Indian Fusion Wedding at the Drake Hotel in Chicago – Todd + Mona
Brace yourself, because you’re about to get slammed with so many gorgeous images! The visual richness found in Indian weddings always amazes and inspires me as a photographer and artist, and Mona and Todd’s beautiful day was no exception. This Indian Fusion wedding at The Drake Hotel in Chicago was on a mild winter day with no snow on the ground. The warmer weather was especially important, because it made it possible (and enjoyable!) for the groom to be able to ride the horse during the baraat. After the ceremony, Todd felt a bit sick, so we used the time to take some gorgeous portraits of Mona inside their hotel suite while he rested. At the reception, the bride’s Mother-in-law surprised the couple with an impressive ice sculpture bar. The detail shots especially delight me – the intricate Mehendi designs (meaning the hand-drawn henna tattoos seen below on the bride’s hands), the perfectly exquisite shoes of the groom, the ornamentations seen on the groom’s white horse, the bride’s delicate headdress, not to mention the looks of pure joy on the bride and groom’s faces! Enjoy!