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Mayor Lori Lightfoot took time out very last weekend for the ideal spot to cool off from the city warmth: officiating at the wedding day of Chris Kennedy, grandson of the late, fantastic Robert F. Kennedy, and his bride, Erin Daigle, at the famous Kennedy relatives compound in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts.

“Chris and Erin were being supposed to get married last July 24 … but COVID shut that down,” claimed the incredibly happy father of the groom, former Illinois gubernatorial prospect Chris Kennedy, who lifted his branch of the Kennedy clan on Chicago’s North Shore, where his wife, Sheila, grew up.

Lightfoot and the groom connected during his father’s race in 2018, prior to she became mayor, and has turn out to be a close family good friend of the Kennedys.

“They fulfilled during my campaign and turned kindred spirits,” Kennedy claimed.

“By the way, my son Chris and the mayor both equally have this in common: They like to struggle over their bodyweight have a deep feeling of social justice and have never satisfied any one they are fearful of!”

This is essentially the second time the mayor, a attorney, was the officiant at the couple’s nuptials.

Final weekend’s ceremony “gave the mayor the option to marry them twice, the initial time final December at City Corridor,” Kennedy chuckled. The couple had set off a family-type wedding ceremony until finally it was pandemic risk-free to travel.

The wedding ceremony social gathering of Chris Kennedy and Erin Daigle, at the legendary Kennedy family members compound in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts.

Quoth the proud father about the new branch of his family tree:

“Chris achieved his Erin at Middlebury Faculty in Vermont, which has the highest marriage price of folks who meet each individual other whilst at the faculty they go to.”


“The pair achieved by means of Erin’s sister, who was on the ski crew at Middlebury, and it was appreciate at very first sight. Of study course, he raced from Erin on a ski operate named after my father and missing.”


“And my father satisfied my mom, Ethel, although snowboarding in Canada, where she lived, and turned out to be a improved skier than my dad.”


“So the upshot of this appreciate tale is what my father applied to say: If you can’t defeat ’em, marry ’em!”

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“And you can bet a Kennedy marriage ceremony is normally a spouse and children affair!

“At least 135 folks out of the 300 in attendance have been members of the relatives. Everyone in the loved ones pulls alongside one another at a wedding,” he explained, including this historic footnote.

“Chris and Erin’s wedding ceremony social gathering picture was taken in entrance of the “Brambletyde Dwelling,” which was once the summer season White House” for U.S. President Jack Kennedy and spouse Jackie.

On the political side, Sneed is informed various Kennedy family members members preparing for U.S. ambassadorships in the Biden administration (Vicki Kennedy to Austria and Caroline Kennedy to Australia) were being there — as nicely as celeb Kennedy wives like actress Cheryl “Curb Your Enthusiasm” Hines, who was the Television spouse of actor Larry David and is married to Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Ultimately, our chat finished with a vignette about wedding day attendee/actor/producer Keegan-Michael Key, who when lived in Chicago while acting at The Second City and has spouse and children in McHenry County.

“He can imitate an accent from everyone who is anywhere in Illinois,” mentioned Kennedy. “It’s hysterical and wonderful.”

Chris Kennedy, grandson of the late, fantastic Robert F. Kennedy his bride, Erin Daigle and Mayor Lori Lightfoot

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