This time on our shoot for Saas Bahu Aur Betiyan on AAJ Tak along with celebrity make-up artist Neha Adhvik Mahajan, we got an opportunity to shoot with the extremely talented & gorgeous Pooja Bannerjee from the Roadies, Swim Team & Kasautii Zindagii Kay fame. Pooja began her steady rise to stardom with her stint in Roadies 8 as one of the finalists of that season. Apart from being an indomitable presence in front of the screen, Pooja has also been a National Level Swimmer who has represented Maharashtra in many National Level Swimming Tournaments. Off late, she is best known for her role as Nivedita Basu in Kasautii Zindagii Kay and her stint in Nach Baliye 9 with her Olympian Swimmer and Arjuna Awardee hubby Sandeep Sejwal.
Pooja was dolled up in two really contemporary and offbeat bridal looks – a traditional Punjabi bride followed by a Rajasthani Beendni. For the Punjabi Bride look, Neha decided to go with a rich ruby red lehenga coupled with golden kaleere whereas, for the Rajasthani look, Pooja wore a rose-red lehenga with intricate floral work and matching rose kaleere. The outfits for the first and the second look were brought to you by Reynu Tandon & Asiana Couture respectively.
Shooting with Pooja is an experience in itself. Living up to her chatterbox reputation, it takes her no time to get comfortable with the people around. Working with her thus results in a uniquely joyous experience.
In our fifth outing with Saas Bahu & Betiyan on AAJ Tak along with celebrity make-up artist Neha Adhvik Mahajan we got to shoot Television actor Tanya Sharma popular for her many roles on TV for eg. Udaan, Laal Ishq, Saath Nibhana Sathiya, Woh Apna Sa, etc. on Television. Tanya was dolled up in two contemporary looks for brides – one in a pastel pink summer look and another in a chic blue Lehanga for pre-wedding functions like Sangeet. She even sported Sneakers with her ensemble. Her ensemble and jewelry were carefully put together from different parts of India by Neha.
We were really excited to shoot with Tanya who effused a lot of energy and is clearly a spontaneous and effortless dancer. She is super fun and anyone is bound to have a great time with her around. Honestly, shooting actors is way easier than shooting real brides. Their years of experience to pose makes it a cake-walk, and Tanya was no different. We feel humbled to be able to work with such kind souls.
You can checkout the whole episode of Saas Bahu & Beitya below:
In our fourth outing with Saas Bahu & Betiyan on AAJ Tak along with celebrity make-up artist Neha Adhvik Mahajan we got to shoot Bollywood actor Madhurima Tuli popular for her many roles on TV and Big Screen for eg. Chandrakanta on Television and as the lead in Baby opposite Akshay Kumar. Madhurima was dolled up in two contemporary looks for brides – one in more traditional Red Lehanga and another in a chic green Lehanga for a more summer bride destination wedding look. Her ensemble and jewelry was carefully put together from different parts of India by Neha.
We were really excited to shoot with Madhurima and I particularly have been admirer since her Airtel advertisement. She was very easy to work with and we had a great time taking her pictures. Honestly, shooting actors is way easier than shooting real brides. Their years of experience to pose makes it a cake-walk, and Madhurima particularly is great fun to work with and we feel humbled to work with such a great set of people.
A two states wedding in 2018 that gave us all the feels, that has to be Nomchin & Udbhav’s Weddingin Alwar. This was our second outing with Nomchin & Udbhav (the first was at their engagement)
Lets start first with the beautiful wedding film of Nomchin & Udbhav – Reverse Two States which we made with all love!
Nomchin & Udbhav, both Bitsians, based in USA, planned their wedding at Alwar Bagh in Alwar, which happens to be Nomchin’s hometown. Nomchin is a Punjabi and Udbhav is a South Indian. And the couple opted for a south indian wedding and a north indian reception. And this is how it looked like with all the colourful vibes and happiness and smiles. One striking part about the wedding was that all the festivities majorly happened in the open, making way for some stunning photographs. Now let us take you through Nomchin & Udbhav’s wedding story!
Today is the last day of 2018. It has been a special, mad and crazy year. Also, leading to a very crazy wedding season. It was one of our agendas to blog one special wedding of this wedding season, before the year ends. And so here it is – Rajat & Sonal’s Royal Two States Wedding at Delhi.
Delhi weddings are unique, and have their own flavour. We have realised this at all the times we have covered weddings in Delhi (Previous Delhi Weddings – Sidhant – Barkha, Ishita – Snehasish). Its also because of how the celebrations turn out to be “larger than life” & “whole roller coaster” of emotions, vibes, decor, food, clothes and so much more. And Rajat & Sonal’s wedding was no different. Rajat got in touch with us sometime in September 2018. He got to know about us through his common friends, and mentioned in the first conversation itself how he loved our work. Then, next what happened was a meeting over coffee with Sonal in Mumbai, and we were onboard.
Rajat & Sonal, have been together since a decade. And November 2018 was the time for this malyali–punjabi couple to culminate their decade long love story to their forever story. It amazes us all the time that how relationships like this stands the test of time, only to churn into a new beginning in the form of marital bliss, and how we are entrusted with the job of capturing the memories that would last more than a lifetime. Co-incidentally, these folks got married at the same time as Ranveer Singh & Deepika Padukone!
The festivities started with Sonal’s mehendi. Dressed in yellow- green attire with a yellow backdrop in the backyard of Sonal’s house, this was a simple yet such a thoughtful setting for the mehendi. Morever, it was November, so the Delhi wintry weather did a lot of wonders. And the result are the photos with happy vibes and vibrant colours. Next was the engagement, where interesting stories from Rajat & Sonal’s dating times were shared by the bride’s sister followed by dance and ring exchange. The couple portrait session happened too, and we are so incredibly glad about how the couple took out a good deal time for them. The day of the wedding started with bride’s haldi, chooda & kalire ceremony at her house. It was so much fun to watch the bride, shaking her chooda and kalire on the heads of all the unmarried friends present. The room was filled with all giggles, as the parts of kalire fell on the friend’s heads.
And then came the time, which everyone waited for so long. The wedding venue Airforce Auditorium Lawn was lit and decorated to its best. Sonal’s family welcomed Rajat with all smiles. And the stunning bride Sonal made an entry making all the heads turn. The entry surely would remain as one of our best captured bridal entries till date. We all got goosebumps as the Jai-maal happened in the lit fountain structure created in front of the mandap. The happiness on their faces that day, and the way they looked at each other was just priceless. And with them surrounding and sharing that happiness were their parents, siblings and friends. And thats how forever happened for Mr & Mrs Menon.Thank you Rajat & Sonal for choosing us and getting us on-board to document your special day, and all the warmth showered by both the families.