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Danada House Westin Itasca Indian Wedding Video

Puni + Narayan // Danada House + Westin Itasca


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Every Hindu wedding we film is so interesting and unique because regional traditions are infused into the ceremonies. Puni and Narayan’s wedding had influences from the Telugu region of India, which is in the South/South Central part of the country. Telugu is one of the six classical languages of India.

Three years ago, Narayan and Puni met. They were both just starting their residency. Narayan was holding a party at his apartment to meet the new interns. Puni also attended with one of her bridesmaids. As Narayan tells the story, he was trying the whole night to get in a few words with Puni.

Narayan found out that Puni was headed to a Chicago night club the next evening. Initially, Narayan wasn’t too excited about that because dancing wasn’t one of his strongest traits but he gathered a few friends and some courage to show up at the club that night. However, much to Narayan’s dismay, Puni never showed. She stood him up. As he describes it, that’s the night he decided he was going to marry “that girl”.

Puni and Narayan’s wedding ceremonies kicked off with the Mehndi and Sangeet at Danada House in Wheaton, Illinois. That night, storms rolled in, which we were able to capture some pretty cool outdoor timelapse footage of and include in their wedding video trailer. Their beautiful ceremony and reception was held at the Westin Itasca.

Planner: Drish Couture Events
Design: Yanni Design Studio
Bridal Hair/Makeup: Sonia Sandhu Beauty
Mehndi Artist: Unnati’z Mehndi-Art
Sangeet Band/Cocktail Piano: Stu Hirsch Orchestra
Baraat Horse: Maharaja Farm
DJ: Shaadi Entertainment
Photography: Joseph Kang Photography

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Chicago Indian Wedding Video

Shuchi + Varun // Chicago Cultural Center


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EPIC is probably the best way to describe this Indian wedding at the Chicago Cultural Center on Michigan Avenue. Shuchi & Varun’s day started out with a first look in the Cultural Center’s amazing staircase. The architecture at this building is something to behold. After that, we did a photo session around Millennium Park. When Shuchi and Varun told me about their wedding venue, I started to think about the baraat. How many times do you see a white horse, escorted by banging drums and dancing people, walking down the streets of Chicago? Varun couldn’t help but smile as Chicagoans stopped what they were doing to take pictures of the baraat. As the baraat approached the Cultural Center’s front door, several hundred people crowded the streets and sidewalks, holding their phones up to take a picture.

Shuchi’s entrance was just as epic….14 bridesmaids…all wearing pink sarees led the way for the bride. Their wedding party danced the night away to music by DJ Runi under the beautiful 38′ Tiffany glass dome!
Chicago Indian Wedding Video
Planner: Himali Patel
Venue: Chicago Cultural Center
Design: Sonhar Events
Bridal Hair/Makeup: Mehwish Khan
Wedding DJ/Dhol: Tarun Puri/DJ Runi
Baraat Horse: Maharaja Farm
Photography: Joseph Kang
Cinematography Delack Media Group

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