I have been meaning to blog about this wedding for a while. Firstly I got my hands on this Fusion Hindu Wedding film but wanted to show off the photography too! Roshni and Chad had a Garba/Raas event the eve of their wedding. This is a traditional dance which originated from the state of Gujarat in India. The term Garaba can be translated from sanskrit as ‘womb’ as this represents pregnancy – new life.Roshni and Chad actually live in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, but had always come to Chicago for visits with family. Roshni told Nathan from Delack Media Group, 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, Nathan said he was truly humbled that they asked them to film two days of their wedding events.
The three outfits that Roshni wore for each part of her wedding were all so elegant and unique. For the Garba, she wore as an orange and pink coloured and patterned saree. For her actually wedding, her lengha was a mixture of red and white. Her lengha was white while her chuni was a dark red with rich embroidery. Then at her reception, she changed into a lovely green lengha with silver/gold detail which gave her another completely different look!
Their personal touches to their wedding have not gone unoticed. From their entrance with them both holding an ice hockey stick and helmet, their 5 tiered wedding cake that looks delicious and the incredible silver tree centrepieces!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
DJ: DJ Krush with Aum Productions
Classic Car: Classic Wedding Car
Photography: Joseph Kang
Cinematography: Delack Media Group
*Delack Media Group have released a DVD explaining the details of a Hindu wedding which may be useful for those who are planning their Fusion Hindu wedding, check it out here – Hindu Traditions Explained1