Shinnyo-En Buddhist Wedding and Maggianos Reception of Kean and Jonathan

Kean and Jonathan reached out to me last spring looking for a photographer to capture their big day. Both of them are entrepreneurs and living in Texas but came in Illinois to get married at the Elk Grove Shinnyo-En Temple. This was my first Buddhist wedding and the ceremony was absolutely breathtaking, It was so rich in tradition and culture and so different than any of the other weddings I have had the privilege of photographing before. After tearfully read vows they were pronounced married and shared in a tea ceremony with both of their families. 

After the wedding we headed to Maggianos in Schaumburg for their reception. There they shared their first dance, cut their wedding cake and enjoyed the night surrounded by all of their loved ones some who had traveled from all over the world. 

Congratulations again Jonathan and Kean, It was truly a pleasure photographing your wedding!