Images: Fusion Indian/Mexican wedding blends cultures

 
 
Posted8/1/2017 5:00 AM

See moments from a two-day fusion Indian/Mexican wedding blending elements of both cultures together, such as Hindu and Catholic rituals, piñatas and henna handpainting, and catered Mexican and Indian food.

The wedding of Ankur Raniwala with his new bride Veronica Garcia at Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Kildeer. She was escorted up the aisle by her parents Ruth and Antonio Garcia. Raniwala rode in a papier-mache elephant that he built himself in a hand-drawn cart. Hundreds of guests watched the wedding under the shade of colorful umbrellas.
  The wedding of Ankur Raniwala with his new bride Veronica Garcia at Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Kildeer. She was escorted up the aisle by her parents Ruth and Antonio Garcia. Raniwala rode in a papier-mache elephant that he built himself in a hand-drawn cart. Hundreds of guests watched the wedding under the shade of colorful umbrellas.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
The wedding of Ankur Raniwala with his new bride Veronica Garcia at Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Kildeer.  Garcia was escorted up the aisle by her parents Ruth and Antonio Garcia.
  The wedding of Ankur Raniwala with his new bride Veronica Garcia at Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Kildeer. Garcia was escorted up the aisle by her parents Ruth and Antonio Garcia.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Ring and flower girls watch the wedding of Ankur Raniwala and Veronica Garcia.
  Ring and flower girls watch the wedding of Ankur Raniwala and Veronica Garcia.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
The wedding of Ankur Raniwala formerly of Mundelein and Barrington with his new bride Veronica Garcia of Sherman Oaks, California at Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Kildeer.
  The wedding of Ankur Raniwala formerly of Mundelein and Barrington with his new bride Veronica Garcia of Sherman Oaks, California at Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Kildeer.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
The wedding of Ankur Raniwala formerly of Mundelein and Barrington with his new bride Veronica Garcia of Sherman Oaks, California at Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Kildeer. Raniwala rode in a papier-mache elephant that he built himself in a hand-drawn cart and later exited the elephant and danced his way into the wedding.
  The wedding of Ankur Raniwala formerly of Mundelein and Barrington with his new bride Veronica Garcia of Sherman Oaks, California at Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Kildeer. Raniwala rode in a papier-mache elephant that he built himself in a hand-drawn cart and later exited the elephant and danced his way into the wedding.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
The wedding of Ankur Raniwala formerly of Mundelein and Barrington with his new bride Veronica Garcia of Sherman Oaks, California at Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Kildeer.
  The wedding of Ankur Raniwala formerly of Mundelein and Barrington with his new bride Veronica Garcia of Sherman Oaks, California at Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Kildeer.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
The wedding of Ankur Raniwala formerly of Mundelein and Barrington with his new bride Veronica Garcia of Sherman Oaks, California at Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Kildeer.
  The wedding of Ankur Raniwala formerly of Mundelein and Barrington with his new bride Veronica Garcia of Sherman Oaks, California at Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Kildeer.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
The wedding of Ankur Raniwala formerly of Mundelein and Barrington with his new bride Veronica Garcia of Sherman Oaks, California at Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Kildeer.
  The wedding of Ankur Raniwala formerly of Mundelein and Barrington with his new bride Veronica Garcia of Sherman Oaks, California at Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Kildeer.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
The wedding of Ankur Raniwala formerly of Mundelein and Barrington with his new bride Veronica Garcia of Sherman Oaks, California at Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Kildeer. Garcia was escorted up the aisle by her parents Ruth and Antonio Garcia.
  The wedding of Ankur Raniwala formerly of Mundelein and Barrington with his new bride Veronica Garcia of Sherman Oaks, California at Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Kildeer. Garcia was escorted up the aisle by her parents Ruth and Antonio Garcia.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
The wedding of Ankur Raniwala formerly of Mundelein and Barrington with his new bride Veronica Garcia of Sherman Oaks, California at Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Kildeer.
