Chicago Sofitel Wedding Photos
I love the Sofitel Chicago Water Tower! It’s a hidden gem amongst beautiful Chicago hotels! It has gorgeous windows and a clean and modern vibe throughout! The Sofitel was on a short list of Chicago venues I had offered to Jimmy + Kristine when they had first got engaged and I was excited to be their wedding photographer! I’ve known Jimmy for a long time through his brother Eric and I had a great time getting to know Kristine through their engagement session on Lake Michigan this past spring – be sure to check out their Lake Michigan Chicago Skyline Engagement Photos blog post!
One of my favorites from their wedding at the Sofitel Chicago-
A picture of her wedding dress shot through a pair of doors
A reflection for this getting ready picture-
The bride’s mom helping with her earrings!
Her bouquet made by Vale of Enna
The bride is ready!
A beautiful of Kristine on her wedding day =)
Jimmy was having his boutonniere pinned on downstairs
Love these next two portraits of the groom- The sun came out for just a few moments!
4th Presbyterian Church Courtyard Wedding Photos
We walked to the Fourth Presbyterian Church on Michigan Avenue for a few photos with their gorgeous old world architecture and ivy covered walls!
I love the juxtaposition of classic vs modern…old vs new!
Their Vale of Enna bouquet adds just the perfect amount of color!
A kiss underneath the 4th Presbyterian Church arches!
My second photographer, Tom, took this photo from the outside!
Looking like they belong in a fashion magazine!
The peaceful courtyard of the Fourth Presbyterian. Would you believe this is in the heart of downtown Chicago? Right on Michigan Avenue!
Bridal Party pictures-
A classic Nakai wedding photo! Dramatic landscapes – Love the light, the architecture & the touches of green!
The Fourth Presbyterian has a covered walkway that is perfect for wedding photos!
One more wedding photo with the John Hancock in the background!
Returning to the Sofitel Chicago Water Tower
I can’t help it…I love including nature in the urban context – here the Sofitel hotel balances out the bridal party in the foreground!
Sound a really cool reflection in the Sofitel!
A small ray of light for this dramatic portrait-
Full bridal party photo with the clean lines of the Sofitel-
As a wedding photographer, I am always trying push my creativity…I placed the groomsmen in the reflection – and had just their silhouette showing!
Kristine loves to do this! =)
Two large Vale of Enna arrangments were used to frame the aisle runner-
Wedding ceremony at the Sofitel!
After their wedding ceremony, they held a Paebaek ceremony…the traditional Korean wedding ceremony!
During the Paebaek ceremony the parents throw chestnuts and dates for the bride and groom to catch!
And in an effort to show his strength, the groom picks up his wife and runs around the room!
Sofitel Chicago Wedding Reception
Gorgeous centerpieces by Vale of Enna–
Great choice on plates and linens!
Head table centerpieces by Vale of Enna
Wedding cake photo!
Had to share a photo of my good friend Eric…giving the best man toast to his younger brother!
First dance photo in the Chicago Sofitel ballroom!
I don’t normally post father/daughter dance photos on the blog, but these two were having too much fun!
Congrats again Kristine + Jimmy! It was a pleasure being your wedding photographer! So happy for you both and it was a wonderful celebration at the Sofitel Chicago! You assembled a great team (Vale of Enna & Ryan Alexander Events) to help make your special day go smoothly!
Hope you enjoyed the photos!
your Chicago wedding photographer,