Jehan & Farhan : Nikaah in Mumbai

Jehan & Farhan : Nikaah in Mumbai

Jehan & Farhan : Nikaah in Mumbai

The first meeting we had with Jehan at the cafe at Taj Lands End, she won us over with her smile and endless charm. She is like sunshine, carrying her sparks wherever she goes.

Jehan shares, “We had a cliched first meeting at a club where Farhan approached me when I was waiting for my friends at the end of the night. But, despite serious efforts on his part to strike a conversation with me, I remained pretty reserved and, of course, we lost touch quite quickly. But, I think destiny had other plans for us as 10 months later we bumped into each other again at a common friend’s place! And from then, there was no separating us as we started chatting regularly. Distance also played a great role in cementing our relationship as I had to fly to London for an assignment which extended unexpectedly. Unhindered by the distance, Farhan and I used to talk every day, and gradually, before we knew it, we were in love! And, eight months later we tied the knot.”

For their wedding venues, the duo decided to go local and chose popular properties that would cater to their every whim. However, for their nikah, the chose to go traditional with a mosque and a home ceremony. For the mehndi and haldi, the Otters Club in Bandra was chosen for its laid back and fun atmosphere. The glamorous reception was hosted at the Gallops Mahalaxmi and the Walimah took place at the sprawling JVPD Grounds.

From an uneventful first meeting to a magical wedding proposal, Jehan and Farhan’s journey of love culminated in a beautiful wedding. And this will always be remembered by us for a very long time because this was our last wedding, before Covid-19 entered our lives and wedding scenes. 

Sadia & Abraar : A Grand Muslim Wedding in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Sadia & Abraar : A Grand Muslim Wedding in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Sadia & Abraar : A Grand Muslim Wedding in Dhaka, Bangladesh

At the outset of this beautiful year 2019, we covered one of the most grand weddings in Dhaka, Bangladesh. And there is a bit of a small back story we would like to share here.

Anupam says – “When I first got a call about a wedding in Dhaka, I hardly believed the person on the other side. A wedding planner in Kolkata approached for the so called wedding. He was infact speaking on behalf of Bangladesh’s biggest wedding planner and decorator Sygmaz. By the time the event got confirmed it was only 11 days left to complete all the visa formalities and travel arrangments. This would have otherwise been impossible considering it takes 10 days to just complete visa formalities and that too it had to be done from Kolkata. Being in Mumbai didn’t help at all. But all that was made possible by the event planners flying us business class and getting a stamped visa signed by High Commissioner in Bangladesh. This is hands down one of the most lavish wedding we have covered till date and to be frank it was a humbling experience. Especially when the bride’s father Mr Abdul Wahed, owner of DBL group is the textile king of Bangladesh. Striking thing is despite his wealth & the fame, he was very kind and humble. One thing we learnt is the people in Bangladesh have very similar values to ours and whether it is the language or traditions there was hardly any difference. The only gripe we had was that there were multiple teams almost 4 other teams which really made it a mess to cover the event. Nevertheless very proud of what we were able to manage and have only very fond memories and hope to go back to Dhaka soon.”

What started with an arranged marriage match for Sadia & Abraar, led to multiple meetings, and eventually they fell in love. And it’s such a beautiful match, Sadia says he treats her like a crown on his head, while he says she has changed his life in all beautiful ways 🙂

The wedding festivities spanned for four days, the events were – Holud (Haldi), Sangeet, Wedding & Reception. Sadia & Abraar already had their Nikaah earlier. Since there were not much rituals involved, we had a lot of time for the portraits & couple shoot. The first day was Holud, and it was lavish and joyous affair, and when Mika Singh was also in the house, one can only see the energy and spirit at sky-high. The next was sangeet at Abraar’s house, and it was yet another fun event. It was followed by the wedding which happened at Radisson Blue, Dhaka. Sadia & Abraar entered hand-in-hand and she left everyone in tears as she headed for her new journey. It was one of the those difficult moments that we photographers have to witness time and again. And the last and finale day was the reception. All the other functions were in Pan Pacific, Sonargaon, Dhaka. Striking decor was the major highlight in this wedding. Some of the important wedding makers : 

Thanks to Sadia & Abraar and their families who gave us so many fond memories and loads of stories. Lets take you through their wedding film, and then the photo-stories. Our work in this wedding got us the Great Indian Wedding Award 2019 by ICWF in Photo-Stills category. 

