Secret Garden Wedding with Indian Fusion Flare
In order to have a secret garden wedding with Indian fusion flare, you first need to find a secret garden and the perfect couple. Cue Harold Washington Library and our beautiful Bride and Groom. Roshni and Elliot were dream clients to have, and they also decided to be married at Harold Washington Library, one of my favorite venues, so when we first met, clearly, we hit it off! They were so excited to have a beautiful event for their friends and family, and couldn’t wait to get on the dance floor and dance the night away to the Chicago Players. The main vision for the day was to fuse the many lovely traditions of Roshni’s South Asian culture, while still keeping things very Western, romantic, and rustic, and I think we hit the nail on the head!
The day started as Roshni and Elliot both got ready with close family and friends at the swanky Kimpton Gray hotel. They all had a blast, but I knew that Roshni and Elliot could just not wait to be together – they truly are best friends and I even think they can read each other’s minds. Speaking of minds, I think Elliot lost his when he saw how beautiful Roshni looked in her Indian outfit. After their first look, they headed out for photos in a beautiful outdoor garden, while we created a stunning indoor garden for them to get married at later in the day.
Exquisite Designs led the charge by creating a gorgeous, pergola inspired mandap featuring textural greens and burgundy blooms to bring in slight hints of fall. To top the look off, twinkle lights provided by MDM Entertainment glimmered over head to make the Winter Garden at Harold Washington Library even more magical than it already was and gorgeous florals and flickering candles lined the path to where Roshni and Elliot would say I do at one of the most emotional ceremonies I’ve ever witnessed.
After the ceremony, guests headed down to the Grand Lobby of Harold Washington Library to enjoy tasty bites from Jewell Events Catering and Gaylord Fine Indian Cuisine while we completed the final reception look. The gorgeous pergola, which was once a mandap, became the perfect head table accent, and many of the florals and candles that were featured in the ceremony were a top velvet and golden linens and walnut farm tables to illuminate the Winter Garden and bring it to ultimate, fall garden status.
The night went off with out a hitch, and everyone hit the dance floor just as Roshni and Elliot had hoped – although, we did learn that maybe if you want to keep your guests on the dance floor non-stop, then maybe you shouldn’t have Jewell Events Catering provide an amazing sundae bar, or Shake Shack deliver the most scrumptious chicken sandwiches I’ve ever tasted!