Stunning Chicago Venue West Wedding Photos
Terri + Jacob care so much about their family and friends…it’s no surprise that they put a lot of effort and thought into the relational aspects of their wedding! (and no surprise they had a large wedding party!) Their multicultural wedding featured a Chinese Tea Ceremony + a Jewish ceremony. Terri was hoisted up on a chair during their Hora wearing a red Chinese wedding gown!
Be sure to scroll through this whole blog post to see all 80+ of our favorite photos from their day. If you haven’t seen their fall engagement photos check out Terri + Jacob’s Fall Chicago Engagement Blog Post!
Getting Ready: Chicago Renaissance Downtown Hotel
Reception + Ceremony: Venue West
Photographers: NAKAI Photography
Planner/Coordinator: Pauline from The Simply Elegant Group
Florals/Decor: Flowers for Dreams
Hair: Gilded Lily
MUA: Windy City Glam
Catering: J&L Catering
DJ: Style Matters
They wanted to have the Chicago skyline in their pictures, so stopped by Ping Tom Park in Chinatown for a unique view of our city. Love the moment and love their expression!
Nothing says Chicago like our Riverwalk and bridges
Since their wedding was in the West Loop, we made sure to take photos underneath the train tracks.
Chicago Renaissance Wedding Photos // Getting Ready
All the love for the bride on her wedding day!
A special moment with her sister and mom-
These doors made for the perfect reveal photo!
A striking portrait of Terri – could be a magazine advertisement for the gown!
The groom’s intricate cufflinks-
A fun moment with his brothers-
Shout out to TJ + Ben who somehow managed to be in BOTH sets of getting ready photos – how’d they do that?
Chicago Riverwalk Wedding Photos
We were able to walk across the street from the Renaissance to have their first look in a quiet spot along the Riverwalk.
This could be the cover to their book-
There was a moment that made Jacob laugh so hard…while Terri was trying to explain the situation to me. I love the moment =)
Chinatown Chicago Ping Tom Park Wedding Photos
One of Chicago’s hidden gems: Ping Tom Park
Chicago Lake St Wedding Photos
These train tracks were featured throughout the Christopher Nolan Batman movies
Chicago Venue West Wedding Photos
Then it was time to start their Chicago Venue West wedding photos! Their multicultural celebration started with the Ketubah signing.
The reception had red – the color of joy and celebration in Chinese culture
A tea ceremony to honor their parents
The night could not be complete without the Hora!
Congrats again Terri + Jacob! Thank you for having me capture all your Chicago Venue West wedding photos! Everything was amazing and we can’t wait to share all the photos!
your Chicago wedding photographer,