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Elegant Indian Wedding ceremony Brings Bollywood Beats to Chicago

Bollywood performances by the bridal celebration are simply certainly one of many highlights of this couple’s elegant Indian wedding ceremony in Chicago!

Initially matching on Tinder, Max and Rizina’s love story begins in Chicago in the course of the summer season of 2016. Max had simply moved to town that previous yr and Rizina was simply beginning dental faculty. The pair immediately clicked. They bonded over their shared humorousness, ardour for meals, and their love of canine. Chicago turned the house of many first for them. As Rizina neared the tip of dental faculty, they determined to maneuver in collectively and simply earlier than graduating, collectively they fostered their first pet! They named him SoDi, a humorous nod to Social Distancing, as he joined their household in April 2020 in the course of the Pandemic.

After taking these steps collectively, they knew they have been prepared for the following part of their relationship. Max requested Rizina to be his spouse on an intimate stroll alongside the south riverwalk in Chicago. In fact, she mentioned sure! Just a few days later, they headed to India to have a good time Rizina’s cousin’s wedding ceremony – and now additionally their very own engagement! They lovingly check with the journey as their “engagement moon.”

Hold studying under for particulars on their elegant Indian wedding ceremony and take a look at photographs from their stunning Bollywood performances!

  • Couple: Max Foley & Rizina Hakimiyan
  • Occupations: Max is a Software program guide and Rizina is a dentist

Fast Info:

  • Wedding ceremony date: April sixteenth, 2022
  • Wedding ceremony location: Library at 190 South LaSalle (Chicago, Illinois)
  • Presents for his or her bridesmaids & groomsmen: Groomsmen obtained cigars and customized zippo lighters. Bridesmaids obtained equipment for the day, together with bangles, a necklace, earrings, and tikkas.
  • Presents for each other: Flowers & a Wendy’s reward card
  • Ceremony entrance music: Thousand Years by Vitamin String Quartet
  • First dance music: They began sluggish with Fly Me to the Moon, then threw in some Bollywood strikes with Maahi Ve and Morni Banke

How they met…


The proposal…

Max took Rizina for a stroll on the south riverwalk and had just a few pals ready to seize the second. Once we bought again to our house shortly after, there was a small shock celebration ready for us. Just a few days later, we left for India to have a good time Rizina’s cousin’s wedding ceremony – and now additionally the engagement! We lovingly check with it as our “Engagement-moon.”

An emotional first look…

Wedding ceremony type, apparel, & procuring expertise…

We labored with two totally different designers, each out of Detroit with tailors in India. One for the bridal celebration and one for the bride & groom. Each Max’s ceremony tux and reception sherwani have been customized tailor-made as was Rizna’s reception lehenga.

Rizina’s white ceremony ensemble was utterly ordered on-line. The gown was below $100 from Lulu’s and simply needed to be hemmed. The remainder of the procuring/reserving wouldn’t have been attainable with out Ashley and the SEG workforce.

Portraits within the metropolis…

The gown…

The bride & groom…

Bridesmaids & Groomsmen…

The ceremony…

Reception house & decor…

Their first dance…

Cultural components…

We included the Indian tradition by mango lassi’s and a wide range of conventional north Indian meals. On the finish of our ceremony, flower garlands have been traded together with the marriage bands. Then we switched right into a sherwani and lehenga for the reception. We additionally had a 20min Bollywood dance on the reception – the bride & groom’s first dance(s), the {couples}’ mother and father, bridal celebration, and group finale. We inadvertently discovered a hand-full of them have been meant for the stage!

Greatest wedding ceremony day reminiscences…

Max shares, “We had a humorous and personal second in the course of the cake slicing which places a smile on our faces each time we speak about it. The dances have been phenomenal and are a shining star within the reminiscence financial institution.”

For Rizina, she loves “that first view of the aisle and the MOH & Greatest Man speeches.”

Wedding ceremony recommendation for different engaged {couples}…

Wedding ceremony planning may be anxious, keep in mind to take deep breaths collectively and benefit from the second. Wine helps!

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I am an artist, inventive author, and self-proclaimed hopeless romantic! I get pleasure from creating artwork that explores emotional components of the human expertise, largely by intimate self-portraits. I hope to assist others really feel much less alone in their very own lives and encourage fearless self-expression. I am additionally a lover of canine, motion pictures, nature, and vanilla lattes!

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