Anu and Andy’s Multicultural wedding was a dream come true! The amount of detail and planning that went into this day was evident with how smooth each and every event went, especially with multiple events and the day itself lasting about 16 hours!
Anu & Andy started their day in different locations getting ready with their bridal party! Andy was the first to arrive with his groomsmen and was ready to process to their Ceremony outside of Artifact Events for his Baraat! We were actually expecting rain all week for this event and were ready for plan B when all of the sudden the skies cleared and fate allowed Andy to ride in the COOLEST Blue Lamborghini Huracan Spyder while being led by those he loved most!
Once Andy was inside after his Baraat, we had him down the aisle & doing the traditional ceremonial items for the Groom before the Bride enters! Beautiful Anu then walked down the aisle about 20 minutes later & their traditional Hindu Ceremony took place! The Hindu Ceremony is such a wonderful thing to witness, especially with all of the traditions & blessings the couple receives from their loved ones!
Following the Ceremony, the couple then served their guests traditional & delicious Vietnamese cuisine from Tank Noodles for Lunch to incorporate the Groom’s culture, which we thought was such an amazing touch! After lunch there was a break in between for the couple & their bridal party to change into their reception attire and take gorgeous photos around Lincoln Park (including one with their dog that we just adore – see below)! The sun was out and the rain never hindered their day! It was absolutely perfect!
The couple & their guests then returned back to Artifact Events for their Reception, where they enjoyed the incredible cuisine from Mantra, listened to such meaningful speeches from those they love most, and danced the night away under the stunning string lighting provided by Art of Imagination! It could not have gone better!
This colorful & beautiful wedding was exactly what the couple had envisioned and we were so honored to be a part of it! XO
Thank you to this talented group of Vendors:
SEG Planner: Ashley Carpenter
Venue: Artifact Events Chicago
Photographer: Cage + Aquarium – Jade Hull
Videographer: Our Wedding Movie
Reception Caterer: Mantra
Beauty: Kate Johnson Artistry + Be Glammed Chicago
Baraat Car: DS Luxury Chicago
Cake/Desserts: Sweet Mandy B’s
Transportation: Windy City Limo
DJ: Cage + Aquarium
Florist: Trablume Floral Studio
Decor: Art of Imagination
Lunch Restaurant: Tank Noodles Chicago
Mandap Furniture: Bandhan Rentals + Decorations
Linens: F&S Linens, LLC
Saree Draping: Mehndi Neo
Bride’s Ceremony Dress: Nalli Sarges | Shoes: Nordstrom
Bride’s Reception Dress & Shoes: BHLDN
Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie
Wedding Rings: Cartier
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