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Chicago History Museum Wedding: Katie + Kim

In late afternoon, guests were escorted to the terrace of the historic Chicago History Museum.  The sun was warm on this beautiful Fall day as friends and loved ones found their seats.  The bride and groom’s favorite band played their favorite songs with the picturesque views of downtown Chicago as the perfect backdrop.  Kim walked out, followed by the bridal party, and then the bride.  She walked out and stood at the top of the cascading steps.  She smiled joyfully — taking in the moment, and then walked slowly towards her groom-to-be.

Their personalized ceremony was given by both a close friend and Katie’s brother.   It was full of smiles, laughs, memories, and happy tears.  As the two vowed their love to one another, friends and family smiled on.  Dinner, dancing and celebrating the night away followed Katie and Kim’s gorgeous wedding.

Katie and Kim, Thank you so much for inviting us to be a small part of your beautiful wedding day!  The colors, details, venue, and the love you share for each other made the day an absolute honor for us to photograph.  We wish you years and years of happiness and love.  Enjoy some of my favorites… xo, A+P


The Bridal Party got ready at the beautiful Public Hotel…

Katie loves purple.

Katie’s mom seeing her dress for the very first time…

Have I mentioned Katie’s love for purple?

And Chicago.

Moments before Katie and Kim see one another for the first time

And this, is EXACTLY why I love, love, love when Brides and Grooms see one another before getting married!

Katie and Kim opted to see one another and have private moments before getting married!


This is what happy looks like…

Love these!

Gorgeous, Katie…Gorgeous!!

I adore every one of these dresses!

A little bright outside, but hey it’s the perfect skyline…


Just before guests begin to arrive…

She smiled as the band played and then walked down the steps to get married…


The inside was decorated beautifully!

Cheers to the bride and groom!

As the party continued inside, the lovely Mr. and Mrs. shared one private dance outside…together.

 The Beginning.


Ceremony + Reception:  The Chicago History Museum

The Hotel :  Public Chicago

Hair: Jennifer and Johnny from Custom Hair Lounge 

 Makeup: Traci Fine from Fine Art Makeup

Dress: Designed by Katrin Schnabl with tailoring by design assistants Brian McIntyre and Jasmine Tsang of Katrin Schnabl LLC.

Florist: Forget Me Knodt

 Band: The Helping Phriendly Orchestra

 Singer for Strange Design: Rich Fobes, friend of the bride, keyboardist for HPO

 Singer for Turn, Turn, Turn: Trevor Geiger

DJ: Chaz Vrba of Mary Monica Music

 Band (from Maine) at cocktail hour: The Arrowsics

 Co-Officiants, Tim Brown and Jessica Hunter

 Caterer: Food for Thought

Photography: Annie Steele Photography


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