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Drake Chicago Luxury Wedding Photography // Kate + Royce


Spectacular – spectacular is the only way to categorize Kate + Royce’s luxurious wedding at the Drake Hotel in Chicago. I mean everything at the Drake is absolutely stunning so the photos come out magical. The gold coast room in particular is breathtaking with the columns being over 60 feet tall. A single long dinner table was set up for all the guests in the middle of the room – it was the epitome of elegance.

One thing that stood out to me at the Drake was the quality of the drapes. I even snapped a photo – check it out below. Amazing drapery!

Surrounded by friends and family Kate and Royce tied the knot in a very intimate ceremony officiated by an uncle. It was very touching and heartwarming. Both Kate and Royce are exceptionally wonderful people and I’m happy they’ve moved back to Chicago – though I think their Colorado friends would disagree a bit.

The temperature outside was pretty cold but we braved the wind and took some photos around Chicago. With the river frozen everything looked like a wonderland. Once we got inside, everyone partied the night away to the amazing sounds of the TVK Orchestra – I mean these guys are awesome! Everyone was commenting how amazing the music was.

Here’s a few of my favorite moments from the wedding of Kate and Royce at the Chicago Drake Hotel. I hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I did taking them!


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