An Indian Wedding in Chicago: Seema + Joe

city wedding

This morning we are off to Chicago for a gorgeous Indian wedding with stunning photos by Pen Carlson and an amazing video of the day by SharkPig! They actually had two major events – an Indian music and henna party the day before the wedding, and the ceremony + reception the following day. I’m sharing photos from the wedding + ceremony today which included lots of hand-crafted details by the couple and their vendors. Seema shared that most of the inspiration for the day came from art (painting, sewing, crafting, culinary arts + music). The wedding even took place in a gallery + art school where Seema used to take pottery classes and her teacher made their ring plates! I also love that they created their own ceremony + had Seema’s cousin as their officiant. The reception included a great indie rock band who learned a bunch of their favorite Indian songs for the occasion. :) Big congrats to Seema + Joe!

wedding dress pieces

gold heeled shoes

thank you book

wedding day poster illustration

I love their rock poster style screen print that they made to serve as a seating chart + guest list. It’s now framed in their apartment to remember the day.

indoor ceremony

wedding program

bride walking down isle

Our ceremony turned out to be really special. We created the ceremony to include elements both our families’ cultural and religious beliefs – Catholic, Hindu, and Sikh. We wrote our own vows and sharing them with Joe in front of all out loved ones was really great

ceremony

ceremony kiss

ceremony exit

bride and groom

bride and groom

LOVE her shoes – and Joe’s red socks are pretty fun too! :)

bride and groom

bouquet

bride

bride and groom

groom holding bouquet

wedding menu

round table numbers

indoor reception

round table numbers

appetizer shooerts

reception dancing, band

indoor reception

wedding exit

And you simply must watch their amazing video from the one-and-only SharkPig!

Our ceremony turned out to be really special. We created the ceremony to include elements both our families’ cultural and religious beliefs – Catholic, Hindu, and Sikh. We wrote our own vows and sharing them with Joe in front of all out loved ones was really great

vendors
photography: Pen Carlson Photography // venue: River East Art Center // event planner: Jessica Yen of Enlighten Design // floral + event design:  Flower Firm // wedding dress: Tarun Tahiliani // shoes: Guiseppe Zanotti // bridesmaid dresses: saris made in India (from Ensemble Boutique, Mumbai) // hair + makeup: Nicole Jacob + Becca Panos form Maxine Salon // groom suit: Paul Smith // cinematography: SharkPig // invitations+ paper goods: Mr. Boddington’s Studio // catering: Blue Plate Catering // cake: Ambrosia Bakery // music: The Gold Coast All Stars

 

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Comments

  1. What a lovely tradition! It is great how they infused a modern look.

  2. how lovely! everyone and everything looks so beautiful! our photographer made my husband took a picture with my bouquet and hated it haha but i think they are cute and fun pictures =) love this!

  3. Such a lovely wedding! Love the details especiall on her dress.

  4. Love this mellow looking Indian wedding, looks very modern and sleek. Great venues! And great photography.

  5. Where is that sari from? It is so beautiful!

  6. Brett and Kiri are two of my favourite photographers and people in the industry. This wedding, like all of their work is fantastic!

  7. gorgeous! loved the video by sharkpig!

  8. Oh man. This might be one of the coolest weddings I’ve seen. Who did their incredible art?

  9. So breathtaking! I love the fusion between Hindu and Christian traditions to create this Masterpiece of a Grand Wedding. Wishing the lucky couple all the Happiness and Success!

  10. I love it when people incorporate their culture into their weddings! This one was super beautiful!

  11. Her shoes are so amazing!

  12. I love this wedding! So beautifully simplistic and elegant!
    They did a great job with their choices
    love the venue! It adds so much character to the wedding.

  13. That’s a very lovely wedding. They both are looks gorgeous. And the handbag pic you show are looks very nice.

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