There was a flash dance at Libu & Reeja’s wedding reception! Not to mention a dance crew that could try out for FOX’s TV show, “So You Think You Can Dance.” If you are not familiar with “Flash dances” they are when people gather quickly in a ‘flash’ and start dancing together. If you haven’t seen the flash dance video on Oprah’s 24th Season Kickoff episode with the Black Eyed Peas in downtown Chicago, it is definitely worth checking out. (I get goosebumps every time I watch it)
But let’s rewind for a minute and start off the wedding photos with a little getting ready action at the Double Tree Hotel in Schaumburg, IL
Reeja’s wedding Sari-
I love the details-
The wedding shoes-
There was an Indian traditional ceremony at the hotel before we left for the Church.
Her father was taking in the moment-
We caught up with the guys at the St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church (1220 South 60th Court in Cicero, IL)
I grabbed Reeja for a couple creative photos before the ceremony began-
Another important Indian tradition is to tie a necklace behind your bride- and there is a specific way to tie the knot.
The reception was held at the Meadows Club in Rolling Meadows, IL
The Indian tradition of lighting the lampstand together-
Moms giving their children some milk to drink (another Indian tradition)
And a picture of their flash dance! It was soooo cool! I wish someone taught me the dance too! =)
I really like the lighting at the Meadows Club. It helps for pictures like this-
After the kids performed, there as a pretty awesome dance group that performed-
Libu was tearing up the dance floor-
Thanks you guys for a great time! I hope you are enjoying the warmer weather down in Oklahoma! I’m so happy for you both!