Intimate Wedding at the Chicago History Museum

Weddings

If you haven’t considered an intimate wedding at the Chicago History Museum, you must. I’m in love the old world charm, regal columns and intimate space the museum has to offer.

From Designer Stephanie Abbitt

“This romantic, spring wedding shoot took place within the beautiful, historic walls of the Chicago History Museum. Inspired by 1900’s Chicago fashion, the color palette is full life in tones of blue, pink, green, yellow, and peach. This color palette was brought to life especially through the florals from Blooms by Morgan. The overflowing bouquet was featured beside a ceramic bust as a representation of the Chicago History Museum. For the bride, we chose a silk dress with a laced and beaded overlay from Olia Zavozina. For the groom, a black tux with a sheen lapel from The Black Tux. Sarah Ann Design captured the history of the venue with a beautiful sketch of the venue accompanied by calligraphed envelopes, while also capturing the modern aspect through clean composition and typography. Flourish Design joined the elements of the venue with the florals through a 4-tiered cake. The delicate flowers on the cake were made of sugar and smelled heavenly against the fresh aroma of the live flowers within the room. The table was adorned with scalloped plates, textured glassware, and vintage silverware to contrast the smooth linens. Each guest was given a menu and place card at their place setting. One of the main features of the venue, are the tall pillars which were the focal point of the bride and groom portraits. In between two of the pillars were urns with cascading arrangements.”

This intimate wedding at the Chicago History Museum was featured on Trendy Bride!

Film Wedding at Chicago History Museum with Chicago Wedding Photographer Sarah Sunstrom Photography_0001.jpg
Film Wedding at Chicago History Museum with Chicago Wedding Photographer Sarah Sunstrom Photography_0002.jpg
Film Wedding at Chicago History Museum with Chicago Wedding Photographer Sarah Sunstrom Photography_0003.jpg

Film Wedding at Chicago History Museum with Chicago Wedding Photographer Sarah Sunstrom Photography_0006.jpg

Film Wedding at Chicago History Museum with Chicago Wedding Photographer Sarah Sunstrom Photography_0009.jpg
Film Wedding at Chicago History Museum with Chicago Wedding Photographer Sarah Sunstrom Photography_0010.jpg

Film Wedding at Chicago History Museum with Chicago Wedding Photographer Sarah Sunstrom Photography_0013.jpg
Film Wedding at Chicago History Museum with Chicago Wedding Photographer Sarah Sunstrom Photography_0014.jpg
Film Wedding at Chicago History Museum with Chicago Wedding Photographer Sarah Sunstrom Photography_0015.jpg
Film Wedding at Chicago History Museum with Chicago Wedding Photographer Sarah Sunstrom Photography_0016.jpg
Film Wedding at Chicago History Museum with Chicago Wedding Photographer Sarah Sunstrom Photography_0017.jpg
Film Wedding at Chicago History Museum with Chicago Wedding Photographer Sarah Sunstrom Photography_0018.jpg

Film Wedding at Chicago History Museum with Chicago Wedding Photographer Sarah Sunstrom Photography_0021.jpg
Film Wedding at Chicago History Museum with Chicago Wedding Photographer Sarah Sunstrom Photography_0022.jpg

Film Wedding at Chicago History Museum with Chicago Wedding Photographer Sarah Sunstrom Photography_0025.jpg

Film Wedding at Chicago History Museum with Chicago Wedding Photographer Sarah Sunstrom Photography_0028.jpg
Film Wedding at Chicago History Museum with Chicago Wedding Photographer Sarah Sunstrom Photography_0029.jpg
Film Wedding at Chicago History Museum with Chicago Wedding Photographer Sarah Sunstrom Photography_0030.jpg
Film Wedding at Chicago History Museum with Chicago Wedding Photographer Sarah Sunstrom Photography_0031.jpg
Film Wedding at Chicago History Museum with Chicago Wedding Photographer Sarah Sunstrom Photography_0032.jpg
Film Wedding at Chicago History Museum with Chicago Wedding Photographer Sarah Sunstrom Photography_0033.jpg

Film Wedding at Chicago History Museum with Chicago Wedding Photographer Sarah Sunstrom Photography_0036.jpg
Film Wedding at Chicago History Museum with Chicago Wedding Photographer Sarah Sunstrom Photography_0037.jpg
Film Wedding at Chicago History Museum with Chicago Wedding Photographer Sarah Sunstrom Photography_0038.jpg
Film Wedding at Chicago History Museum with Chicago Wedding Photographer Sarah Sunstrom Photography_0039.jpg
Film Wedding at Chicago History Museum with Chicago Wedding Photographer Sarah Sunstrom Photography_0040.jpg

Film Wedding at Chicago History Museum with Chicago Wedding Photographer Sarah Sunstrom Photography_0043.jpg

Film Wedding at Chicago History Museum with Chicago Wedding Photographer Sarah Sunstrom Photography_0045.jpg

Film Wedding at Chicago History Museum with Chicago Wedding Photographer Sarah Sunstrom Photography_0048.jpg

Film Wedding at Chicago History Museum with Chicago Wedding Photographer Sarah Sunstrom Photography_0050.jpg
Film Wedding at Chicago History Museum with Chicago Wedding Photographer Sarah Sunstrom Photography_0051.jpg
Film Wedding at Chicago History Museum with Chicago Wedding Photographer Sarah Sunstrom Photography_0052.jpg
Film Wedding at Chicago History Museum with Chicago Wedding Photographer Sarah Sunstrom Photography_0053.jpg
Film Wedding at Chicago History Museum with Chicago Wedding Photographer Sarah Sunstrom Photography_0054.jpg

Vendors:

Photographer: Sarah Sunstrom Photography | Designer + Stylist: Stephanie Abbitt

Venue: Chicago History Museum  | Models: Nicole & Billy

Mentor: Jeanni Dunagan | Dress: Olia Zavozina

Rentals: Plates, Glassware, Stool – Tablescapes | Florist: Blooms by Morgan

Cake Designer: Flourish Cake Design | Paper Goods: Sarah Ann Designs

 Table Linen: La Tavola Linen | Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes 

Rings: Susie Saltzman  |HAMU: Nika Vaughan Bridal Artists


To schedule your engagement session and wedding, please email us at sarah@sarahsunstromphotography.com. We love to photograph weddings in your backyard, a winery, mansion or anywhere outdoors!

We have limited availability for weddings in 2021 and 2022. If you are thinking of having us photograph your wedding day, please email soon! We look forward to pampering you!

Sarah Sunstrom Photography is a Film Engagement and Wedding Photographer that specializes in outdoor and mansion weddings and engagement photography in Chicago, Paris, France, England, Italy and Ireland.

If you are interested in booking, click here!

love what you see?

Let's chat

Reply...

May we offer you a free download to get started? Join the list to receive your wedding day timeline!

complimentary resources delivered to your inbox weekly

for our latest

Visit the Blog

Jacqueline and Dustin's France destination wedding is being featured! Take a look at all of the gorgeous French countryside!

BROWSE NOW