Darius and Suresh got married on December 17, 2016 at the Gorgeous Wit Hotel in Chicago. They had a whirlwind long distance relationship that really came about by chance as Suresh was moving to Chicago from Atlanta. They met at a bar by chance in Atlanta right before Suresh left to the Windy City in 2010. Luckily between many flights back and forth Darius finally joined Suresh in Chicago 18 months later. In 2013 they added Bailey to their family, an adorable cockapoo puppy expanding their family. I even met Bailey during their engagement photo last year.
Their wedding was gorgeous and they were surrounded by family and friends from all across the country and globe! They had the cutest Chicago gift bags for all of their out of town guests joining them for their wedding. They got ready in a gorgeous suite and then went down to the Chicago riverwalk to take photos. It was a bit slippery but we all managed without a single fall. As we were struggling to walk we see runners running the same icy path, gotta love Chicago dedicated runners.
After that we headed to do family formal photos in their gorgeous suite and and headed to the ceremony at the Wit which was lit by candles. The ceremony was beautiful and included Darius and Suresh walking down the isle with their mothers. After they were wed it was time to party! After they were introduced and had their first dance and cake cut they invited all their guests to the dance floor to kick off the party before dinner. I had never seen this before but it was a huge hit!
Dinner was delicious and the speeches were heartfelt. Darius sister and best friend from Atlanta toasted them as well as Suresh's little brother and good friend. After all of that it was time to hit the dance floor again. They had an amazing dance floor and I realized I and my second shooter Laura were dancing and singing along while photographing them! Congratulations Darius and Suresh!
The harpist: Nichole Luchs
The officiant: Liz Hoffman
Florist: Phillip's Flowers
Cello and guitar players: Moeller Music
Drapes/tableclothes: Studio AG
Hotel/food - The Wit Hotel
Invitations - Minted.com
Tuxedos: Tommy Hilfiger
Second Shooter : Laura Manzano