Magnificent Mile Fall Knickerbocker Hotel Wedding // Karina + Mike

Karina + Mike's fall Knickerbocker Hotel wedding was such a gorgeous day!

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Getting Ready

Karina + Mike's fall Knickerbocker Hotel wedding was such a gorgeous day!

Karina got ready at her childhood home, surrounded by all the memories of growing up. When a bride gets ready in her home, I try to incorporate the unique details of home into the photos.

Surrounded by her mom, her glam squad and her grandmother, Karina's getting ready memories will last a lifetime.

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bride getting ready

Knowing that Karina + Mike were planning a honeymoon to Italy and that her family is Italian, I saw a book of Italy on her coffee table and I was in heaven! The book featured lovely scenes from all over the country that fit so perfectly with a wedding.

I also love vintage details that hold a lot of meaning. The lovely vintage wedding shoes were the shoes her grandmother wore for her wedding!

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Karina + Mike chose to exchange vows at the church where Karina grew up near her house. Mike is such a sweet sentimental guy, I knew there would be tears as he saw Karina walking down the aisle. Making their ceremony even more special, their good friends (and bridesmaid) sang. And they were amazing!

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Time to Party

Now, it was time to party! With time ticking away before their cocktail hour started, the bridal party gathered around the grand Knickerbocker Hotel entrance for photos.

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For their fall knickerbocker Hotel wedding, I made sure to get a shot of them dancing on the iconic lit up dance floor before the guests. It's a wonderful moment for just the couple and it's a great photo! To top it off, the couple had their own person neon sign as a tribute.

With absolutely lovely toasts, tasting the cake and a tarantella around the dance floor, the Knickerbocker Hotel wedding reception was a fantastic event!

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Reception - Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel | Ceremony - St. Vincent Ferrer Church | Planning - Carats & Cupcakes

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