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Intercontinental Chicago Magnificent Mile Wedding Photos – The Bean, Millennium Park

Xinying + Simon were just married 11 days ago, but I wanted to turn these photos around quickly so they could view them before their wedding ceremony in China! Their Intercontinental Chicago Magnificent Mile wedding ceremony + reception was perfect! It was a rare snowy April day, and the bride and groom insisted on heading out to take photos at The Bean in Millennium Park! It snowed for an hour before we left the Intercontinental…but while driving over, the snow relented and we were able to get some great pictures! As their wedding photographer, I made sure to stay flexible and hear my clients wants and needs throughout the day!

Let us know if you were needing a wedding or proposal photographer!

Great job planning and coordinating by Jan Ehrenberg of Parties, Events & More! Gorgeous florals and decor by Blooming City Flowers!

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The Hall of Lions makes for some stunning Intercontinental Chicago Magnificent Mile wedding photos!

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Proof that it did snow in April!

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Intercontinental Chicago Magnificent Mile Wedding Day: Getting Ready 

Xinying had some killer wedding shoes!

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She bought her wedding dress in Europe-

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Photo of her wedding ring and bracelet

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Wedding Photos at The Bean in Millennium Park

We took some fun photos with their classmates at The Bean in Millennium Park!

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All the tourists were great in letting the bride and groom take photos under the Bean! A rare occurrence in Chicago!

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Tower Suite at the Chicago Intercontinental

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Hall of Lions Wedding Photos

We took some photos by the bridge in the Hall of Lions!

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A full bridal party photo on the staircase

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Wedding ceremony set up in the Hall of Lions – Florals by Blooming City Flowers

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Stunning escort card table

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Copyright: Nakai Photography https://www.nakaiphotography.com info {at} nakaiphotography {dot} com 312-298-9721

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Wedding Reception Photos at the Intercontinental

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Korean Paebaek Wedding Ceremony Chicago

It was fun to photograph Simon + Xinying’s family during the traditional Korean wedding ceremony (called Paebaek). Here the parents throw chestnuts and dates to say how many boys and girls the future couple will have!

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Another fun Paebaek moment…when the groom gives his bride a piggy back ride around the room in a show of strength!

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Xinying changed into a stunning red gown for the wedding reception!

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These ladies flew in from Asia to support the bride on her wedding day!

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One of the most touching moments of the reception was when the bride and groom took the mic-

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Love the chandelier in the Hall of Lions at the Intercon Mag Mile! Gorgeous first dance picture!

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And a dip at the end!

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with love,

Kenny

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