After a break from shooting for a couple months, I got back into the swing of things with an engagement ceremony.  But this wasn’t your average engagement- Bobby is my 2nd cousin, and we pretty much grew up together being the closest in age among the male cousins in the family.  Reeny is from North Carolina, so the wedding is going to be held out there in September, so the family held a formal engagement ceremony here in Chicago for a bit of a pre-celebration.  The engagement ceremony was held at beautiful Ashyana Banquets is Downers Grove, Illinois.

Engagement Ceremony at Ashyana Banquets in Downers Grove, IL

I love this shot!  The lobby was quite busy as everything was getting set in the hall.

Engagement Ceremony at Ashyana Banquets in Downers Grove, IL
Engagement Ceremony at Ashyana Banquets in Downers Grove, IL

There’s always good food at Indian functions :)

Engagement Ceremony at Ashyana Banquets in Downers Grove, IL
Engagement Ceremony at Ashyana Banquets in Downers Grove, IL
Engagement Ceremony at Ashyana Banquets in Downers Grove, IL
Engagement Ceremony at Ashyana Banquets in Downers Grove, IL
Engagement Ceremony at Ashyana Banquets in Downers Grove, IL
Engagement Ceremony at Ashyana Banquets in Downers Grove, IL
Engagement Ceremony at Ashyana Banquets in Downers Grove, IL
Engagement Ceremony at Ashyana Banquets in Downers Grove, IL
Engagement Ceremony at Ashyana Banquets in Downers Grove, IL

The ceremonial handshake/hug between the fathers…

Engagement Ceremony at Ashyana Banquets in Downers Grove, IL

Bobby’s cousins sang a special song during the event as well…

Engagement Ceremony at Ashyana Banquets in Downers Grove, IL
Engagement Ceremony at Ashyana Banquets in Downers Grove, IL

I’ll end with this shot of my competition ;)  These are actually my aunt/uncles bringing a bit of photo and video “fusion” to the event…I need to up my game!

Engagement Ceremony at Ashyana Banquets in Downers Grove, IL


Bobby + Reeny : engagement ceremony

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