A Timeless Wedding at a Historic Chicago Hotel

Chicago Luxury Wedding Photos – Drake Hotel

Warning: this wedding blog post has a whole lot of wow. The historic Chicago Drake Hotel was transformed by Platinum Events…just look at their wedding ceremony decor! Be sure to scroll down to read more about Maggie + Phillip’s wedding!

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There are so many gorgeous wedding photos to share, here are a couple of my favorites!

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Phil knows how to make his bride smile =)

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Luxury Wedding Details

Wedding Ceremony + Reception Venue: The Drake Hotel Chicago
Florals + Decor: Platinum Events
Planner: Syril Party
Wedding Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Band: Gold Coast All-Stars
Photographer: Nakai Photography

If you haven’t already, be sure to check out Maggie + Phil’s Chicago Engagement Photos – one of my best engagement shoots ever! A quick shout out to Dayna + Todd for referring me to Maggie + Phil! I photographed their wedding last year and I really appreciate when my clients refer me to their friends! Thanks D+T!

We started the day at The Drake Hotel on Chicago’s lakefront!

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All her luxury details, like this clutch!

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A photo of her Christian Louboutin shoes-wedding shoes photo chicago luxury photographer

Maggie got ready at the Princess Diana room at The Drake Hotel. Here you can see the bride’s reflection in a photograph of the princess!drake hotel wedding photo chicago luxury photographer

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Putting on her wedding gown…surrounded by her mother and sisters –

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She was trying to hold the emotions in as her father hugged her for the first time that day. Moments like these make my job as a wedding photographer so meaningful!

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Maggie looked amazing- and as her wedding photographer, I’m glad we took the time for these bridal portraits before heading downstairs-

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This photo belongs in a wedding magazine!

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The groom being assisted by his parents –

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Love this portrait of the groom- So classic and timeless!

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Love these photos inside The Drake Hotel!
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Another one of my favorites from the day- we took advantage of the setting sun reflecting off the buildings! So romantic!

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As a wedding photographer, I’m always looking to include a sense of place when I take photos. The Drake Hotel with the John Hancock in the background!

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The bridal party inside The Drake Hotel-

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The guys have to show off their socks!

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The Ketubah signing, a Jewish wedding tradition!

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Chicago Drake Hotel Wedding Ceremony Photos

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Another Jewish wedding tradition, praying under Phil’s Tallit

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Wedding Reception at The Drake Hotel

Lovely escort card table by Platinum Events

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The ceremony room was flipped for the reception!

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It’s always a fun time during the Hora! My favorite Jewish wedding tradition- when they lift up the bride and groom!

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At the end of the night- Phil rode on the shoulders of his groomsmen!

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And then it was Maggie’s turn!

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After party furniture by Platinum Events

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Thanks for scrolling through to the bottom! If you haven’t already seen their engagement photos – check them out! Maggie + Phil: Thanks again for having me as your wedding photographer! We took so many amazing photos at and around The Drake Hotel – can’t wait to share the full set with you!

with love,

your Chicago wedding photographer,

Kenny

Chicago Wedding Photographer

312-298-9721

855 W Blackhawk St #104

Chicago, IL 60642

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