Steve and Sarah, a pair of natural history buffs, chose a Chicago History Museum Wedding to entertain their guests.  For the couple, the day started with a first look after as the bride met his groom for the first time in her courtyard. Even the rain could not damp this romantic moment. The celebration then moved to the museum, there was something for everyone, including a timely and extensive exhibit honoring Abraham Lincoln’s Chicago as well as his election, Civil War leadership, and assassination.  Guests could also explore Chicago’s history by climbing aboard an ‘L’ car and visiting a jazz club.  The ambiance was designed for interaction which set the mood for people to come together at this unique Chicago wedding venue.

On this particular rainy day, we managed to dodge the weather to capture many artistic outdoor couple and group shots on the streets of Chicago and in the Fourth Presbyterian Church courtyard, one of my favorite locations.  Sarah and Steve were so easy to work with; they had natural chemistry and Sarah’s ear-to-ear smile was always ready.

Instead of the initially-planned outdoor Chicago history museum wedding , the couple chose to use their back-up plan, moving the ceremony inside to a brightly-lit alcove in the museum which was later transformed for the reception.  Family and friends were really in the mood and performed jokes, and told childhood stories to the crowd’s enjoyment. later on, the party stepped outside for the tasting of some cigars and more dancing. And, as they say, the rest is history. Enjoy!