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Elegant Museum Wedding in Chicago

With Chicago History Museum as the venue for both the ceremony and celebrating, classic elegance was sure to ensue. And, judging by the pics from Emilia Jane Photography, it definitely did. From the city’s stunning architecture to the peony filled bouquets by Fleur Du Jeur, every inch of this wedding was covered in class. Check out this timeless beauty for yourself in the gallery.

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From Emilia Jane PhotographyThis classic Chicago History Museum summer wedding was stunning from start to finish. The girls got ready in the gorgeous new Langham Hotel Chicago and we walked around the Chicago River for bridal party portraits. After an emotional ceremony at the museum, we had perfect weather for an outdoor cocktail hour! One of my absolute favorite things about the history museum though, is the epic black and white dance floor….which Julia and Tomas took full advantage of with friends and family.

Photography: Emilia Jane Photography | Florist: Fleur Du Jeur | Wedding Gown: Tara Keely | Cake: Alliance Bakery | Bridesmaids Dresses: Lela Rose | Caterer: Jewell Events | Make-up: Shannon O'Brien MUA | DJ: Spin Productions | Ceremony & Reception: Chicago History Museum | Day Of Coordinator: The Ideal Day | Getting Ready Hotel: Langham Chicago

Hayley Paige and Jim Hjelm Occasions are members of our Look Book. For more information on how members are chosen, click here. Chicago History Museum, Weddington Way, JLM Couture, Inc and Emilia Jane Photography are members of our Little Black Book. Find out how members are chosen by visiting our FAQ page.
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Modern Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art Wedding

Modern weddings? They’re kind of my jam. Clean lines, chic details and black + white palettes always feel fresh, and Chicago museum wedding is the latest object of my affection. Planned by Soiree Weddings & Events with blooms by Sweet Petal, it’s black tie gone gorgeous, and Diana Lupu captured every last bit. More right here.

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From Diana Lupu Photography….Taking place at the fabulous Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, this wedding was truly one beautiful, stylish affair. It was modern, elegant, and as classic as they come, with one stunning couple as the focal point.

From The Bride…Our wedding was a dream from the beginning to end….from our proposal to all of the celebrations with family and friends to the ultimate end, our wedding day. The night we got engaged we decided three things about our wedding: We wanted it to be soon; we wanted it to be small and intimate; and we wanted it to be a representation of us, simple, classic and beautiful.

That being said, the day was perfect…. Being able to marry my best friend in the center of our beautiful city followed by a celebration filled with candles, flowers, lights floating about our heads, and a long white table filled with our closest family and friends. With the help of our amazing vendors, the entire day was carried out flawlessly. Tiffany, from Soiree Chicago, was a huge help as she and her team provided great recommendations throughout the process and made sure our day went smooth. The wedding meal, by Wolfgang Puck, was impeccable, light and delicious. Our uber-talented photographer, Diana Lupu, captured each special moment.

The night was black tie affair and our wedding party fit the bill. My bridesmaids chose their own dresses and the groomsmen wore tuxes. I found my amazing dress from Nicole Miller. Long, silky, sexy but simple. Doug wore his own tux by Hugo Boss, so classic and handsome. After eating and dancing under the stars, the night ended by leaving under a canopy of sparklers into a surprise horse-drawn carriage. And then, we lived happily ever after.

Photography: Diana Lupu Photography | Florist: Sweet Petal | Bakery: Magnolia Bakery | Catering: Wolfgang Puck Catering | Bride Dress: Nicole Miller | Ceremony & Reception: MCA Chicago | DJ & Instrumental Musicians: Cage And Aquarium | Groom Tux: Hugo Boss | Lighting Design: MDM Entertainment | Wedding Planning: Soiree Weddings & Events

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Modern Print Tablescape Inspiration

Real weddings are the heartbeat of our content on SMP, but every now and again we like to focus in on stand-alone design inspiration that pushes the envelope. It’s the result of vendors like SQN Events who dreamt up this modern tablescape with bold prints from BBJ Linen that managed to steal the show. One part pink, one part teal, one part gold, one part coral, and all parts fabulous. More from Kina Wicks‘ lens right here.

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From SQN EventsOur inspiration for this shoot was putting a modern, urban spin on what could have turned into a very “beachy” theme based on the color palette we used (teal and coral). Of course we added a touch of gold since everything looks better with a little sparkle and metallics are hot right now. We selected a bold, pattern linen (it’s brand new from BBJ this year), but paired it with classic hemstitch napkins. The oversized white leather chairs added yet another element of the sleek and modern feel we were going for.

We also challenged our cake designer to mimic the pattern of the linen on the cake and were beyond thrilled with the results. While the floral featured some romantic and lush varieties such as peonies, ranunculus, and hydrangea, spray painting some of the flowers and foliage, including succulents, added an unexpected modern twist. Choosing a linear “script” for the paper suite was also intentional; even the “script” had a twist to it since it lacked the traditional curves generally associated with calligraphy. The private dining room at NoMI (one of Chicago’s top restaurants, located in the Park Hyatt) was the perfect venue for this as it features crisp white walls, windows overlooking bustling city life, and a gorgeous bold and bright art piece.

Photography: Kina Wicks Photography | Floral Design: Fleur | Cake: Cake Chicago | Stationery: Magnificent Milestones | Chair Rentals: AFR Event Furnishings | Charger Rentals: Tablescapes | Linens: BBJ Linen | Planning & Design: SQN Events | Venue: NoMi Restaurant

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