Sweet Traditional Gujarati Wedding {Chicago}

2017 Feb 6 - by Preeti
I am giddy with excitement to share this sweet Gujarati wedding in Chicago. Radhika and Vishal celebrated their wedding with pizazz and elegance. For the reception, Radhika wore a bright green and blue lengha while Vishal sported a dapper three piece suit.

And I just love how they're so love with each other.

Radhika shares her wedding details with us.

The sunlight poured in perfectly through the massive windows onto our magnificent white and gold mandap making it glow like marble. The white with gold was the perfect color combination with splashes of red. Family and guests felt like royalty as if they were transported to a palace.

Could you tell us about any special wedding customs/clothing you had?

In Gujarati culture, it is said that after the four pheras, whomever sits down first (Bride/Groom) "rules" the household after marriage. In our case, of course the Bride won! :) One extra, out of tradition we did was the seven steps (or vows).

We also wanted to honor our late grandparents and Groom's late father, so we had set up this "Angel table" where we had their pictures and goodies for our guest.

What was the inspiration for your wedding?

The Bride's outfit was traditional withe green, red, and gold work; this was used as the inspiration behind the decor. We both come from traditional Gujarati backgrounds and we wanted to honor these traditions from the decor to the food and customs.

We had matching outfits; our outfits were so detailed that we went with a simple, but elegant mandap so we can stand out instead of blend in with the decor.

What was the hardest part about wedding planning?

Trying to prioritize what we wanted. Communications between all the vendors was difficult. Trying to keep a balance between traditional and practical ideas.

Did you do any DIY (do it yourself) or special projects/things at the wedding?

Our Angel table was hand made with decorative cardboard boxes and plastic containers. The center pieces for the reception were DIY.

What was your favorite part of the wedding?

Being together with family and starting a new life together. Seeing family from all over the world together and having a blast made our day even more special.

What advice do you have for future brides/grooms-to-be?

Be patient. Have great communication. Compromise, always meet in the middle.

Thank you Radhika for sharing your wedding!

{Wedding Vendors}

Hair & Makeup for Bride: Sonu-makeup // Photography: Shalin Photo // Decor/Mandap: Bandhan Rentals