Kristine + Jimmy’s Modern Chic wedding at the Sofitel

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-
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Wedding Ceremony + Reception Venue: Sofitel Chicago Water Tower
Florals: Vale of Enna
Day of Coordinator: Ryan Alexander Events
Second Photographer: Tom Yan

A picture of her wedding dress shot through a pair of doors
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A reflection for this getting ready picture-

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The bride’s mom helping with her earrings!

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sofitel chicago wedding photographer

Her bouquet made by Vale of Enna

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The bride is ready!

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A beautiful of Kristine on her wedding day =)

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Jimmy was having his boutonniere pinned on downstairs

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Love these next two portraits of the groom- The sun came out for just a few moments!

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sofitel chicago wedding photographer

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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!

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I love the juxtaposition of classic vs modern…old vs new!

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Their Vale of Enna bouquet adds just the perfect amount of color!

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A kiss underneath the 4th Presbyterian Church arches!

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My second photographer, Tom, took this photo from the outside!

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Looking like they belong in a fashion magazine!

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The peaceful courtyard of the Fourth Presbyterian. Would you believe this is in the heart of downtown Chicago? Right on Michigan Avenue!

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Bridal Party pictures-

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4th presbyterian chicago wedding photos

A classic Nakai wedding photo! Dramatic landscapes – Love the light, the architecture & the touches of green!

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The Fourth Presbyterian has a covered walkway that is perfect for wedding photos!

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fourth presbyterian chicago wedding photos

One more wedding photo with the John Hancock in the background!

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4th presbyterian chicago wedding photos

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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!

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Sound a really cool reflection in the Sofitel!

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A small ray of light for this dramatic portrait-

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Full bridal party photo with the clean lines of the Sofitel-

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chicago sofitel wedding pictures

chicago sofitel wedding pictures

As a wedding photographer, I am always trying push my creativity…I placed the groomsmen in the reflection – and had just their silhouette showing!

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chicago sofitel wedding pictures

Kristine loves to do this! =)

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Two large Vale of Enna arrangments were used to frame the aisle runner-

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Wedding ceremony at the Sofitel!

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chicago sofitel wedding pictures

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After their wedding ceremony, they held a Paebaek ceremony…the traditional Korean wedding ceremony!

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paebaek ceremony chicago pictures

During the Paebaek ceremony the parents throw chestnuts and dates for the bride and groom to catch!
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And in an effort to show his strength, the groom picks up his wife and runs around the room!

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Sofitel Chicago Wedding Reception

Gorgeous centerpieces by Vale of Enna

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Great choice on plates and linens!

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Head table centerpieces by Vale of Enna

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Wedding cake photo!

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Had to share a photo of my good friend Eric…giving the best man toast to his younger brother!

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First dance photo in the Chicago Sofitel ballroom!

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I don’t normally post father/daughter dance photos on the blog, but these two were having too much fun!

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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!

with love,

your Chicago wedding photographer,

Kenny

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