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Beautiful Wedding Ceremony + Reception at the Trump for Anne + Andy!

Chicago Trump Wedding Ceremomy + Reception Photos

I’ve photographed numerous Chicago Trump Hotel weddings through the years, but this was the first time I had the opportunity to photograph a wedding ceremony on the 16th floor terrace! The weather was unbelievably perfect for Anne + Andy’s wedding! It was great to work with Hello Darling again, Natalie does amazing work on her bouquets and centerpieces!

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Getting Ready: Talbott Hotel
Wedding Ceremony + Reception Venue: Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago
Wedding Photo Locations: Adler Planetarium + Michigan Avenue Bridge
Bouquet & Centerpieces: Hello Darling

Here is my favorite photo from the 16th floor terrace of the Trump – I love the view over the Chicago river + the Wrigley building!

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If you scroll all the way down to the bottom of this wedding blog post, you can see some fireworks! I thought this picture was so romantic!

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We started the day at the Chicago Talbott Hotel…the same hotel and in the same room where her sister got ready for her wedding! Anne loves my creative wedding photos, so I found a creative vantage point for her wedding dress photo!

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Wedding ring photo

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talbott chicago wedding photo

Her mom helping with the finishing touches-


Beautiful photo of Anne on her wedding day!

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talbott chicago wedding photographer


Found this silhouette in the reflection of the painting- mommy’s little girl is all grown up =)

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Gorgeous flowers by Hello Darling

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The guys were getting ready at the Trump Hotel – Thanks to Tom for being the second photographer on this wedding!




Chicago Trump Hotel Wedding Ceremony Photos

Chicago Trump Hotel all set up for the wedding ceremony! What a view!

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I wanted to incorporate the reflective windows of the Trump as the bride and groom walked toward the aisle!

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trump hotel chicago wedding ceremony photo

They way a groom looks at his bride after seeing her for the first time…one of my favorite moments to capture as a wedding photographer…because their backs are turned to the guests…only a few of us get to see his face!


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chicago trump hotel wedding ceremony photo

trump hotel chicago wedding ceremony photo


chicago trump hotel wedding ceremony photo


Before heading out to the Adler Planetarium for some creative photos, we took some pictures on the 16th floor terrace!




Adler Planetarium Creative Wedding Photos

We headed down to the Adler Planetarium to incorporate the Chicago skyline into their wedding photos!

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adler planetarium wedding photo

adler planetarium wedding photographer

adler planetarium wedding photographer

Lake Michigan + the Chicago skyline make for a pretty amazing photo!

adler planetarium wedding photo

adler planetarium wedding picture

I wanted to get a creative Adler Planetarium photo…I love the negative space and the strong lines in this photo!

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We headed downtown to take some photos with a couple Chicago bridges!

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chicago bridge wedding photo



We wanted to take a picture across the river with new Trump letters!

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Michigan Avenue Wedding Photos

For those that don’t know…you can actually walk below the street at the Michigan Avenue bridge!

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michigan avenue wedding photos

Andy picked her up like she was a feather!

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One last photo on Michigan Avenue before we headed back to the Trump!


Ok…I lied…one more photo =)

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Chicago Trump Hotel Wedding Reception Photo

Gorgeous card table by Hello Darling at the entrance of the Trump Grand Ballroom!

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Beautiful calligraphy on their guest cards!


Notice how Anne’s wedding cake has the same pattern as her wedding dress! I also made sure to incorporate the large Trump Hotel windows in the background!


The Grand Ballroom at the Chicago Trump Hotel – simply stunning!

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Centerpieces by Hello Darling

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Anne loves mercury glass…Natalie from Hello Darling made sure Anne had plenty of mercury glass for her centerpieces!

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One more Trump Hotel Grand Ballroom room photo with their Mr & Mrs signs!

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trump hotel chicago wedding reception photo

First dance photo in the Trump ballroom! I love how the windows are blue as the sun goes down!



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Wedding Photos with Fireworks!

The Navy Pier fireworks can be viewed from the 16th floor terrace- so we went out to grab a few photos!

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The fireworks are so bright and reflect off the Chicago river!

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One last photo of the newlyweds!
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Thanks Anne + Andy for having me as your wedding photographer! I’m so happy to have been apart of your wedding day! You had a wonderful team for your Chicago Trump Hotel wedding and the iconic views of Chicago from the Adler Planetarium! You have such wonderful friends and family and we all had a wonderful time together! Enjoy the photos!

with love,

your Chicago Wedding Photographer,



Chicago Wedding Photographer


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Chicago, IL 60618