Neena + Justin | Pear Tree Estate Indian + Hindu wedding


Wow! My first Indian wedding was so amazing and gorgeous, and I thoroughly enjoyed being immersed in the cultural festivities for the day! Just watching Neena get adorned with all her jewelry was an event in itself too! Justin + Neena pulled the red and gold theme together beautifully with their mandap (the covered structure for the ceremony), the flowers and Neena's custom handmade gown from India. On Friday evening, I also attended their mehndi ceremony and henna party where most of the guests got some henna done and Neena had both her hands and feet decorated. Following the ceremony, we did a few portraits with the couple, their families and Neena's bridesmaids, and then Neena + Justin both changed into other outfits -- Justin into a suit and Neena into a white and gold beaded sari gown. Some of my favorite parts of the day were watching all the ladies get their saris pinned on, the authentic rituals of the Hindu wedding ceremony, Neena's second gown, and the way that Justin looked at Neena all day long! I loved how ornate this wedding was, and I've always wanted to shoot a colorful Indian wedding. I look forward to photographing another one someday! Please leave a comment below for Neena + Justin and after 50 comments, they'll receive a complimentary 11x14" mounted print of their choice!

Concorde Room details

Hindu wedding gold jewelry

Indian bride getting ready

putting on bangles

red gold bangles

applying the headpiece

red gold veil first look

red gold wedding reception details

groom enters with his parents

mehndi henna bride enters ceremony

Pear Tree Estate Hindu wedding ceremony

mandap ceremony

kindling the fire saptapadi

kanyadaan panigrahana

bride and groom ceremony

bride and groom exchanging glances

gold white reception table settings

gold reception details

bride and groom with parents

bridesmaids in red and gold saris

bride and groom on bridge at PTE


red gold saris and red wine

Indian wedding bride

couple portraits

kissing portraits on back patio at Pear Tree

bride sitting with fountain

grand entrance with white gold beaded gown

cutting the cake

first dance at Pear Tree

Champaign wedding first dance

first dance candid photos

parents dance

reception dancing candids

reception candids on dance floor

candid shots from dance floor with purple uplighting

Vendors Ceremony + Reception | Pear Tree Estate Cake | Cakes by Lori Florist | Ravi Kaur DJ | Elite Entertainment Caterer | Gaylord Indian Restaurant Photographer | Holly Birch Photography