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On Stage at the Chicago Symphony Center w/Bengi + Jon!

Chicago Symphony Center Wedding Photos

Taking wedding photos on stage at Orchestra Hall (where the Chicago Symphony Orchestra performs) was amazing! As a wedding photographer, I LOVE taking pictures at new places! A Chicago Symphony Center wedding just inspires great photography! I’m so glad Bengi + Jon took time away from their dinner to take these beautiful creative wedding pictures! Great job by Bridget from Shannon Gail Weddings to keep the day moving along smoothly!

If you were needing a Chicago Symphony Center wedding photographer, be sure to send us a message!

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Getting Ready at the Palmer House Hotel

Bengi + Jon got ready at the Palmer House in Chicago. In case you didn’t know…the Palmer House has gorgeous decor throughout the lobby! Here’s one of my favorites from a stairwell at the Palmer House!

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Olive Park Wedding Photos

The bride and groom wanted the Chicago Skyline in their wedding pictures, so we headed out to Olive Park for their photos! (More photos from Olive Park below…keep scrolling down!)

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Wedding Details

Wedding Coordinator: Bridget from Shannon Gail Weddings & Events
Getting Ready Venue: The Palmer House Hilton Chicago
Photo Location: Olive Park
Ceremony + Reception: Grainger Ballroom at Chicago Symphony Center
Florals + Decor: Revel Decor
Cake: Elysia Root Cakes
Catering: Blue Plate Catering
DJ: Toast & Jam
Food Truck: 5411 Empanadas

I found a cool reflection for her wedding dress picture! The circular part of the mirror frames her dress perfectly!

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They were so creative, their Save the Date card mimics a ticket to the Symphony Center!

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Bengi looks stunning!

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A great photo taken by my second photographer

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The Palmer House has wonderful windows for wedding pictures!

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The intricate details of the Palmer House Lobby

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We headed out to Olive Park for some wedding photos! It’s a popular spot for wedding photographers, so I head to my ‘less crowded’ spot!

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What a bouquet by Revel Decor!

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Bridal party and the Chicago skyline photo!

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Olive Park has a great view of the John Hancock building!

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Chicago Symphony Center Wedding Ceremony: The Grainger Ballroom

The Grainger Ballroom at the Chicago Symphony Center has the most amazing architectural features!

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Whenever possible, I always have my 2nd photographer get the shot from behind-

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Chicago Symphony Center Wedding Reception

One great feature of Orchestra Hall is the balcony view during cocktail hour! This Chicago Symphony Center wedding is right on Michigan Avenue!

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Their florals paired perfectly with the decor of Grainger Ballroom!

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Wedding cake by Elysia Root Cakes

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Orchestra Hall, where the Chicago Symphony Orchestra performs…what a stunning place for wedding photos!

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As a photographer, it’s a risky move to turn off your flashes during the first dance, but for this photo…it just seems more romantic!

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A shout out to all of their friends and family who flew in from out of town…especially from Turkey!

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And the perfect way to end the night…a food truck! Empanadas from 5411 Empanadas!

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Congrats again to Bengi + Jon! Thank you for having me as your wedding photographer! I’m so grateful to have clients who place such a high value on their wedding photography! We captured the most amazing creative photos for your Chicago Symphony Center wedding!

with love,

Kenny

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