Indian weddings do not just take place on one day. There were so many photos taken from Poonam + Dutt’s wedding…that I have to break it up into multiple blog posts! In case you missed it…you can view their Sangeet + Mehndi photos at their Sangeet + Mehndi blog post!
Their Indian wedding ceremony was held at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca, IL. The Mandap and the rest of the decor was done by Dream Occasions…and be sure to check back for their reception blog post…Dream Occasions did a ridiculous job with the reception room!
A beautiful Mandap by Dream Occasions at the Westin Chicago Northwest
Mandap from a different view
A photo of her wedding ‘shoes’ =)
Getting help from her sister-
A photo of mom helping with the finishing touches!
I love all the colors and jewelry at Indian weddings!
My favorite photo of the bride!
A photo of Poonam and her bridesmaids!
We used the interior of the Westin for some creative photos of the ladies!
A photo of the groom’s details-
A couple portraits of the groom-
Since it is winter here in Chicago…the baraat was held in one of the ballrooms at the Westin
I think Dutt was a little nervous when they picked him up!
A brief ceremony before they head into the main wedding ceremony location
I went in close to get this cool angle of Poonam’s mom and Dutt
A photo of the two fathers
This girl is sooo excited to walk down the aisle!
And this girl is sooo excited too! =)
Love this angle I captured…Dutt behind the cloth…so many thoughts running through his mind!
A photo of the Mandap w/the bride and groom underneath!
So much good stuff happening in this photo! I love looking at everyone’s expressions!
There are so many things to take photos of during an Indian wedding – and it takes a lot of patience to get this type of photo!
A fun moment caught in a photo!
After the wedding ceremony…all the family heads out to the car…where Poonam says ‘good-bye’ to her family…such an emotional moment- these are moments I am so thankful to be a wedding photographer! These are such special moments!
The Garba was a ton of fun and I wish I could have joined in all the dancing!
Stay tuned for one more blog post coming! Poonam + Dutt’s wedding reception! And you don’t want to miss that! If you leave a comment below…I will be sure to email you when the post is ready for viewing!