Maharanis, there are so many special details from Meena and Tariq’s Chicago, IL Pakistani wedding weekend that we’re overwhelmed with what to recap first! We’ll begin with the couple’s chosen wedding date of December 24th. Since the holidays are such a festive time of year, celebrating Meena and Tariq’s union was such a joyous and cozy way to enjoy a Midwest Christmas Eve. We’re also big fans of their Chicago Hilton Hotel venue choice, because with over 1000 guests, a central downtown location ensured that all parties had plenty to experience during moments of downtime. Before the mehndi, Maha Studios took some dazzling portraits of the couple in a lush Chicago arboretum, and the photos are instant framers! Maharanis, some of the most gorgeous pre wedding portraits we’ve seen have been taken in indoor botanical gardens, since nothing beats the natural light, vibrant vegetation, and contained environment of these spaces. Of course, a large reason for the beauty of the photos was the lovely couple! Meena wore a regal white gown featuring turquoise trim, with artistic hair and makeup created by the experts at Makeup by Francesca. We are in awe of the intricate beading and embellishments adorning the bodice of her gown - such stunning artistry. Raja Tariq also looked dapper in a refined navy blue suit that complimented his Maharani perfectly! Soon after this portrait session, the couple attended their sangeet. The event was a fun filled affair and included creative wedding favors that you’ll definitely want to see. (i.e. an adorable bangle tree!) In our next post, we’ll delve deeper into Meena and Tariq’s wedding celebrations, which included fabulous decor by Shaadi Creations and delicious catering by Shahi Nihari. For a sneak peek, peruse the complete gallery by Maha Studios!

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Ceremony and Reception Venue: Hilton Chicago | Sangeet Venue: Hilton Chicago | Floral & Decor: Shaadi Creations | Hair & Makeup: Makeup and Hair Artistry by Francesca | Catering: Shahi Nihari