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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 himali.d.patel@gmail.com
Venue: Chicago Cultural Center
Design: Sonhar Events
Bridal Hair/Makeup: Mehwish Khan
Wedding DJ/Dhol: Tarun Puri/DJ Runi djruni@gmail.com
Baraat Horse: Maharaja Farm
Photography: Joseph Kang
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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