Bud & Emily are getting married!

5pm on 20 September 2013 in Chicago, 600 West Cermak Road, Chicago Illinois

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A block of rooms has been
reserved for our guests at a discounted rate.
Reference the Lange/Rodecker wedding
when making your reservations.
Space is limited, so please reserve your room
by August 29, 2013.

JW Mariott Chicago
151 west adams street
chicago illinois 60603

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Additional Hotels in the Area

W Chicago City Center
172 W Adams St

Palmer House® a Hilton Hotel
17 E Monroe St

Hotel Burnham
1 W Washington St

Club Quarters, Central Loop
111 W Adams St

The Silversmith Hotel & Suites
10 S Wabash Ave

Hotel Allegro Chicago
171 W Randolph St

Hard Rock Hotel Chicago
230 N Michigan Ave ‎

Hampton Inn Majestic Chicago Theatre District
22 W Monroe St ‎

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Photograph by Jaclyn Simpson



Whether you want to try to recreate Ferris Bueller’s Day Off while you’re here (like Bud did the day he proposed to Emily), or you want to eat the best of Chicago’s gluttonous offerings, these are the spots we think you should visit.


  • Sears Tower
    (Technically, it’s now the Willis Tower, but don’t call it that. You’ll sound like a tourist.) If you’re not afraid of heights, try standing on the glass ledges extending over the city. If you want to do it Sloane, Cameron & Ferris style… tough luck. There's way too much security.
  • Millennium Park
    Cloud Gate “The Bean”
  • Art Institute of Chicago
  • Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Navy Pier
  • Wrigley Field
    Home of the Cubs. Sure, they’re cursed because some guy’s goat got kicked out back in the day. But with a hot dog, an Old Style, and a sunny day in Chicago, who cares? Sa-wing, batter.
  • Lincoln Park Zoo
  • Chicago Picasso


  • Hot Doug’s
    In lieu of Abe Froman, we dub Doug Sohn the new Sausage King of Chicago. He runs this sausage superstore and encased meat emporium – and while he definitely does the Chicago-style dog as well as the next guy, he also serves up delicacies like the “Red Wine and Demi Glace Venison Sausage with Sweet & Spicy Mufaletta Mustard, Pate de Campagne and Goat Cheese.” If you don’t mind standing in line for a few hours, you’ll never have another culinary experience quite like this one.
  • Phil’s Last Stand
    If Emily’s not home to make dinner, you can bet that Bud is down the street at Phil’s getting a double-fatso with cheese. If you’re getting a hot dog, do NOT ask for ketchup. That’s just silly (and you will be ridiculed).
  • Lou Malnatis
    A Lange family favorite – Emily sends her dad and brothers two pizzas every year for their birthdays. Butter crust, deep-dish perfection. Averse to gluten? They do a sausage crust in lieu of traditional. Vegan? There's a cheese-free pie with your name on it.
  • Pequod’s Pizza
    Bud and Emily always take friends and family visiting from out of town to Pequod’s. It’s one of the best deep-dish pies in the city.
  • Big Star
    Bud’s love for tacos is strong and true. Almost as deep as his love for Emily. He recommends the al pastor.
  • Al’s Italian Beef
    Father of the Bride George Lange never makes a trip to Chicago without getting an Al’s Beef (dipped, of course).
  • Black Dog Gelato
    Just a few blocks from Bud & Emily’s place in Ukrainian Village, this gelato shop is hands down the best. Emily loves the salted vanilla, Bud prefers pistachio. Get a combo to try both their favorites!

Photograph by Jaclyn Simpson



Emily and Bud are at Macy’s, Crate and Barrel, and on Amazon.

Photograph by Jaclyn Simpson