Indian and Catholic wedding of Wilma and Sunny

I love when couples combine their traditions in their wedding ceremonies. Wilma and Sunny started their day with an Indian ceremony, then continued the celebration in the afternoon with a Catholic ceremony, followed by a great party.

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Lots of laughter during the ceremony!
Indian wedding illinois bristol court mt prospect

Indian wedding illinois bristol court mt prospect

Indian wedding illinois bristol court mt prospect

Indian wedding illinois bristol court mt prospect

Sunny looking dapper, dressed for the Catholic ceremony
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wedding double tree hotel arlington heights illinois

cute!
wedding double tree hotel arlington heights illinois

Wilma’s reaction seeing Sunny just before their afternoon ceremony. So happy!
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wedding ceremony holy family parish inverness illinois

wedding ceremony holy family parish inverness illinois

wedding ceremony holy family parish inverness illinois

I loved the light coming through the church windows
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wedding ceremony holy family parish inverness illinois

wedding ceremony holy family parish inverness illinois

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Wilma has such an adorable expression here
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Chicago Indian wedding of Kiersten and Feanil

I was back in Chicago to photograph the beautiful, exciting, and colorful wedding of Kiersten and Feanil. What an amazing event! A special thanks to my friend Ana Miyares for coming out and shooting with me. We lucked out with a beautiful day (I had the sunburn to prove it) at Independence Grove.

Kiersten helping out bridesmaid Tasha with her sari
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The beautiful ladies!
Chicago Independence Grove Indian wedding

Sexy bridemaids with awesome parasols
Chicago Independence Grove Indian wedding

Feanil at his Barat
Chicago Independence Grove Indian wedding

Chicago Independence Grove Indian wedding

The mandap looked fantastic!
Chicago Independence Grove Indian wedding

Feanil being escorted by Kiersten’s parents to the mandap
Chicago Independence Grove Indian wedding

Chicago Independence Grove Indian wedding

Chicago Independence Grove Indian wedding

One of my favorite parts of the ceremony is when the guests throw flower petals at the bride and groom as they’re circling the mandap. I always up with some petals either in my hair, down my shirt, or in my camera bag.
Chicago Independence Grove Indian wedding

What’s a good Indian ceremony without a little shoe stealing?
Chicago Independence Grove Indian wedding

Chicago Independence Grove Indian wedding

I love the moms’ expressions here
Chicago Independence Grove Indian wedding

Playfully tossing petals with their feet
Chicago Independence Grove Indian wedding

Chicago Independence Grove Indian wedding

The gorgeous Kiersten!
Chicago Independence Grove Indian wedding

Chicago Independence Grove Indian wedding

Feanil looking sharp
Chicago Independence Grove Indian wedding

Chicago Independence Grove Indian wedding

I enjoy the movement in this one
Chicago Independence Grove Indian wedding

Chicago Independence Grove Indian wedding

Chicago Independence Grove Indian wedding

Chicago Independence Grove Indian wedding

Chicago Independence Grove Indian wedding

Chicago Independence Grove Indian wedding

Chicago Independence Grove Indian wedding

I was excited to have a full moon for this shot
Chicago Independence Grove Indian wedding

Apparently the reception went on a tad too late for this little guy
Chicago Independence Grove Indian wedding

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Shiraz and Vijay’s wedding

What a beautiful wedding at the Swissotel! Shiraz and Vijay were wonderful to work with.

One of the flower girls was far more interested in her game than preparing for the ceremony

The first time they get to see each other during the ceremony

Love the shadows!

mmm… cake.

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Anjlee and Ronak’s wedding

I just love the excitement, color, busyness, and fun of Indian weddings!

Ronak’s parents… they were having a blast!

This little boy was very curious about the ceremony he was about to walk in to

Apparently he was told to wait too long, so he had to amuse himself 🙂

There were tons of great moments during the ceremony

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Sapna and Dev's Wedding

Sapna and Dev’s wedding was glorious. There was a really small group of guests, so I got the chance to meet and talk with many of their family members throughout the day. They were all so kind and welcoming. Their ceremony was held at the Radhey Shyam Temple, and we all headed over to the Indian House Restaurant in Oakbrook (awesome food!) for the reception.

Gorgeous!

The ceremony started with the eldest person blessing the couple: Sapna’s grandmother

There were lots of cute moments during the ceremony.

During the reception Sapna’s sister asked if I would take a few photos that showed off her eyelashes (done at Mario Tricoci). But of course!

These two are constantly laughing together; I loved it!

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KC and Feanil's engagement celebration

KC and Feanil had a fabulous engagement ceremony and party! Lots of color, lots of people, and lots of glitter and sparkle. KC has been writing about her experiences of marrying into an Indian family for the past few months, which is quite an interesting read: Bahu Boot Camp; Intercultural Wedding Adventures

I loved all the details of KC’s outfit and jewelry.

They’re so cute together!

These hearts had been painted on the pavement just outside the location, and they requested a shot with them.

A moment during the ceremony: KC and her parents’ hands

rice being given to KC

Just after the rings exchange

There were many cute little kids at the party

Dancing time!

These guys were lifting Feanil’s mom up on their shoulders

So much color and movement! I loved it.

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