Luxury Dreams: Chicago Christmas Winter Wedding Photos at The Drake Hotel
Just two weeks ago…Amie + Donny had a dream of snow falling INSIDE the Chicago Drake Hotel during their wedding ceremony! They had an amazing team making sure everything was perfect – Shout outs to: Ramsey from Kehoe Designs helped design their winter wonderland of a wedding day, Brianne + Michelle from Marquette Avenue Events helped plan and coordinate everything flawlessly, and Sara from The Drake Hotel for making sure service was on point!
Ceremony + Reception Venue: Sara from The Drake Hotel
Decor + Florals: Ramsey from Kehoe Designs
Gown: Sarah Nouri from Bella Bianca Bridal Couture
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Planner + Coordinator: Brianne + Michelle from Marquette Avenue Events
Photographers: Nakai Photography
Hair: Hair by Juan Jose
Band: Chicago Catz
Videography: Mirar Weddings
One of the favorite spots for wedding day photos is along the Chicago River! Such a grand photo, the Chicago Skyline and the train on Amie’s dress!
So classic and timeless with their look in front of the iconic The Drake marquee!
Here’s a photo of the snow falling inside the Gold Coast Ballroom at The Drake! Nothing says a winter wedding like snow! Pro Tip: Hire a experienced photographer to help capture your wedding dream! To help illuminate the snow during the ceremony when Amie walked down the aisle, our team at Nakai Photography used seven flashes to make this dreamy snow looks its best!
Getting Ready Pictures at The Drake Hotel
As wedding photographers, we find joys in the smallest of details. Here we captured her Jimmy Choo shoes, her rings AND her custom touch as you can see in the mirrored REFLECTION!
That little extra touch – a monogrammed wax seal!
A moment with her bridesmaids in their monogrammed robes!
Mom helping with her wedding details-
Amie looked stunning in the Princess Diana suite at The Drake Hotel! Her look matched the vibe of the Drake perfectly!
The gown, the VEIL!
Our associate photographer was capturing Donny getting ready – including adding a touch of luxury with these Ferragamo cufflinks!
Photographer’s Insight: Something about that green light and the diagonal shadow leading right towards the bride and groom – along with the that same diagonal line mirrored in her dress
Christmas Winter Wedding Photos Along Michigan Avenue!
An iconic shot of Chicago – walking across Michigan Avenue! Love that you an see the Christmas lights to give you a sense of time + place!
A photo with the Christmas Tree in front of Water Tower Place!
Love the lights at the Wrigley Building Christmas Tree!
The perfect Christmas gift – each other! =)
Winter Wonderland Ceremony + Reception Photos // Decor by Kehoe Designs
These photos do not do those white trees justice…they were huge!
Epic entrance photo with the snow falling all around!
With the grandeur of the Gold Coast Ballroom, these high pieces by Kehoe Designs were magnificent!
Love the varying heights and textures!
The Champagne Toast by The Drake Hotel staff!
Nothing says “December Wedding” like Christmas socks!
And nothing says Christmas like SANTA!!!
Amie + Donny! What an iconic day! Sooo many wonderful moments and beautiful photos! Can’t wait to share the whole set…but enjoy these amazing photos for now!
your Chicago wedding photographer,