Hello my gorgeous dolls, snuggle up with a cup of tea as we reminisce about this dazzling fusion wedding captured effortlessly by Studio Starling! Our Indian bride Seema is glowing while being draped in her captivating red and silver bridal lengha with the help of her bridesmaids— you can tell she is ready for this exuberant wedding weekend in the heart of Downtown Chicago! Our groom Matt meets his bride under their jewel-toned mandap for their traditional Hindu wedding ceremony. The two lovebirds are in wedded bliss heading into their delightful Indian wedding reception at Chateau Ritz! Our stylish Maharani Seema changes into her fuschia and silver reception lengha while her and Matt relish in the music by Creative Sounds at their wedding reception! Can't wait to share with you day three of this fusion wedding extravaganza! Take a gander at the full gallery for more looks of the Indian wedding ceremony and reception!
Our Maharani Seema on her wedding style:
"We wanted lots of bright jewel tones colors -- the brighter, the better! The mandap was a key focal point and we want to make sure it really popped. When I saw the chandeliers at our wedding venue, I knew it was the perfect added touch to go with the mandap and the bright colors. Once we mixed in our very colorfully dressed guests, it truly rounded the look off."
On planning the wedding:
"We really loved our wedding planner, Kirstin Karklin, from LOLA Event Productions. Since many of our guests had not previously attended an Indian wedding, we wanted them to get the full experience. Kirstin not only understood that but made our dreams a reality! We had tons of bright colors, high energy music, and, of course, lots of dancing!"
On her bridal fashion:
"The day after we got engaged, I was at my parent's house and decided to do a quick search on the Internet for a wedding lengha. My mom suggested a couple websites and within five minutes on the first website, l knew I had found the perfect lengha. I showed it to my lol and she loved it. We ordered it right then and there. And I still love it"
Meet me back here for the second wedding ceremony and reception as we heard it was quite the event!