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Indian Hindu Wedding Baraat in Chicago

Roshni + Chad // 2 Days at the Westin Chicago Northwest Itasca

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An Indian wedding is full of so much color, fanfare, and smiling faces. It’s easy to get caught up in it all and start breaking out into a Bollywood-style dance. For this trailer, I took a step back and tried to encapsulate the sights and sounds surrounding an Indian wedding. The Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca has a beautiful lake with a fountain in the back of their property. As I was filming the Garba/Raas event on the eve of Roshni and Chad’s wedding, I looked out from the tent and saw an amazing orange sky. So, I ran outside and captured that shot. The next day at their wedding, I filmed the swans and ducks in that same pond and combined it with a few other nature-type shots to bring the viewer into the setting of this beautiful wedding.

Roshni & Chad actually live in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, but had always come to Chicago for visits with family. Roshni told me that Chicago is one of the best cities in the country! With a lack of Indian wedding vendors in Iowa, the couple decided to plan their 3-day Hindu wedding in the Chicagoland area. After knowing that fact, I am truly humbled that they asked us to film two days of their wedding events.

Indian Hindu Wedding Baraat in Chicago
This trailer includes images from the Garba/Raas event, Baraat, 7 steps around the holy fire, and Vidaai ceremonies.
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Thanks to Joseph Kang Photography for sending us this photo of our team in action at the Baraat:
Chicago Indian Wedding Cinematography Baraat
Garba/Raas & Ceremony/Reception Venue: Westin Chicago Northwest (Itasca, IL)
Bridal Hair/Makeup: Mehwish Khan
Design: Sonhar Events
Baraat Horse: Maharaja Farm
Dhol: Kam Hayer 331-575-8217 kamar_hayer@hotmail.com
DJ: DJ Krush with Aum Productions
Classic Car: Classic Wedding Car
Photography: Joseph Kang
Cinematography: Delack Media Group

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Indian groom getting ready for his Hindu wedding ceremony in Bartlett Illinois

Rakhi + George // Bengali Wedding

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Indian groom getting ready for his Hindu wedding ceremony in Bartlett Illinois
Indian bride puts on her dupatta for their Hindu wedding in Bartlett Illinois
Here’s a trailer of their wedding reception, which was held on a separate day at Sunda New Asian Chicago:


The phone rang and I picked it up. It was Rakhi on the other line. She found our company by doing a search on Yelp. She told me about how she loved our style of cinematography and wanted us to film their wedding, which was going to take place in a few weeks. Luckily, we were available! A small group of their closest family and friends gathered in the home for a beautiful ceremony.

I believe this was our first Bengali Hindu wedding. During this wedding video trailer, you’ll see the blowing of the conch shell and the women making the “Ooli” sound, which are both symbolically meant to ensure everyone’s attention is drawn to the main ceremony.

A few weeks later, we showed this trailer at their reception. I was so fortunate to capture such an amazing event. Thank you for asking me to be a part of your wedding. It was a true honor.

Photography: Michael Rastall Photography
Ceremony Design: Ustav Creations
Reception: Sunda New Asian Chicago

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