  The wedding of Ankur Raniwala formerly of Mundelein and Barrington with his new bride Veronica Garcia of Sherman Oaks, California at Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Kildeer.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
The wedding of Ankur Raniwala formerly of Mundelein and Barrington with his new bride Veronica Garcia of Sherman Oaks, California at Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Kildeer.
  The wedding of Ankur Raniwala formerly of Mundelein and Barrington with his new bride Veronica Garcia of Sherman Oaks, California at Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Kildeer.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
The wedding of Ankur Raniwala formerly of Mundelein and Barrington with his new bride Veronica Garcia of Sherman Oaks, California at Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Kildeer.
  The wedding of Ankur Raniwala formerly of Mundelein and Barrington with his new bride Veronica Garcia of Sherman Oaks, California at Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Kildeer.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
The wedding of Ankur Raniwala formerly of Mundelein and Barrington with his new bride Veronica Garcia of Sherman Oaks, California at Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Kildeer.
  The wedding of Ankur Raniwala formerly of Mundelein and Barrington with his new bride Veronica Garcia of Sherman Oaks, California at Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Kildeer.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
The wedding of Ankur Raniwala formerly of Mundelein and Barrington with his new bride Veronica Garcia of Sherman Oaks, California at Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Kildeer.
  The wedding of Ankur Raniwala formerly of Mundelein and Barrington with his new bride Veronica Garcia of Sherman Oaks, California at Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Kildeer.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
The wedding of Ankur Raniwala formerly of Mundelein and Barrington with his new bride Veronica Garcia of Sherman Oaks, California at Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Kildeer.
  The wedding of Ankur Raniwala formerly of Mundelein and Barrington with his new bride Veronica Garcia of Sherman Oaks, California at Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Kildeer.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
The wedding of Ankur Raniwala formerly of Mundelein and Barrington with his new bride Veronica Garcia of Sherman Oaks, California at Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Kildeer. Garcia, center, is pictured with bridesmaids, Celena Chavez of Indian Head Park, with Iris Villanueva of Oak Lawn with Simona Garcia and Ashley Patel of Schaumburg.
  The wedding of Ankur Raniwala formerly of Mundelein and Barrington with his new bride Veronica Garcia of Sherman Oaks, California at Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Kildeer. Garcia, center, is pictured with bridesmaids, Celena Chavez of Indian Head Park, with Iris Villanueva of Oak Lawn with Simona Garcia and Ashley Patel of Schaumburg.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
The wedding of Ankur Raniwala formerly of Mundelein and Barrington with his new bride Veronica Garcia of Sherman Oaks, California at Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Kildeer. Hand art symbolizing happiness and good luck adorns the hands of the bride Veronica Garcia.
  The wedding of Ankur Raniwala formerly of Mundelein and Barrington with his new bride Veronica Garcia of Sherman Oaks, California at Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Kildeer. Hand art symbolizing happiness and good luck adorns the hands of the bride Veronica Garcia.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
The wedding of Ankur Raniwala formerly of Mundelein and Barrington with his new bride Veronica Garcia of Sherman Oaks, California at Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Kildeer. Hand art symbolizing happiness and good luck adorns the hands of the bride Veronica Garcia.
  The wedding of Ankur Raniwala formerly of Mundelein and Barrington with his new bride Veronica Garcia of Sherman Oaks, California at Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Kildeer. Hand art symbolizing happiness and good luck adorns the hands of the bride Veronica Garcia.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
The wedding of Ankur Raniwala formerly of Mundelein and Barrington with his new bride Veronica Garcia of Sherman Oaks, California at Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Kildeer. Hand art symbolizing happiness and good luck adorns the hands of the bride Veronica Garcia.
  The wedding of Ankur Raniwala formerly of Mundelein and Barrington with his new bride Veronica Garcia of Sherman Oaks, California at Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Kildeer. Hand art symbolizing happiness and good luck adorns the hands of the bride Veronica Garcia.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
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