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A Pond, Secret Garden + Art Gallery! Melinda + Jonathan’s Wedding!

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Before we get into the photos…I thought to share one of my favorite bridal party wedding pictures – There was so much laughing going on during the shoot!

Getting Ready: Wedding Photos in Evanston, IL

I had a great time with Melinda and Jonathan at their wedding last month! Since I had photographed the wedding of Melinda’s sister, Sherry, a few years ago…I knew a good number of people at the wedding and it made my job so much more enjoyable! We started their wedding photography coverage in Evanston, IL where both parties were getting ready!

Wedding Ceremony & Reception Venue
Intercontinental Chicago Ohare Hotel
5300 N River Rd
Rosemont, IL 60018

We started with some getting ready photos of Jonathan –

Over at the bride’s condo…there was a lot of LOVE going on…and I thought to add her wedding shoes to the picture!

Melinda’s sister and previous Nakai Photography client: Sherry helping with the final touches!

Wedding Bouquet photo – Orchids, Roses, Peonies and Calla Lilies!

The beautiful bride!

One of my favorite photos of her!

And her other beloved besides Jonathan. =)

We headed out to the park for some wedding photos in Evanston before their wedding ceremony! Love this photo…so elegant & timeless!

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Jonathan was uber excited to see his bride! You can’t hide their smiles! =)

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The bride and her bridesmaids

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A groomsmen photo-

I love how romantic this photo feels with a slight breeze and the water fountain in the background!

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Wedding Photos at Northwestern University

We headed to the Northwestern University campus for some more wedding pictures! I found this quaint chapel with some beautiful flower beds! I love the simplicity and beauty!

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We made our way to this ‘secret’ garden…so romantic and a scene almost out of an English Novel.

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Found some more cool architecture on the Northwestern campus to take advantage of-

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The couple stealing a moment to themselves! =)

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So picturesque!
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More Northwestern University buildings as a backdrop – gives it that urban feel
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Found a field and captured some more photos in nature!
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Intercontinental Chicago Ohare Wedding Photos

We headed to the Intercontinental Chicago Ohare Hotel for some last few photos before the wedding ceremony began!
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I love all the art pieces in the Intercontinental Chicago Ohare – They really makes for great wedding photos! And in case you didn’t know…the Intercontinental Chicago Ohare has a world class collection of art work!

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Wedding ceremony setup at the Intercontinental Chicago Ohare Hotel. Love the Rose glass ceiling pieces –

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The cute flower girl! =)

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Walking down the aisle! I have some photos where I used my flash…but I really like the ‘natural light’ photos where you get the colors from the uplighting that the bride and groom put up front!

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Wedding reception room shot at the Intercontinental Chicago Ohare hotel – so modern and elegant

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Sweetheart table setup under the lit Rose ceiling installation.

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A photo of the wedding cake

First dance photo

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Enjoy the moment =)

It was great to catch up with Phuc & Sherry…seems like yesterday that I photographed their wedding! =)

Fun moments!

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Congrats again to Melinda + Jonathan! We totally lucked out on the weather and the wedding photos turned out great! Thanks for being willing to take all those photos! It was great seeing your family again! (and you too Sherry + Phuc!) I hope you are enjoying the post wedding bliss!

with love,

Your wedding photographer,

Kenny

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