Elegant Wedding at The Art Institute of Chicago

Elegant Wedding at The Art Institute of Chicago
Gloria and Matt’s wedding at The Art Institute of Chicago was a gorgeously timeless affair brought to life by Jenna Lam Events and Cornelia McNamara Flowers. After the ceremony, everyone walked through the Impressionist Wing and the couple sneaked a kiss in front of Seurat’s famous “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte.” / Images by Liz Banfield.

Says Gloria, “We were looking for something that was ‘quintessential Chicago,’ a place rich in history and culture, and the Art Institute could not have been more perfect for this. We felt very lucky when we learned the museum had availability in the historic wing, which was our preference because we loved the character of the space. We also loved that we were able to walk through the Impressionist Wing on the way to the reception in the Stock Exchange Room – it was a special and unique treat for us and our guests. 

We sought to match the character of the historic wing – elegant and tasteful, but not stuffy. The Women’s Board Staircase and the Stock Exchange Trading Room both have a great deal of detail and style – we strived to complement those spaces with a refined and understated design. We were thrilled with the results – both spaces were stunning.

The couple took a mini-moon to the Amangani Resort in Jackson Hole, Wyo., and honeymooned at Chalet Zermatt Peak in Switzerland.

Credits: Photography: Liz Banfield | Wedding Dress: Oscar de la Renta | Wedding Dress shop: Ultimate Bride | Hair: Richard Inocencio | Makeup: Kristina Marie, Nika Vaughn Bridal Artists | Shoes: Kate Spade | Invitations: PS Paper | Calligraphy: Monks of Age | Wedding Planner: Jenna Lam Events | Event Production: Frost Chicago | Groom’s Attire: Brioni | Florist: Cornelia McNamara Flowers | Transportation: Chicago Trolley | Ceremony: Art Institute of Chicago | Reception: Art Institute of Chicago Trading Room | Cupcakes: Sweet Mandy B’s | Ceremony music: Dolce Strings | Cocktail hour music: Donovan Mixon | Dinner piano music: Stuart Thompson | DJ: Style Matters | Catering: Bon Appetit


  1. September 6, 2017 / 9:26 PM

    Nicely done! Love your work and hope we can work together in the future!

  2. September 16, 2017 / 12:10 AM

    Congratulations to Gloria and Matt for a wonderful wedding. Beautiful pictures and a stunning setting.