When Ashley Hooks moved back to Chicago to help her father, Judge William H. Hooks, run his reelection campaign in the autumn of 2009, Kyle Williams showed up at her first campaign event. The pair made eye contact several times throughout the night before officially meeting — and when they did, says Hooks, it was love at first sight.
Many Jewish weddings feature a horah — the traditional Israeli folk dance in which the bride and groom are hoisted up on chairs by guests. But rarely is the ritual so energetic that a chair leg breaks, as it did at the wedding of Leah Eisenstein and Dustin Rosenfeld. “That was one of our most hilarious moments,” laughs Eisenstein.
Congratulations to Adam Moorman (left) and Patrick Barkley (right), who won a Midwest Emmy in the Outstanding Achievement for Arts/Entertaining Programming in the feature/segment category for their work on lifestyle food travel show “1st Look,” now hosted by Audrina Patridge.
Mingling at the Wit Hotel (201 N. State) with their respective friends on a rainy evening in July 2009, Holly Haskell and Matthew Fitzhenry struck up a casual conversation. The two soon recognized their considerable chemistry, and spent the rest of the evening party-hopping together.
Bridget Blaney and Jeff Kaplan forged a fast friendship while working at Wisconsin’s Camp Kawaga during the summer of 2008. But it wasn’t until the next summer that Kaplan — who spent much of his childhood at the camp, then grew up to become its assistant director — mustered up the courage to pursue Blaney, who worked as the camp nurse.