Abhilash & Richa : Wedding at Bal Samand Lake Palace, Jodhpur

Abhilash & Richa : Wedding at Bal Samand Lake Palace, Jodhpur

“Jodhpur, a stunning little town in Rajasthan which I get to call home, is full of old world charm and regality. It was the easiest thing in the world to decide that this would be our wedding destination. We fell in love with The Bal Samand Lake Palace and it’s sprawling lawns, incredible heritage and the warm Rajasthani hospitality. 
– Richa 

As aptly described by our dearest bride, we couldn’t help but agree to each and every thing. Before, we start with the wedding story of Abhilash & Richa, we feel this visual tour of the Bal Samand Lake Palace is essential. So here you go!

 

Abhilash, a fellow Bitsian got in touch with Anupam about an year ago for his wedding. However, post the initial talks there was a long gap, due to busy schedules and stuff. The talks resurfaced as both of them met at another bitsian wedding (Krishna-Akanksha) at Bangalore. Thereafter, things moved pretty fast from there and very soon we were booked to shoot their royal palace wedding at Bal Samand Lake Palace, Jodhpur.

Over stories of sky diving in Spain, crazy BITSian escapades, quick little coffee meets turned into the most incredible first date, recounts Richa. Whereas Abhilash has been a firm believer of destiny, and says he always knew this was meant to be. And ofcourse, this is meant forever, and in a total dream-come-true way at the royal Bal samand Lake Palace, Jodhpur. With a North (Richa) meets South (Abhilash) wedding & friends and family coming in from all over the world, they wanted their wedding weekend to be an experience that let their families getting to know each other well, and most importantly, letting them spend time with their closest people. That’s why the focus was on being an easy going wedding, and not being tied down with too many processes. There were three major functions – Cocktail, Haldi & the Wedding, each dreamy & beautiful in their own way. 

Cocktail – The Bride & Groom got ready at the Bal Samand Lake Palace. We quickly made some couple portraits. And then the party shifted to Ranbanka Palace, Jodhpur, with friends & family rejoicing in happiness.

Haldi – Haldi is clearly the most fun event in a wedding and Abhilash & Richa’s families & friends ensured they weren’t spared with any shortage of haldi on them. The result you get to see in the photographs. What also followed was a after party dance, lighting all the mood before the evening wedding.

Wedding – One word – Dreamy! It started with us capturing the wedding details. The Bal Samand Palace is rich & green with flora & fauna, and served as a stunning backdrop. Before the sun got down, Richa got ready in her stunning Dabka Dori ensemble and we got some stunning portraits. A tip to all future brides – Get ready before the sun sets for your evening wedding & you will be overjoyed to see the outcome in the photographs. There were fireworks as the jaimal happened & the wedding happened late evening under the stunning dreamy light decor. Credits to R19 Entertainment for the fabulous decor. 

Lastly, if you plan on a destination wedding, here are some tips from our couple, Abhilash & Richa – 

  1. Start Planning Early.
  2. Be involved in planning your wedding 
  3. Involve your close friends & family
  4. Most importantly, have fun. The madness can get to you but you will miss it when its done.

Weddings are a proof that happiness is possible if you create it with all your hearts & love, and that’s what we have to say for this wedding. It was absolutely magical, and even days after getting back from Jodhpur, we were hungover with this palace wedding. Thank you Richa & Abhilash for being so warm and letting us document your special memories!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sai & Trupti : Couple Shoot in Goa

Sai & Trupti : Couple Shoot in Goa

 

Love is very fragile & light. It follows unimaginable musings, fleeting moments & turns all happiness into endless smiles.

On the evening, before their wedding festivities began, Sai & Trupti took out some time to make some timeless couple portraits in Goa. And when nature & love works together, magic happens. It was surreal throughout, as dark clouds gathered giving a whole new colour to the sky. The cliffs & palm trees too were swooning in bliss. Trupti wore a yellow gown & that stood apart in adding more charm to the shoot. And all the while, Trupti & Sai silently celebrated their new journey together & the happiness of being with each other. 

 

 

 

Megh & Jive : Church Wedding at Alila Diwa, Goa

Megh & Jive : Church Wedding at Alila Diwa, Goa

 

First wedding shoot of this season commenced with this beautiful wedding in Goa. This couple had the best time of their lives and got married as per two traditions — Church wedding & Indian wedding.The Church Wedding follows in this one! 

The venue for this grand destination wedding was Alila Diwa, Goa. Surrounded by greenery, an infinity pool, this polished hotel has high vaulted ceilings and wooden work throughout, offering a stylish take on a traditional decor.

