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This gorgeous Hindu Wedding Ceremony was captured by Jennifer Kathryn of Jennifer Kathryn Photography in Chicago. I love the intricate details on the bride’s Saree and the groom’s Sherwani. The ceremony sparkled with bright shades of reds and greens, complimented by jewels and gold accents. A few words from Jennifer about the couple:
I don’t know if it was Megha’s beauty and her sparkling laughter that first caught Cameron’s eye, or if it was her incredible balance between a fierce determination and extraordinary kindness. And it’s hard to say whether it was the way Cameron could always make her laugh or if it was his genuineness and honesty that initially drew Megha to him. But when they began studying together virtually every day, it didn’t take long for the two to realize these were only a few among the many qualities they valued in one another. They decided to move their dates beyond the library walls, and soon Megha was being schooled in the ways of beer pong while Cameron was broadening his palate to include Indian and Thai cuisine. That summer their relationship stood through the test of Cameron’s long hours at his new job. He said he’ll never forget the day Megha was helping him move out of his old apartment, and his buddy looked over at him and said, “Cameron, she’s a keeper.” He knew he had truly found a special connection in Megha. Six years later, Cameron asked Megha’s father for his blessing, and that same weekend she said yes. It only takes a few minutes with them to see how strong their adoration for one another is. Coming from two entirely different backgrounds has only served to strengthen their devotion, and it was moving to see their two families embrace one another wholeheartedly.
The ceremony was held at the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, which was adorned with exquisite architectural details and lush water fountains. The flowers and decorations by BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir were stunning. I love this wedding with it’s beautiful palette of colors.