If people walked together, that would be a good thing...

Serena and Kylash have walked the best 4 days of their lives! Congratulations for finding each other in the midst of so many people. These two make love feel so easy… so real. We are in love to say the least!

The rest of their story is for another day… (sigh!)

The Best Kind of Love

I know it is quite cliché to say that every love story is different, but when you meet Jordan and Trisha, you immediately notice something different. Their love for each other is intricately interwoven with their love for family.

In Trisha’s family, there is a number of deaf family members who are very close to her, including her own parents, and there was such an attention to detail throughout their entire wedding. Jordan and Trisha wanted to make sure to not only include them in their wedding, but to make a point to connect and enhance their experience at their wedding. Trisha and Jordan hired two ASL translators who helped translate any speaking moment throughout their wedding and other functions.

One really neat activity they incorporated was that during their Sangeet night, they taught a few signs to all of their guests, and that definitely was a precious moment that we got to capture.

One thing that struck us all was that Jordan without having any difficulty hearing, learned sign language out of love to his family. I can attest that personally this is something that

We were amazed on how many people in their family, including young children could sign ASL. We were in fact so inspired, that on our way back home, we were already downloading apps in our phones, to start our kids the next day with their first ASL lesson.

We have lots and lots to say about this wonderful wedding, but I will let the images tell the rest of the stories, and not only our bride was absolutely beautiful on her Indian gowns, but also she was happy, and that alone is part of our success with the images we got to capture.

Wedding Day

Renaissance Convention Center in Schaumburg, IL

Jordan and Trisha's First Look

A little time for the two of them to connect before their ceremony.

All Baraats are fun! All of them without a doubt, but Jordan without being Indian himself had an epic Baraat! You see him on top of cars, carried by his friends on their shoulders, and making quite the entrance to his wedding ceremony. Epic!

Hindi Ceremony. Event Decor by Yanni Designs.

This is Jordan reading a love letter to his wife (we were bawling our eyes out!)

Time flies on the day of your wedding day, but we really enjoyed having a few minutes to take pictures of the two of you in our mini Creative Sessions. Sometimes we can go to the city, sometimes it gets dark, and all we have is a couple of minutes in the sunset, and sometimes, we just enjoy photographing our couples in their ballroom with dimmed lights, and just minutes before their guests walk in to celebrate the couple at their reception.

Event Design by Yanni Designs

Their reception was a romantic, extremely fun and very very loud wedding reception...

Their DJ and their after party snacks were on point! Those midnight churros were everything!

And if you were every wondering if deaf people dance, let me tell you, they dance more and better than anybody! They know how to feel the music through their feet, and they dance and celebrate like you never imagined. Not sure if it was because of the drinks or what, but it was so fun. I was on my third trimester with my third baby, and I swear that kid was dancing inside of me. It was amazing!

Congratulations Jordan and Trisha ~ our entire team hold your wedding as one of our favorite ones of 2018. Can’t wait to party with you all at the next wedding we are together with your family and friends.

Event Design by Yanni Designs

Wedding Venue: Renaissance Convention Center in Schaumburg, IL

Sangeet Venue: Medinah Country Club

Photo and Cinema: Le Cape Weddings (of course!)

Felt like the shortest 4-Day Indian Wedding

We know it is so easy to brag about our brides, they are all beautiful, they are all in love… but when it comes to Chhavi, she was unique! She is the kind of bride that thanked us every time we snapped a photo of her. It’s families like this that make a 4 day weekend feel too short, because we just can’t help it but want their celebration to continue for the entire month!

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Day 1

Chhavi had her Mendhi and their Pithi celebrations at their own home. And if these photos aren’t any sample of their happiness, I don’t know what would tell you how much these two lovebirds love each other! Having intimate events is sometimes the way to go… you actually get to enjoy and spend time with each of your guests without feeling rushed.

When your groom does anything to keep you entertained during your loooong hours of your henna! ;)

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Day 2

Well… this is one way to clean you up after a Pithi ceremony! having fun and making memories is all that matters… our cameras getting wet, not so much! lol

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Day 3

We always try to start our Sangeet nights with a mini session of the bride and the groom. Then, we hop into family formals at the stage and the celebration begins from there….

Not to be biased, but when your Uncle is the owner of Mantra Catering Chicago, what’s there to expect other than AMAZINGNESS! Not only the food was delicious all throughout their wedding weekend, but the setups and displays were such a work of art.

The program at Sangeet brought quite the surprise to our Bride. Our Groom not only showed off his dancing skills, but also with his sweet voice, he performed a special song for his Bride! and of course, the night isn’t over if not all 300 guests join the dance floor with some epic moves!

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Getting Ready

Day 4 (AM)

So about rain in Chicago… yesssss… I know it’s a bummer, but when you have these many balloons ready for a First Look, any background does the job for such a romantic scene!

Not feeling to kheen on reading your letters out loud! Bummer!!!!

Chhavi and Sumeet were our brave couple to actually read their love letters to one another, outloud and with microphones none the less! I can’t tell you how many of us were tearing up in the middle of their letters… Their voices not only narrated their wedding video, but also set the romantic tone for their wedding photo session (in the middle of the rain!) rain had never been this romantic before! These two are so so sweet!

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day 4 (AM)

Did we say Smoke Boms at your Baraat??? heck yeahh!!!!

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Wedding Ceremony

Decor by Dream Occassions

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Hindu Ceremony

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An sweet and emotional goodbye to the Bride and Groom

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Chicago City

Not fair! Traffic in Chicago cut our session in half, but it’s okay… with couples like these two lovebirds, it is easy to rush through a session and still get their love and personalities in pretty pictures :) It’s either that or my husband Jon is a ninja photographer! lol

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and Cocktail Hour

Literally, we all get chills when the doors open and the bride and groom enter for the first time! What a magical moment to see all that you’ve been planning for a full year, all there in front of you! These weddings make me want to re marry my husband and do it all over again! not fair for us who got married before Pinterest!

It’s so fair to say that we did not want the weekend to end. Sumeet + Chhavi, you two are wonderful people and have an amazing HUGE family that you made us feel a part of! Congratulations and seriously thank you for letting us capture your wedding weekend. Of course, this wedding wouldn’t have been the same without all these amazing vendors that were a huge part of their dream wedding. Here is a list of vendors for all of our upcoming brides to grab the phone and book them all! (specially the caterer, two thumbs up!)*

Cinematography & Photography: Le Cape Weddings

Venue: Westin Itasca, Grand Ballroom

Event Planner: JD Jankhana Desai | jd@abricoe.com | www.abricoe.com

Event Decorator: Dream Occassions Decor Info@dreamoccasions.com

Make up & Hair: Appease Inc. | Neela 630-915-8969

DJ: Shaadi Entertainment with DJ Krush

Caterer: Mantra Chicago | kasia@mantrachicago.com

Horse Rental: Maharaja Farm | info@maharajafarm.com