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A Glamorous Indian Wedding at The Westin Chicago

Portrait of bride and groom at golden hour

This Indian wedding in Chicago took tradition and glamour to a whole new level, making the couple feel like royalty for their big day.

The photos by P. Taufiq Photography in the full gallery here are a must-see, featuring henna artistry by Henna Craze, outfitting courtesy of Payal Keyal, and day-of coordination by Cherished Weddings & Events for this wedding at The Westin Chicago Lombard. Keep scrolling to see more photos of this lavish wedding day!

Bride holding hand with henna in front of face

Traditional Henna

Bride, Priyanka, prepared for her wedding day and pre-wedding Grah Shanti ceremony by receiving Henna from artist, Henna Craze.

Bride spinning in front of ornate wall wearing traditional red dress

Bride posed against ornate wall in traditional red dress Bride holding hand with henna up to ear in traditional red dress

Bride and bridesmaid in traditional dresses holding fingers up to eyes

The Bride's Looks

The bride got ready for her wedding day with the help of hair and make-up by Mehwish Khalid and Studio Elan. Her traditional outfits were courtesy of Payal Keyal, but for couples portraits, the bride also mixed in looks that took an entirely modern turn.

The bride's family member putting on her wedding anklet

6The bride holding up arms covered in henna and bracelets showing engagement ring Bride under traditional red veil wearing nose ring and head and neck piece

The First Look

The "first look" was just one of the ways in which the bride and groom mixed modern elements with more traditional Indian wedding events.

Bride approaching groom from behind both in traditional Indian wedding attire

Bride touching groom's shoulder during first look

Portrait of bride and groom touching each other's faces during first look

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Groom riding in to ceremony on horse holding younger family member

Groom marching in to wedding ceremony surrounded by family

Drum accompaniment into wedding ceremony

Groom wearing garlands and greeting family leading in to wedding ceremony

The Ceremony

The couple's ceremony implemented traditional Indian wedding elements and celebrated their glamorous love story with all of their family and friends.

Bride walking down the aisle during wedding ceremony

Bride and groom in front of full floral wall during wedding ceremony

Groom kneeling to put ring on brides finger during wedding ceremony

The Reception

Held at The Westin Chicago Lombard, music was provided by DJ Samir with live painting by Art of Anusha. Catering was courtesy of Jigar's Kitchen, while decor was all brought in by the very talented B3 Event Management.

Portrait of bride and groom on balcony before reception

Bridal portrait before reception next to window Bridal portrait of reception outfit and Hollywood waves

Bride and groom during first dance surrounded by fog on dance floor

Bride and groom dancing surrounded by friends and family

Bride and groom next to customized neon sign at reception

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