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Pink & coral Chicago museum wedding: Nisse + Matt

February 6, 2013
anunculus, succulent, peonies, roses, and dusty miller bouquet

You can never go wrong with an art museum as your wedding venue. You’re surrounded by gorgeous works of art and history and the outdoor courtyards are perfect for a reception. Nisse + Matt got married at The Art Institute of Chicago a year after getting engaged, trying to plan a move from Chicago to Boston, graduate medical school, and start new jobs. Whew! But they did it. And they did it beautifully with the help of photographer, Olivia Leigh. The colors, florals, their ceremony, DIY watercolor escort cards, glittery touches, and desserts… gorgeous!

Monique Lhuillier, Candy beaded dress BHLDN, Something Blue brand shoes and personalize clutch hues of peach and coral bridesmaid dresses Pink and coral bridesmaid dresses

Pink and coral bridesmaid dresses peach and purple flowers with lambs ear accents

Nissie’s bridesmaids carried bouquets similar to hers with roses, ranunculus, scabiosa, dusty miller, seeded eucalyptus, and brunia berries

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Flower girls in tutus! The best.

The Art Institute, Chicago wedding ceremony The Art Institute, Chicago wedding ceremony "Eat, Drink and Marry" paper straw flags

Their signature wedding cocktail: basil gin martinis with sweet little “Eat, Drink, Marry” straw flags.

The Art Institute, Chicago outdoor garden cocktail lounge Matt and Nisse paper sign and guest book ombre watercolor escort cards

Their escort cards started off as one large watercolor painting by Nisse’s mother. They then cut tags and had them calligraphed by Angelique Ink.

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Prettiest dessert table! Look at how adorable those cakes are.

decorative cake frosting and flower toppers truffles, macarons and marshmallows mint green polkadot and floral wedding cake with vintage bride and groom topper photo booth prints hanging photo booth prints

Their first dance song was “You Are the Best Thing” by Ray LaMontagne.

the first dance

More of their wedding can also be seen in Martha Stewart Weddings!

Photographer: Olivia Leigh / Event Coordinator & Planner: Hilary Schwartz of Estera Events / Venue: Art Institute of Chicago / Hair & Makeup: Bridestyle Beauty / Florist: Fleur / Cake: Flour Cake and Pastry / Desserts: Vanille Patisserie, Truffle Truffle / Catering: Bon Appetit at The Art Institute of Chicago / Invitation designer: Molly Myers of Paisley Quill / Rentals: Art Institute of Chicago / Pillows, poufs, screen with escort cards, etc: owned by couple / Bride’s dress: Monique Lhuillier / Shoes: BHLDN / Veil: Twigs and Honey / Jewelry: BHLDN by Melissa Joy Manning / Groom’s suit: Brook’s Brothers / Shoes: Johnston and Murphy / Cufflinks: BHLDN / Bridesmaid dresses: Waters Waters, BCBG, BB Dakota, BHLDN, Nordstroms / Flower girls: custom tutus from Tutu Chic Boutique on Etsy and Forever 21 headbands