Two Day Multi-Cultural Wedding on Film

This two day Multi-Cultural wedding on film by Bonphotage is one that we cannot stop gushing over! Held at two different iconic Chicago venues, Chicago Botanic Gardens and The Rookery Building, Neela and Nathan’s celebration included nods to the bride’s Indian heritage and incorporated the groom’s love of architecture. 

Garden Visions

“Our Western ceremony was an outdoor brunch garden wedding. We had previously gone on a date at the Chicago Botanic Garden years prior and Neela immediately knew she wanted to get married there. We wanted the event to feel very different than the evening before. Nathan and I both love brunch, doughnuts, and coffee so it seemed like a perfect idea to incorporate this into our wedding! The event was very floral forward and Nathan picked out a vibrant color scheme, from Twigs & Blooms, which complemented the sweeping green landscape of the garden. We wanted something vibrant and floral-heavy. We chose a coral theme with lots of peonies and roses. The colors really complemented the landscape. We were also very luck to have a sun-filled spring day that really highlighted the colors.”

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Indian Traditions

“We were fortunate to have two ceremonies to honor both our families traditions. We had a traditional Hindu wedding in the evening at historic venue followed by a daytime Western ceremony at an outdoor garden. We wanted both events to have different atmospheres.

Because our Indian clothing was vibrant, we wanted a stark venue to contrast. The Rookery is truly an architectural masterpiece and the natural lighting and gilded walls were the perfect complement to our colorful clothing. Our Indian clothing was custom made and chose traditional red attire. Neela changed into a sari for the Indian ceremony which is customary for the bride. She was heavily adorned with jewelry and wore her hair in a long braid consistent with tradition. Nathan wore traditional Indian attire for grooms and later changed into a tuxedo for the reception.”-Neela & Nathan