Best Chicago Luxury Wedding Photos From Hyatt Regency Chicago
It hasn’t even been a week yet, but I’m posting Dana + Jay’s wedding photos on the blog! I met Dana + Jay back in 2014 when I was the wedding photographer for Dayna + Todd’s Chicago wedding! I would then see them again at Phil + Maggie’s wedding and in California for Amy + Tomer! You can look online for reviews on photographers, but the greatest compliment I receive is when a couple refers me to their friends – so thank you guys!
I posted a few wedding teaser photos earlier this week, and Dana left this note on my Nakai Photography Instagram!
Kenny you are the best in the biz. It’s as simple as that!!! If this is an preview of what is to come, I really can’t even wait!!!! Thank you for capturing our special day!!!!
So be sure to scroll down to see more photos from their gorgeous wedding day! In case you missed it: Dana + Jay’s stunning Chicago engagement session photos, be sure to check those out too!
Ceremony + Reception Venue: Hyatt Regency Chicago Downtown
Planner + Coordinator: Barbara Moss Events
Florals + Decor: Epic Events Chicago
Band: Becca Kaufman Orchestra
Photographer: Nakai Photography
Associate Photographer: Tom Yan
Dress: Monique Lhuillier from Ultimate Bride Chicago
A Few of the Best Pictures From the Wedding
The Hyatt Regency Chicago is a beautiful venue for a wedding! It is full of great spots for photos! I also just love how this picture showcases Dana’s dress!
Photographer’s Tip: Real emotions! I love the way they are smiling at each other in this photo! I’m sure everyone who knows her knows that Dana has the best smile!
Epic Events killed it with their ceremony room decor! Their Chuppah (Jewish covering) was perfect!
Getting Ready Photos at the Hyatt Chicago – Luxury Details
Her Monique Lhuillier from Ultimate Brides Chicago was gorgeous!
Nothing says luxury like foil letterpress invitations!
She had her Jimmy Choo shoes for the ceremony…nothing but the best!
And her Nike Air sneakers for the reception! The gold laces were the perfect touch!
Bridesmaids got some nice kicks too!
Not to be left out, the bride bought her groom the perfect wedding day gift, a pair of patent leather Air Jordans-
Wedding Day Photos Around the Hyatt Regency Chicago
Jewish Wedding Ceremony – The Ketubah Signing
The groom reaching out to his mom during the ceremony!
Wedding Ceremony – Hyatt Regency Chicago Crystal Ballroom Photos
One of the best moments on a wedding day-
To start the ceremony, the groom walks around the bride as part of their Jewish tradition!
Photographer’s Tip: Looking for a sense of time and place. Sometimes you get lucky with the clock tower (time) on the Wrigley Building (place – downtown Chicago)!
Wedding Reception Photos at the Hyatt Chicago
One of the best moments from the reception, when the bride’s mom started singing with her backup ensemble!
A candlelight send off for the newlyweds!
Thank you Dana + Jay for having me as your wedding photographer! I can’t believe it’s all over, but I’m thankful you have these photos to relive each moment!
you Chicago wedding photographer,