C&K Jump The Broom

Here’s something I wrote recently for our online wedding site … whatcha think?

About the Bride and Groom (to-be)

Kristi and Chris met in the fall of 2009. Kristi’s company purchased a set of career videos from Chris’ company, and Chris was assigned as the producer of the project. Since Kristi was technically Chris’ client … he knew that one misinterpreted flirtation could pose some serious repercussions and might even cost him his job.

Obviously the stakes were high for Chris, but he took a chance when Kristi extended an invitation to a Cub’s game in Wrigleyville later that week. The “purpose” of her invitation was to thank Chris for his hard work and dedication to the project … but underneath it all, she just wanted an excuse to sit next to him in 90 degree heat (during a ball game she cared nothing about – and apparently he cared nothing about, either!). A brunch at Lula Cafe followed the sporting event the next day … and then, two painful months later, Kristi received two pounds of gouda cheese at her doorstep in Bloomington. The note: “To: Space Mouse From: Chris Weiher.” (If you want details on this bizarre note / exchange, please inquire at the wedding.)

“That’s the gift that keeps on giving!” Chris told her that evening over the phone. And he was right. After a series of “first dates,” the two became inseparable (at least, during the weekends). Unfortunately, the geographical distance between the two lovebirds made their left and right ventricles ache with longing. How long could they go on like this? The weeks dragged along and the two Skyped incessantly to make up for lost face-time.

Finally, in April of 2010, Kristi was able to convince her employer to let her move to Chicago and work remotely out of her apartment. She still has no idea how she was able to pull it off, but she has been forever grateful to her company since.

The following May 2011, Chris and Kristi moved into a Palmer Square apartment together. After three months of ceaseless laughter and fun under the same roof, both realized this ease of co-habitation was not common and thus a very good sign in terms of their romantic future together. After a few brief conversations on the matter, Chris decided to pop the question – but it had to be a complete surprise.

Chris and Kristi share a rather quirky sense of humor, so the ideal place to propose was obviously Gate B10 at the Midway Airport.

Kristi was on her way to New York City for a work function and Chris was coming along with her for a mini vacation … but, due to work constraints, Chris informed Kristi he would be coming to NYC on a later flight. Little did Kristi know … Chris had tickets on the same flight! Twenty minutes after she hopped into a cab to head to the airport, Chris was in his car on his way there as well. When Chris approached Kristi at Gate B10, obviously confusion ensued. Chris informed Kristi that she had forgotten something – her hair dryer – and that he had followed her to the airport to bring it to her. “They have hairdryers at the hotel!” Kristi said, still confused (and a tiny bit incredulous). He handed her the dryer (on one knee) …

“Well I figured you might need it now.”
“What? Why would I need it now?”
“I dunno … to dry your tears … of joy!?”

The ring was then revealed in the middle of the terminal. It was Wednesday, July 27 2011. And she said yes! So, that’s how we got here.

Chris and Kristi love to do everything together, from cooking both ordinary and unusual cuisine to listening to newfangled podcasts and offbeat music. Their best Sundays involve long bike rides around the city, Irv and Shelly’s Fresh Picks produce, Mom’s Pizza, Dexter OR True Blood OR Game of Thrones OR Woody Allen flick OR a fun documentary, a glass (or two) of wine and some bohemian popcorn with 7up/Orange juice mixers to wrap it all up.

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About Kristi Zimmerman

When I'm not navigating the interwebs as an internet marketing consultant, I'm either participating in a community theater production, running a local race, scoping out new Indie music or playing fetch with my cat, Bruce.
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2 Responses to C&K Jump The Broom

  1. Joan says:

    It was so much fun to read this and get the scoop on how the proposal unfolded. I can tell you two will make quite the couple!

  2. Kristi Zimmerman says:

    Thanks Joan! And thanks for reading. Lunch plans soon?

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