Honoring your traditions is a very important part when it comes to planning a wedding. MDM Entertainment had the pleasure of joining Christina and Ron while they celebrated their Chinese and Indian Wedding reception at Cai Restaurant in Chicago’s China Town. Chicago Indian Wedding DJ Aumir and MDM Entertainment’s Chicago Wedding Lighting team set the mood for the newly wed couple and all of their guests.

Christina and Ron's Wedding at Cai Restuarant

Traditional Attire For Each Tradition

Christina not only looked beautiful in a traditional white wedding dress, but also in a traditional Chinese wedding dress and a traditional Indian wedding dress. Not one, not two but three dresses were seen on this blushing bride.

Western Traditions

Her white wedding gown was a beaded sweetheart neckline with a full skirt. Both the Bride and Groom entered their reception full of excitement and happiness and as they cut their cake they couldn’t help but smile.

Christina and Ron's Wedding

Christina and Ron's cutting the cake

Chinese Traditions

The couple enjoyed their entrance so much that they left for a wardrobe change and entered again!

As dinner was being served, Christina and her bridesmaids snuck away to change Christina into a beautiful red floor length wedding gown with gold embroidery. Ron also changed into a matching red and gold pants and jacket. Chinese rituals state that the deep red color of the dress symbolizes love, joy and prosperity.

In their Chinese attire Christina and Ron took part in the clinking of the glasses tradition. Christina, Ron and the whole bridal party walked around the room and clinked glasses with every single guest. This shows love for the family and thanks everyone for joining them on their special day.

Christina and Ron's Clinking Room Glasses

Christina and Ron's Chinese dresses

Another tradition at Christina and Ron’s reception was the kissing game. The kissing game consisted of Ron’s head being covered and his groomsmen kissing him with lip stick. The men were allowed to kiss him anywhere on his head accept for his lips because that was being saved for his Bride. The bridesmaids happily volunteered to wrap Ron’s head with toilet paper and to help the men apply their bright red lip stick. Everyone was a good sport and had a great time.

Chinese Kissing Game

Chinese Kissing game/ putting on lipstick

Chinese Kissing Game/ Kissing Ron 2

Chinese Kissing Game/ Christina and Ron

Indian Traditions

Before the couple took the floor for their first dance as husband and wife they had one more wardrobe change this time coming in wearing a deep red/ purple Sari on Christina and a Sherwani for Ron. Both had intricate patterns and sparkles. According to Indian tradition the color of the outfits are suppose to show good luck and happiness for the couple. To go with her beautiful dress Christina also wore a traditional head piece and jewelry.

Christina and Ron's Traditional Chinese, Indian Wedding

Christina and Ron soon opened the dance floor, inviting everyone into a circle on the dance floor. Chicago Wedding DJ Aumir knew exactly what songs to play to get the party stated. They danced to songs such as Lat Lag Gayee by Benny Dayal, Pritam and Shalmali Kholgade.

Christina and Ron's Traditional Chinese and Indian Wedding

Christina and Ron's Traditional Chinese and Indian Wedding Dancing 2

Chicago Indian DJ, Aumir

Christina and Ron's Traditional Chinese and Indian Wedding Dancing 4

The Transformation

Cai Restaurant is located on the end of Chinatown Square Plaza. It is a delicious hidden gem, that has a very Chinese Restaurant feel, complete with huge fish tanks and TV’s with live News from China. For the reception though Cai Restaurant was transformed into a modern looking banquet hall with drapery and lights.

Cai Resuarant Picture (From Website)

Cai Restaurant Picture (From Website)

Cai Restaurant transformed

A custom gobo presented Christina and Ron’s name in lights on a white aisle. Intelligent dance floor lighting lit up the middle of the room to create a dance floor when the dancing began. Fun swirls of purple, red, green and blue drifted across the floor and ceiling as everyone danced all night.

Cai Restuarant Transformed/ Chicago Indian Wedding DJ, Aumir

Cai Restaurant Transformed

Christina and Ron's Traditional Chinese Indian Wedding

The Picture Perfect Photo Booth

To add to the Chinese restaurants transformation, Christina and Ron provided a Photo Booth for their guests. Children and Adults lined up to take pictures with a funny hat.

Christina and Ron's Photo Booth 1

Christina and Ron's Photo Booth 3

Christina and Ron's Photo Booth 2

Knowing that her guests would be signing a photo guest book Christina let MDM use her purple feature pen that matched the purple theme in the room. It was a very cute touch, decorating the Photo Booth table with a bird cage full of purple candles and the purple feather pen.

Christina and Ron's Photo Booth Table decorated

Christina and Ron's Photo Booth Guest Book

It was a wonderful night full of fun, love, joy and great food! Congratulations Christina and Ron!!

Venue: Cai Restaurant
Entertainment: MDM Entertainment
Ceremony Venue: Madonna della Strada
Videographer: George Street

For more information on Chicago wedding DJ and lighting services contact MDM Entertainment today at 773-253-4986.

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