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The Blackstone Hotel Downtown Chicago Wedding Photos, Chicago Wedding Photographer / Sara + Spiros


Sara and Spiros met when they were 14 and became best friends. They started dating 2 years later, and these two are the true definitely of high school sweethearts!! Their wedding date fell on the exact date of their 10 year anniversary, and it could not have been a more special day! These two not only grew up together, but went to college together, moved to Chicago together, got engaged in London (!!), you name it and they’ve been through it all – together. I absolutely adore how caring and sweet these two are with each other (and funny!!). Their beautiful Chicago day had so many amazing aspects to it – from the iconic and stunning reception at the Blackstone Hotel, to the moving Greek ceremony at St. Basil Greek Orthodox Church – to my favorite part: when Staley the Bear of the Chicago Bears surprised Spiros during the reception!! The most fun part of the night!! His reactions were priceless :) The whole day was made effortless thanks to the amazing planning of Camryn Brook Events :) Makeup was done by my favorite, Carly Pribich Makeup Artist (we just adore her!!!!), and the stunning florals were done by the talented Flowers for Dreams. I could go on and on and on about this amazing day, but I want to get to sharing the photos so ENJOY!!! Sara and Spiros, we wish you two all the best, congratulations again!!!!!



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  1. Nick Cutaia says:

    Incredible photos, guys! My personal favorite is the shots of the bouquet throw and the subsequent look of defeat by Staley the Bear when he fails to secure the package. Again, amazing work!

  2. Jay Cutaia says:

    So many great photos! Thanks for capturing all these wonderful moments for us.

  3. Morgan Cutaia says:

    SO PRETTY!!!!!! Captured the love between everyone(:

  4. Sara Cutaia Mantzoros says:

    !!!!!! I squeed when I saw these. Katherine and Jason – you’re angelic, talented, beautiful people with an eye for the important. Thank you to infinity for these. I can’t wait to see the full gallery. You’ve made Spiros and me two very happy newlyweds <3

  5. Sophie says:

    Amazing photography team! Love reliving the day with these shots :)

  6. Kelsey says:

    Wow, these are amazing! It was a gorgeous wedding in every way. Love you guys ❤

  7. Courtney Shareef says:

    Such a beautiful couple! These images capture so much love, warmth, and joy. My favorite is the kiss beneath the veil.

  8. Juli says:

    What a perfect wedding and beautiful pictures! Congratulations Sara and Spiros! ❤️

  9. Nichole says:

    Beautiful wedding and beautiful photos!

  10. Nichole Roth says:

    Beautiful wedding and photos!

  11. Linda Van Ausdall says:

    These are fabulous wedding photos! Happy to have learned of the photographer. Congratulations to the lovely couple! Your photos will remind you of this very special occasion.

  12. Andy says:

    So beautiful

  13. Becky Hesson says:

    Beautiful photos!! Great location!

  14. Sue Gallagher says:

    The most fun and efficient photography team! Quality is undeniable- I mean look at these pictures!! Flawless and beautiful 💜

  15. Dave O says:

    Great pictures!

  16. Dave Amado says:

    These are great photos! Congratulations to the beautiful bride and lucky groom!

  17. Gracie Stowe says:

    Wow!!! These pictures are exquisite!! Everyone looks amazing!! The pictures are so elegant & timeless!! I love so many of them! So many touching beautiful pics of Sara & Spiros! ❤️ The kissing photo with the veil is perfection! The portrait of them sitting on the couch in that beautiful room is breathtaking! The group photo of the wedding party is the coolest thing ever!! The feel of this wedding is so classy and romantic. My goodness such a beautiful wedding!
    The locations enhance the beautiful pics as well. Love the richness of the color, in the church, hotel, floor contrast with furniture, the elegant lace on her dress… Everything looks so amazing!!!💖👌🏼

  18. Taylor Callison says:

    Congratulations!! These wedding photos are stunning!

  19. Jazmin Melchor says:

    These are beautiful!

  20. Rob Mantzoros says:

    These all look wonderful! It’s great to have a great memory captured this well in pictures.

  21. kate says:

    Most beautiful shots of the most beautiful two!

  22. Jonathon Cutaia says:

    Amazing photos!! Very well done guys! Loved how entertaining the whole pre-wedding photo shoot was!

