Chicago Radisson Blu Aqua Wedding Photos – Ellen + Barry!

Chicago Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Wedding Pictures

The Chicago Aqua Skyscraper garnered a myriad of awards when it opened in 2009. Another architectural wonder in our great city! Located in the Aqua Skyscraper is the Radisson Blu Aqua Chicago Hotel. The interior design of the Radisson Blu compliments the exterior as you will see in the wedding photos in this blog post! As a Chicago wedding photographer, I love incorporating award-winning architecture and modern interior design into my wedding pictures!

Ellen and Barry were such a joy to photograph…their love shown throughout the day through their tears, smiles, and laughs! If you missed their engagement photos, be sure to check them out at Ellen + Barry’s Lincoln Park Engagement Blog Post! A quick shout out to Marcy + her team from Great Events, Inc for planning and coordinating another amazing wedding!

Wedding Details
Ceremony + Reception Venue: Radisson Blu Aqua Chicago Hotel
Photographer: Nakai Photography
Planner: Great Events Inc
Florals: Stemline Creative
Associate Photographer: Mike
Band: Rendezvous Music
MUA: Cynde Cosmetics
Hair: Lisa Lally

Before starting their wedding day coverage, I have three of my photographer’s favorites first! In this first photo, I wanted to showcase the award-winning architecture with Ellen + Barry!

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During their reception, they were willing to go outside for a few photos!

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Of course, they had a phenomenal confetti toss! This photo makes me smile every time I look at it! Photographer’s Tip: Get right in the action so you can ‘feel’ the energy! Lens choice is also key!

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A few wedding detail photos to get started

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Photographer’s Tip: It’s the little things like the glitter reflections illuminating the Kate Spade logo that make all the difference!

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Had to include the professional instagrammer in a picture! =)

 

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My associate photographer was with Barry getting ready in another room at the Radisson Blu

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Wedding Day Photos Around The Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel

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Photographer’s Tip: Sometimes a wedding photo takes a little bit of time to set up – the key is to know whether or not the time is worthwhile. In this case…I think it was time well spent!

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This photo looks like it belongs in a fashion magazine!

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Stemline Creative’s pieces accent the room perfectly!

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One of many smiles throughout the day! She can’t contain her joy!

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As a wedding photographer…I get the best seat in the house. Only the bridal party and parents could see Barry’s big smile as Ellen walked around him at the beginning of their Jewish ceremony

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Wedding Reception Photos at the Radisson Blue Aqua

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Pro-tip: keep your mouth wide open during the confetti toss to end up like this guy!

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The perfect way to end a confetti toss!

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As with all Great Events wedding receptions…there was an AMAZING sweets table spread!

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Barry + Ellen: Thank you for having me as your wedding photographer! It was a joy to be around you and your family + friends! Thanks for being willing to take all these pictures on your wedding day!

with love,

Kenny

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