 

The bride is a perfect blend of being all classy, beautiful and modest, at the same time. And no wonder, her impeccable choice reflected in every aspect of her wedding. Bride’s sister & her sister-in-law practically never left her side and were her Maids of Honour. Her Bridesmaids were color coordinated in blue. The groom is very shy on the other hand, rather we should say camera-shy. But the story gets different with a few pegs down, as evidently seen. The couple were classmates and have been in a decade long relationship, and they just look adorably cute together!

     
The Church Wedding happened at Our Lady of Remedios Church, Betalbalim Goa. We love shooting church weddings. Churches are very special and there are certain things about a church wedding, which you wouldn’t get anywhere. The best part is that you can make amazing vows and promises for your new journey totally engulfed in peace and serenity, which we totally evidenced and captured. Jivesh made a stylish entry in a vintage ford car and left the church with his newly wed bride in the same car and we were all amazed!

The celebrations for the day ended with an after party! There were speeches, karaoke, singing, dancing and rock n roll  in the beautifully decorated lawn in Alila Diwa. Both the families have known each other since a very long time, and there was so much ease and comfort in their interactions. Hats of to an amazing planning and execution! Everything proceeded just as planned, as the functions were simplified by keeping only the key functions. But, before we conclude, wait for the next blog to see their beautiful Indian Wedding in detail.

 

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 Wada. Located 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! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saloni & Pankil: Taj Mahal Palace Mumbai wedding

Saloni & Pankil: Taj Mahal Palace Mumbai wedding

If you have been following our instagram you would have definitely come across the hashtag : #Salgotpunked. Saloni & Pankil’s story is the classic case of “opposites attract each other”.

For their wedding celebrations in Mumbai they chose to host different functions in different venues across South-Mumbai spread over multiple days. But the highlight was the Sangeet and Wedding functions in Taj Mahal Palace Mumbai and Palace halls at NSCI. What resulted was a celebration which people will remember for many years to come. The festivities were conducted as per Gujrati rituals. It started with card-writing ceremony and picked steam from their cocktail function. 

Before you dive into the photos here is their wedding film – 

The festivities and celebrations as #salgotpunked –

  • CocktailAqaba in Parel : Set in this modern pub against the backdrop of Mumbai’s glittering skyline visible through glass wall on the west it was a perfect location for friends to revel in the celebration of the night with a free flowing bar counter. Beer ping-pong, DJ and subtle decoration of orchids made the setting even more joyful. But the highlight of the day was Pankil’s heartfelt speech for Saloni. While Saloni looked stunning in a purple  gown, Pankil looked dapper in his tux and a bow-tie. This was an event exclusively for Saloni and Pankil’s friends. 
  • SangeetThe Taj Mahal Palace: Well choreographed performances by the family, a magnificent entry under the spot-light  in a tall and packed ballroom of the Taj-Palace hotel lined with grand & shimmering chandeliers it was a sight to behold. The decoration of the lamps at the entrance and the backdrop of the stage was stunning. Saloni’s lavender lehanga for the day won many hearts while Pankil wore a navy blue Jodhpuri on white Kurta and Pyjama. 
  • Haldi – Birla Kreeda Kendra, Girgaon : Saloni went unconventional in her choice of her Haldi outfit. She wore a mustard Punjabi Ghagra and totally rocked the look. Pankil, on the other hand wore the classic kurta & Pyjama. 
  • Wedding & ReceptionNSCI, Mumbai : NSCI Palace Halls hosted their beautiful wedding. As expected Saloni stole the show with her red bridal lehanga and Pankil looked cute in a cream sherwani. Wedding was solemnised through Gujrati traditions in a open mandap which was followed by a reception.

The excitement of the Parekh & Botadra families was over the moon, as they left no stones unturned to make the wedding grand and memorable. We let the photographs to do all the talking now and share Pankil & Saloni’s happiness from their best day!

                                        

 

Aditi & Vikas : Wedding in Mumbai

Aditi & Vikas : Wedding in Mumbai

In our wedding photography career, we have never found any two weddings similar. Its always that the people & the circumstances, which blends in together and makes for a different experience each time. Sometimes, its also about challenges. 

Aditi & Vikas’s wedding in Mumbai was a beautiful affair which lasted for 3 days. The wedding festivities started with the cocktail, mehendi & sangeet and ended with the wedding in north indian style. The bubbly bride Aditi was sporty enough to try out whatever suggestions we had, and it was so much fun to shoot her. However, the major challenge for us was to capture her wedding due to the heavy rains on the day of her wedding on 4 December, 2017. But the show went on despite the rains. As Aditi got ready at MAC studio in Juhu, she kept on taking updates on the rain. The baraat fun didn’t stop with the downpour. A salute to the spirit of bride and groom’s families and all the guests involved. But moreover you have to see how happy the bride was, despite all the arrangements and decoration going haywire. The complete photo-set is below! Checkout!

A lesson to be learnt here – Don’t let adversity come in the way of your joy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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