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Chicago Artifact Events Wedding Photos // Kelly + Michael

After spending the day with Kelly + Michael, it’s safe to say….wherever they are…they are having fun and laughing a bunch! We were able to capture some old Chicago architecture at the Palmer House Hilton, skyline photos at North Avenue Beach, and warehouse loft photos at Artifact Events!

Shout out to Alicia from Clementine Custom Events, Meaghan from Food For Thought Chicago, and Jen from Artifact Events for a flawless day!

Wedding Details:
Getting Ready: Chicago Palmer House Hilton
Ceremony + Reception Venue: Artifact Events
Planner: Alicia from Clementine Custom Events
Photography: Nakai Photography
Florals and Decor: Bottle and Branch
Catering: Food For Thought Chicago 

The weather was perfect for North Avenue Beach wedding photos! (Not too windy and not too hot!)

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Love how the chandeliers and lines frame Kelly + Michael. Be sure to scroll down to see all their Artifact Events wedding photos!

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Wanted to do a Vanity Fair – Fashion Magazine inspired photo for their wedding party shot! The color from their outfits and flowers add the perfect pop in front of the Artifact Events brick wall + columns!

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Chicago Palmer House Wedding Photos // Getting Ready

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In lieu of all that is going on in our country with regards to women’s reproductive rights…Kelly had this charm on each of the bridesmaids bouquets-

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Love the portraits!

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A little taste of old school Chicago architecture. The Palmer House lobby ceiling was recently restored by the same artist who restored the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican!

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Chicago North Avenue Beach Wedding Photos

We stopped by North Avenue Beach for a few wedding photos with the skyline!

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Chicago Artifact Events Wedding Photos

Artifact Events is located in the Ravenswood neighborhood of Chicago. It beautifully marries the industrial loft vibe with luxury chic.

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In 15 years of photographing weddings, this was the first punch thrown after a first kiss! =) Love these little moments that happen on a wedding day that make each wedding unique!

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When you see a Chicago Fire Dept truck, you take a photo next to it!

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First dances always look better in a dramatic atrium-

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She changed into her dancing dress once the party started to get rolling-

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Congrats again Kelly + Michael on your special day! Hope your Artifact Events wedding photos help you relieve each moment! Can’t wait to share more!

with love,

you Chicago wedding photographer,

Kenny Nakai

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