Winter Wedding Chateau Ritz

wedding in winter with lot of snow - Sebi and Camelia at Chateau Ritz venue

Camelia and Sebi’s Winter Wedding Photos


I met Camelia and Sebi before at Camelia’s sister’s wedding. Melinda, who is Camelia’s sister, had her wedding in the Detroit area as well. I was excited to see Camelia and Sebi again and to also see Melinda and her husband, Dimi, attend their wedding. The newly weds are a Romanian couple who also happen to live in the Chicago area. It was great catching up with them and seeing both of them so happy!


We started our winter wedding photos at the groom’s house and then later went to the bride’s house. The groom had his friends help him get dressed at his house. He wore a traditional tuxedo with a black bow tie. Camelia wore a beautiful white wedding dress with lacing in the front and a long veil that extended well beyond the floor. It was absolutely lovely to see such a traditionaldress on her.

When everybody was ready, we left Camelia’s house to go to the wedding ceremony located at Betany pentecostal church in Chicago. I really enjoy this church and its architecture and I took a couple of photos inside while the ceremony was happening. When the couple’s closest friends and the pastor gave their blessings to their marriage, we left the church and went to the wedding venue located at Chateau Ritz in Niles, IL.

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While we were at the venue, it started to snow and we decided to seize the opportunity and take advantage of the wonderful winter and its scenery. We were fortunate enough to have a white winter coat for the bride, so that she wouldn’t be too cold while we were having the photo session. At the end of the night, the couple celebrated quietly with their friends and family.

Photography: Doru Halip

Videography: Media in Black

Venue: Chateau Ritz in Niles

Here is another beautiful wedding at Winetka.

This Post Has 11 Comments

  1. Beautiful! The snow pictures are so fun!

  2. Omg I LOVE a winter wedding! You captured it all beautifully! What an awesome wedding!

  3. Wow! I’m totally in love with the snow photos!! You rock 🙂

  4. Stunning. I could stare at those snowfall photos all night! Breath-taking.

  5. oh, i totally love those wintery, snowy portraits!!! so fun 🙂

  6. I have always wanted to go to a winter wedding because of the beautiful snowy backgrounds and this is pure genius! I love the way you used the elements to creat breathtaking images! Her dress was a perfect match too! Amazing work!

  7. what great wedding photos! I love the shots in the snow. So cool (or cold:))!

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