Real Wedding: Vikram Kumar and Pooja Chitgopeker (3)

Happy Friday! We're celebrating the end of the work week (ha! we never stop working around here!) by sharing Vikram and Pooja's multi-million dollar ceremony and reception. Vikram's dad spared no expense in this wedding, mainly because it was something he had been dreaming about since Vikram was born. He was quoted as saying that he wanted the grandest, most fabulous wedding there ever was!

Though they live in Chicago, the entire groom's party traveled to the bride's hometown in New Zealand. All guests were treated like royalty with Vikram's family taking care of all flights and accommodations.

So if you missed the Sangeet or the Baraat posts, make sure you check them out!

After the Baraat, complete with helicopters and horses, came to an end, the two families met for the Milni before the wedding ceremony. The groom entered the ceremony preceded by two beautiful little flowergirls and his groomsmen cheering him on from behind. The bride entered with her brothers in an elaborately designed marroon and gold lehnga.

The Hindu wedding began at 9pm and lasted for 3 hours. At the end, Pooja and Vikram exchanged vows and rings and were officially declared husband and wife. At midnight the sky was lit up with a custom fireworks show for the couple.

The bride's vidaai was held on Saturday morning, after which they flew to another temple to seek blessings. Upon arriving at the groom's hotel, the families engaged in playful games to welcome the new bride.

We'll be right back with Pooja and Vikram's beautiful wedding reception!

Real Wedding: Vikram Kumar and Pooja Chitgopeker (3)

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