Saturday, May 27, 2017

Not Registered Anywhere

We're not registered anywhere because we don't need anything. Money is nice but the fact that you all are coming to see us is more precious than anything. Can't wait to see you all... oxox

Colorful or Gay

So Bob and I were hearing back from folks regarding the theme for guest attire. Considering our venue, Carnivale, and our guest makeup, we are going with Colorful or Gay.

Your choice. Enjoy!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Meet Our Families

Bob and I want you to meet our families and visiting friends during the week prior to the wedding, so we'll have a dinner party each night starting Tuesday (June 20) that you can attend. Not all these dinners are free, but we'll let you know how much each will cost, as we're getting prefixed pricing. Of course, you can go to one, none or all!

The first one we'll let you know about is Tues., June 20, 6-10 p.m. at our place, 555 N. Artesian Unit i in Chicago just west and north of Grand and Western. BYOB. We'll have some food basics but bring an appetizer to share if you like. We'll announce the rest in the coming days and give the full schedule in early June. Yeah! oxox

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Need a Roommate at the Hampton?

Hi All: My friend Harry Chan is coming into town for Bob and my wedding on the Friday (June 23) and leaving Monday (June 26). He booked a room and wants to see if anyone wants to room with him to save on costs. He even got a cheaper rate through his rewards club, so email me if you want to touch base with him. Angel at

Thanks all and look back on this site as we solidify our plans for the entire week, starting Tues., June 20 when folks from Bob and my families start rolling into Chicago!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Hampton Inn Block

Hello! For anyone wanting a hotel room, we did secure a hotel block about four blocks from Carnivale at a rate of $239/night. The block spans from the Thursday (6/22) through checkout Monday (6/26), but you must book by May 15. Of course, you may find cheaper accommodations elsewhere, but if you wish, here's more Hampton Inn details:

Here's the link:

Group Name:Phillips Wedding
Group Code:PHW
Hotel Name:Hampton Inn Chicago Downtown West Loop
Hotel Address:116 N Jefferson
Chicago, Illinois
Phone Number:(847) 915-4583

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Quick Wedding Week Rundown

Hello Everyone:

Thanks for visiting Bob and my blog for our wedding plans and other information leading up to our special union ceremony and celebration on June 24, 2017 here in Chicago.

We're working to get a room block at the Hampton Inn in the area of Carnivale restaurant, where our wedding and reception will be in the Fulton area of Chicago's downtown. We'll have details this week if you're interested.

Also, know that we'll have people coming into town as early as Tues., June 20 and leaving Mon. June 26. We'll have dinner gatherings planned starting Tuesday for each day leading up to the wedding and a party on Sunday, June 25, which will be Chicago's Gay Pride Parade. Bob and I plan to be on a float in the parade and encourage you all to stay for that event. You can march with us or watch. Either way, we'll all meet up afterwards to be together.

More details to come, but hopefully you've received your invites and can RSVP to us soon. Thanks and see you all here in Chicago!


Angel and Bob

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Visiting Bob and Me in Chicago This Year? Hotel Ideas!

For anyone planning to visit Bob and me this year and is looking for a hotel, our contact at Carnivale suggests the following spaces:

Hampton Inn/ Homewood Suites  by Hilton
116-118 N Jefferson, Chicago, IL, 60661
Tricia Terkeurst
Director of Sales and Marketing
P: 312-586-4807

Crowne Plaza – Chicago West Loop
733 West Madison Street, Chicago, IL 60661

Erica Severson
Social Catering Manager
P: 312-602-2103

Holiday Inn- Chicago Mart Plaza
350 W. Mart Center Drive, Chicago, IL, 60654

Brian Quinn 
Director of Sales
P:  312-836-5000

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day 2017

Bob and I went to Carnivale--the place of our upcoming Chicago wedding--for Valentine's dinner 2017. This entry represents the countdown for our special day in June. Look for more on those plans on this site. See you soon!