Chicago Ritz Carlton Wedding Photos // Lauren + Blake

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Lauren + Blake are back from their honeymoon and it is time to post the best wedding photos from their special day! We captured so many amazing photos…a first look on the rooftop of the Ritz Carlton, in front of the Wrigley Building and in the renovated Ritz Carlton lobby!

First up – a photo with the Wrigley Building! Located on Michigan Avenue, the Wrigley Building is an icon in Chicago architecture! There was just a slight breeze to blow her veil off the ground!

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A Vanity Fair styled bridal party photo taken at the Ritz Carlton in their renovated lobby! Photographer’s Tip – Create multiple layers and find a perfectly symmetrical location!

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It was a dream come true for Lauren + Blake – perfectly coordinated by Heather from the Ritz Carlton and Brianne from Marquette Avenue Events!

 

Wedding Details:
Ceremony + Reception Venue: The Ritz Carlton Chicago
Planner: Brianne from Marquette Avenue Events
Decor: Flowers for Dreams
Photographers: Nakai Photography
Videographers: Mirar Weddings
Dress: Romona Keveza from Dimitras Bridal Couture
Shoes: Angela Nuran

 

Getting Ready Photos at the Ritz Carlton

Love how her wedding gown hung perfectly with the Navy Pier Ferris wheel in the background!

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A special moment with her mom- cue the perfect tear! There’s a wedding photographer’s quote that says…there’s no such thing as a perfect photo, just a perfect moment!

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Lauren shared that she had only previously opened one bottle of champagne. I was legitimately scared! =)

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An emotional moment with her father-

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This suite at the Ritz Carlton is really amazing! The spiral staircase made for a great photo op!

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Blake “The Mayor” was getting ready with his groomsmen and family

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Rooftop First Look at the Ritz Carlton

The Ritz Carlton has a rooftop patio which sits right next to the John Hancock! While they were having their first look, I saw this great shot using a reflection!

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So simple, yet so beautiful!

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Yup…this is one of those photos you can only have when you are getting married at the Ritz! Chicago looks a little different from a rooftop!

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Wrigley Building and Michigan Avenue Wedding Day Photo Locations 

This photo in black and white is timeless! So elegant and it looks like it belongs in a fashion magazine!

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You can’t go wrong taking photos down the Chicago River –

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Just a few steps away, we took a few photos on Michigan Avenue!

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The Renovated Lobby at the Ritz Carlton

The renovated lobby of the Ritz Carlton is stunning for photos- As a photographer, I love all the different textures, materials and lines in these photos! Not to mention a beautiful wedding party to complete the look!

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This photo was featured on the Ritz Carlton Instagram page! Can you blame them?!

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Wedding Ceremony at the Ritz

Gorgeous ceremony decor by Flowers for Dreams –

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Wedding Reception Photos at the Ritz

Escort card table photo-

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Photographer’s Tip: Use the features of the ballroom to enhance your room shot! There are tens of thousands of crystals hanging from the ceiling that we made sure to include!

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Lauren + Blake! Thank you for having me as your wedding photographer! It was such a pleasure to work with you both and your wonderful families! It was truly a night to remember!

with love,

Kenny Nakai

 

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