Where do we even begin to describe the beautiful celebration of Sarah’s & David’s wedding day? This was a wedding we had been looking forward to capturing since we first chatted with Sarah and David nearly a year ago. Not only would this be one of our first Indian – Multicultural weddings we had the privilege of shooting, but Sarah and David are one of the sweetest and most genuine couple we have had the pleasure of getting to know.
Sarah and David had met while in high school – obviously their wedding day was a long time coming. Marc and I had to go to bed extra early the night before so we could be well-rested for the 12+ hour 500 guest celebration. Unfortunately, I was almost too excited to sleep just thinking about their big day. David and Sarah are one of those couples you just know deep down were destined to be together from the start.
I arrived at Sarah’s parents’ home and was immediately welcomed by her family and they made sure I had everything I needed. As I began to shoot details and then Sarah putting on her gown, more and more family and friends, some from the other side of the world, arrived at her home. They began to congregate in the entryway to pray over Sarah and send her off to the wedding ceremony. It was a beautiful moment to witness as each grandparent and parent said prayers over Sarah and kissed her.
On the other side of town, David and his groomsmen were busy getting ready at the Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel. During the evenings’ speeches, someone commented on how David was the kid who always had a smile plastered to his face. That statement could not be truer. David is always smiling and was infectiously happy to everyone around him – even more so when Sarah was next to him.
The ceremony was beautifully woven together with aspects of western and Indian traditions. The entire congregation cheered loudly as Sarah and David were pronounced married. They were ushered out of the church to a cheering crowd and a cloud of bubbles.
The reception was held at the Bolingbrook Country Club where the large banquet room was elegantly decorated in red and gold accents. Sarah and David had recently been taking dance lessons, so they gracefully floated across the dance floor for their first dance. David danced with his mom, Sarah sang a song with her father, then Sarah and David shared in singing a song together to kick off the party.
After the formal dances of the evening, David and Sarah changed into their traditional Indian attire. They were announced into the reception with Sarah’s twin brother playing a traditional Indian celebration beat as the children bestowed gifts upon them. It was delightful to see Sarah and David’s emotion as they danced encircled by their family and friends celebrating such a joyous day.
A special thanks to all the vendors who made Sarah & David’s day beautiful!
Planner – Yasmine Karavattuveetil
Ceremony Venue – Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel
Reception Venue – Bolingbrook Golf Glub
Videographer – The Alcantaras
Florist – Walden Floral Design Co.
DJ – Fourth Estate Audio
Bakery – DeEtta’s Bakery
Make-up Artist & Hairstylist – Meghana Prasad
Bridal Dress Shop – Eva’s Bridal of Lomard
Bridesmaid Dress Shop – David’s Bridal
Groomsmen Tux Shop – GQ Formalwear
Invitations – Basic Invite
Musicians – Parkwest Strings