Foram + Girish : Midwest Swaminarayan Temple + Hotel Allegro
The Mandir, or Hindu temple, is an amazing structure. Typically very ornate and built with beautiful architectural features, it seemed perfect to incorporate into Foram and Girish’s wedding trailer. When we arrived early in the morning to film Foram getting ready, the morning sun bounced off the temple’s roof.
Foram and Girish’s ceremony started with a small baraat outside of the Midwest Swaminarayan Temple in Itasca, Illinois and continued inside, where the couple saw eachother for the first time.
In typical Indian wedding tradition, as Girish approached the mandap, Foram’s relatives stole his shoes (they of course return them later in the day; only after a sum of money is given for them).
After their ceremony, we went to the Art Institute of Chicago’s gardens to do a photo shoot. Their intimate reception was then held at the Hotel Allegro in Chicago. A special thanks to Michael Rastall Photography for introducing this wonderful couple to us.
Ceremony: Midwest Swaminarayan Temple (Itasca, Illinois)
Reception: Hotel Allegro (Chicago, Illinois)
Coordination: Lola Event Productions
Photography: Michael Rastall Photography
Hair/Makeup: Sonia Sandhu
Reception Music: Prashant Shah (DJ Prashant)
Transportation: M&M Limo