Chicago Wedding Photographer - Nakai Photography

Pink Vera Wang, Balloons + Trump Tower! Monica + Jack!

Chicago Wedding Photographer at the Trump Hotel + Tower!

I’m so excited to be sharing my second Trump International Hotel + Tower wedding of the season with you today! I loved working with Beth from SQN Events, Natalie from the Trump Hotel in the Grand Salon, and the ladies from Hello Darling!

In case you missed it…you HAVE to check out Monica + Jack’s Chicago Buckingham Fountain Engagement Photos!

Here’s one of my favorite photos from the Trump – we are on the 16th floor terrace – with the Wrigley Building in the background! I love how Chicago at night! Monica + Jack look so stunning! Vera Wang + Tuxedo – timeless + beautiful!

A photo of the Chicago Trump International Hotel + Tower framed by the Wrigley building –

We hung her gorgeous Blush Vera Wang wedding dress in the Trump windows. I love how the pink dress just adds a subtle color to the photo!

Another close up of the hand painted details of Monica’s pink Vera Wang dress-

I loved the details on her hairpiece from Left Bank Jewelry - They have beautiful wedding accessories there!

Wonderful stationary by Sarah Drake Design with the calligraphy by Stacey Shapiro

A photo of Monica’s engagement ring sitting on her amazing wedding bouquet by Hello Darling!

This was such a cute moment between sisters!

After Monica was in her dress, we took a few moments to photograph her! Everything came together perfectly! Livia Caporale did a flawless job on her hair and Andie Cumber did a wonderful job with her make up! So perfect with the Vera Wang gown and the black sash!

Monica can’t hold in that beautiful smile on her wedding day!

We had her stand in the Trump window to highlight her silhouette in a photo! Looks like this belongs in a fashion magazine! The pink Vera Wang gown and the black sash AND that hair! wow!

Monica had requested this type of backlit photo – the pink really comes through!

Jack was upstairs getting ready – His was father helping him with his cufflinks in this photo

Jack looks straight out of GQ – a great photo by my second shooter Tom!

The gorgeous bouquet by Hello Darling!

Monica + Jack in front of the blue reflecting windows of the Trump!

She couldn’t help it – she’s happy!

The soon-to-be newlyweds!

We headed downstairs to take some wedding photos in Rebar – a lounge in the Trump Hotel

I love this pose of them in Rebar – so timeless-

They are having so much fun!

One last photo in Rebar before we headed outside for more wedding photos!

This was an in-between moment – they were just walking, but I thought it looked cool and it does!

I wanted to take advantage of the Trump Hotel + Tower windows and the reflections of the Chicago skyline in the background!

What a good looking couple!

I love their smiles in this photo!

And an intimate moment with the Trump Tower in the background!

Caught these great reflections in the glass windows of the Trump!

More reflections with a wine collection on the 16th floor of the Trump-

Monica had brought these large balloons to incorporate in their wedding pictures! It looks so perfect on in the Trump lobby!

One last silhouette photo taken in the Grand Salon at the Trump Hotel. The Grand Salon is where the wedding ceremony and reception took place

Trump Wedding Ceremony

Monica’s Dad walking her into the Salon Room-

Surrounded by a small intimate gathering for their wedding ceremony

Gorgeous hand written mirror instead of a card table! Great vision by Beth from SQN Events and calligraphy Baltic Studios!

More calligraphy by Stacey Shapiro at the bar

Wedding cake in the Grand Salon in the Trump – allows for a great view of the Wrigley Building in the background!

Amazing room setup by SQN Events + Hello Darling! The Trump Grand Salon room never looked so good for a wedding reception!

Just look at the amazing menu card, the gold plate and greenery! Great job Beth from SQN Events!

First dance photo!

And you have to have a first dance photo with the Chicago skyline in the background! You can even see the time on the Wrigley Building!

I found a cool reflection in the Trump window!

Wedding Photos at Night on the Trump Terrace

We headed outside to the Trump Terrace for one last set of wedding photos! The Wrigley building + Chicago River look amazing at night! As a wedding photographer, I love it when my clients are willing to take photos at night in Chicago!

There was a little mist over Chicago at night…and it helped make for this cool picture!

One last photo!

Thank you to Monica + Jack for having me as your wedding photographer! I truly enjoy working with couples who value their wedding photography! Everything was so amazing! It was a wonderful day!

with love,

your Chicago wedding photographer,


  • Anita VOctober 25, 2013 - 10:42 pm

    These pictures are stunning! You really captured the beauty and magic of this wonderful wedding!ReplyCancel


  • Luis Guillermo Acosta OsorioOctober 30, 2013 - 8:02 am

    Buenos dias Considero que son maravillosos los hoteles Trump,especialmente para millonarios de todo el mundo,por su prestigio y clase social de las mas altas del mundo,yo soy una persona normal,del comun,de pronto algun dia los pueda visitar,muchas gracias.
    Luis Guillermo Acosta Osorio
    Bogota ,ColombiaReplyCancel


  • ArielNovember 25, 2013 - 9:11 pm

    That photo with the couple against the textured wall is perfection!ReplyCancel


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