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Rishi & Lorena’s St. Paul Wedding | Day One

Closeup of Rishi and Lorena
We recently spent two days in downtown St. Paul, photographing Rishi and Lorena’s wedding festivities! The two had a traditional Hindu ceremony on Saturday, followed by a more Western ceremony on Sunday. Both days were full of friends, family, and celebration!

Rishi and Lorena are both doctors, completing their medical residencies in Texas. The two have a close-knit circle of friends and family, many members of their wedding party being in the medical field themselves.  Their loved ones were close by while the two prepared for their wedding day, keeping them company and helping them get dressed.

After a sweet first look, Rishi and Lorena split up until their ceremony, with Rishi taking part in the Baraat procession to their ceremony site while we took advantage of the gorgeous interior of the Landmark Center for bridal portraits of Lorena. The two had a relatively short ceremony in a breathtaking space, with drapery criss-crossing through the levels of the Landmark Center, and the Mandap decorated in bright jewel tones and modern, geometric terrariums.

The wedding party’s brightly colored attire made for some awesome shots along the streets of downtown St. Paul, and perfectly complemented the floral arrangements at the reception. Speaking of their reception, it was out of this world. Rishi and Lorena were entertained by performances by many of their family members and friends, even taking to the dance floor themselves after a quick outfit change. Before the dance floor opened up to everyone, Lorena’s grandmother and uncle took the stage, followed by a final dance by Lorena’s family, who were all wearing Colombian football jerseys!

Keep an eye out for another blog post about Rishi and Lorena’s second day of celebration!

Indian wedding jewelry details
Detail of Lorena's indian wedding dress
Lorena showing off her bride tshirt
Lorena's sister helping her get dressed
Lorena's mother helping her get dressed
Lorena putting on her indian wedding jewelry
Closeup of Lorena's wedding dress
Lorena's bridal portaits
Lorena's indian wedding jewelry
Rishi's groomsmen helping him get dressed
Details of Rishi's indian wedding accessories
Rishi and Lorena's first look
Rishi kissing Lorena on the cheek
Rishi and Lorena posing outside of Landmark Center
Closeup of Rishi and Lorena kissing in St. Paul
Rishi and Lorena in front of Landmark Center
Rishi dipping Lorena in front of the Landmark Center
Lorena posing in the window of Landmark Center
Adorned horse for Baraat
Baraat at St Paul Hotel
Baraat outside in downtown St. Paul
Rishi's parents dancing in baraat
Baraat processional in St Paul
Rishi dancing during Baraat
Lorena's parents during Baraat at Landmark Center
Jewel toned indian wedding details
Rishi and his parents walking down the aisle at landmark center
Bridesmaids walking down the aisle
Rishi and Lorena's parents hold antarpat
Lorena walking down the aisle in red indian wedding dress
Rishi and Lorena on either side of antarpat
Bride and groom smiling during indian wedding ceremony
Indian wedding at Landmark Center
Rishi and Lorena reading during ceremony
Bride and groom making seven laps for vows
Rishi and Lorena holding their hands in prayer
Bride's grandmother hugging her during indian wedding
Smiling bride and groom walking back down aisle
Lorena and her bridesmaids in colorful indian dresses
Rishi and Lorena with their wedding party
Rishi goofing around with his groomsmen
Indian wedding party posing in St. Paul
Rishi and Lorena in the sunset in downtown st. paul
jewel tone and gold sequin wedding details
Globe and roses at indian wedding reception
Rishi's family cheering at wedding reception
Rishi's father introducing the bride and groom
Rishi and Lorena clapping during wedding reception dances
Bride and groom dancing in gold reception outfits
Lorena's grandparents dancing in Colombian outfits
Lorena's family dancing in Colombian soccer jerseys
Vendor List
Wedding planner – Hana April Chughtai, Mani Mela – Minneapolis, MN
Ceremony venue – Landmark Center – St. Paul, MN
Reception venue – Landmark Center – St. Paul, MN
Videographer – AnA Video – Houston, TX
Officiant – Priest Ronur Murali – Maple Grove, MN
Hair stylist – Hana April Chughtai, Mani Mela – Minneapolis, MN
Makeup artist – Melissa, Mani Mela – Minneapolis, MN
Caterer – India Palace – Roseville, MN
China – Apres Event Decor & Tent Rental – St. Paul, MN
Decorator – Mani Mela – Minneapolis, MN
Florist – Mani Mela – Minneapolis, MN
Dress designer – Asopalav –Ahmedabad, India
Tuxedos – Jade Blue –Ahmedabad, India
Limo/party bus company – Eclipse Transportation – Minneapolis, MN
DJ/Band/musicians – DJ Trevor Samaroo, and Instant Request – Minneapolis, MN
Lighting Design – Instant Request  – Minneapolis, MN
Stationer – A Milestone Paper Co – Burnsville, MN
Chair/table/tent rentals – Mani Mela – Minneapolis, MN
Jeweler – Amijag – Houston, TX

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