Intercontinental Ohare Wedding Photos! Nicole + Shawn!

Chicago Wedding Photographer Referred

So much of my business comes from word of mouth referrals. Perhaps a former client, bridesmaid, or friend passes my name along to a recently engaged couple and a new relationship begins! And I must say…Nicole and Shawn received a word of mouth referral from a most unique group of people. Their students!

Before going full time into wedding photography, I had been an educator! Some of my former students keep tabs on me via facebook and know that I am now a wedding photographer. So when they found out their teacher was engaged…they made sure she looked at my website! Thank you to Sherin and Stefani for passing my name along! I appreciate the love!

Nicole and Shawn are high school sweethearts and I can’t wait to show you their wedding photos! Be sure to scroll down to find American Idol winner Lee DeWyze singing their first dance song! =)

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Chicago Intercontinental Ohare Wedding Venue

Nicole and Shawn both got ready at their wedding venue: The Chicago Intercontinental Ohare. I love this modern space and all the amenities it offers. Vasso (one of their managers) is great and super helpful in the wedding planning process!

Wedding dress photo

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A picture of the custom wedding dress hanger

Her wedding shoes!
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A shout out to Jaycie – who did a fabulous job on Nicole’s makeup! We’ve worked together a few times and it’s always great to see her!

Nicole was so excited after putting on her wedding dress!

The gorgeous bride-
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And one last photo in the Intercontinental Ohare lobby before getting in the Limo!

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A few portraits of the groom in his hotel room

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Love this photo of Shawn

Fun times with one of his brothers…what you missed was the slap in the face that proceeded this photo!

Creative photo of the guys before departing for the church!

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Stretch hummer limo!

Nicole and Shawn had a Greek Orthodox wedding ceremony. It was such a beautiful church filled with great decor! Here’s a photo of the cute ring bearers!

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The bride walking down the aisle!

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Moments after taking her hand…he can’t hide the smile on his face!

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Found a cool reflection of the bride and groom while taking this photo

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The crowns placed on their heads during the Greek Orthodox ceremony

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Walking around in a circle a few times…another Greek Orthodox tradition!

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Love the painting that is in the dome of the church. I used a wide angle lens to capture the painting in this wedding ceremony photo!

chicago greek orthodox wedding ceremony picture

After the ceremony we headed out to a local park for some wedding photos in nature! A perfect day with green trees and blue skies!

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Love the yellow flowers that were in the field-

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Bridal party photo!

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chicago wedding photo nature park bridal party

A fun picture of the bride and groom walking down a path

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Love their laughs!

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A landscape bridal party photo. There’s a little reflection in the pond.

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I LOVE this photo- It makes me smile =)

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A bride and groom walking in nature….love.

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A nice picture of the newlyweds!

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Back at the Intercontinental Ohare lobby we took a similar bridal party photo. So many laughing photos…these guys were cracking jokes all day!

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intercontinental ohare chicago wedding picture

She looks stunning. I incorporated various art pieces from the Intercontinental Ohare’s galleries into their wedding photos!

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intercontinental ohare chicago wedding picture

And we had to take a photo in front of Shakespeare! This is the Intercontinental Ohare’s most famous art piece.

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Flowers were done by Yanni Design Studio! The did a great job and I always love their pieces! Here’s the card table!

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Wedding cake was done by Cake Chicago. Love the modern look it had…perfect to match the modern vibe of the Intercontinental Ohare.

Head table with pieces from Yanni Design Studio

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Centerpiece with a picture of the “Rose” lite up by the Intercontinental Ohare.

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Empty ballroom of the Intercontinental. Great job Yanni Design Studio and the staff at ICOhare!

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First dance at the Intercontinental Ohare…with the “Rose” right above them!

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Their first dance was even more special with American Idol winner Lee DeWyze singing their first dance song! It was such a special gesture to the bride and groom!

Lee DeWyze American Idol winner

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intercontinental ohare chicago wedding reception dancing photo

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And one last picture: their wedding rings!

Thanks for having me as your wedding photographer Nicole and Shawn! Thank you for giving me so much time for your creative wedding photos throughout the day! I’m so happy for you both! I hope these photos give you a little extra energy as you prepare fo the school year!

with love,

Kenny Nakai

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