SPLIT IN TWO Spike and Nick.
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  • SPLIT IN TWO Spike and Nick.

Spike Huntington and Nick Chandler-Klein were married in Freeway Park, on the sort of flawless July day when it seems like it will stay light out forever. The couple read the vows they wrote for each other at the fountain on Sixth and Seneca. Surrounded by trees and flowers, the angular cement fountain resembled a waterfall. Nick and Spike's parents recited lyrics of the song "Origin of Love" from Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and then the couple stepped on a glass together in the Jewish tradition. This was met with cheers of "Mazel tov!"

The wedding guests rode to Melrose Market Studios in a wood-paneled shuttle like a very low-flying private jet. Dinner included roasted rainbow carrots with pistachios, which were so popular it wouldn't have been shocking to see people putting them in their pockets. There was a "Nick" cocktail and a "Spike" cocktail (an excellent gin and tonic; a vodka cran) with stripy paper straws that one person compared to Beetlejuice's legs. Spike's college friends showed me pictures of the tugboat where they were staying, which featured a lady on the deck in a sequined yacht-captain costume, minus pants.

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