JW Marriott + St Michael’s in Old Town! Lindsey + Jordan!

Chicago Architecture in Wedding Photos

Lindsey + Jordan picked three locations with rich Chicago architecture for their wedding day photos! They had their wedding ceremony at the classic St Michael Church in the Old Town neighborhood of Chicago. They opted to have their wedding pictures at the Chicago Cultural Center and their wedding reception was in the Burnham Ballroom at the JW Marriott Chicago! I love the variety and it makes my job as a wedding photographer all the more fun!

Here’s on of my favorites from their photos at the Chicago Cultural Center:

chicago cultural center wedding photography

In case you missed it…be sure to check out Lindsey + Jordan’s Chicago engagement session photos on the Lake Michigan with the Chicago skyline in the background!

Getting Ready at the JW Marriott Chicago

Here’s a photo of her Vera Wang wedding dress with one of her flower girls admiring it’s beauty!

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A picture of her Jimmy Choo wedding shoes!

jimmy choo wedding shoes photo

Lindsey bought all her bridesmaids earrings from BHLDN!
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Jordan was getting ready in his suite at the JW Marriott

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A cool getting ready portrait of Jordan-

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Gotta love the tan leather shoes!

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And just like that…the groom is ready to get married!

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The bride and bridesmaids all wore monogrammed floral bathrobes while getting ready! I normally don’t post a photo of a bride with her hair in curls, but this photo is so much fun with her bathrobe and her drink!

bride bathrobe floral getting ready photo

The bridesmaids having a good time with the bride!

jw marriott chicago wedding photography

Then it was time to put her Vera Wang dress on!

bridesmaid bathrobe floral getting ready photo

A picture of her younger sister helping with her Jimmy Choos!

bridesmaid bathrobe floral getting ready photo

Mom putting on the final touches with her bracelet

getting ready wedding photo

I wanted to get a full body Vera Wang dress photo- it looks so good in the JW Marriott suite!

vera wang wedding dress photo

A couple beautiful portraits of the bride-

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St Michael Church in Old Town

We headed up to Old Town for their wedding ceremony at St Michael’s Church! In her getting ready room…Lindsey put on her wedding veil- and I thought this made for a stunning photo in black and white!

st michaels chicago wedding photo old town

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st michael old town chicago wedding wedding photography

St Michael’s church is beautiful and I wanted to incorporate the architecture into her walking down the aisle photo!

st michaels chicago wedding photo old town

My second photographer, Tom, was behind to get the back of her train in the photo-

st michaels old town chicago wedding wedding photography

st michael old town chicago wedding wedding photography

A photo of St Michael’s Church from the back of the sanctuary

st michaels old town chicago wedding wedding photography

st michaels old town chicago wedding wedding photo

st michael old town chicago wedding wedding picture

A cute photo of the flower girl during the wedding ceremony!

st michaels old town chicago wedding wedding photo

Local Chicago Bar: Stout

We stopped by Stout, their local Chicago hangout for a quick set of wedding pictures!

chicago bar stout wedding photo

chicago bar stout wedding photo

chicago bar stout wedding picture

Chicago Cultural Center Wedding Photography

We then headed downtown for a few wedding photos at the iconic Chicago Cultural Center!

chicago cultural center wedding picture

chicago cultural center wedding photo

chicago cultural center wedding photographer

I love the large windows of the Chicago Cultural center!

chicago cultural center wedding photo

chicago cultural center wedding photographer

A photo of the full bridal party!

chicago cultural center wedding photography

The ladies getting close!

chicago cultural center wedding picture

I think this is Jordan’s favorite photo of the guys-

chicago cultural center wedding photo

I love the lines and classic architectural elements of the Chicago Cultural Center in this bridal party wedding photo!

chicago cultural center wedding picture

chicago cultural center wedding photographer

As a wedding photographer, I am always looking for new angles and shots!

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chicago cultural center wedding photo

Before heading over to the JW Marriott, we just walked to LaSalle St to get this picture in front of the Chicago Board of Trade-

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Stealing a kiss before entering the JW Marriott!

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JW Marriott Chicago Wedding Reception Photography

Golf has been a big part of Jordan’s life…so they incorporated the golf theme into their wedding reception! Their card table had real grass and a little sand trap! The guest names were on little golf ball cards attached to little golf tees! So cute + original!

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I wanted to incorporate the real grass into their wedding rings photo

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The beautiful Burnham Ballroom at the JW Marriott Chicago

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Wedding cake picture-

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The tables were named after famous golf courses!

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Beautiful menu and plate!

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jw marriott chicago burnham ballroom wedding reception photography

The first dance looked so amazing in the Burnham Ballroom!

jw marriott chicago burnham ballroom wedding reception photo

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That would be the mother of the groom in the pink dress! =O

jw marriott chicago burnham ballroom wedding reception picture

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jw marriott chicago burnham ballroom wedding reception photography

One last picture of the bride and groom!

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Thanks to Lindsey and Jordan for having me as your wedding photographer! It was an amazing day! So many great photos at the JW Marriott Chicago, Chicago Cultural Center + St Michael’s Church in Old Town! Great job picking out those locations! I’m so happy for the both of you! Welcome back from your honeymoon!

with love,

your Chicago wedding photographer,

Kenny

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