Beautiful Chicago Wedding Photos // Dylan + Candice

Beautiful Chicago Wedding Photos

Earlier today, Candice + Dylan were married at St Michaels Church in Chicago! These three photos are just teasers of what is to come! The weather cooperated and we were able to create some beautiful Chicago wedding photos!

Shout out to Suzy from Clementine Custom Events for making everything go smoothly!

Wedding Details:
Getting Ready Venue: University Club of Chicago
Wedding Ceremony Venue: St Michaels Catholic Church
Reception: University Club of Chicago
Planner + Coordinator: Suzy from Clementine Custom Events
Photographers: Nakai Photography
Florals: Fleur Chicago
Music: Okyne Media Lab
Hair and Makeup: Kate Johnson Artistry

Nothing says Chicago like a photo down Michigan Avenue!

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They were smiles ALL DAY! =)

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The University Club of Chicago overlooks Millennium Park and Lake Michigan- Loved shooting through these windows highlight the classic architecture and view!

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Stunning Chicago Cultural Center Wedding Photos // Hailey + Tom!

Chicago Cultural Center Wedding Photos

Just over two weeks ago, Hailey and Tom celebrated big. They celebrate hard. As you scroll though all their Chicago Cultural Center wedding photos you will see just how much they enjoyed their wedding celebration after a pandemic! Last year, they had a wonderfully intimate microwedding aboard the Odyssey, but nothing beats a dance floor with all your friends and family!

One of my favorite photos of the day. As a Chicago wedding photographer, this photo has it all. Chicago icons (the Adler, Millennium Park) in the background, beautiful couple, attention to all the little details (gown, tuxedo, flowers) and most importantly – a wonderful moment!

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Just a little preview of what’s to come down below with their Chicago Cultural Center wedding photos!

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Wedding Details:
Ceremony + Reception Venue: Chicago Cultural Center
Planner/Coordinator: Lindsay Green Weddings & Events
Photographers: Nakai Photography
Hair and Make Up: Pin Me Up Chicago
Catering: Blue Plate Catering
Florals: Stemline Creative
DJ: Toast and Jam
Dress: Justin Alexander
Tuxedo: ESQ Clothing

Getting Ready Wedding Photos 

What a view for Hailey’s getting ready photos! Over looking Lake Michigan, Millennium Park and the Chicago Cultural Center!

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We always love incorporating interior decor with details! Here we love the curves and layers juxtaposed with the shapes of her jewelry!

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Though they were married in 2021…a shout out to their original wedding date monogrammed into Tom’s tuxedo!

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Chicago Union Station Wedding Photos

The blue and yellow colors popped perfectly in their Chicago Union Station wedding photos!

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Union Station has the most amazing interior – photographer’s tip: be sure to go wide and include all the ornate details! Look at that ceiling!

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Hailey likes symmetry. I like symmetry. Cheers to symmetry and amazing Chicago architecture!

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LaSalle St Wedding Photos

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We love incorporating all the ornate details into their Chicago Cultural Center wedding photos! The staircase is simply one of a kind!

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Photographer’s tip: Use symmetry and shapes to create beautiful composition!

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For those that weren’t convinced by the staircase Chicago Cultural Center wedding photos, the Tiffany Dome should seal the deal – It’s gorgeous!

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Fresh churros!

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Needless to say, she was excited for the churros!

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Congratulations again Hailey + Tom! What an epic day and we got all the photos! Rooftops, Union Station, LaSalle St, and the Chicago Cultural Center…it was perfect! So happy for you both!

with love,

your Chicago wedding photographers,

Kenny + Tom

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Gorgeous University Club of Chicago Wedding Photography

University Club of Chicago Wedding Photography

It’s been over a year since the pandemic pushed their 2020 wedding to 2021…and about six hours ago Rachel + Matt were “married”! Though there are so many amazing photos to share be sure to scroll down to see their University Club of Chicago wedding photography teasers! Shout out to Misha from Nouvelle Events (and her team) for another wonderfully executed wedding!

Wedding Details:
Ceremony + Reception Venue: University Club of Chicago
Photographers: Nakai Photography
Planner + Coordinator: Misha from Nouvelle Events
Band: Chicago Catz
Floral + Decor: A Stem Above
Hair + Makeup: Tamara Hair and Makeup
Dress: Hayden Olivia Bridal

This photo on the rooftop of the University Club almost didn’t happen. If you don’t ask, you don’t know what you might miss! Thankfully we asked and had a few minutes to sneak these photos in before the ceremony and before the rainstorm!

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These two love Chicago – it was only fitting that we made sure to take a photo next to the Chicago River on their wedding day!

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Congrats again Rachel + Matt! You two were dancing machines tonight! We are so glad you were able to celebrate with all your friends and family tonight! Hope you enjoyed these wedding teasers for now! =)

with love,

your Chicago wedding photographers,

Kenny Nakai + Tom

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West Loop Wedding Photos – Megan + Michael

West Loop Wedding Photos

Just seven hours ago, Megan and Michael said “I DO!” Though there are so many wonderful West Loop wedding photos from their day, here are three teaser pictures!

First up…a photo on the Kinzie Bridge. She must have crossed this bridge hundreds of times on her commute to work. I’m sure she had dreamed of taking her wedding photos in this exact spot…and we were glad to make her dreams come true!

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Wedding Details:
Getting Ready Location: Nobu Chicago Hotel
Ceremony + Reception Venue: Morgan MFG
Photographers: Nakai Photography
Catering: Blue Plate Catering
Florals: North Gate Floral
Band: One Night Band
Dessert: Dipsy Dessert
Late Night Snacks: Gayle’s Best Ever Grilled Cheese

Loved this photo of the two of them on the Morgan MFG staircase!

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Everyone loves a good Chicago skyline photo – Up on the rooftop of Morgan MFG, you get an epic view of our city!

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Congratulations again Megan + Michael!

with love,

your Chicago wedding photographers,

Kenny Nakai + Tom

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Chicago Backyard Wedding Photos

Chicago Backyard Wedding Photos in Northfield

It was the most perfect evening for Erin + Keegan’s Chicago backyard wedding photos! Their terraced yard, complete with a pool and bocce ball court made it feel like a European garden wedding!

Scroll down to see their wedding photography slideshow! If you haven’t already, you can check out Erin + Keegan’s Chicago North Shore wedding photography blog post!

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Wedding Details:
Planner/Coordinator: Misha from Nouvelle Events
Photographers: Nakai Photography
Decor: HMR Designs
Catering: Blue Plate Catering
Band: Greenlight
Tent: HDO
Videography: Mirar Weddings
Hair + Makeup: Kate Johnson Artistry
Wedding Dress: VWidon

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chicago north shore wedding photos backyard reception tent details

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