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||Biggest MINI Wedding held May 31
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Winners of the Biggest MINI Wedding Ever contest, sponsored by MINI of Chicago and Center on Halsted, gathered for their all-expenses paid weddings at MINI of Chicago, 1111 W. Diversey, Saturday, May 31. Carl Johnson and Tyler Bornheimer and Aitor Mendoza and Gary Ward were selected as the winners; each couple got to invite 75 guests for the event.
Jess Godwin performed music for the ceremony.
Sponsors included Sound Production Lighting LLC, e. melone, Robin Subar Lifestyle Photography, Thompson Chicago, Center on Halsted, Circuit Mom, Real Urban Barbecue, WCPT, Windy City Times, MillerCoors, MINI of Chicago, Roeser's Bakery, OUT Chicago, Service is Us, Jan Dee custom Jewelry, Miller Fortune.
This celebration kicked off pride month and marked the passage of marriage equality in Illinois is providing the two couples with an all-expenses-paid wedding, including jewelry, cake, dinner and dancing.
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