Wedding Photos // Chicago Drake Hotel + Michigan Ave
Kim + Samer are back from their honeymoon! Time to share their Drake Chicago wedding photos on the blog! The Gold Coast ballroom was the perfect venue for their wedding ceremony + reception! A classic Chicago spot with impeccable decor! As a wedding photographer, I am always in awe when shooting at the Drake Chicago!
***In case you missed them: Kim + Samer’s Chicago Engagement Photos***
Ceremony + Reception Venue: Chicago Drake Hotel
Planner: Kristina Taheri Events
Photographers: Nakai Photography
Florals: Juliet Tan Floral
Dress: Vera Wang
MUA: Makeup by Aga
Hair: THREE ONE TWO Bridal
Lighting: Frost Lighting
Love this photo of Kim + Samer crossing Michigan Ave!
Photographer’s Tip: Pull it all together. You have the Drake Chicago lobby, her Vera Wang Dress and a cute moment!
Getting Ready Photos at the Drake Chicago
Her amazing Vera Wang gown….Almost looks like it belongs on permanent display at The Drake Hotel!
A picture of her bracelet and their rings
Invitations and her clutch-
A fun bridesmaid photo before the fun begins!
Kim’s father was overcome with emotions…he didn’t even make it into the room before the tears came down!
Almost looks like a magazine ad!
Elsewhere in Chicago…Samer was getting ready at their condo-
A great capture by my associate photographer, Tom!
Wedding Ceremony Photos // The Drake Hotel Gold Coast Ballroom
It’s hard to see in this web resolution sized file, but there are tears rolling down his face in this picture!
Bridal Party photos in front of the Drake Hotel marquee-
We crossed the street to take photos with the setting sun! I’m a photographer that loves sun flare!
Had to get the John Hancock in a photo!
Wedding Reception Pictures // The Drake Hotel Gold Coast Ballroom
Love the table numbers! =)
Congrats Kim + Samer! It was a whirlwind day, I hope you were enjoyed reliving your wedding all over again through these photos! Can’t wait to share the full set!
your Chicago wedding photographer,