Sid & Dori : Dhepe Wada Wedding

Sid & Dori : Dhepe Wada Wedding

Sid & Dori : Dhepe Wada Wedding

This wedding season we were lucky enough to shoot three beautiful cross border weddings. And here goes the first one of the lot – The wedding story of Sid & Dori. Our Indian groom and his german bride are big time parkour enthusiasts and that’s how their love story started, and some unbelievable stunt photographs would follow in this series. Excited much? 

The groom belongs to a maharashtrian family, and wanted a wedding where he could showcase the cultural greatness, richness and variety to his german bride, her parents and her extended family. So the venue chosen was Dhepe WadaLocated at Girivan in Mulshi,  Dhepe Wada is one-of-a-kind heritage homes designed to experience the 350-year-old Maharashtrian wada culture, in all its elegance and glory. It reminisces of the old peshwai era of the past which has relevance even today in the form of its  architecture and minutest details. And what followed was a dreamy private wedding, soaked in the beautiful maharshtrian traditions displaying the love & faith of two simple souls, and all their joys & happiness. Truly love knows no boundaries and warms up your heart! We are truly indebted and thankful to you two for choosing us to capture & document your special day! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Neha & Shubham: Hua Hin, Thailand

Neha & Shubham: Hua Hin, Thailand

Neha & Shubham: Hua Hin, Thailand

It is not everyday that you cover an Olympian’s wedding. We had the good fortune of covering Neha Aggarwal’s wedding, an Olympian who represented India in Table Tennis in Beijing Olympics at the age of 18 in 2008. The ace player got hitched to a businessman and erstwhile TT player Shubham Sharma from Hyderabad. Their wedding was a beautiful destination wedding at Sheraton Hua Hin, Thailand.  So let’s begin with a small teaser of their wedding. 

The wedding festivities were spread over 3 days with people attending the wedding from all over the world. The Sharma and Aggarwal family wanted to throw a grand wedding where everyone can have non-stop fun and the obvious choice was the popular destination of Thailand, a country which has become a favourite with Indians for its spectacular natural beauty, hospitality and easy accessibility from all major cities of India. Hua Hin a popular coastal city, 3 hours away from Bangkok has some beautiful 5 star hotel and resorts and Sheraton Hua Hin has the distinction of hosting most number of Indian weddings than any other property in Thailand. 

As soon as the guests landed at the gates of the hotel, they were greeted by the traditional Thai dancers with Sharma and Aggarwal family ready to welcome them. For us the real thing started with the bride’s Mehendi in her suite. As soon as we entered her room an excited Neha greeted us with a wide grin and at that moment we knew we are going to have a great time covering this wedding. 

Following the Mehendi we took some fun photographs outside where she jumped, she smiled and even posed with a TT racket for us! Soon the evening arrived and the sea facing lawns overlooking the pool were decorated for the Mehendi function where cocktails flowed and the bride and groom made an entry on a ATV vehicle. The DJ and the music kept rolling and people danced throughout the night. Now normally the day would end there, but it was followed with a black after party in the Resort’s club. As soon as the door the club opened a dancer welcomed people with her seductive moves. It was a sight to behold where one dancer was swaying on a swing and another was dancing in a big metal cage.  While we could go on and on about the after party we feel its best left for the photos to do the talking as they say a good photograph is worth more than a thousand words. 

The second day started with Haldi ceremony of the bride and the groom which was followed quickly by a bohemian themed pool party. A carnival set up offered people chilled coconut water in the scorching heat. But the highlight remained the Table Tennis game between the bride and the groom! Any guesses who won? 

Then came the evening and the grand ballroom was lit with lights and a grand stage was set for the Sangeet night. The groom arrived and soon was surrounded by pretty ladies all over. He made his way to the stage and while he  performed the ceremonies he waited for his bride anxiously. As soon as the bride arrived, all eyes were set on her. Both the families took the stage by storm and it was a beautiful spectacle with some great light work by the lights team. Pink Palki, the event organisers did a brilliant job with the decoration and setup. Once the performances ended, the DJ took over and people danced till late in the morning. 

