Today is part three of my blog series on Madina + Omkar’s spectacular, multi-day Minneapolis Indian wedding photography ceremony. Make sure to take a look at part one, their Muslim wedding ceremony, and part two, their Hindu wedding ceremony.
Madina + Omkar held their formal Indian wedding reception at the gorgeous St Paul Hotel in downtown St Paul MN. We started the day with Madina prepping in the L’Etoile Suite and Omkar in another room of the beautiful hotel. Omkar wore a sharp black and white tux, while Madina wore a magnificent custom gown created with gorgeous lace and crystals throughout.
Once the two of them were ready, we took them across the street to Rice Park for their first look and portraits, followed by group photos. Then we were able to head back to the St Paul Hotel for their gorgeous reception. And really, the word “gorgeous” is such an understatement. It was truly a jaw-dropping, opulent event!
Madina + Omkar’s reception was held in the St Paul Hotel ballroom. Walking into the room, I think my eyes popped right out of my head! The center of the room featured their stunning, gold-adorned, six-tiered wedding cake. The tables were set so elegantly with custom menu cards, gold chargers, and gorgeous floral centerpieces. The lighting featured ornate gobos on the ceiling as well as a custom gobo with their names and monogram, and included six different color changes throughout the evening. And the pinnacle of the room was the custom-built, magnificent pergola over Madina + Omkar’s sweetheart table, draped in gold fabric and live flowers and completed with a gorgeous crystal chandalier.
After dinner, Madina + Omkar received numerous toasts, love and blessings from their families and friends. And then the two of them spoke and gave thanks for everyones’ support and love through the years. So much happiness and tears of joy! The toasts were followed by Madina + Omkar’s first dance, then their parent dances as well as an anniversary dance. Then they were able to dance away into the night.
Such a fun day with Madina + Omkar as their Minneapolis wedding photographer! Stay tuned to my next blog post which features my final photo session with them.
Check out the video showing their entire stunning wedding extravaganza:
Will you be having an Indian wedding? Or a reception at The Saint Paul Hotel? Contact me to talk about how we could work together!
Venue/Catering: The Saint Paul Hotel
Wedding Coordinator: Mani Mela
Bride’s Wedding Gowns: Custom Designed
Bride’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Hair/Makeup: Nicole Fae Makeup Studio
Wedding Rings: Shane Company
Wedding Invitation: Custom Designed by Bride and Indian Invitation Designer
Florist: Richfield Floral
Rentals: Midway Party Rental, Cici Events
Cake: Queen of Cakes
Videography: B&M Video Productions
Lighting: Instant Request