Cristine and Fred’s Wedding of Love, Excitement, and Elegance at Shore Club Chicago

Captured & submitted by Sarah Nader Photography


Being a Chicago wedding photographer is an incredible journey. I love that each wedding is a unique love story waiting to be told. Recently, I had the privilege of capturing a truly special wedding at The Shore Club in Chicago, a venue offering unbeatable views of Lake Michigan and close walking distance to North Avenue Beach. Cristine and Fred’s wedding was a blend of love, excitement, and pure elegance, and I’m thrilled to share its highlights.


Our day began at the lovely Hotel Lincoln, where the bride and groom prepared for their big moment. The hotel’s vintage charm and unique details provided a picturesque backdrop for capturing their excitement and anticipation.


The ceremony unfolded at the magnificent St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church. Its historic architecture and stunning stained glass windows created a breathtaking atmosphere for the couple’s vows.


Post-ceremony, the wedding party hopped on a trolley to explore some of Chicago’s famous spots. First stop: Lincoln Park South Pond and the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool. These lush settings provided a serene backdrop for candid shots and gorgeous portraits of the newlyweds.

Next, we headed to North Avenue Beach, capturing the couple’s joy against the backdrop of Lake Michigan and the city skyline. These shots beautifully showcased their love and the vibrant spirit of Chicago.


Our final destination was The Shore Club Chicago, a venue where dream beach weddings come to life with unbeatable Lake Michigan views. The Shore Club boasts three stunning spaces:

The Restaurant: This indoor space with floor-to-ceiling glass windows offers a unique blend of beach beauty and fine dining sophistication.

The Patio: An outdoor gem for cocktails and mingling, providing beachside views and cityscape glimpses.

The Oasis: A VIP experience, The Oasis offers tableside service with gourmet shared plates and top-notch champagne, a true touch of luxury.

As a Chicago wedding photographer, I was spellbound by the elegance and charm of The Shore Club. It was the perfect place for the couple to celebrate their love, surrounded by Lake Michigan’s natural beauty and the chic ambiance of the city.

In a nutshell, this wedding at The Shore Club was unforgettable. From the intimate moments at Hotel Lincoln to the grandeur of St. Mary of the Lake and the fun stops around Chicago, it was an honor to capture this love story. If you’re dreaming of a Chicago wedding that blends natural beauty with urban sophistication, The Shore Club is the perfect venue. As a photographer, I can assure you it offers an unbeatable backdrop for your special day.


Beauty: The Bridal Beauty Team//Band: Maggie Speaks//Floral Designer: City Chic Chicago//Event Planner: City Chic Chicago//Ceremony Location:St. Mary of the Lake//Event Venue:shore club chicago//Photographer: Sarah Nader Photography//

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