Elegant Emerald + Gold Wedding Inspiration

What do you get when you combine the luxurious shades of emerald and gold, a stunning halter-style silk shantung gown (it even has pockets!!), and an amazing team of vendors?! This vintage-tinged wedding inspiration shoot, that just happened to be shot at one of our favorite venues ever, the Chicago History Museum. Lucky for us, Emilia Jane captured every last stunning moment for us, right here!

From Clover EventsWhen I teamed up with Emilia Schobeiri of Emilia Jane Photography and Alyssa Kahle of Alyssa Kristin, we knew one thing for certain: we wanted to do a late fall inspiration shoot at the iconic Chicago History Museum that incorporated a mix of neutral colors, brought to life with a bold pop of emerald green.

We emphasized our interpretation of classic beauty using the Chicago History Museum as the perfect backdrop to blend new and old. Erin McDonald of Platinum Events provided the most beautiful, lush florals in ivory and many shades of green. The florals were complemented by elegant crystal and gold table settings from Hall’s Rentals and luxurious table linens from BBJ Linens. There were so many wonderful textures on our table! And can we talk about the emerald sofa and arm chairs from Bowery & Bash?! These were the ideal finishing touch!

Sarah Drake Design’s invitation suite and menu card offered the perfect modern, neutral accompaniment to the bold pops of emerald. Maddiebird Bakery baked the most elegant, classic ivory cake.

Our stunning bridal model happens to be Natalie Probst of Natalie Probst Photography, who wore the gorgeous silk shantung bridal gown from Alyssa Kristin Designs as if it were custom-made for her. The darling bridesmaids were dressed in taupe and grey gowns from Brideside. All three ladies wore gold and rhinestone jewels from The Left Bank, which evoked the timeless elegance of the Chicago History Museum. Their fabulous hair and makeup were flawlessly done by AJ Schulz and Shannon O’Brien, respectively.

With this all-star vendor line-up we knew this shoot would be everything we had imagined it could be!

Photography: Emilia Jane | Event Planning: Clover Events | Floral Design: Platinum Events | Wedding Dress: Alyssa Kristin | Cake: Maddiebird Bakery | Invitations: Sarah Drake Design | Reception Venue: Chicago History Museum | Jewelry: The Left Bank | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Brideside | Makeup: Shannon O’Brien MUA | Hair: AJ Schulz | Linens: BBJ Linen | Rentals: Bowery & Bash | Rentals: Hall’s Rental

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