Like many in the Indian community, Suresh and Michelle had a formal engagement ceremony to announce their plans for marriage.  I do enjoy the concept of it because it’s a verbal declaration of two families (not just two individuals) of their decision to move forward.  It’s awesome to have agreement from both parents and friends as you move forward in such an important step in your life.

We started with Michelle getting ready…

Event Photography - Suresh and Michelle's Engagement
Event Photography - Suresh and Michelle's Engagement
Event Photography - Suresh and Michelle's Engagement
Event Photography - Suresh and Michelle's Engagement
Event Photography - Suresh and Michelle's Engagement

I love Indian events because the colors are awesome!  All the details were beautiful for the day…

Event Photography - Suresh and Michelle's Engagement
Event Photography - Suresh and Michelle's Engagement
Event Photography - Suresh and Michelle's Engagement
Event Photography - Suresh and Michelle's Engagement
Event Photography - Suresh and Michelle's Engagement
Event Photography - Suresh and Michelle's Engagement

Before heading to the hall, the family had a short prayer session…

Event Photography - Suresh and Michelle's Engagement

For centerpieces at Venuti’s Banquets in Addison, Ilinois, Suresh and Michelle placed goldfish and fish food at every table for the guests to take with them- how awesome is that!?

Event Photography - Suresh and Michelle's Engagement
Event Photography - Suresh and Michelle's Engagement
Event Photography - Suresh and Michelle's Engagement
Event Photography - Suresh and Michelle's Engagement
Event Photography - Suresh and Michelle's Engagement
Event Photography - Suresh and Michelle's Engagement
Event Photography - Suresh and Michelle's Engagement
Event Photography - Suresh and Michelle's Engagement
Event Photography - Suresh and Michelle's Engagement
Event Photography - Suresh and Michelle's Engagement
Event Photography - Suresh and Michelle's Engagement

Both of the fathers said a few words before announcing the date for the wedding next spring…

Event Photography - Suresh and Michelle's Engagement
Event Photography - Suresh and Michelle's Engagement

Their friend also gave a short message…

Event Photography - Suresh and Michelle's Engagement
Event Photography - Suresh and Michelle's Engagement

The MCs played a little game of “Who is more…” that got quite a bit of laughs.  Did you know Suresh takes longer to get ready, while Michelle is better at football?  The things we learn :)

Event Photography - Suresh and Michelle's Engagement

Afterward, the MCs also did a short re-enactment of how Suresh proposed – I love when people do this!

Event Photography - Suresh and Michelle's Engagement
Event Photography - Suresh and Michelle's Engagement
Event Photography - Suresh and Michelle's Engagement
Event Photography - Suresh and Michelle's Engagement

A few of their close friends also performed a dance for them…

Event Photography - Suresh and Michelle's Engagement
Event Photography - Suresh and Michelle's Engagement
Event Photography - Suresh and Michelle's Engagement

Michelle and Suresh, I had a great time working with you guys!  I’m looking forward to th e-session and wedding in May!


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