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Stunning Chicago Venue West Wedding Photos

Beautiful 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 Chicago Venue West wedding photos featured various multicultural traditions, including a Chinese Tea Ceremony + a Jewish Ketubah signing. 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!

Wedding Details:
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!

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Nothing says Chicago like our Riverwalk and bridges

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Since their wedding was in the West Loop, we made sure to take photos underneath the train tracks.

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Chicago Renaissance Wedding Photos // Getting Ready

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All the love for the bride on her wedding day!

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A special moment with her sister and mom-

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These doors made for the perfect reveal photo!

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A striking portrait of Terri – could be a magazine advertisement for the gown!

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The groom’s intricate cufflinks-

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A fun moment with his brothers-

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Shout out to TJ + Ben who somehow managed to be in BOTH sets of getting ready photos – how’d they do that?

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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.

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This could be the cover to their book-

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There was a moment that made Jacob laugh so hard…while Terri was trying to explain the situation to me. I love the moment =)

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Chinatown Chicago Ping Tom Park Wedding Photos

One of Chicago’s hidden gems: Ping Tom Park

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Chicago Lake St Wedding Photos

These train tracks were featured throughout the Christopher Nolan Batman movies

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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.

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A tea ceremony to honor their parents

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The night could not be complete without the Hora!

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Congrats again Terri + Jacob! Thank you for having me capture all your Chicago Venue West wedding photos!

with love,

your Chicago wedding photographer,

Kenny Nakai

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