Chicago Luxury Wedding Photos – The Peninsula Hotel Chicago
What a wedding at the Peninsula Hotel Chicago! Beth from SQN Events helped plan and coordinate Lauren + Kevin’s dream luxury wedding! Beth really connects with her clients and her deep understanding of their vision and style allows SQN Events to be such an amazing part of any couple’s day! I’m truly thankful to have been their wedding photographer on their very special occasion!
Before we get into their wedding photos, check out these two photos of the Peninsula Hotel – floral design + decor by Kehoe Designs!
Lauren literally started tearing up when she saw this room – a testament to Phil’s (designer for Kehoe Designs) execution of Lauren’s dream!
Getting Ready + Wedding Reception Venue – Peninsula Hotel Chicago
Wedding Ceremony – Assumption Church
Wedding Planner + Coordinator – SQN Events
Floral Design – Kehoe Designs
Stationary – Magnificent Milestones
Wedding Gown – Vera Wang Katherine
Wedding Shoes – Jimmy Choo
Band – Great Life Music
Dresser – The Wedding Dresser
Napkins + Straws – Smitten Boutique
Getting Ready Pictures at The Peninsula Hotel
A photo of Lauren’s Vera Wang wedding gown – Katherine
Her Jimmy Choo shoes had a reflective heel and I thought to use that as a focal point for her wedding ring picture!
Another photo of the Jimmy Choos!
Gorgeous letterpress invitations + stationary by Magnificent Milestones. Ridiculous lazer cut envelope & wonderful card stock!
She had to take photo with another important person in her life before putting on her wedding dress! Riley was having so much fun at the Peninsula!
Mom helping out with the final touches on her Vera Wang gown
Maid of honor helping put those Jimmy Choos on!
A full length photo of the beautiful bride in her Vera Wang wedding dress!
Love this portrait of Lauren!
Wedding bouquet by Kehoe Designs
Thanks to Tom helping out as a second photographer for this wedding! They guys were having a good time!
In my time with Kevin…there are two people who can easily bring a smile to his face…Lauren is one…and Kendall =)
Wedding Ceremony Venue: Assumption Church
We headed to Assumption Church in River North for their wedding ceremony! I love the cute little head wreaths made by Kehoe Designs! =)
Assumption church has some breathtaking artwork on the ceiling – not to mention a breathtaking bride and her father walking down the aisle!
One of my favorite photojournalistic photo of the day- As a wedding photographer…I had the best seat in the house for this touching moment!
Assumption Church from the balcony
Lauren was all smiles during their vows!
Kendall + Riley were so happy to give their congratulations to the newlyweds!
Wedding Photos by the Adler Planetarium Lakefront – Lake Michigan
We headed down to the Adler Planetarium for some photos with Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline in the background! For those that have never been…this spot on Chicago’s lakefront is one of the best views of the city skyline! This is one of those “I love my job as a wedding photographer!” moments =)
Full bridal party with the Chicago skyline!
I love this bridal party photo! The sun came out just enough for Lake Michigan to show some color…in the perfect hue to compliment their bouquets! And of course the skyline looks amazing from the lakefront!
This photo makes me smile everytime =)
Epic photo of the bride and groom with the Chicago skyline!
So clean and timeless!
Lauren requested this photo – and I had to incorporate the skyline in the background!
Great shot by Tom, my second photographer! Love the use of negative space!
I love the movement & expression in this wedding photo!
Daley Center Chicago Wedding Photography
Kevin had requested to take some wedding pictures at the Daley center…and I was happy to oblige! As a wedding photographer, I love to take photos at new locations…and I had never had the privilege to photograph this iconic artwork done by Picasso!
It’s one of those photos that local Chicagoans know is Chicago…without being too cliche!
Balancing the hard metal & strong lines of the Picasso with the soft embrace by Lauren + Kevin!
The groom making sure traffic stopped for his bride!
Michigan Avenue for Wedding Photos
The Peninsula Chicago is right on Michigan Avenue…so we walked over to take a few photos on the Magnificent Mile!
Almost a Sex in the City kind of vibe!
The guys looking good-
But enough with looking cool – it was time to frolic! (they really wanted to do this photo!)
Luxury Wedding Reception Venue – The Chicago Peninsula Hotel
Stunning card table centerpiece and bar by Kehoe Designs
Letterpress cards for the card table-
Amazing job done by Kehoe Designs! The Peninsula Hotel looks amazing!
Another photo of from this luxury wedding
Love the letterpress menu-
Wedding cake photo-
Straws from Smitten Boutique!
First dance photo –
Kevin was one happy groom!
I stepped off the dance floor to incorporate the ambiance from the Peninsula room!
The two ring bearers wore these cute shirts at the reception! Ring Security? Love it!
Great job Matt and the rest of the Great Life Music band!
Thanks again to Lauren + Kevin for having me as your wedding photographer! I’m so happy for you both as you begin this new chapter in your life! It’s always great to work with such an amazing team! Thanks again to Peninsula Hotel Chicago, Assumption Church, SQN Events. Kehoe Designs, Magnificent Milestones, Vera Wang Katherine, Jimmy Choo, Great Life Music, The Wedding Dresser for another fabulous wedding!
your Chicago Wedding Photographer,