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Fairmont Chicago Wedding Photos // JT + Sarah!

Best Chicago Wedding Photos at The Fairmont, Wrigley Building + Buckingham Fountain

Sarah + JT were college sweethearts at Purdue and they celebrated their wedding at the Fairmont Chicago! The Father of the Bride shared at the reception that a young Sarah had once lined up a bunch Hotwheels in a wedding ceremony and had the cars proceeding down an aisle! Needless to say, I think she was excited to be marrying her best friend!

In case you missed it, be sure to check out Sarah + JT’s Navy Pier Engagement Photos!

Wedding Details
Ceremony Venue: St Josaphat Church
Reception Venue: Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park
Photographers: Nakai Photography
Florals + Decor: Avant Gardenia
Coordinator: Nancy Invites

There are 60+ photos on this blog post, so be sure to scroll all the way through! Up first are a few of the best photos from the day! I still can’t get over this gorgeous photo taken at the Wrigley Building!

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The setting sun at Buckingham Fountain – I love how the bride’s veil is twirling around the two of them!

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The Chicago Skyline looks amazing behind Buckingham Fountain!

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The Fairmont Chicago Getting Ready Photos

Photographer’s Tip: Framing – sometimes you find something to ‘frame’ the subject – like this mirror!

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Her Kate Spade wedding shoes!

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There just happened to be a glass sphere at the Fairmont, so I made sure to take a creative photo with it!

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A fun photo with her bridesmaids before everyone slips into their gowns!

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Simply stunning!

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The new ‘first look’ reveal! I love the expressions on their faces!

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Meanwhile the groom’s father never misses an opportunity to prank his son…even on his wedding day! (those aren’t his tuxedo pants)

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Chicago Catholic Wedding Ceremony Photos

The wedding party traveled to St Josephat Church for their Catholic wedding ceremony.

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Sarah has the most expressive eyes – and I love the smile she is giving her soon to be husband!

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Wrigley Building Wedding Photography

The bride and groom had a little impromptu dance set with some street performers-

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The Wrigley Building has a beautiful view down the Chicago River! The perfect spot for wedding photos!

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Had to take a photo in the middle of Michigan Avenue!

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Buckingham Fountain Wedding Pictures

Photographer’s Tip: The in-between moments are often the most spontaneous and fun! Sarah has the best expression here!

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Photographer’s Tip: See what is new! As we were walking back to the trolley I saw this double sun flare blinding my eyes! It was caused by the reflection off of the building on the right hand side of the frame! So we made sure to take this photo before getting on the trolley – Double sun flare!

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Fairmont Chicago Wedding Reception Photography

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The bride and groom made quite the entrance!

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This girl likes “Party in the USA” – no joke!

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We had to finish the night with a couple photos with this Fairmont chandelier – it’s so romantic!

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Thank you Sarah and JT for having me as your wedding photographer! You guys were so great to work with and we captured some epic photos on your wedding day! Hope these photos help you relive some of the best moments!

with love,

your Chicago wedding photographer,

Kenny Nakai

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