Aurora Balaji Temple Wedding: Kacie & Karan

A couple laughs together after a wedding ceremony at the Aurora Balaji Temple.

I had so much fun photographing Kacie and Karan’s Aurora Balaji Temple wedding in June. Each aspect was absolutely stunning, full of heart and Kacie planned the entire event herself which is so impressive! Both them and their families made us feel so welcome and it was such an honor to document their three-day event!

Our first day started with Kacie’s Mehndi party, a pre-wedding celebration where the bride has the mehndi stain, or henna, applied. It’s an incredibly lengthy process and Unnati Shah did a beautiful job! She even included Karan’s initials in the design which he had to find later.

One of my favorite parts of photographing Indian weddings is the baraat and their’s did not disappoint! Kacie’s father and Karan rode in a sports car during the procession while guests danced their way to the ceremony. There were so many different aspects to the ceremony but I loved the blessings in particular, especially the throwing of flower petals and rice to wish them luck and happiness. It was my first time at this temple and it made such a beautiful backdrop for some portraits.

Their casual backyard reception at Kacie’s parents house followed the day after and I cannot get over how sweet they both are with each other. When couples are just radiating joy and love like these two, it reminds me of how lucky I am that I get to do this every day!

After the cake was cut, the dance floor was never empty. My favorite kind of party! Congrats to you both and thanks so much for having us be a part of your day!

A bride has henna done by Unnati Shah
A bride has henna done by Unnati Shah
 A bride shows henna on her hand done by Unnati Shah
A bride has her makeup done before her Aurora Balaji Temple wedding
A bride laughs while having her hair done before her Aurora Balaji Temple wedding
A bride gets ready before her Aurora Balaji Temple wedding
A bride gets ready before her Aurora Balaji Temple wedding
A brides hand covered in henna before an Aurora Balaji Temple wedding
A bride has her head blessed during an Aurora Balaji Temple wedding
A bride laughs with her family during an Aurora Balaji Temple wedding
Guests walk to the baraat during an Aurora Balaji Temple wedding
A groom drives in a car for his baraat during an Aurora Balaji Temple wedding
Guests dance at a baraat during an Aurora Balaji Temple wedding ceremony
Guests dance at a baraat during an Aurora Balaji Temple wedding ceremony
A groom leaves his car at a baraat during an Aurora Balaji Temple wedding ceremony
A groom dances with guests at a baraat during an Aurora Balaji Temple wedding ceremony
Guests dance at a baraat during an Aurora Balaji Temple wedding ceremony
Parents offer gifts during an Aurora Balaji Temple wedding
Parents offer gifts during an Aurora Balaji Temple wedding
A bride and groom laugh together during an Aurora Balaji Temple wedding
Parents throw rice at the newlyweds at an Aurora Balaji Temple wedding
A couple makes a fire offering during an Aurora Balaji Temple wedding
Guests throw rice on a couple during an Aurora Balaji Temple wedding
A couple laughs together during an Aurora Balaji Temple wedding
A wedding portrait at Aurora Balaji Temple
A close-up of a couple's hands at Aurora Balaji Temple
A wedding portrait at Aurora Balaji Temple
A wedding portrait at Aurora Balaji Temple
A close-up of a couple's hands at Aurora Balaji Temple
A groom gets ready before his backyard wedding in Yorkville, Illinois
A groom gets ready before his backyard wedding in Yorkville, Illinois
A bride gets ready before her backyard wedding in Yorkville, Illinois
A bride gets ready before her backyard wedding in Yorkville, Illinois
A groom shares a first look with his bride at a backyard wedding in Yorkville, Illinois
A bride and groom portrait at a backyard wedding in Yorkville, Illinois
A bride and groom portrait at a backyard wedding in Yorkville, Illinois
A bride kisses her groom at a backyard wedding in Yorkville, Illinois
Guests take a photo together at a backyard wedding in Yorkville, Illinois
A child plays bags at a backyard wedding in Yorkville, Illinois
A couple cuts their cake at a backyard wedding in Yorkville, Illinois
A couple cuts their cake at a backyard wedding in Yorkville, Illinois
Guests share in a toast at a backyard wedding in Yorkville, Illinois
A couple shares their first dance at a backyard wedding in Yorkville, Illinois
A couple shares their first dance at a backyard wedding in Yorkville, Illinois
A couple shares their first dance at a backyard wedding in Yorkville, Illinois
Guests dance together at a backyard wedding in Yorkville, Illinois
Guests dance together at a backyard wedding in Yorkville, Illinois
Guests dance together at a backyard wedding in Yorkville, Illinois

Special thanks to all the amazing vendors that made this Aurora Balaji Temple wedding such a success!

Henna: Unnati Shah

Hair & Makeup: Jennifer Alvarez from Refined Beauty

Florist: Vivek Flowers

DJ: Avinoor

Ceremony Venue: Aurora Balaji Temple

February 3, 2020

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