Intercontinental Michigan Ave Teaser Photos // Jamie + Aric

Chicago Intercontinental Michigan Avenue Wedding Teaser Photos

It’s almost 3am on Sunday morning, but I wanted to share these four teaser pictures from earlier today! Everything went flawlessly on their wedding day with an experienced team of professionals coordinated by Jan Ehrenberg from Parties, Events & More!

In case you missed their Chicago engagement session pictures, be sure to check out their West Loop + Zoolights Engagement Photos! There is so much more to share, but this wedding photographer needs to go to bed!

Wedding Details:
Ceremony + Reception Venue: Chicago Intercontinental Michigan Ave
Planner + Coordinator: Jan Ehrenberg from Parties, Events & More!
Florals + Decor: HMR Designs
Photographers: Nakai Photography
Dresser: Caroline Shaw from The Wedding Dresser
Band: Greenlight

 

Love this first shot on a stairwell at the Chicago Intercontinental!

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The Grand Ballroom is one of Chicago’s finest classic styled ballroom!

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Since the Chicago Intercontinental Hotel is located on Michigan Avenue, we just took a short stroll down to take some photos along the Chicago River!

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Love their high fashion look – almost feels like they models in a wedding magazine!

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Thank you Jamie + Aric for having me as your wedding photographer! I can’t wait to share more- hope you enjoyed these teaser pictures!

with love,

Kenny Nakai

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Armour House Wedding Photography Slideshow! Sylvia + Billy!

Sylvia + Billy’s Armour House Wedding Photography Slideshow!

Nestled in the Chicago NorthShore suburbs lies one of the best wedding venues in the Chicagoland area! The Amour House in Lake Forest, IL was modeled after a European garden and makes for the perfect backdrop for a wedding reception!  Having a talented floral designer like Victoria from Kensington Florals & Events helps bring out the beauty of this wedding venue!

If you haven’t already, be sure to check out Billy + Sylvia’s Fall Engagement Session and read about their wedding at their Armour House Greek Wedding Blog Post!

Be sure to have a good internet connection to watch the slideshow in 4k!

Wedding Details:
Ceremony: Holy Taxiarhai and Saint Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church
Reception Venue: Armour House at Lake Forest Academy
Planning, Florals + Decor: Kensington Florals + Events
Photographers: Nakai Photography
Wedding Dress: Martina Liana from Bella Bianca Bridal Couture
Groom’s Tuxedo: Emanuele’s Tuxedo
Shoes: Jimmy Choo + Christian Louboutin

 

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Fairmont Chicago Wedding Photos // JT + Sarah!

Best Chicago Wedding Photos at The Fairmont, Wrigley Building + Buckingham Fountain

Sarah + JT were college sweethearts at Purdue and they celebrated their wedding at the Fairmont Chicago! The Father of the Bride shared at the reception that a young Sarah had once lined up a bunch Hotwheels in a wedding ceremony and had the cars proceeding down an aisle! Needless to say, I think she was excited to be marrying her best friend!

In case you missed it, be sure to check out Sarah + JT’s Navy Pier Engagement Photos!

Wedding Details
Ceremony Venue: St Josaphat Church
Reception Venue: Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park
Photographers: Nakai Photography
Florals + Decor: Avant Gardenia
Coordinator: Nancy Invites

There are 60+ photos on this blog post, so be sure to scroll all the way through! Up first are a few of the best photos from the day! I still can’t get over this gorgeous photo taken at the Wrigley Building!

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The setting sun at Buckingham Fountain – I love how the bride’s veil is twirling around the two of them!

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The Chicago Skyline looks amazing behind Buckingham Fountain!

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The Fairmont Chicago Getting Ready Photos

Photographer’s Tip: Framing – sometimes you find something to ‘frame’ the subject – like this mirror!

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Her Kate Spade wedding shoes!

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There just happened to be a glass sphere at the Fairmont, so I made sure to take a creative photo with it!

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A fun photo with her bridesmaids before everyone slips into their gowns!

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Simply stunning!

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The new ‘first look’ reveal! I love the expressions on their faces!

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Meanwhile the groom’s father never misses an opportunity to prank his son…even on his wedding day! (those aren’t his tuxedo pants)

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Chicago Catholic Wedding Ceremony Photos

The wedding party traveled to St Josephat Church for their Catholic wedding ceremony.

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Sarah has the most expressive eyes – and I love the smile she is giving her soon to be husband!

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The bride and groom had a little impromptu dance set with some street performers-

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The Wrigley Building has a beautiful view down the Chicago River! The perfect spot for wedding photos!

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Had to take a photo in the middle of Michigan Avenue!

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Photographer’s Tip: The in-between moments are often the most spontaneous and fun! Sarah has the best expression here!

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Photographer’s Tip: See what is new! As we were walking back to the trolley I saw this double sun flare blinding my eyes! It was caused by the reflection off of the building on the right hand side of the frame! So we made sure to take this photo before getting on the trolley – Double sun flare!

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Fairmont Chicago Wedding Reception Photography

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The bride and groom made quite the entrance!

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This girl likes “Party in the USA” – no joke!

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We had to finish the night with a couple photos with this Fairmont chandelier – it’s so romantic!

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Thank you Sarah and JT for having me as your wedding photographer! You guys were so great to work with and we captured some epic photos on your wedding day! Hope these photos help you relive some of the best moments!

with love,

your Chicago wedding photographer,

Kenny Nakai

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Destination: Oia, Santorini Greece Wedding Photography Teasers

Destination Wedding Photos in Oia, Santorini Greece

Sometimes you see photos online and are disappointed when you visit in person. The city of Oia in Santorini, Greece is NOT one of those places! So while these photos may look amazing, trust me, it’s all there amazing in person! There is a reason why Santorini is one of the top destination wedding locations in the world!

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The bride and groom held their intimate, ocean view wedding ceremony at the luxurious Canavas Oia. I have been to many places in the world, and this view is pretty unreal!

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Love this photo – so simple, so romantic – and a true Santorini wedding photo!

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Thank you guys for bringing me all the way to Santorini for your wedding photos- I am truly truly honored to have witnessed your wedding ceremony and to have been your photographer! I can’t wait to share more!

with love,

Kenny Nakai

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Langham Chicago Teasers // Stephanie + Noor

Langham Chicago Luxury Wedding Photography Teasers

It’s 1:30 am on Sunday morning and Stephanie + Noor were married earlier today at the Chicago’s finest luxury hotel: The Langham Chicago! These two doctors looked more like models in their wedding attire! Be sure to check back in a couple weeks to see more photos from their wedding!

Shout out to Davina from the Langham for making sure everything was set for the bride and groom throughout the day!

Wedding Details:
Ceremony + Reception Venue: The Langham Chicago Hotel
Florals + Decor: Yanni Design Studio
Photos: Nakai Photography
Gown: Martina Liana
Tux: Saint Laurent
Rings: Tiffany & Co

Two icons of The Langham Chicago, the marquee and their pink taxi!

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Can’t go wrong with a little black and white photography! I love this pose for this moment!

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As a wedding photographer, I’m always looking for something a little different. I found it today shooting through the Langham ‘pebbles’ with a reflection!

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Yanni Design Studio never disappoints!

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Thank you Stephanie + Noor for having me as your wedding photographer! It was a phenomenal day and we have so many amazing photos all around The Langham! Can’t wait to share more!

with love,

your Chicago wedding photographer,

Kenny

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