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Hub Studio Loft Launch Party!

Chicago’s New Wedding Venue: Hub Studio Loft

The folks behind Pure Kitchen Catering have opened their new venue: Hub Studio Loft! Nakai Photography was there to capture all the details and action this past Friday!

The list of vendors helped to make this launch party a success!
Venue: Hub Studio Loft
Food: Pure Kitchen Catering
Decor: A Perfect EventThe Flower FirmArt of Imagination
Photographer: Nakai Photography
Other Vendors: Black Dog GelatoSpin SpunToni PatisserieElysia Root CakesShutterboothClassic Party RentalsReal RussianLagunitas BrewingRed WeddingsChicago CupcakeNoktivoBower and BashTablescapesFEW Spirits - Cage & Aquarium - Celebration AuthorityErickson DesignJo Snow

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Entry way to Hub Studio Loft to the first room on the first floor themed: Spring!

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Shutterbooth –

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I love the ribbons behind the Bubbly Bar!

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Debi Lilly from A Perfect Event provided the decor for this first room!

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Snow cones provided by Jo Snow!

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Food provided by the talented folks from Pure Kitchen Catering!

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Art of Imagination turned the second room on the first floor into an iceless skating rink for the winter theme!

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Love the fur benches and the mirrored paneling behind the bar shelves!

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The Flower Firm took over the third room on the first floor with a Summer theme! Tiki bar and REAL sand included!

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Sunglasses for the guests-

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black dog gelato

On the second floor was the fall themed room –

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On the third floor, Pure Kitchen had their pop-up restaurant running for their VIP guests! Decor by A Perfect Event

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More food photos!

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chicago pure kitchen catering photos

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Needless to say, I think everyone ate well at the Hub Studio Loft Launch Party! Here are just a sample of the fun that people had throughout the evening!

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  • Courtenay LFebruary 12, 2015 - 7:10 pm

    Erin Danny Lipka check out the awesome photo of you on here! Great Job Kenny Nakai PhotographyReplyCancel

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  • Shari DuffyFebruary 12, 2015 - 7:33 pm

    Loved the EVENT!ReplyCancel

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Featured on Carats & Cake Wedding Blog!

Nakai Photography Featured on Carats & Cake Wedding Blog

We were excited to see Monica + Jack’s Chicago Trump Wedding featured Carats & Cake wedding blog last week! Monica had a gorgeous pink Vera Wang dress with a stunning bouquet by Hello Darling! Everything was fabulously coordinated by Beth from SQN Events! Not to mention the luxurious Trump Hotel for their wedding ceremony & reception!

Monica + Jack’s wedding photography blog post

Monica + Jack on Carats + Cake Wedding Blog

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Winter Wedding at Cafe Brauer – Lindsey + Mark!

Winter Wedding at Lincoln Park Zoo’s Cafe Brauer

I met Lindsey a few years ago when she was a bridesmaid and I was the photographer for Maria + Serafin’s wedding! We had a great time taking photos throughout Chicago and I was thrilled when Lindsey remembered my work when she got engaged to Mark!

Before we get into the details of Lindsey + Mark’s wedding…here are two of the best from the day! This first photo is taken at the Chicago Four Seasons Hotel

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This second photo is taken at the Lincoln Park Zoo with the Zoolights in the background…just steps away from Cafe Brauer!

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Getting Ready at the Chicago Four Seasons Hotel

The bride and groom got ready at the Four Seasons – let’s start with some detail pictures. Her Badgley Miscka shoes

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Her Monique Lhuillier wedding dress

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Their wedding rings with her grandmother’s ring in the background-

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A photo of mom helping with the dress-

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chicago four seasons wedding photos

Stunning! Looks like an advertisement in a magazine!

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A beautiful photo of the bride!

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chicago four seasons wedding photos

chicago four seasons wedding photographer

Love this photo of the John Hancock and Lindsey’s reflection-

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chicago four seasons wedding photographer

Bridesmaid group photo!

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chicago four seasons wedding photography

Meanwhile the guys were having a good time-

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Eventually Mark realized he should probably get ready for the wedding!

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These guys have perfected their ‘blue steel’ look for years-

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The groom and his attendants-

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First Look at The Four Seasons

I don’t normally post ‘first look’ photos on the blog…but when they are emotion filled…I can’t resist! Love the marble floor and chandelier of the Four Seasons-

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Love this photo- moments like these make my job as a wedding photographer so rewarding!

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Beautiful smiles!

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The Four Seasons has a grand staircase that we had to take a few photos on!

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chicago four seasons wedding photographer

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Cafe Brauer at the Chicago Lincoln Park Zoo

They held their wedding ceremony and reception at Cafe Brauer- a beautiful building near the South Pond of the Lincoln Park Zoo. I love the Art Deco details throughout! Here are a few photos on the Cafe Brauer balcony

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cafe brauer chicago wedding photos

cafe brauer chicago wedding photos

We took advantage of the Zoolights that are only up during the winter months!

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cafe brauer chicago wedding photographer

We walked toward the Zoo to take photos underneath this tunnel of Zoolights!

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lincoln park zoo chicago wedding photos

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Room shot of Cafe Brauer wedding ceremony setup-

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Cafe Brauer flipped the room from ceremony to reception!

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cafe brauer chicago wedding photography

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First dance photos! I love how grand Cafe Brauer feels!

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I ran up to the balcony for these epic first dance photos!

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cafe brauer chicago wedding photos

cafe brauer chicago wedding photographer

Had to include a photo of my past clients Maria + Serafin! So great to see you guys!

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lincoln park zoo chicago wedding photos

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Lindsey was soooo scared! =)

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cafe brauer chicago wedding photography

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Thanks again Lindsey + Mark for having me as your wedding photographer! We captured some great moments together and I hope you are able to enjoy your wedding day all over again while looking at these photos!

with love,

your Chicago wedding photographer,

Kenny

An Enchanted Wedding Slideshow – Dayna + Todd!

Luxury Wedding Photography Slideshow at the Chicago Four Seasons

It was an enchanted evening at the Chicago Four Seasons for Dayna + Todd’s wedding ceremony + reception! Coorinated by Jan from Parties, Events & More with amazing decor by HMR Designs!

To read more about their wedding day and to get all the details…head to Dayna + Todd’s Four Season’s Wedding Blog Post!

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