Chicago’s skyline shimmered under a moody sky, a perfect backdrop for the love story that unfolded at The Metropolitan on the 67th floor of Willis Tower. Capturing their intimate ceremony and vibrant celebration as your documentary wedding photographer, Sarah Nader, was an absolute privilege!
Though the day began with a touch of rain, we didn’t let that dampen the spirits. Our first stop was the iconic Chicago Board of Trade, where Kris awaited Grace for a first look in front of the gold doors. The anticipation crackled in the air, and when their eyes met, the city seemed to hold its breath. It was a moment of pure joy, captured in all its raw authenticity.
But the rain had other plans, prompting us to pivot. Fortunately, Chicago boasts hidden gems like the Chicago Cultural Center, a stunning architectural masterpiece bathed in natural light. Here, we captured the warmth of their connection amidst the grandeur of the venue with ornate arches and soaring ceilings.
As the clouds parted, we ventured outside to take photos in front of the mural outside the Willis Tower, basking in the fleeting sunlight before heading up to The Metropolitan.
The 66th and 67th floors of the Willis Tower transformed into a breathtaking sanctuary for their ceremony. Filipino wedding traditions, infused with close family and friends, created a unique and heartwarming atmosphere.
Then came the moment everyone had been waiting for – the sunset on The Ledge. With the city sprawling beneath their feet and the sky ablaze with fiery hues, Grace and Kris embraced, their love echoing in the vastness of Chicago. These sunset portraits at The SkyDeck were pure magic, capturing the epic beauty of their union against the breathtaking backdrop.
Back inside, The Metropolitan’s reception space dazzled with panoramic views and sparkling city lights. Heartfelt speeches flowed, laughter filled the air, and the dance floor was a whirlwind of joy. It was a celebration of love, family, and the undeniable magic of Chicago, all unfolding amidst the sky-high elegance of The Metropolitan.
Grace and Kris, your Metropolitan wedding was a testament to the power of love, the resilience of spirits, and the breathtaking beauty of Chicago. It was an honor to document your story, and I know you’ll cherish these memories for years to come.
Congratulations on your unforgettable Metropolitan Wedding!
To see more of Grace and Kris’s love story, revisit their captivating engagement session at North Avenue Beach: https://sarahnader.com/2022/06/13/north-avenue-beach-engagement/
P.S. Looking for a documentary wedding photographer who captures the real moments, the raw emotions, and the unique beauty of your love story? Reach out to Sarah Nader Photography! I’m always thrilled to tell stories through my lens, one unforgettable wedding at a time.
Photographer / Sarah Nader Photography
Venue / The Metropolitan
Florist / Juliet Tan
Hair & Make-up / Blush and Braids Bridal
Officiant / Forever Incredible
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