color red and Indian weddings / by Tricia Koning Photo

Red truly is the core symbol of power and spirituality, of protection and commitment in the Indian culture. It is a color that has not faded the trials of time and stands alone as the most powerful.  I love all the amazing colors in the saris, decorations and all the warm golds and color at the School of the Art Institute Ballroom.  The bride and groom met at the SAIC and came back to Chicago to celebrate with their family and friends.  ( click on the photos to see a slide show)