Couple hugging on the Nichols Bridgeway in Chicago IL
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Art Institute of Chicago Wedding Photos

Bride and groom hugging at the Art Institute of Chicago

I had an absolute blast photographing Melissa & Aaron’s Art Institute of Chicago wedding.

After a heartwarming first look on the Nichols Bridgeway, we explored the Art Institute gardens and galleries, finishing up at the grand staircase (which doubled as the backdrop for their intimate ceremony). For these art lovers, it was the perfect venue for their special day. After Melissa & Aaron said “I do,” guests spent their cocktail hour admiring artwork before being led to a magical courtyard reception in the Art Institute’s McKinlock Court. 

Kind Words from the Couple:

“We love love love our photos. Chelsea is very professional but also easy to talk to and a joy to be around which is very important for your wedding day… Overall, hire Chelsea!! We will be hiring her for all of our photo needs in the future”

Scroll down to see some of my favorite photos from Melissa & Aaron’s gorgeous September wedding at the Art Institute of Chicago.

The Wedding Vendors:

AM Prep: Palmer House // Venue: Art Institute Of Chicago // Hair & Makeup: Pin Me Up // Florist: Flowers By Stem // Videographer: Old New Borrowed Blue // DJ: Party On Productions // Caterer: Bon Appetit // Rings: Timothy Grant Jewelry // Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas // Bride’s Dress: Essence Of Australia From Genevieve’s Bridal // Bridesmaid Dresses: Bhldn & Lulus // Tuxes: The Black Tux // Wedding Cake: Sweet Mandy B’s // Favors: Alliance Bakery // Lighting: Prosource

Planning an Art Institute Wedding?

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