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Foram + Girish : Midwest Swaminarayan Temple + Hotel Allegro

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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
Design: Botanicals
Photography: Michael Rastall Photography
Hair/Makeup: Sonia Sandhu
Reception Music: Prashant Shah (DJ Prashant)
Transportation: M&M Limo

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Rutvi + Milan // A 3-Day Wedding

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Three days of amazing Indian culture wrapped into one trailer. After seeing much of our previous South Asian cinematic wedding film work, Rutvi and Milan contacted us. They loved our style and the way we captured the beautiful Indian wedding traditions.

On the first night, their Mehendi celebration and musical event took place at the Waterford Banquet and Conference Center in Elmhurst, Illinois, where we are one of their preferred vendors for wedding videography. Their beautiful Moroccan-themed room, was designed by Dream Occasions in Hanover Park, Illinois. On the second day, they had their Garba/Raas celebration. The third day culminated in a beautiful wedding ceremony, which was also at the Waterford Banquet and Conference Center.

We frequently see couples exchanging cards or gifts in the morning, but we haven’t seen it done with an iPad. One of Rutvi’s wedding gifts to Milan was an iPad. In the iPad, she typed a beautiful note to Milan. We captured a portion of that letter in this trailer. Rutvi also came up with the idea to do a first look (in front of the mandap). For the first time on their wedding day, Rutvi and Milan were able to see each other. It was a beautiful moment we were able to capture.

Key Vendors:
Venue: Waterford Banquet and Conference Center
Mehendi Artist: Kamini Barrodia kaminisbarodia@yahoo.com 630-540-9451
Barat Horse: A Zoo To You in Marengo, Illinois
Designer: Dream Occasions
Raas-Garba Live Entertainment/Dhol/Reception DJ: DJ Khiladi with Swara Sagar
Photographer: Kyle Flubacker
Cinematography: Delack Media Group

Rutvi and Milan also came to us with the idea of creating a concept film about their first date, which was shown at their reception. This film, which was entirely scripted by the couple, is a hilarious look at how that day went. The film continues to include engagement pictures of them together, which were taken by Kyle Flubacker, and what it might look like for their future. Enjoy!

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