  23. Gayle Cutaia says:

    Wow! What a special day captured beautifully and creatively by Katherine and Jason! I cannot thank you enough for these images. The professionalism and enjoyment you both brought to the wedding day is beyond praise. You balance each other perfectly and made an already special day, that much more special. I’m not sure how you were always in the right place at the right time to capture these moments, but there they are. And you seemed to have done it invisibility. Such a rare talent! What a fun day! Wish I could go back and re-live it over and over…. and with your photos, I will be able to. Katherinesalvatoriphotography is a gem of a find! Words cannot express my gratitude for them! 💖

  24. Mama Cutaia says:

    Oh! One more thing! That English Room at the Blackstone Hotel was a dream location! But when Sara saw the blue marbled rug on top of that beautiful black and white tile floor, she thought the look was lost…. THANK YOU so much for finding the room, rolling up that rug and making those amazing photographs a reality! The group photo is stellar and would look great as a canvas wall hanging! Something right out of a Hollywood movie! You really do make dreams come true! 🥰

  25. Glinda Cutaia says:

    Most fabulous wedding photos ever!

  26. Anthony Cutaia says:

    Great photo’s of everyone. Especially liked the photo’s in the tile room.

  27. Kayla Argueta says:

    So gorgeous! I can feel the emotion through the pictures. Congratulations!

  28. Melissa Gollehon says:

    Beautiful shots. I love some of the black and whites. The picture of Gayle helping Sara with her dress is so awesome

  29. erin gregg says:

    each picture really captures every emotion felt!!! i love it

  30. Kerri Badger says:

    Absolutely Beautiful! What a great job! Made me feel like I was there.

  31. Chrissy Martin says:

    All of these pictures are so beautiful! I especially love the photo of Sara twirling her dress and the group shot of the wedding party looking suave and serious. What a wonderful day. :)

  32. Renee Winberry says:

    All of these pictures are absolutely breathtaking. The love that was captured from the siblings, to parents, to Sara and Spiro is absolute! I loved Spiro’s reaction to the bear. Oh my, beautiful bride and ceremony. Thank you so much for sharing.

  33. Mindy Lynn says:

    Beautiful photography, beautiful bride, beautiful family! So sad to miss this wedding. Love the Cutaia family💗all 10 jillion of them. Congrats to all~ Mindy Lynn

  34. Claire V Bodie says:

    Beautiful Pictures of a Beautiful Wedding!!! So many unique shots of this blessed event!!!

  35. Dawn Heimsath says:

    Great photos. Love them all.

  36. Kim says:

    Wow! These photos are absolutely gorgeous!

  37. Alex Mantzoros says:

    These are are so, so beautiful and truly capture everyone’s genuine emotions. Looking through these fills me with such joy and love, I seriously can’t stop smiling 💖

  38. Trina Miller says:

    Wow!! Just WOW! These pictures capture the beauty of this lovely couple, the family, the venue and all of the gorgeous pieces in between.

  39. Susie Cutaia says:

    Captured the emotion from the day

  40. Callie Jo says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! They’re very elegantly done.

  41. Kristen Mantzoros says:

    Beautiful wedding and amazing photos!

  42. Katie Schneider says:

    Such beautiful pictures! They are all absolutely breathtaking! The church and venue were so pretty, but the bride and groom definitely stole the show. Perfection! Congratulations to the newlyweds!

  43. Julie says:

    These photos are breathtaking and you captured their day in such a way that those not present could feel their love 💕

  44. Sheryl Knight says:

    Stunning pictures. So eloquent with so much love being captured! Congratulations  to Sara and Spiros!

  45. Suzanne Kos Csines says:

    Gorgeous photos!

  46. Brenda says:

    Such stunning photographs, Absolutely Gorgeous! Congratulations!!!

  47. Lauren Batterham says:

    I love you guys.

  48. Haley Pullen says:

    Looked like it was a wonderful day!

  49. Kristen Mantzoros says:

    Such a beautiful wedding and the pictures captured everything so perfectly!

  50. Hallie says:

    Wow these are beautiful and so was this day!

  51. Rachael says:

    These are such beautiful shots! So wonderful to have the day captured like this!

  52. Lauren says:

    So stunning!

  53. Connor says:

    This is so freaking cool. Awesome job catching these beautiful memories

  54. Rachel Abbott says:

    Such a gorgeous wedding! I couldn’t be happier for Sara and Spiros <3

  55. Sophie Brenner says:

    Wow, these are INCREDIBLE!

  56. Sara Aguilar says:

    The most beautiful wedding I ever did see. :)

  57. Chynna says:

    What a gorgeous, wedding beautifully captured. Congrats Sara and Spiros<3

  58. Sarah Stoecker says:

    Beautiful work!!

  59. Andrew says:

    A beautiful couple, beautiful wedding, and beautiful photos to remember the day! These photos really capture the magic!

  60. Spiros says:

    Best day every captured by the best photographer ever

  61. SSC says:

    So lovely! What a great chicago wedding for a great chicago couple. Much love, cheers!

  62. Michelle Shepard says:

    These photos are absolutely beautiful! Looks as though every perfect moment was captured!! What a wonderful celebration for Sara and Spiro!! Looked just perfect!!!