and Kyle was entering a parallel love affair with cultural anthropology when they agreed to meet for drinks after a (debatably) successful talent show with the teens. After that harrowing semester planning the event and a hilarious night recounting it, Kyle and Elizia began to think that pluck and cultural anthropology might be just the right engines for starting an incredible journey. The two tested that notion and began a love tour that so far has spanned at least 3 US states and 2 foreign countries.

Kyle and Elizia took their first leap of faith by moving to Lansing, MI in 2014 for Kyle's pursuit of a Ph.D. and Elizia's pursuit of bigger leadership opportunities within the nonprofit world. While getting their Midwestern sea legs, Kyle snuck in two life-altering trips to Amman, Jordan for his studies. Meanwhile, Elizia explored volunteer management, first throughout the state and then in Flint. In their off-time, the pair developed an affinity for antique shopping, craft beers, and ethnic cooking.

Lansing was just the beginning. Between December 2016 and March 2017, Kyle pulled off two proposals: one to ask for Elizia's hand in marriage, and, the other to ask her to move to Chicago for his new opportunity at Northwestern University.

For now, the Windy City is their home and the site of their upcoming nuptials on Sunday, August 18, 2019. Moving around the country is a cheeky theme for their relationship, but they actually define their relationship as a constant "learning affair" and can't wait to share all the loveable facts they have learned with wedding guests from all over the country.

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Wedding Ceremony and Reception

5:00 PM, August 18, 2019
Low Res Studio
1821 W Hubbard St, #203, Chicago, IL 60622

We encourage guests to arrive at 5:00 PM to mingle and find a seat.

The ceremony will begin promptly at 5:30 PM. Please join us for drinks, dinner, and dancing after our nuptials.
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Accommodations

Hotel Block @ Kinzie Hotel

Reservations at the Kinzie Hotel can be made by phone or online
To make reservations by phone:
  1. Call hotel directly at 312.395.9052
  2. Ask for the Artis Craig Wedding
Rooms can also be booked by going to Kinziehotel.com: [www.kinziehotel.com].
  1. In the Make A Reservation box select desired dates
  2. Click Check Rates Button
  3. Add Code
  4. Discount Code
  5. Click Group Attendee
  6. Enter Block Code ACW2019 in space below
  7. Click ADD button
  8. Select  Go To The Next Screen Button
  9. Select your desired room type
  10. Select Book button
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Gift Registry

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Pre-Wedding Happy Hour

Casual mixing and mingling is encouraged on Saturday evening! From 5-8 pm at Sweetwater Tavern and Grille, join fellow guests for some light snacks and many rounds of cheers for the couple.

Sweetwater Tavern and Grille - 225 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60601

Fun Activities and Events in Chicago

This is a destination wedding for almost everyone besides Kyle and Elizia. We encourage you to enjoy some of the great festivities Chicago (and the families) have to offer!

Saturday
barre3 + brunch + brew - West Loop
Rock n' Roll Market - Logan Square
The Big North - Lincoln Square

Sunday
Gelato Festival - Little Italy
Summer Rooftop Yoga - Fulton Market

All Weekend
Chicago Donut Tour
Architechture Tours - walking, boating, or bus options!
Chicago Air and Water Show - all waterfront!
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