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!
There are so many gorgeous wedding photos to share, here are a couple of my favorites!
Phil knows how to make his bride smile =)
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!
All her luxury details, like this clutch!
A photo of her Christian Louboutin shoes-
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!
Putting on her wedding gown…surrounded by her mother and sisters –
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!
Maggie looked amazing- and as her wedding photographer, I’m glad we took the time for these bridal portraits before heading downstairs-
This photo belongs in a wedding magazine!
The groom being assisted by his parents –
Love this portrait of the groom- So classic and timeless!
Love these photos inside The Drake Hotel!
Another one of my favorites from the day- we took advantage of the setting sun reflecting off the buildings! So romantic!
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!
The bridal party inside The Drake Hotel-
The guys have to show off their socks!
The Ketubah signing, a Jewish wedding tradition!
Chicago Drake Hotel Wedding Ceremony Photos
Another Jewish wedding tradition, praying under Phil’s Tallit
Wedding Reception at The Drake Hotel
Lovely escort card table by Platinum Events
The ceremony room was flipped for the reception!
It’s always a fun time during the Hora! My favorite Jewish wedding tradition- when they lift up the bride and groom!
At the end of the night- Phil rode on the shoulders of his groomsmen!
And then it was Maggie’s turn!
After party furniture by Platinum Events
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!
your Chicago wedding photographer,