A lot of amazing things stand out to me in today's wedding from Kenny Nakai Photography, but the biggest thing (besides how awesome the images are!) is how killer this couple's wedding style is! Classic and elegant with just the right amount of daring. Groom Marek couldn't look better in his timeless black tux and bow tie, and bride Stephanie's choice of wedding dress and dramatic necklace deserve a round of applause! I'm in love! Read on to learn more...
From the bride, Stephanie, when asked about working with photographer Kenny Nakai: Kenny is absolutely amazing!! I cannot say enough good things about him. First of all, he is truly passionate about what he does, and this is evidenced by how hard he worked for us (both on the day of our wedding and at our engagement shoot). He did everything he could to get "the perfect shot." He is so creative and has a unique eye for taking simply stunning photos. So many friends and family have come up to me since the wedding to comment on our engagement book and our wedding pictures and how gorgeous and unique they are! Kenny's simple portraits of us are wonderful, and his creative and artistic shots of just us, as well as those of the whole bridal party, are truly one-of-a-kind.
Stephanie: Regarding what was most memorable about our wedding day....where do I start?! It was an amazing day from start to finish, and I could not have asked for more! It was my dream wedding! I enjoyed spending time with my mom, Marek, his parents, and friends planning our big day. I will never forget shopping for my dress with my mom, and how special that time was for me. Day of, I will remember getting ready in the morning with all the girls at the Trump - telling stories, singing along to music, laughing and enjoying the excitement leading up to our ceremony. At our ceremony, I will remember walking down the aisle with my mom and seeing Marek waiting for me at the alter looking oh-so-handsome! I will remember going to do the prayer to Mary with my mom and Marek's mom. Finally, I will NEVER forget how he teared up multiple times during the ceremony, but especially during our vows...I could truly feel how much he cared for me, and how special this day was for us both.
Probably what I will remember the most is all the love both between us and surrounding us that day. Friends and family all gathered together to have a fun time and celebrate our love for one another. It was such a happy, fun day for us both!! I wish I could do it all over again!
The Wedding Team:
Photography: Kenny Nakai Photography
Ceremony Location: St Hyacinth Basilica
Reception Location: Trump Chicago Hotel
Dress/Jewelry: Boutique Victoria
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Wedding Florals and Decor: Kehoe Designs
DJ: Style Matters (Dustin Harris)
Wedding Cake: Take the Cake
Grooms Cake and Party Favors (chocolate bears): Sarah’s Pastries & Candies
Groom's Tuxedo: Zegglio Custom Clothier
Groomsmen's Tuxedos: Formally Modern
Hair: Julie with Amber Waves Salon (in Naperville)
Makeup: Jillian Kratky
Nails: Charlene Queano
Bridesmaid dresses: Melissa Sweet (Priscilla of Boston)
Rings: MR Diamonds
Stationary: Spilled Ink Press
Thank you Stephanie and Marek!
Readers, get all kinds of wedding fashion ideas and inspiration in our Fashion Reports and Men's Wear ideas in our Groombug section, and see more of Stephanie and Marek's wedding on Kenny Nakai's blog!