At Ridhima (Punjabi)and Atul's (Maharashtrian) wedding, two families from two different regions of India came together. I was itching to photograph the wedding and see it unfold as the day progressed. Diversity in rituals, food, language, clothes etc have always piqued my interest. Not to mention, flying back to Chicago is always an incentive for me to catch up with friends. The day started early, with Ridhima getting ready, at the Intercontinental followed by a not so short drive to the wedding venue. The wedding ceremony was held at the Chicago Botanical Gardens. Nisar Naimi from Shaadi Creations' worked his magic wand to set up a serene ambiance by the lake. The lush green backdrops at the botanical garden gave us the opportunity to capture some glamorous portraits. The reception was held at the Intercontinental later in the evening. Two families, two states, one love - the reception saw a roller coaster of emotions with plentiful of tears and hearty laughs alike. This was one of the very few times where I did an e-session the day after the wedding. Atul rented a boat for us to shoot on. A fun few hours on lake michigan, on a sunny monday afternoon, while I clicked Ridhima and Atul - both looked stunning. A big thanks to Drish for being the planner extraordinaire and Mehwish for her amazing make up. It was great to finally work with Nathan from Delack Media.