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They Waited 19 Years For This Day

Luxury Wedding at the Chicago Trump Hotel + Tower!

William + Todd’s wedding ceremony + reception was held at a 5-Star hotel! Wonderfully planned and coordinated by Michelle from Personalized Events by Michelle and amazing decor by Rishi from HMR Designs!

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William + Todd have been together for 19 years…and they waited to celebrate their same gender marriage legally in Chicago! I have no doubt they had been dreaming about their wedding for years…they put so much thought and love into their decor! Here’s the Grand Ballroom decorated by HMR Designs for their reception!

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Wedding Details
Ceremony + Reception Venue: Chicago International Hotel + Tower
Floral + Decor: HMR Designs

Planner + Coordinator: Personalized Events by Michelle
Photographer: Nakai Photography
Band: Nadia Christine Music
DJ: Okyne Media
Tuxedo: Tom Ford
Shoes: Louis Vuitton

If you haven’t already be sure to check out their Rooftop Rehearsal Dinner Photos at the PUBLIC Hotel!

William wore these Louis Vuitton patent leather shoes with his Tom Ford Tuxedo!
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Wedding Reception Photos 

William + Todd in front of their gorgeous flower wall! This flower wall welcomed guests to the Grand Ballroom! And let’s not forget to notice their evening tuxedos (that they changed into after their first dance)!
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Thank you William + Todd for having me as your wedding photographer! You both are such wonderful people and there was so much love in the room as you celebrated your marriage! Congrats again!

with love,

your Chicago wedding photographer,



Chicago Wedding Photographer


3334 N Avers Ave #2

Chicago, IL 60618