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Sleepless in Seattle? Get Married in Chicago! Janice + Peter!

Janice + Peter are now living in Seattle…but they miss their friends and family in Chicago! A week before their big day- we had a great time during their Chicago engagement session photoshoot- You can see their engagement photos at this blog post!

Fast forward to their wedding day…We started at the Chicago Intercontinental Ohare…and I knew the day would be great when I found out that Janice used an amazing wedding gown designer for her wedding dress! Vwidon! Carla & Kenneth from Vwidon are Chicagoans who make all their dresses in Chicago! When you go in for a consult with Vwidon…they consider your body and make recommendations on gowns. Janice loved so many dresses at Vwidon…it was just a matter of picking one! If you are a bride looking for a wedding dress…I HIGHLYHIGHLY recommend checking out Carla at Vwidon. I’ve met Carla personally and I know from personal experience as well as from other brides that Vwidon will treat you right and make your dress shopping experience a great one!

I wanted to create a unique photo for her wedding dress picture. I had a lot of time to get creative…and then I thought of this for my creative wedding dress photo-

Titled: Wedding Dress Kaleidoscope =)

Another photo of Carla’s Vwidon wedding dress-

a photo of Janice’s wedding shoes!

Wedding jewelry…something blue!

Wedding bouquet photo

Her matron of honor helping to put on her wedding shoes.

A beautiful portrait of the bride in her Vwidon wedding gown!

Love the simplicity and beauty in this photo!

The bride enjoying a laugh before the day begins!

Peter cleaned up well too in his custom suit-

An awesome photo of the guys- The Chicago Intercontinental Hotel Ohare has great interior design- which lends itself to creative pictures like this one!

Another creative photo- Thanks to Best Man, Mark, for having lending us his good looks to help ‘make’ the photo!

A good looking bride and groom!

Groomsmen photo-

Bridesmaids photo-

The groomsmen look like they belong in a spread in GQ magazine-

The bridesmaids belong in Vogue Magazine-

And together? I’d put them in Vanity Fair-

Another creative photo utilizing the Intercontinental Hotel Ohare’s modern art into their wedding photos!

They almost look like an art exhibit at the Intercontinental Ohare!

We headed out to Lombard, IL for some photos outside!

I found this cool nature preserve in Lombard that had some changing colors and a cool bridge!

I thought the leafless trees made or a cool juxtaposition with the bridal party

It was a gorgeous fall day to get married!

The wonderful fall palette!

Their wedding ceremony was held at the First United Methodist Church in Lombard, IL

Janice was a little emotional at the altar-

Hugging her mom-

Then back to the Chicago Intercontinental Hotel Ohare for their reception! A room photo at the Intercontinental Ohare. A shout out to Vasso (Catering Manager) for a great job in pulling this all together!

A wedding cake photo incorporating the unique Intercontinental Ohare modern interior architecture.

The first dance at their wedding!

Best man toast-

An exterior photograph of the Chicago Intercontinental Hotel Ohare

And one party photo!

Thanks Janice + Peter for having me as your wedding photographer! And thank you for taking the time and being willing to take all these photos! We were able to come up with some creative & timeless imagery! Enjoy the photos!

with love,

your wedding photographer,

Kenny Nakai

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