Kimpton Gray Hotel Chicago Wedding | Natalie + Steve

Natalie and Steve met 10 years ago at work. Ah, don’t we just love a little workplace romance? Instantly their connection grew. Now here we are, tying the knot with these two in Downtown Chicago. It was important for Natalie and Steve to really embrace every moment of the day. Having all of their friends and family in their favorite city, celebrating love was exactly what they were looking for. Embracing the beauty of Chicago in an authentic and genuine way was one of the main things Natalie and Steve were looking for while looking for a Chicago Wedding Photographer. Now, they get to relive every moment of their Kimpton Gray Hotel Chicago Wedding.

The Kimpton Gray Hotel | Downtown Chicago Loop Wedding Venue

If you’re someone looking for a historic, modern Chicago wedding venue then I would highly suggest checking out The Kimpton Gray Hotel. In Downtown Chicago’s Loop, set inside a historic building The Kimpton Gray Hotel boasts luxury modern amenities for any couple looking to celebrate love. Described as “smart, sophisticated, and stylish”, this Chicago hotel brings in some beautiful natural light and serves as the perfect Chicago wedding venue for just about any couple. It’s centrally located to many of Chicago’s well-known attractions such as Union Station, Buckingham Fountain, Millennium Park, The Field Museum, and Adler Planetarium.

Amenities For Your Kimpton Gray Hotel Chicago Wedding

The Kimpton Gray Hotel in Chicago offers couples a wide variety of wedding amenities for them to choose from. This not only makes couples feel 100% taken care of but helps enhance the overall wedding experience and create that luxury feel. Some of the wedding amenities included in this Chicago wedding venue are:

  • Event space for 220 guests (180 with dance floor)
  • Customized wedding menus
  • On-site manager
  • Discounted guest room rates for you and your guests

You can read more about their wedding amenities here!

Natalie & Steve’s Kimpton Gray Hotel Chicago Wedding

Natalie and Steve’s main goal throughout their entire wedding day was to be able to capture those special moments. While getting married in itself is a special moment, the in-between and raw reactions are what makes it all the more special. Memories like Natalie’s dad walking her down the aisle and being announced husband & wife to name a few. Part of what makes documentary-style wedding photography such a beautiful thing is that telling your story is never really staged. Everything is more organic and in the moment which allows for more emotion to surface.

Throughout Natalie and Steve’s wedding day, we were able to explore little bits of Chicago that were one of the many things they were wanting. We explored the city, documented the realness, and got these two married in a beautiful ceremony. We enjoyed a brief cocktail hour at Boleo, The Kimpton Gray Hotel’s rooftop bar. Their reception was just as magical as the rest of their wedding day, spent throwing our hands up and shaking our booties until we couldn’t anymore. 10/10 wedding day if you ask me!

Get In Touch! | Chicago Wedding Photographer

Hey, I’m Emma! A Chicago Wedding and Elopement Photographer ready to document your day in a candid and documentary style. If you liked reading this blog, inquire here, and let’s chat through the vision of your wedding day!


Photography: Emma Petersen Photography

Venue: The Kimpton Gray Hotel

Videographer: Colton Weiss

Florist: Daniel Scott

DJ: The DJ Firm & DJ Zel

Cake/Dessert: Alliance Bakery

Hair: Leslie Hoffman

Makeup: Torie Conn

Dress: Tara LaTour & Honey Bridal

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