City weddings just swoop me up and take me hostage every time. Particularly when they result in images as fabulous as these. I am in love. In love with her bouquet, in love with her gorgeously sophisticated, yet classic, yet fabulous dress with ruffling down the back, and I am in love with each detail she tucked in each nook and cranny. There is a full gallery of things to be in love with in this city chic celebration, so be sure to take some time to devour each image today!
From Chicago History Museum…For a detail obsessed event planner bride and her creative artist mom, hand crafted, thoughtful elements were everywhere you looked at this modern shabby chic affair! Loving all things white, ruffly, and frilly, this bride wanted a very romantic, soft, and timeless day inspired by feminine white ruffles, doilies, mercury glass, and peonies. This classic, charming, fairy tale wedding was absolutely beautiful. The bride is a Chicago native and the groom is from the north suburbs, so they knew a city wedding was right up their alley. The couple fell in love with the gorgeous Chicago History Museum- grand yet simple, elegant, and all about the place they call home. (Also a spot where the bride took an off campus class in the 7th grade!) It was the perfect place to host their dreamy urban wedding.
Katie and Chris had their first meeting at the stunning Elysian Hotel and then headed around town for some fun city shots with their wedding party at some of their favorite Chicago Spots– The Chicago Theater, The Wrigley Building, LaSalle Street Bridge, and North Avenue Beach– before heading to The Chicago History Museum for the ceremony and reception.
Katie and Chris surprised their guests with a romantic candle-lit first dance outside on Uihlein Plaza where they danced to ‘You N Me’ by Chicago. A sweets table included the couples favorite minis- cupcakes from Crumbs, ice cream cones, and sour cherry tarts, as well as unique wedding cake flavors like hazelnut with mocha mousse, vanilla cake with passion fruit and chocolate cake with pistachio crème brule. Dancing in the Chicago Room completed the night as guests danced until they just couldn’t dance any longer!
Flowers: Elizabeth Wray Design / Event Planning: So Dressed Up / Ceremony + Reception Location: Chicago History Museum / Catering: Berghoff Catering / Wedding Cake: Sarah’s Pastries and Candies / DJ: Megan Taylor of Fig Media / Photobooth: Shutterbooth / Cake Topper: Concarta / Calligraphy: Calligraphy by Cristine / Ceremony Music: Harpist, Penny Currier / Day Of Paper + Projects: Linda Jackson Branded by Love / Custom Engraved Wedding Signage: Prestige Engraving / Forks: Lorelei Rose / Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Belt + Veil: Bella Bianca / Wedding Dress: Priscilla of Boston / Hairpieces: Weddings 826 / Bridesmaid Dresses: J.Crew / MOB Dress: Sue Wong / Hair: Elizabeth Petro / Make-up: Susan Hood Evans