The couple took portraits in their traditional wedding attire at the Art Institute.
THE COUPLE Oeindrila Dube and Dan Godsel met at the police station. “Not on account of any criminal activity,” Oeindrila clarifies, “but because Dan was the commander of the Chicago Police Department Training Academy, and I was a professor at the University of Chicago conducting a research project.” Together, the duo went on to launch a new training program that helps police officers navigate stressful situations—“and along the way, we fell madly in love.”
THE DETAILS Their multicultural wedding ceremony was completely customized, incorporating key elements of their Indian and Irish Catholic backgrounds. They included a rite known as Tying of the Sacred Knot, exchanged garlands and shared personal vows.
THE PARTY Following cocktail hour in the University Club’s Library—a scholarly nod to the bride’s time at Oxford—the party moved into the reception space, bedecked in amaranth and vibrant pink. “Our first dance was to U2’s ‘All I Want Is You,’” Oeindrila says.“The day of the wedding, everything moves at such a high speed. But during this song, we felt everything slow down and cherished just gazing into each other’s eyes.”
Ivory invitations featured text written in a deep wine hue.
The bride changed into a short and sparkly black dress for dancing.
Centerpieces featured red orchids and pink and red roses.