Chicago History Museum Wedding from Amanda Hein Photography
March 15, 2013
RomanticWeddings in Historical Venues
With a ceremony + reception held at two of Chicago's most iconic venues (St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and Chicago History Museum) I knew this pretty-in-pink wedding had to be good! Amanda Hein Photography worked her magic, capturing the bride's gorgeous custom Rivini gown, the beautiful blooms by Petal Play Design and every last detail coordinated by Tying the Knot. See it all in the full gallery!
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From the Bride...Our wedding was a long time in the making. Kevin and I are high school sweethearts and celebrated our 6 year dating anniversary just before tying the knot. From the moment Kevin proposed (with an insanely gorgeous ring) I knew the exact vision I had for our big day. Anyone who knows me knows I am a serious romantic and just die for the color blush pink. When I first saw a blush, gray, and ivory wedding color combo it was love at first site. I really wanted the look and feel of our wedding to be soft, elegant romance. I wanted all the flowers to be lush and fluffy. Luckily Viv, our florist, totally understood my vision and made it come to life. I was obsessed with having peonies (my favorite flower) incorporated in the wedding but was told they were out of season. By a little luck and a whole lot of prayer, Viv was able to get me the most gorgeous peonies flown in from a tiny farm in Alaska. Seriously she is AMAZING. It totally made the day that much more special. I was so in love with my bouquet!

We wanted our guests to feel all the love that we felt on our day. We were married at St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church in Chicago. I attended DePaul University as an undergrad and fell in love with the beauty of the church. Our reception took place at the Chicago History Museum in their Chicago Room. From the cocktails on the terrace to the classic and beautiful architecture of the building, it was perfect. The absolutely delicious dinner and dancing to the live band were icing on the cake for a truly idyllic day.

There were some truly memorable and magical moments from our wedding day. One of them was that our wedding weekend coincided with the Chicago Air and Water Show , so it was so cool to see the planes flying overhead while we were taking photos. Another favorite moment was hearing the speech my insanely talented sister and MOH gave, the absolute perfect combination of sweet, sassy, serious, and hilarious. She totally nailed it. By far though, my favorite part of the day was exchanging vows in front of our family, friends, and God committing ourselves to one another forever.
I could not be more grateful to all of our FABULOUS vendors. The day would not have been the same without you! I love watching our wedding video over and over reliving the most wonderful day of our lives.

Wedding Photography: Amanda Hein Photography | Ceremony Venue: St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Chicago, Illinois | Reception Venue: Chicago History Museum in Chicago, Illinois | Wedding Coordination: Tying The Knot | Wedding Cinematography: Gravity Weddings | Floral Design: Petal Play Design | Wedding Cake: Sweet Mandy B's | Band: High Society Orchestra | Wedding Invitations + Stationery: Paper Source | Wedding Dress: Custom Rivini via Belle Vie Bridal Couture | Bride's Shoes: J.Crew | Getting Ready Lace Robe: girlwithaseriousdream | Wedding Rings: Larc Jewelers | Bridesmaids' Attire: J.Crew "Arabelle" | Groom + Groomsmen Attire: Black by Vera Wang via Men's Wearhouse | Hair: Christina at Velvet Roar Salon | Makeup: Julie Munn Makeup Artist