Classic, Elegant, Drake Hotel Wedding Reception | Ashley and Mike Part 3

Classic elegance and sweet romance. Ashley and Mike’s Drake Hotel wedding reception is what fairy tale happily ever after dreams are made of. If you haven’t seen by now, Ashley and Mike’s INCREDIBLE wedding day was SO perfect and amazing, and my team of myself plus two other photographers captured so many photos within the over twelve hours that we photographed this stunning, classic, pink and gold wedding, that I split the day into three separate blog posts. Part 1 covers the getting ready portion of the day as well as the bridal details, bridal party portraits, and the bride and groom photos in downtown Chicago at the Wrigly building and the Rookery. Part Two of this amazing Drake Hotel Wedding shows their stunningly sweet two wedding ceremonies in the Gold Coast Room and the French Room. They had both a military ceremony with a saber exit and a tradition Korean wedding ceremony to incorporate the bride’s heritage. We’ve now made it to part 3 of Ashley and Mike’s wedding day, and I’m SO excited to show you not only their classic, luxury wedding reception set up in the Gold Coast Room at the Drake Hotel, but also how fun and sweet all of the moments during their reception were.

Ashley and Mike, your wedding was one of my all time favorites as a wedding photographer. And that’s saying A LOT as a wedding photographer who is OBSESSED with my job and LOVES weddings! You two are so sweet and deserve all the happiness in the world. I hope you’ve enjoyed all of these sneak peaks! I’m working on getting your full gallery to you as soon as possible! It’s been so fun to relive your wedding day while editing all of your photos!

A HUGE thank you to Ashley and Mike’s vendor dream team:

Chicago Wedding Photographer: Rakoteet Photography

Venue: The Drake Hotel

Florist: Juliet Tan Floral Design

Cake and Other Desserts: Joanne Buege - Sweet Food Chicago

DJ: DJ Dan - Precision Sound

Hair: Tony - Exsalonce

Catering: Shaun Rajah & Katerina Opalko

Bridal Gown: Alice in Ivory

Bridesmaid Dresses: Kennedy in Blue

Shoes: David’s Bridal

Jewelry/Rings: Sam Kee Hong Jewelry

Men’s Attire: Formal/Military Uniform

Transportation: M&M Limo

Stationary: Basic Invite

Videography: Ivana and Steven Chen

Wedding Planner: Lisa Jaroscak with Storybook