The third day started with Gaur Pooja  and post lunch the bride and groom went for a relaxing spa. After all a trip to Thailand is incomplete without experiencing the Thai spa. Immediately after the bride and the groom left to get ready for their big day and their excitement was palpable that it spread to us. The bride made her entry with her brothers and father. It was an emotional moment when her father held her hand and walked her to the mandap. Sparkles lined up their entry and a cute little girl held the sign board – Here comes the bride. The bride and grooms eye met during as she climbed the staircase for the JaiMaal. The groom popped a bottle of champagne post the Jaimaal. Finally they took the pheras in a beautiful Hindu ceremony and when it finally came to Neha’s bidai it was yet another emotional moment. She got ferried in a Thai style Palanquin and she also danced her way through the journey and thus this beautiful wedding marked a new beginning in Neha and Shubham’s new #MixedDoublesForever journey!

 

 

Ketan & Ritu : Destination Wedding in Nainital

Ketan & Ritu : Destination Wedding in Nainital

Ketan & Ritu : Destination Wedding in Nainital

There are some warm stories, which stay with you for really long and this one is from the gorgeous hill station Nainital – The beautiful wedding story of Ketan & Ritambhara a.k.a Ritu. Ketan & Ritu chose the beautiful city of lakes, Nainital for their destination wedding, and we could not be more happier to be a part of their big day. What really stood apart is the simplicity, warmth and the serenity of this entire wedding, and you can definitely see in the photographs. 

The wedding festivities happened at the Shervani Hill Top Resort. The resort gives a totally unseen view of Nainital, and is totally quiet and peaceful, away from the maddening crowd. Having several photo-ops around, the resort was blooming with huge varieties of flowers. The beauty of nature is at its peak. But the person who made this wedding more special is the bride, Ritu. All because she was the bride who refused to smile and stated ” I will not smile, if you ask me to” :). Hands down the most quirkiest bride we have ever shot. And yet, we managed to frame the moments where she enjoyed herself to the fullest. Now, take a look down in the pictures below

Raunak & Preeti : Suraburdi Meadows, Nagpur

Raunak & Preeti : Suraburdi Meadows, Nagpur

Raunak & Preeti : Suraburdi Meadows, Nagpur

One of the very special weddings Team AMP covered in 2017 was of Raunak and Preeti. More special because, they share the same wedding date i.e 5th Feb 2017, as our wedding (Anupam-Soumi). This is the third wedding we covered in Nagpur (Priyanka-Vishesh & Surabhi-Prashant) and it was in the beautiful venue of Suraburdi Meadows. 

Spread over for 350 acres with a beautiful property comprising of lake view, lawns, greenery and a big swimming pool, this venue was an ideal choice. Strongly recommended for big fat weddings like this!

The wedding was essentially a Marwari wedding. All the events were a non-stop swirling and whirling combination of lovely colours, joyous people, beautiful customs and singing & dancing performances. And also, we highlight how shooting couple pictures are important in beautiful venues like this. Here after, you will get to see a lot of cute smiley couple pictures of Raunak & Preeti set in the beautiful venue.

Thanks to Raunak & Preeti for trusting us to capture their big day. Now slide down to see the beautiful pictures of their wedding. 

Rucha & Ajay: Wedding in Andheri Lokhandwala

Rucha & Ajay: Wedding in Andheri Lokhandwala

Rucha & Ajay: Wedding in Andheri Lokhandwala

Rucha and Ajay, college sweethearts tied the knot on 11 Feb, 2015 amidst a lot of fanfare in a simple and classic wedding at Celebration Sports Club at Andheri, Lokhandwala, Mumbai. The two met in their college while doing MBA and that is where their chemistry sparked. They had a cross cultural marriage with ceremonies from both their cultures viz Marathi (Rucha) and Telugu (Ajay).  An afternoon wedding followed by an evening reception. The stage was very nicely decorated and it was a pleasure photographing the couple with the artsy and royal setting. Now let the photographs do the talking