Remodeled Ritz Carlton Chicago Wedding Photos!
It has only been two weeks since their wedding. I think Jenn + Dan are still on their honeymoon in Italy! Probably sipping wine over looking the rolling hills of Tuscany. Eating fresh gnocchi. Can you tell I’m jealous? =)
In case you didn’t know, the Ritz Carlton Chicago just finished their $100 million renovation…and it looks amazing! They completely remodeled the lobby – I love the wood, marble and glass textures! The renovation brought so much more natural light into the ballroom area as well!
Everything about Jenn + Dan’s wedding was amazing. It was obvious how perfect they are for each other when they played rock – paper – scissors after their first look! (that will be in their slideshow at a later time) We took some photos outside the Ritz Carlton in the park, in front of the fire station and on the steps of the MCA (Museum of Contemporary Art)! Be sure to scroll through all the photos!
Rehearsal Dinner: Soho House Chicago
Ceremony + Reception Venue: Remodeled Ballroom at The Ritz Carlton Chicago
Planner: Jan from Parties Events + More
Decor + Florals: HMR Designs
Photographer: Kenny from Nakai Photography
Associate Photographer: Tom Yan
Hair: Robyn Tornabeni
Make Up: Cynde’s Cosmetics
Dresser: Tonya from The Wedding Dresser – Groom Dresser: Grant McNamara
Dress: Matthew Christopher from Nordstrom Wedding Suite
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Band: Great Life Music
Shout out to Jan from Parties, Events + More for planning and coordinating an amazing wedding for the bride and groom! There were so many little details that helped make the day super special! Kudos to Marc and his staff at the Ritz-Carlton for all the hard work they put in behind the scenes! The decor designed by John from HMR Designs never disappoints!
The most epic photo of the night! There are reasons you hire an experienced wedding photographer – for moments like this!
As a photographer, I love the symmetry, clean lines and the beautiful tone in this photo juxtaposed with their smiles!
The Ritz Carlton is located just steps away from Michigan Avenue, so we made sure to take a quick photo in the middle of the Magnificent Mile!
Rehearsal Dinner + Welcome Party at Soho House Chicago
I rarely post photos of a rehearsal dinner or welcome party…but when said event is at Soho House Chicago, I can’t resist posting a few detail pictures! The interior design is impeccable!
A few treats for the guests in the Soho House theater
Getting Ready at the Ritz Carlton Chicago
It was the weekend of the Chicago Air & Water Show…and the guests at the Ritz Carlton had a front row seat!
A gorgeous Matthew Christopher gown + Jimmy Choo shoes!
Custom champagne glasses for the ladies-
Had to take a photo of this gold foil letterpress invitation! The Marble stationary matches their escort card table marble pieces!
There’s never a bad photo when you pop champagne!
The Presidential Suite at the Ritz Carlton was gorgeous- a perfect upgrade for the Bride!
Dan and the groomsmen were elsewhere in the hotel getting ready-
My associate photographer was sure to get a photo of Dan looking out over Lake Michigan!
If you were looking for a fun and unique bridal party gift, look no further than these personalized socks by No Cold Feet!
Some of my favorite photos were taken in the remodeled Ritz Carlton lobby!
A photo on the roof deck where you are up close and personal with the John Hancock! You can see it in the reflection! I’ll admit, I’m a photographer with a thing for reflections!
We started by taking photos in the park right in front of the Ritz
We stopped by the Fire Station for a quick photo-
The men in red were happy to pull out their Fire Engine!
This photo in front of the MCA looks like a fashion magazine ad!
Ritz Carlton Wedding Ceremony Photos
The escort card table…except there are no cards. There are handwritten marble tiles for everyone!
Though they renovated the ballroom, they kept their gorgeous crystal chandelier!
Ritz Carlton Wedding Reception Photos
Decorations on the head table-
Love the little touches, like succulents on the back of the Bride and Groom’s chairs!
Jenn surprised Dan with a groom’s cake!
One last photo on the rooftop deck at night!
Congrats again Jenn + Dan! It was an unforgettable night! Thanks for being willing to go where ever for photos! Even outside at night! =)
your Chicago wedding photographer,