Chicago Intercontinental Magnificent Mile Wedding Photos – The Bean, Millennium Park
Xinying + Simon were just married 11 days ago, but I wanted to turn these photos around quickly so they could view them before their wedding ceremony in China! Their Chicago wedding ceremony + reception was held at the historic Chicago Intercontinental Magnificent Mile! It was a rare snowy April day, and the bride and groom insisted on heading out to take photos at The Bean in Millennium Park! It snowed for an hour before we left the Intercontinental…but while driving over, the snow relented and we were able to get some great pictures! As their wedding photographer, I made sure to stay flexible and hear my clients wants and needs throughout the day!
The Hall of Lions at the Chicago Intercontinental Magnificent Mile – make a for a great wedding day photo location!
Proof that it did snow in April 2016!
Getting Ready at the Intercontinental Mag Mile
Xinying had some killer wedding shoes!
She bought her wedding dress in Europe-
Photo of her wedding ring and bracelet
Intercontinental hotel lobby along the Magnificent Mile
Wedding Photos at The Bean in Millennium Park
We took some fun photos with their classmates at The Bean in Millennium Park!
All the tourists were great in letting the bride and groom take photos under the Bean! A rare occurrence in Chicago!
Tower Suite at the Chicago Intercontinental
Hall of Lions Wedding Photos
We took some photos by the bridge in the Hall of Lions!
A full bridal party photo on the staircase
Wedding ceremony set up in the Hall of Lions – Florals by Blooming City Flowers
Stunning escort card table
Wedding Reception Photos at the Intercontinental
Korean Paebaek Wedding Ceremony Chicago
It was fun to photograph Simon + Xinying’s family during the traditional Korean wedding ceremony (called Paebaek). Here the parents throw chestnuts and dates to say how many boys and girls the future couple will have!
Another fun Paebaek moment…when the groom gives his bride a piggy back ride around the room in a show of strength!
Xinying changed into a stunning red gown for the wedding reception!
These ladies flew in from Asia to support the bride on her wedding day!
One of the most touching moments of the reception was when the bride and groom took the mic-
Love the chandelier in the Hall of Lions at the Intercon Mag Mile! Gorgeous first dance picture!
And a dip at the end!
Congrats again Xinying + Simon! Enjoy your wedding reception in China! You had a memorable celebration here in Chicago!