Greek Wedding Photos at Annunciation Cathedral + The Blackstone Hotel
Catrina + Tom were married about two weeks ago at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral in downtown Chicago and celebrated at the iconic Blackstone Hotel! Catrina coordinated her look with the classic interior decor of The Blackstone! Since the Blackstone is centrally located, they opted to have their photos taken at The Adler Planetarium + Buckingham Fountain!
Shout out Tom from Manikas Designs who not only designed everything, but also helped to coordinate the day!
Be sure to scroll through to see all 60 images in the blog post, but up first is one of my favorites in the Blackstone lobby. This looks like a wedding magazine advertisement!
Getting Ready + Reception Venue: Chicago Blackstone Hotel
Ceremony: Anunnciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Chicago
Planner + Designer: Manikas Designs
Photographers: Nakai Photography
Gown: Dimitras Bridal Couture
Love creating a ‘Vanity Fair’ styled wedding party photo! Love the symmetry all around them!
Brides and grooms flock to the Adler Planetarium for one thing…the iconic view of the Chicago skyline! Catrina + Tom had another special reason…it’s where they had their first date!
Just a whole lot of wow in this photo!
Getting Ready Photos at The Blackstone Hotel
A beautiful photo of her wedding gown
A little fun before putting on their gowns!
A little help from Mom.
Catrina looks simply stunning here! This in between moment is everything!
Her father couldn’t hold in his expression-
The guys were getting ready in a different part of the hotel
Before leaving, we took a few photos in the Blackstone Hotel lobby-
Adler Planetarium Lakefront Wedding Photos
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Chicago Wedding Ceremony Photos
Greek Orthodox weddings are full of so many photographic moments!
Photographer’s Tip: Make sure you have an ultra wide lens to capture the painting at the top of the dome!
Buckingham Fountain Wedding Photos
The weather was absolutely perfect for photos at Buckingham Fountain! Photographer’s Tip: The Buckingham Fountain only shoots up 150 feet for 20min each hour…gotta time it right…or get lucky!
Blackstone Hotel Wedding Reception Pictures
Love Greek dancing at the reception!
Can it be a Greek wedding without Greek desserts?
One last photo along Michigan Avenue!
Congrats again Catrina + Tom! So happy for you both! It was an epic day and we got it all! Can’t wait to share more! Enjoy these for now!
your Chicago wedding photographer,