Magical Intercontinental Chicago Wedding Photos
What a magical day indeed. It had been forecasted to rain…perhaps even snow all morning the day of Brittany + Eric’s wedding. But in true Chicago weather fashion, you just never know what will ACTUALLY happen! As a Chicago wedding photographer veteran (15yrs experience) we prepare for the worst, hope for the best, and help with everything in-between!
Be sure to scroll through this whole post to see all 70+ Intercontinental Chicago wedding photos! If you wanted to see more Brittany + Eric, check out their Fort Sheridan Highland Park engagement session from last summer!
Ceremony + Reception Venue: Chicago Intercontinental Hotel Magnificent Mile
Planner + Coordinators: Erica + Marcy from Great Events Chicago
Photographers: NAKAI Photography
Florals + Decor: Stemline Creative
Band: Gold Coast All-Stars
Dress: Tony Ward from Dimitras Bridal Couture
Lighting: Elegant Event Lighting
MUA: Meghan Makeup Chicago
Hair: Taylor Reese Salon
Another photo from the rooftop taken right after their first look! LOVE this exclusive vantage point from the Intercontinental – you can see such a variety of Chicago architecture in one photo!
A photo from their first dance! The energy went to the next level once the sparklers came on! The huge ballroom make their Intercontinental Chicago wedding photos look and feel so magical!
Intercontinental Chicago Wedding Photos // Getting Ready
The Presidential Suite at the Intercontinental Chicago is one of the best rooms in all of Chicago for getting ready photos! Lots of natural light, amazing decor, and lots of space for everyone!
Shoutout to Team Brittany for being so wonderful throughout the whole day!
These moments with Mom may have only lasted a few minutes, but they will last forever in their hearts. Mom was enjoying every second of it and was trying to soak it all in.
The big reveal to her squad!
Just a few portraits in the suite before departing for the first look!
Looks like an advertisement in a wedding magazine!
Eric was getting ready in his suite-
His father helping with the little details-
The handsome groom
First look! The moment had finally arrived!
We could shoot on the rooftop all day!
Since the precipitation held off…we went for a walk down Michigan Avenue for photos! Love how the dress flows perfectly with the motion of their dip!
Everyone loves a good “crossing Magnificent Mile” photo!
Just a magical photo with the Chicago River in the background! We love the blurry background – often imitated by the ‘portrait’ mode on your phone…but this is how it is done with the proper camera lens! But what REALLY makes the photo…the joy on their faces!
Eric just couldn’t stop smiling!
We almost think this is a perfect photo?! Love the vertical lines, the juxtaposition of strong vertical buildings with the softness of their expression and pose. Brittany’s body position just perfectly accentuates her wedding gown!
Indoor bridal party photos!
Intercontinental Chicago Wedding Photos // Ceremony
They started off their wedding ceremonies with the Ketubah signing
The little guys couldn’t wait to hug Uncle Eric!
The moment everyone was waiting for!
Intercontinental Chicago Wedding Photos // Reception
Beautiful decor by Ryan and his team from Stemline Creative – and take a look at that dance floor!
Their grand entrance to their reception!
The moment the sparklers went off during their first dance!
In case you didn’t know…The Gold Coast All-Stars are one of the best in Chicago!
Time for the Hora!
We just loved the sparklers and tried to include them in as many photos as possible!
Great Events Chicago always puts together an EPIC dessert table…and if you haven’t had Levain cookies yet…next time you are in the West Loop for dinner, be sure to stop by! This is my favorite cookie in the whole country. I still remember the first time I ate it in NYC! Was thrilled when they opened one in Chicago in 2022!
Funfetti – Confetti FUN!
Loved seeing these two again – photographed their wedding a few years ago…and somehow they look younger?!
Late night snacks by Superdawg – a Chicago classic!
We just had to finish this blog post out with a couple more rooftop photos at night!
What a magical ending to their Intercontinental Chicago wedding photos!
Congratulations again Brittany + Eric! Hope your Intercontinental Chicago wedding photos helped you relive every special moment! And Eric – your photos were edited while watching two White Sox games and listening to Coldplay! =)
your Chicago wedding photographer,