Chicago Indian Wedding Videography

Westin Itasca Wedding

Inshu + Aneel // 2-day Wedding // Itasca


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One of the many neat things about filming an Indian wedding is the fact that many people often travel from far countries like India just for the occasion. At Inshu and Aneel’s wedding, I met a lady who traveled from India to attend the wedding and had never stepped foot in the U.S. in her entire life. It’s the feeling of friends and family surrounding you on your special day that make it so memorable. Not only were guests attending Inshu and Aneel’s wedding in-person, but they also tuned in (from many countries, including India) to a live internet webcast, which we provided online.
Chicago Wedding Internet Webcast Livestream
In this trailer, you’ll see Inshu and Aneel passing each other in the elevators. I’ll have to give full credit to Inshu for orchestrating the idea for their first look. It required more coordination than I had originally thought. The idea was to film them with one camera going down together and the second camera would capture the two doors opening and the two of them seeing each other for the first time before their ceremony. The problem we encountered was that hotel guests on other floors were calling the elevators. So, Inshu or Aneel would head down in the elevator and had to stop at various floors. Needless to say, it became slightly entertaining to watch Inshu and Aneel go up and down on the elevators.
Westin Itasca Wedding
We filmed two days of events for Inshu and Aneel’s wedding: the mehndi party night, and the wedding ceremony/reception day. This couple had a great sense of humor, which you’ll see throughout their trailer. Inshu and Aneel, thank you so much for asking us to film your beautiful wedding events. We wish you a lifetime of happiness and laughter together…

Chicago Wedding Vendors:

Venue: Westin Chicago Northwest (Itasca, IL)
Planner: Sabrina Hans Events
Decor: Prestige Wedding Decor and Lavish Weddings
Catering: The Indian Harvest
Bridal Hair/Makeup: Mehwish Khan
Mehndi Artist: Unnati’Z Art
Dhol: Kam Hayer 331-575-8217
Baraat Horse: Maharaja Farm
DJ: DJ Sultan
Photography: REM
Cinematography: Delack Media Group

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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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