Jahna + Jordy’s Winter Wedding Teaser Photos!

Winter Wedding Photos at the Chicago Intercontinental Michigan Avenue Hotel

So excited to share these three pictures from todays wedding at the iconic Chicago Intercontinental Magnificent Mile Hotel! Jahna + Jordy have so many amazing photos, but I wanted to share these three right away…so they can enjoy them at tomorrows breakfast!

I met the bride and groom when I was photographing Matthew + Mari’s wedding a couple years ago! Matthew + Jordy are brothers! It was great to see so many familiar faces at this wedding!

Shout out to Jan Ehrenberg from Parties, Events and More and Chris Schmidt from the Intercontinental Chicago for planning and executing this beautiful winter wedding! Every thing went flawlessly!

Wedding Details:
Ceremony + Reception Venue: Chicago Intercontinental Magnificent Mile
Planner + Coordinator: Parties, Events & More!
Photographers: Nakai Photography
Florals: Swansons Blossom Shop
Band: Greenlight from Rendezvous Music
Dresser: Crystal from The Wedding Dresser

The bride and groom braved the frigid cold weather to take a few photos outside on Michigan Avenue!  They wanted to incorporate a little Chicago architecture into their wedding pictures!

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One of my favorite places to take photos inside the Chicago Intercontinental is on the bridge in Michael Jordan’s restaurant! Found a couple cool reflections for this creative wedding picture! With this wedding being held in the wintertime, it’s great to have a venue that is so photogenic!

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Though I’ve photographed a good number of weddings at the Intercontinental Magnificent Mile…I had never seen this staircase before! I’m a wedding photographer that loves staircases…we just had to take a photo with it! I love how the spiral staircase just frames them perfectly!

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Congrats Jahna + Jordy on an amazing day today! Soak up the last day with friends and family before heading out for your honeymoon! Can’t wait to share more photos in the next few weeks!

with love,

your Chicago wedding photographer,

Kenny Nakai

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Winter Wedding at The Double Tree Skokie

Skokie Double Tree Hotel Winter Wedding Photography Slideshow

Josie + David’s winter wedding photography slideshow is up! There were plenty of honest stories shared during their wedding ceremony and many tears were shed. It helped explain their really special ‘first look’ on the top floor of the Double Tree Hotel! If you wanted to read a little bit more about their wedding day, you can check out Josie + David’s Winter Wedding Blog Post!

Wedding Details:
Josie + David’s Chicago Engagement Photos
Ceremony + Reception Venue: Skokie Double Tree Hotel by Hilton
Photo Locations: Michigan Ave + Chicago Union Station
Photography: Nakai Photography
Florals + Decor: XO Design Co

Make sure you have a good internet connection to watch their slideshow in HD!

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Winter Wedding at The Double Tree Skokie

Winter Wedding Photos Along Michigan Ave + Chicago Union Station // Skokie Double Tree

Josie + David were married a couple weeks ago on the top floor of the Skokie Double Tree Hotel! I am so thankful to have clients who have such a high value for their wedding photography as Josie + David were willing to brave the chilly weather for their pictures! For their winter wedding photos, we headed down to Michigan Ave and Union Station to capture some holiday lights and decor! Be sure to scroll through all 50+ images, but up first are three of the best images from their wedding day!

Wedding Details:
Josie + David’s Chicago Engagement Photos
Ceremony + Reception Venue: Skokie Double Tree Hotel by Hilton
Photo Locations: Michigan Ave + Chicago Union Station
Photography: Nakai Photography
Florals + Decor: XO Design Co

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We also stopped by Union Station for a few photos inside this iconic building! Love the classic Chicago architecture. Photographer’s Tip: Decor can help give a sense of season, like the holiday wreath!

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Love their expressions in this picture- makes me smile every time I look at it!

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Getting Ready Photos at the Skokie Double Tree Hotel

A reflection picture of her wedding dress – be sure to see the shoes in one of the smaller mirrors!

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Though we were supposed to leave quickly to take photos in Chicago, we had to grab a few photos at the Double Tree!

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From the top floor of the Double Tree, you can see the Chicago skyline in the background!

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Winter Wedding Photos Along Michigan Ave!

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Classic Chicago architecture without being cliche- For those that don’t know, this is the Old Water Tower on Michigan Avenue.

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Union Station Wedding Pictures 

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Black and white photos can be so timeless…

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Wedding Ceremony + Reception at the Double Tree by Hilton

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Congrats again Josie + David! It was a wonderful celebration – thank you for having me the to capture it all! Happy Holidays!

with love,

your Chicago wedding photographer,

Kenny

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WIPA Chicago Winter Festive Fling!

WIPA Chicago Winter Festive Fling Event Photos // Park Hyatt

This past week the Wedding International Professionals Association (WIPA) Chicago held their first winter festive fling event at the Chicago Park Hyatt! Though there are many chapters all over the country, WIPA is new to Chicago! Feel free to learn more about WIPA from the their website.

It was a wonderful evening celebrating, networking and learning to close out 2017. The fabulous Las Vegas Wedding Planner, Andrea Eppolito, was the featured guest speaker. Since I know so many of the wonderful people who helped start WIPA Chicago, I was happy to serve as the event photographer for the night! Shout out to all the sponsors who helped make this Winter Festive Fling a success!

WIPA Winter Festival Sponsors:
Venue: Park Hyatt Chicago
Curate Plan Style
HMR DesignsElizabeth Grace
Bowery & Bash
Beatmix Music
BBJ Linen
NAKAI Photography
Poetic Productions
Halls Rental
Modern Luxury Weddings

Enjoy a few of these photos from the night!

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The WIPA Chicago Board Members!

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Complete with a photo with Andrea Eppolito-

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The team, lead by Lauren, from Curate Plan Style, who helped pull this whole event together!

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A photo of all the sponsors who helped make this whole thing possible!

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Westin O’hare Wedding Photography Slideshow // Tanya + Christian!

Chicago Chaldean Catholic Westin O’hare Wedding Pictures

Can’t believe it’s already been a month since Tanya + Christian’s wedding! Be sure to have a good internet connection to watch their HD photography slideshow! There were so many beautiful Chaldean Catholic wedding traditions during the ceremony and the Chicago Westin O’hare hosted their wedding reception! We also stopped by a local forest preserve to capture the fall colors!

Wedding Details
Ceremony: Mart Marian Chaldean Church
Reception: Chicago Westin O’hare
Photographers: Nakai Photography

 

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