Intercontinental Chicago Wedding Photography | Theresa + Daniel

June 20, 2023


Couple watching fireworks off the roof of the Intercontinental Chicago on their wedding day

This month is insane, but there are so many beautiful moments to share. I am so grateful to have such a stacked month of gorgeous weddings. Looking for an iconic Chicago wedding venue in the heart of the Mag Mile? Look no further than the Intercontinental Chicago. Looking for a glimpse into Intercontinental Chicago wedding photography done in a timeless, yet modern way? Keep scrolling 🙂

Theresa and Daniel wed on a perfect Saturday in June surrounded by their closest family and friends. The couple opted for a classic green and white color palette and were thoughtful with every detail throughout the day. Everything happened from start to finish at the Intercon, which makes it an easy day for photography. We did venture to the Wrigley Building for portraits and group photos, and we couldn’t have asked for a nicer day.

Icing on the Cake

Following the opening of the dance floor to guests, Theresa, Daniel and I snuck away from guests and were brought up to the rooftop of the venue to watch fireworks over Navy Pier. It was perfect.

Scroll to see some of my favorite images from their day.

Intercontinental Chicago Wedding Photography

a bride getting ready with her bridesmaids at the intercontinental chicago hotel
a bride getting ready to put on her dress at the intercontinental chicago
intercontinental chicago wedding photography
wedding party taking photos in front of the wrigley building in chicago
wedding party taking photos in front of the wrigley building in chicago
couple posing for editorial wedding portraits in chicago
couple walking down michigan avenue on their wedding day
couple posing for wedding photos outside of the tribune tower in chicago illinois

Pro-photo tip at the Intercontinental: The old side doors are better for photos than the gold doors on Michigan Avenue IMO. Less foot traffic!

The ceremony and reception took place inside of the Peninsula Ballroom and it was stunning.


Florist: Bonnie’s Flowers

Venue: InterContinental

Band: UpBeat Orchestra

Hair/Makeup: Pin Me Up Chicago

Bridal Dress: Anne Barge

Bridal Salon: Love Couture Bridal (Potomac, MD)

Rings: Razny Jewelers

Groom Suit: SuitSupply

Groomsmen: The Black Tux

Bridesmaids: Jenny Yoo

Irish Dancers: Trinity Irish Dancing

Irish Pipe Band: Shannon Rovers

Invitations: Minted

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All images © Arielle Gallione 2023

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hi, i'm ARIELLE.

You can usually find me home with my golden retriever or day dreaming of my next trip to Italy.

I am a firm believer in living life with purpose and never missing the opportunity to experience something new. The Meyers-Briggs test says I am an INFJ with ESFJ qualities (an introverted extrovert, IYKYK), and my friends say I am the person they come to when they need comfort, advice, or fresh baked goods. I consider myself an empath, so special moments you share with your loved ones will likely get me all teary eyed and sentimental. I am not here to pretend life is picture perfect, but to capture genuine emotion and create timeless pieces of art to decorate your home. I’m constantly striving for perfection, but have a calming personality and am relatively easy going. 

When the camera is not around my neck, I am a big home body. I love hanging on the couch with my dog, making pasta, breads and desserts from scratch, squatting 400+ pounds in the gym, or plotting my next trip outside of the US. As a direct descendant of Italian immigrants, I feel most at home in Italy (and speak a bit of Italian, too.)



Arielle has photographed over 175 weddings across 12 states, 5 countries, and 3 continents. While her heart beats for coastal and countryside Italian weddings, she is willing to travel anywhere and everywhere to document your day.








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