Sara and Phil’s Chicago History Museum Wedding
The Chicago History Museum was a perfect space for this Chicago couple’s wedding. The amber uplighting helped to highlight the Chicago Room’s natural beauty and wedding DJ David O. helped to stretch the party into the wee hours of the night. The whole celebration screamed classic Chicago, in a very historic place.
A Classic Chicago Wedding
“We did not originally plan to have a theme but I would say that we ended up having a classic Chicago wedding with a bit of modern flair (which basically was our choice of old school hip hop and rap music). Also to incorporate Chicago into the wedding day, we also added touches like 312 to the beer line up, Frango mints as favors and late night snacks of Chicago style hot dogs,” said Sara.
The Chicago Room at the Chicago History Museum is a wonderful space with a vintage checker board floor, timeless stain glass paintings and a breath taking view of Lincoln Park and the Gold Coast. The Chicago History Museum was one of the Knot’s best weddings pick of 2013.
Sara and Phil chose many neutral colors to showcase the beautiful Chicago History Museum, such as pale and blush pinks, cream, ivory and gray. The room has so much flair and character that it fit Sara and Phil perfectly.
“The elegant Chicago Room turned out to be the perfect choice for what we wanted. The Georgian décor coupled with notable pieces of Chicago history such as the Frank Lloyd Wright and Tiffany stained glass had us at yes the moment we first visited. In addition, the outdoor Ulehein Plaza was the perfect backdrop for our ceremony and cocktail hour with fantastic vistas of Lincoln Park and the Chicago skyline,” said Sara.
The couple said “I Do” in the outdoor Ulehein Plaza, behind the Museum. The elegant building looked wonderful in the daylight but at night it was lit up with excitement. The wedding lighting looked mesmerizing through the big glass doors and windows. The whole city got a glimpse of the best party happening in Chicago.
The centerpieces were as grand as the hall. Crystals, silver vases and majestic flowers stood on each table. The flower arrangements were made of pale pinks and whites, full of hydrangeas, peonies, tea roses and succulents. Sara spoke very highly of her florist Kelly at Fleur.
“When I met with my florist and described my wedding ideas, she decided that my dream was French Vintage. Kelly at Fleur came up with varying gorgeous centerpieces My favorite centerpiece was for our place card table: a large mercury vase overflowing with flowers. Kelly then placed a number of crystal candleholders around the table and then put the place cards in vintage drawers filled with lavender. We received so many compliments on that piece of décor,” said Sara.
The flowers and decor really helped to pull the classic Chicago wedding look all together and helped to showcase the beautiful history in the Museum.
All of The Lights
DJ David O. played the couple’s favorite songs from today’s top 40 to old school hip hop and rap. The party was amazing and everyone was on the dance floor all night long!! The bride and groom were always seen in the middle of the action in the mists of the glowing lights and the love of their family and friends.
The intelligent lights made the room look like a night club as they swept the room.
“I absolutely loved our Gobo! I especially liked how it was placed on the wall so everyone could see our new monogram! Mike did a great job incorporating that into our décor. I also have to mention the amber lighting placed around the room. They really made the room pop and gave a warm glow to the evening,” said Sara.
Sara and Phil’s Chicago History Museum wedding was a stellar party with fun people, great lighting and lots of dancing. MDM Entertainment was happy to be apart of this wonderful couples great day. Congrats Sara and Phil, keep on rocking that Chicago style!!
Wedding Vendor Team
Ceremony Venue: Chicago History Museum
Officiate: Reverend Dave Angle
Ceremony Musicians: Parkwest Strings
Reception Venue: Chicago History Museum
Catering: Berghoff Catering
Bakery: Amy Beck Cakes
Stationary: Courtney Callahan Paper
Brides Attire: Tara Keely by Jim Hjelm
Grooms Attire: Black Tie Formalwear
Photographer: Peter Wynn Thompson
Videographer: Chicago Cinematic Weddings
Hair and Makeup: Crizen Hasegawa
Transportation: Chicago Trolley Company
Planner / Coordinator: Laura Koo of Honeybee Weddings
For more information on DJ and lighting services for your Chicago History Museum wedding contact MDM Entertainment today at 773.253.4986.