A Modern, Luxurious Wedding at the Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois
Mary Suen and Eric Chung wed in a modern, luxurious museum wedding that celebrated the bride’s Chinese culture and the groom's Korean culture. "The inspiration behind our wedding was very much nature-themed," Mary says "Due to Eric's love of science and museums, and both of our passions for nature, we picked the Field Museum to be our venue." Details were also inspired by the use of light in French artist Claude Monet's paintings. The aisle was framed with tall flower arrangements of blue hydrangeas, white roses and greenery in geometric gold vases—and these were reused as centerpieces during the reception. Mary and Eric also stood beneath a living greenery wall that doubled as head table decor. Guests explored the exhibits of the Field Museum while eating passed appetizers and cocktails, and each place setting had a custom wooden box featuring two sets of chopsticks. This gesture represents the couple giving happiness to their guests in Chinese culture. Other highlights include a five-tiered wedding cake with hydrangea decorations and Mossimo the dinosaur, who looked out over guests from his place at the museum. Mary donned a high-low dress fitted with a long tulle skirt for the ceremony, and the bridesmaids wore pink dresses and carried white bouquets. The groom and groomsmen sported classic tuxedos that matched the royal blue accents in the floral arrangements.