Drake Chicago Hotel – St Michaels in Old Town – Marquee on State St – Winter Wedding Photos
Happy Monday everyone! It’s been just over two weeks since Susan + Joey’s winter wedding at St Michaels in Old Town and the iconic Drake Chicago Hotel! They just returned from their honeymoon, and soooo…it’s time for the wedding photography blog post! I also just wanted to share this snippet from an email they sent me! It made my day!
Joey and I wanted to thank you for EVERYTHING you did for us on our wedding day. Words cannot describe how thankful we are for you. Our bridal party loved you, our parents, everyone commented on how amazing of a job you did on our big day. Made it so stress free! So thank you again. We will recommend you to everyone!
First up, a few of their best photos from their wedding day!
As a wedding photographer, I love the classic Chicago feel of the Drake Hotel! I also love incorporating all the various interior design elements into their wedding photos! Here’s a picture in the historic Gold Coast Ballroom!
The same Gold Coast Ballroom all set up for their wedding reception! This is simply one of the best wedding venues in Chicago for this type of classic interior design!
Though it was a cold winter day, they braved the elements for this photo on State Street in front of the Chicago Theater Marquee!
The Drake Hotel Chicago Getting Ready Wedding Pictures
Starting the day with a few wedding detail photos
What a fun photo! All credit goes to Susan for thinking of this great wedding day idea!
Putting the finishing touches on her wedding dress- Stunning!
Photographer’s Tip: There are reflections all around – I love hunting for them!
Elsewhere in the Drake Hotel…Joey was getting ready-
The Gold Coast Ballroom makes for the best indoor winter wedding day location!
A photo in the historic Palm Court
A full bridal party photo on the staircase in the Drake Hotel!
The shawls give this wedding photo the perfect ‘winter’ touch!
Timeless bridal party photo in Black and White!
Of course we have to take a photo of the Drake Hotel sign and the John Hancock in the background!
St Michael’s in Old Town Wedding Ceremony Photos
You can’t see it that clearly, but her eyes welled up with tears- great capture by my associate photographer!
This next photo was one of my personal favorites from the day. Just something different than your typical wedding day picture! Photographer’s Tip: Trust your instinct – mine said to place the bride and groom under the lamp…knowing that the church would then turn a blue shade!
State Street Chicago Theater Marquee Wedding Photos
Nothing says Chicago like the Chicago Theater on State Street! The Marquee makes for the perfect winter wedding backdrop!
Shout out to this fabulous group for bringing the energy to State Street!
Sparklers to start their wedding reception! This photo is for Joey. Yes Joey…I believe you. That is a glowing ember on your head. =)
Drake Hotel Chicago Wedding Reception Photos
The Gold Coast Ballroom, simply stunning!
Photographer’s Tip: I could have settled for a normal cake photo, but I kept shooting until I found the best shot! I wanted to incorporate the Drake Hotel Chandeliers in the background!
Love their epressions!
First dance picture-
Congrats again Susan + Joey! It was such an amazing winter wedding! So happy for you both as you are now officially husband and wife!
your Chicago wedding photographer,