November 9, 2022
I would be lying if I said I wasn’t looking forward to this wedding for the entire year! Chandni and Matthew are genuinely in love, you can just see it when they look at each other. The weekend started on Thursday with the Henna ceremony, this symbolizes good health and prosperity in their marriage. I returned Friday morning for the Grah Shanti, a brief ceremony to remove all obstacles from the couple and to bring them happiness and prosperity. That evening I returned for the welcome dinner with all of their family and friends. Saturday was the big day…the 12 hour amazing wedding day! We did a first look and then headed to Detroit for photos. Started at the Dequinder Cut then a quick stop at Eastern Market. Finished up in Detroit and headed back to The Westin, Southfield to prepare for the Baraat. The Baraat is a processional that escorts the groom (traditionally on horseback, Matthew switched it up a bit and used his uncles Ford Mustang) to the site of the wedding. The Puja or ceremony is such a beautiful event to witness in person. It is performed to bestow good luck upon Chandni and Matthew and their families. I was honored to capture the love between the bride and groom.
A true creator is Ekta, she is the amazing mehndi artist that spent 5+ hours with Chandni to make her vision come to life. Check out her work on her instagram page.
Look at how beautiful Chandni’s engagement ring is! The designer is Heidi Gibson, a jeweler based in Southern California. Check out her one of a kind wedding rings by clicking on the icon below.
November 5, 2023 | Ceremony (Puja) | The Westin, Southfield
Amanie did an amazing job on Chandni’s makeup. Check out her beautiful work on her instagram page by clicking on the icon below.
Rochelle worked her magic on Chandni’s hair. It was windy in Detroit and her hair didn’t move at all! Check out her work on her Instagram page by clicking on the icon below.
Chandni and Matthew shared a first look together!
Let the Baraat begin! Who needs a horse when you have a mustang!
Chandni surprised Matthew by changing out her Hindu ceremony dress with a traditional white dress, lets just say he was a little surprised!
Chandni’s wedding band matched perfect with her engagement ring. The designer is HenryRocky from Etsy. Check out his shop on Etsy.
Matt’s wedding band complimented Chandni’s set flawlessly. The band was from Rogers and Hollands.
Special shoutout to one of the best planners in Metro Detroit! Dalia at The Event Planner, you made the day run flawlessly. Your attention to detail and keeping me in the loop all day made my life easy. Thanks for giving Chandni and Matthew my name! Planning an event? Click on the icon to book the best!
I am John Richmond of John Richmond Photography. I have had the honor to photograph over 900 weddings in my 19 years as a professional wedding photographer. I love to photograph beautiful-souled people having the time of their lives.