University Club of Chicago Wedding Photos // Dylan + Candice

University Club of Chicago Wedding Photos

It all started at the University of Notre Dame for these two! They went to school excited about their futures…and who would have thought! They also endured postponing their wedding due to the pandemic, but had the wedding they always dreamed of!

Candice is a relative of our regular associate photographer, Tom (who also photographed their proposal), and we wanted to make sure to do an amazing job for these two!

Shout out to Suzy from Clementine Custom Events for navigating all the challenges of coordinating and planning a wedding during COVID!

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

These first four photos are some of our favorites! Although, let’s be honest, it is really hard to pick favorites! But be sure to scroll down to see all 60+ images of their University Club of Chicago wedding photos!university club of chicago wedding photos bride groomuniversity club of chicago wedding photos bride groomuniversity club of chicago wedding photos bride groom

They asked to be pulled off their dance photos to take a couple night time photos – I think we nailed it!

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A few photos of the bride’s details-

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We never tire of bridesmaid reveal photos! =)

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The balcony view is spectacular-

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St. Michael’s Catholic Church Wedding Photos

Before the ceremony started, Dylan found a spot for quiet moment for himself-

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We took photos in front of the Wrigley Building – one of our favorite wedding day locations!

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Love this photo of the two of them!

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University Club of Chicago Wedding Photos // Reception

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They had their Korean Paebaek ceremony during cocktail hour- Parents through walnuts and dates to signify the number and gender of future children!

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Beautiful decor for these University Club of Chicago wedding photos!

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Calling all Notre Dame alumni!

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Talk about a surprise during the reception!

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So great to photograph Tom + Minyung again…we photographed their Bel-Air California wedding a few years back! Tom is also our treasured associate photographer here at Nakai Photography!

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with love,

your Chicago wedding photographer,

Kenny Nakai

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Chicago Cultural Center Wedding Photography Slideshow

Chicago Cultural Center Wedding Photography Slideshow

Make sure you have a good internet connection to view Hailey + Tom’s Chicago Cultural Center wedding photography slideshow in HD! While most of the photos can be viewed at their Chicago Cultural Center wedding blog post, there are few special photos in the slideshow that just feel better when put to music!

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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

Hope you enjoyed watching Hailey + Tom’s Chicago Cultural Center wedding photography slideshow! Please reach out if you wanted to learn more about Nakai Photography!

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Beautiful Chicago University Club Wedding Photos

Chicago University Club Wedding Photos

It’s here! Finally the day to share Rachel + Matt’s Chicago University Club wedding photos! After enduring a postponement due to COVID and a micro wedding in Georgia, these two were able to celebrate with all their friends and family! During the pandemic, Rachel + Matt realized just how much they love living here in Chicago, and they were excited to have Chicago locations featured in their wedding photos! Be sure to scroll down to see all 60+ images from their day!

Shout out to Misha from Nouvelle Events and the team at The University Club for handling all the details and changes throughout the past couple years for Rachel + Matt! The day went off flawlessly!

Love how this first picture showcases Chicago without being cliche and showcases the University Club’s location to Millennium Park-

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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: Rita Vinieris // Hayden Olivia Bridal

This was just a quick moment after we returned to club after our photoshoot- Love the lighting, the architecture, and their kiss!

For those that have never seen the inside of the Chicago University Club…it is stunning!

Chicago University Club Wedding Photos // Getting Ready

Her elegant gown paired perfectly with the classic windows!

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A simply stunning portrait of Rachel and her gown!

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Their Chicago University Club wedding photos included little nooks like this staircase!

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Love the way Matt is looking at his bride- captured forever in a photograph!

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We headed down to Michigan Avenue to take photos in front of the Wrigley Building!

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One of our favorite spots on Michigan Avenue for a wedding photo!

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We asked Matt + Rachel to go outside, and we got lucky with this photo!

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Chicago University Club Wedding Photos // Ceremony

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Chicago University Club Wedding Photos // Reception

Shout out to the team at A Stem Above who nailed the florals and decor!

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Garrett’s Popcorn party favors!

Congrats again Rachel + Matt! So great to see you all dance and celebrate they you always wanted! It might have been a year later than you expected, but it was perfect! Thank you for having us there to capture all the special moments!

with love,

your Chicago wedding photographers,

Kenny Nakai + Tom

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Chicago Morgan MFG Wedding Photos – Megan + Michael

Chicago Morgan MFG Wedding Photos

Welcome back from your honeymoon Megan + Michael! We are excited to share our favorite 70+ photos from their wedding! Be sure to scroll down to see all their pictures!

They held their first look, ceremony and reception at Morgan MFG in the West Loop! Morgan MFG is one of Chicago’s premier luxury loft wedding venues with an epic view of the skyline on their rooftop, a gorgeous staircase, and lots of natural light through their skylights!

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Love this wedding party photo under the staircase! The colors of the dresses and suits add the perfect pop to the industrial steel in the background!

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Their beautiful Morgan MFG wedding reception set up!

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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

Megan + Michael got ready a few blocks from Morgan MFG at the new Chicago Nobu Hotel! I love how the hotel kept the industrial look in their windows as a nod to the West Loop warehouse architecture!

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Michael was getting a little help from his father and groomsmen-

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We started their photos on the rooftop of Morgan MFG

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The wedding party was all ready for photos downstairs!

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Their favorite drink! The first Loverboy bridesmaid photo?

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Photographer’s Insight: We love how the skylight adds lots of natural light into the room and adds a visual element to the ceiling! They add to the aesthetic of their Chicago Morgan MFG wedding photos!

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Boating is a big part of their relationship…and they literally tied a boat knot during their ceremony!

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The newly minted MR & MRS!!!

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Loved everything about their decor!

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One Night Band started the party and kept it going all night!

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They finished their reception with some late night snacks from the Gayle’s Best Ever Grilled Cheese!

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Dipsy Dessert cart with hand dipped ice cream bars!

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Congratulations again Megan + Michael! AMAZING Chicago Morgan MFG wedding photos from your day! There were so many special moments captured with you all! Thanks for being so wonderful throughout your day!

with love,

your Chicago wedding photographers,

Kenny Nakai + Tom

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