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Wedding at Lemont Hindu Temple of Chicago

Seema + Amit // Same Day Edit

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Wedding at Lemont Hindu Temple Chicago

When I first meet with Seema and Amit to talk about filming their wedding, they told me about their ceremony location, which was the Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago in Lemont, Illinois. I started to think of how cinematic this location was. We’ve filmed outdoors at the Temple in the past, but never inside any of their buildings. Most people around Chicago have seen the Temple-either driving by it or in photos. It’s an amazingly beautiful structure.
Camera Crane at a Chicago Indian Wedding at Lemont Hindu Temple
We brought in the camera crane to capture some aerial views of the baraat (groom’s procession) and exterior shots of the Temple. I believe this is the first wedding we’ve filmed, which included rituals from the Konkani culture. Each time we film an Indian wedding, the beautiful traditions remain as a centerpiece to the wedding day, which continues to be our focus of the trailer and wedding films we produce.

Throughout the two days of filming their wedding events, our crew of 9 worked seamlessly to put together a Same Day Edit trailer and show it at their reception to over 600 guests on two large 9’x12′ projector screens. The crowd watched in amazement as we included portions of the Sangeet, Baraat, Wedding Ceremony, and Reception in the trailer. It was a true highlight of the evening!

Seema and Amit, thank you for asking us to film your beautiful wedding events. We enjoyed meeting your family and friends. This will be a wedding and a couple we won’t forget…

Sangeet/Mehndi Venue: Waterford Banquet Center
Mehndi Band: Laya Tarang Musical Group (Rita Modi & Santosh Varghese) 847-390-6104, 224-612-2733, 847-373-9918
Ceremony: Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago (Lemont, Illinois)
Reception: Drury Lane Theatre & Conference Center (Oak Brook, Illinois)
Catering: Saffron
Planning/Design: Oliveaire Event Management Company
Rolls Royce: Global Exotic Car Rentals of Chicago
Mehndi Artist: Unnati’Z Art
Bridal Hair/Makeup: Shumaila
Baraat Horse: Maharaja Farm
Ceremony Music: Nathaswara Thavil of Canada
Additional Transportation: Aries Charter
Photo Booth: Must Have Photo Booth
Orchestra: TVK Orchestra
Photography: Liesl Diesel Photo View photos HERE
Cinematography: Delack Media Group

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Indian Baraat Horse in Elkhart, Indiana

Sipa + Asheesh // 2 days in Elkhart, Indiana

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By having a daughter, the father knows that one day he might receive “the call”. When Sipa’s dad received that call, he wasn’t ready to give up his daughter. Admittedly, he still wasn’t ready to give up his daughter on her wedding day. He detailed that during his speech, which was a highlight of the evening. We showcase it in this wedding trailer. His words provide an interesting look into what being father of the bride really means.

Sipa and Asheesh could not have been a more perfect fit for our style of filming. They loved our creativity and were willing to give us complete artistic direction, which always leads to amazing things.

As the story goes, they met while attending Indiana University. Sipa grew up in Elkhart, Indiana and wanted to have her wedding there. Traveling all over the United States while in residency, Sipa & Asheesh were able to grow their relationship into an engagement and marriage.
Indian Baraat Horse with Groom in Elkhart, Indiana
Indian Baraat Horse in Elkhart, Indiana
Traveling from Chicago to Elkhart, Indiana gave us great joy. We love filming Indian weddings because of all the beautiful colors and culture. This wedding was no exception and can only be described as “Epic”…from the decor to the clothes to Main Street being shut down for the baraat (groom’s procession). Their venues were also very neat. The garba/raas night was at the RV/MH Hall of Fame and their wedding ceremony took place on the historic Lerner Theatre stage. How cool is that?
Mehndi Indian Bride
Sipa & Asheesh, thank you for asking us to film your two days of events. We hope this trailer is a beautiful reminder of that amazing weekend.
Indian wedding video in Elkhart, Indiana at the Lerner Theater
Garba/Raas Venue: RV/MH Hall of Fame Elkhart, Indiana
Wedding/Reception Venue: The Lerner Theatre Elkhart, Indiana
Planning/Coordination: Drish Couture Events
Design: Precision Sound & Lighting
Floral: Stems Chicago
Dhol: Dholee Entertainment Services
Baraat Horse: Graceful Equines
Catering: Saffron of Westmont
DJ: DJ Aladdin
Mehndi Artist: Unizart
Photography: Lifetime Photography view their photos by clicking here
Cinematography: Delack Media Group

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