We love how the Chicago History Museum is this stately and storied building from the outside, and this sweet couple’s wedding just bursts with love, laughter and softness inside. The adorable little flowerpot escort cards are delightful, and the woven fans on the back of each reception chair? I am obsessed with this! A folding chair will never be just a folding chair again! Cristina G Photography captures all of the sweetness right here.

From Cristina G PhotographySebastian and Melissa’s wedding is sure to inspire brides everywhere! Their fresh, crisp color palette, beautiful decor and incredible backdrop of a major landmark — The Chicago History Museum — are elements that could be incorporated into any wedding celebration, whether it’s in a big city or small town!

From the Bride… Love was our inspiration for our wedding. Being in love, receiving love, sharing love. Love has surrounded Sebastian and me through family and friends, and we are just so grateful for all of them. We wanted our wedding day to reflect the love that we held for everyone dear to us and to send love to each family member and friend. We thought a special way to share that would be through making and designing many of our wedding details ourselves. Even though none of us are wedding professionals, all sorts of family and friends helped us come up with the ideas and stayed up late with us to make them real. As many of you know, DIY can be painstaking at times, but the wedding was the result of all the love we shared with those people and ended up being something we created together. Since we took on so much ourselves, we were so glad that the vendors we did hire helped make the day stress-free and, more importantly, cared about our ideas. Cristina G made taking our photos really fun and true to who we are, capturing the details that reflect our relationship. We felt like we were in really good hands the entire time with them. Everyone loved each of Jewell’s dishes (the gazpacho!), and Roberto from Monastero Entertainment made sure the dance floor was never empty for a second. Elena from He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not made the Chicago History Museum even more beautiful because she took so much care to understand what was important to us. So many of our guests have told us how much fun they had and described the details they appreciated most. When we look at pictures of our wedding in the future and see something like the little escort card flowerpots, we’ll be thinking about the hours we spent together with family laughing and listening to music while we put them together. It feels so wonderful to have our wedding be exactly what we hoped it would: a celebration of all that love we share.

Wedding Photography: Cristina G Photography / Wedding Venue: Chicago History Museum in Chicago, Illinois / Floral Design: Elena Villalon of He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not / Catering: Jewell Events Catering / Wedding Cake: Bake for Me / DJ: Roberto Monastero / Wedding Dress: Casablanca Bridal / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Dessy / Men’s Tuxedos: Formally Modern Tuxedo

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