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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 kamar_hayer@hotmail.com
Baraat Horse: Maharaja Farm
DJ: DJ Sultan
Photography: REM
Cinematography: Delack Media Group

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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.
Hindu Wedding Westin Itasca Chicago Video Trailer
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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