 

Ishita & Snehasish : White Wedding in Delhi

Ishita & Snehasish : White Wedding in Delhi

Ishita & Snehasish : White Wedding in Delhi

White weddings are the stories of vision in monochrome & how much we love shooting them. This was the second white wedding of this wedding season, out of the total three we covered. As we gear up for two more white weddings in 2019, here is a story of Ishita & Snehasish’s white wedding at Lily White Hotel in Delhi, shot on the second last day of 2017.  And what an amazing shoot to end the year!

http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULV-NzH03Zw&t=210s

Ishita, a Punjabi & Snehasish, a Bengali Christian have been together for a decade, and they were destined to get married. However, when two different faiths meet, its absolutely amazing to see the amalgamation of both the wonderful traditions. That’s what exactly happened – a dreamy white wedding followed by a beautiful indian wedding. The indian wedding would be coming up in the next blog. Here is the take on the beautiful white wedding & all the memories we made for them!

Delhi weddings have an own charm and feel to them! Lily White Hotel at Chattarpur, New Delhi served as a great venue with its lavish banquet hall & a lush green lawn to host the beautiful double weddings. 

On the big day, Ishita got ready in a beautiful white gown, and we made some photographs with her bridesmaids who couldn’t be more happier to see their darling dressed as a bride. Ishita’s father too couldn’t believe that its finally happening, and what followed everywhere was extreme happiness!

 And, here goes the story from Snehasish’s dressing room and all the action behind the groom getting ready for his special day.

 And here goes the wedding photographs. Beautiful, dreamy and with all the emotions. A father’s happiness, a couple’s joys on a new journey, bittersweet moments of a bride & all the celebrations galore is what we saw and that’s what we would like to share. Its so beautiful to see how efficient planning can lead to such brilliant celebrations. Thank you Ishita, Snehasish & Nikita for extending all your support to us, being so cooperative & always so enthusiastic even though it was freezing cold in Delhi that time. The photographs to take over, now!

Shreyas & Shruti : Farmhouse Shoot

Shreyas & Shruti : Farmhouse Shoot

Shreyas & Shruti : Farmhouse Shoot

 

Our second shoot of this wedding season was with Shreyas & Shruti, in Mangalore, Karnataka. We were already smitten by the pristine beaches, greenery, array of coconut trees, temples and churches that Mangalore had to offer. Thereafter, we got to know we were shooting the couple at their gorgeous farmhouse the next day post their wedding. 

Shruti & Shreyas got married as per south-indian rituals at Shreyas’s hometown in Mangalore. The wedding blog is coming in the next installment. What we could not wait, but to share is their beautiful post-wedding shoot at Shreyas’s farmhouse near Mangalore. Shreyas & Shruti moved to their farmhouse just after their wedding. The same farmhouse which Shreyas is very proud of. They were really looking forward to a photoshoot there. When we reached there at 6 am, we were truly mesmerized by the greenery, various plantations and the setting of his idyllic farmhouse. In the pictures, you will see the beauty of the green banana leaves, the sun’s first rays falling on them, tall and narrow supari trees which also yield chemical for paints. Shruti got a first hand glimpse of the farmhouse, which she had heard so much from Shreyas, over the long course of their relationship. And just like us, she was so amazed. All these made for some stunning photographs. 

This is something we had wanted to do since a long time! Thank you Shreyas & Shruti for trusting us and giving this beautiful treat with natural beauty!

 

Saketh & Sri Lakshmi : Pre Wedding Shoot in Vizag

Saketh & Sri Lakshmi : Pre Wedding Shoot in Vizag

Saketh & Sri Lakshmi : Pre Wedding Shoot in Vizag

On December 22, 2016, India’s Ace Lawn Tennis Star Saketh Myneni got married to his IITian girlfriend Sri Lakshmi. Saketh’s proposed Sri Lakshmi during the Davis Cup dinner in the presence of his team-mates on 14th September 2016, which was covered widely by the media. This time around, we were the official photographers capturing the whole action from their wedding celebrations which spanned across Vijaywada and Vishakhapatnam. In the subsequent blogs, we shall come up with their “wedding story” as per telegu rituals which was a grand affair.

Amidst their hectic schedule, we unplugged their romance in these candid photographs we took at a beach in Vishakhapatnam, just before their reception. Can you guess this serene beach? Post in the comments below.

 

 

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