Jenna + Amir’s Cultural Center Wedding Photos!

Luxury Wedding Photos at The Chicago Cultural Center + Langham Hotel

Amir + Jenna planned the most amazing wedding! It started at Chicago’s finest luxury hotel, The Langham Chicago and ended a few blocks away at the Chicago Cultural Center! The Langham Hotel is housed in a classic Mies van der Rohe building and the Cultural Center was designed in a neoclassical style over 100yrs ago!

One of my favorite photos from their day was during their ‘first look’ – Jenna’s face holds so much emotion and Amir was moved to tears when he saw her. These are the moments that make my job as a wedding photographer so special!

Be sure to scroll through all 60+ images on this wedding blog post! Amir has been following my wedding photography business for a long time. He has seen me first hand at a couple weddings and was in the bridal party for his sister’s wedding!

Shout out to Chrissy from Big City Bride for helping plan and coordinate everything!

Wedding Details:
Getting Ready Venue: Langham Chicago Hotel
Ceremony + Reception Venue: Chicago Cultural Center
Planner + Coordinator: Big City Bride
Florals + Decor: Yanni Design Studio
Photographers: Nakai Photography
Dress: Watters
Band: Green Light
Catering: Limelight Catering

Love this first photo of the two of them. The soft moment of a kiss juxtaposed by the strong lines of the Langham Chicago!

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A photo of them on the Chicago Cultural Center staircase! Photographer’s Tip: When the architecture is so unique – be sure to showcase it!

The Chicago Cultural Center is a beautiful venue for a wedding ceremony! The Tiffany Dome has no equal in Chicago! Their luxury details pair perfectly with the space!

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Yanni Design Studio did a fantastic job transforming the room for their wedding reception!Chicago cultural wedding photographer reception first dance

If you haven’t already seen them, check out Amir + Jenna’s Chicago engagement photos!

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Getting Ready Pictures at The Langham Hotel

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The Langham Chicago is located right along the Chicago River, as showcased in this picture!

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Love the details in her dress and veil!

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One of the most special moments on her wedding day!

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My associate photographer, Tom as with Amir as he got ready-

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That special moment when you see each other for the first time on your wedding day!

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We had to include Bailey into their wedding photos!

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Amir asked me to re-create a photo I had taken at a previous wedding he attended – 8yrs ago!

Chicago Cultural Center Wedding Ceremony Photos

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As a photographer, I’m trying to keep focused on the bride and groom while also keeping an eye out for family reactions-

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Chicago Cultural Center Wedding Reception Pictures

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Thank you Amir + Jenna for having me as your wedding photographer! We captured so many epic photos on your day! I can’t wait to share the full set with you!

with love,

your Chicago wedding photographer,

Kenny Nakai

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