NINA & OLIVIERSt. Nicholas Ukrainian Cathedral Wedding

Nina and Olivier came all the way from Vienna, Austria to get married in Chicago!

 

OK, so Chicago is actually Nina’s home town, and her family welcomed friends and colleagues from around the world for the celebration, including Olivier’s family from France. Their day was a mix of old Ukrainian traditions–including the ceremony at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral–and modern style (Nina’s dress!!!), and it all culminated with a beautiful reception at the East Bank Club. (Oh, and Olivier even took over the piano for a bit during the reception….amazing!)

 

My French is terrible so I’ll just sign off with a heartfelt “félicitations” to the beautiful couple! It was an honor to capture this day!

 

The bride and groom got ready at the Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile, before their St. Nicholas Ukrainian Church and downtown Chicago East Bank Club wedding. Close up shots of a vintage engagement ring and wedding bands, before their St. Nicholas Ukrainian Church and downtown Chicago East Bank Club wedding. The bride gets her makeup done at the Sofitel Chicago, before their St. Nicholas Ukrainian Church and downtown Chicago East Bank Club wedding. Details of a wedding dress and champagne glass, before their St. Nicholas Ukrainian Church and downtown Chicago East Bank Club wedding. Detail shots of wedding accessories and a bridal bouquet, before their St. Nicholas Ukrainian Church and downtown Chicago East Bank Club wedding. Details of the bride's dress and accessories, before their St. Nicholas Ukrainian Church and downtown Chicago East Bank Club wedding. 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Getting Ready: Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile | Ceremony: St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral | Reception/Catering: East Bank Club | Flowers: Brian Crummy | Dress/Gown: Delphine Manivet via BHLDN | Shoes: Jimmy Choo| Makeup: Traci Fine/Fine Makeup Art & Associates| Music: Christy Bennett

 

 

  • François said:

    Wonderful, Fabulous, gorgeous, magnificent pictures of beautiful people!

  • Maria said:

    Beautiful photos of a wonderful celebration of love.!

  • Celine said:

    Les plus belles photos de mariage jamais vues ! Superbes ! Bravo

  • BETTY KIRK CHERNANSKY said:

    such a beautiful ceremony filled with love expressed throughout the evening by Nina and Olivier's friends and family. the wedding was a class act from start to finish and beautifully captured in photographs. thanks for sharing!

  • Nabila Alibhai said:

    STUNNING COUPLE AND STUNNING PHOTOS! Wishing you both love, happiness and A trip to east Africa!

  • Aimée said:

    Absolutely gorgeous! Love Love Love! Congratulations again xoxoxo

  • Kathryn Platzer said:

    Nina and Olivier, what beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing your day.