Sanket and Monika : Maharashtrian Wedding at Ajanta Ambassador, Aurangabad

Sanket and Monika : Maharashtrian Wedding at Ajanta Ambassador, Aurangabad

Sanket & Monika got married at Ajanta Ambassador, Aurangabad and it was such a beautiful & vibrant wedding filled with colours, emotions, love & warmth. It was maharashtrian wedding, but very different from the usual ones 🙂

What started as an arranged marriage match for them, ended in finding the truest love. Sanket did his part of surprising her several times in their courtship period, and thus wooing her eventually. A dreamy proposal sealed their deal. They were staying in two different cities, Sanket in Pune & Monika in Aurangabad. This is their story in Sanket’s words – 
 
We were introduced by our parents as it’s was an arranged marriage. The initial stage was confusing and our parents were gracious to provide both of us with enough time to take a decision on each other. We were glad and equally happy for us that we moved ahead together. Out of the 3 months of our courtship period, It took us almost 2 months to have our first picture clicked as both of us were of shy nature and took our own time as we also didn’t get to spend as much time as we wished. However the next month, we bonded and fell in love. I was the one who started falling for this relationship first so that meant I had to be the one taking more efforts. She planned to watch a movie with me for that I would travel all the way to her city Aurangabad , if we had a fight although because of me, again I had to travel to the city to make it up to her. It was 26th December 2018, when I proposed her. So the plan started 2 months ago and in that time period I had a rough idea of what I was thinking to do for that special day. I wanted it to be done on a lake with lanterns and on a boat with fireworks. I made sure that she wears the clothes that I bought for her on that day so I had to buy 4 set of clothes to let her have options and choose. I planned to travel 1100 kms in 21 hours thanks to my car so that I could pick her up from home and take her to the place where I planned to propose her. And I was totally thrilled when she said yes. That was the month where she and I got to know each other on a different level. On 3rd January 2019, we got engaged. And now both of us feel like that yes we can’t wait and to get married, so don’t know if it’s an arranged or love marriage.😅

They were looking for best candid wedding photographers to capture their wedding and that’s how they approached us. We were privileged enough to spend a day with them before their wedding, for their pre-wedding shoot at Dapoli. Together with them, we explored the amazing beaches, ran with the windy breeze, played with splashy waters & danced along. And of course, took some pictures. They wanted to re-create their proposal story. The set-up with the curtains, lights, ballons, candles, wine, chocolates, cushion pillows & “name it & they had it all” possible goodies made way in creating the most beautiful proposal we had seen. Monika said yes once again to Sanket. The fact that we bonded so well made us look really forward to the wedding, by the end of the shoot.

The Wedding

The Wedding festivities started with the haldi. They had kept a “south indian” themed haldi. It started with a ceremonial bathing of the bride and groom in the open amidst cloudy skies. Thereafter, rains visited as a surprise, all of us had to rush indoors. The next ceremony of haldi was supposed to happen outdoors, and all of us including the couple, family & friends waited anxiously for the rains to stop. Every cloud has a silver lining, they say. Its very true indeed! The rains stopped and they had a beautiful haldi ceremony with so much fun scenes happening. Like literally, even the photographers weren’t spared by the bride. It was followed by a few rounds of grand flower shower on the couple. Looked surreal, gorgeous & stunning as we freezed the moments in our cameras.

The in-between time between the haldi and the sangeet was killed with lot of fun games. Balloons & dart, shooting guns, parrot fortune telling kept the guests entertained. 

The Sangeet started with a grand entry of the couple in a chariot. That magical evening saw a lot of performances from the closed family, friends and relatives. Monika enthralled the audience with her performance. We had gotten to believe by then that Sanket & surprises go hand in hand. And, he pulled off a surprise dance performance for Monika. It was a very emotional moment for her, and we loved seeing her reactions as he nailed his performance. What followed next was a beautiful couple dance performance and then the families got together on stage, the happy scene being lit with fireworks. The last day before their big day, and we saw everyone overwhelmed with emotions.

The wedding day started with the bride and groom getting ready in their respective rooms. Soon thereafter, the wedding vidhis started. There were smiling glances and happiness throughout the wedding. It was followed by the baraat & antarpat. And thus, vows for lifetime togetherness was sealed. The wedding ended with a surprise music performance by Gilbert Gauci (Sanket’s friend from Scotland who is amazing singer)

The grand reception in the evening was a perfect culmination of all the events put together. And we loved the way Monika & Sanket made an entry amidst the pyro fireworks & thai dancers. There are some special people who continuously worked to make sure that bride & groom aren’t stressed & deserve a mention – Meenal, Kaushal, Shrikant, Aditya, Rohit. Thank you guys, you all were super amazing and super supportive. Thank you Sanket & Monika for letting us be a part of your big day, you both are adorable.

The Wedding Venue, Ajanta Ambassador is one of the heritage properties in the country and shares a lot of history that is reflected in its interiors with antiques and designs. With that heritage set-up, a new story with timeless photographs was about to be written. One more unique part of this wedding was that all the events happened in the open. With stunning decor for all the events, your pinterest board will get loaded from this wedding!


Important Wedding Makers :

1. MUA : Ritika Grover
2. Event Planner : Event 365
3. Monika’s Attire : Reception @kshitijchoudharylabel
4. Sanket’s Attire : Wedding @groomsofsabyasachi
5. Photographs by : Anupam Maurya & Soumi Goswami
6. Venue : Ajanta Ambassador, Aurangabad

 

 

Smita & Gary : Wedding in Navi Mumbai

Smita & Gary : Wedding in Navi Mumbai

Gary and I met in Liverpool. On the first meeting itself, we sat for hours talking, I did most of the talking though.We walked along the dock and had a lovely day. We started meeting twice a week and spending weekends together with his family.We went to lovely places in UK – York, Wales and spent quality time together. After 8 months when it was time to come back home to Mumbai, we decided we will get married.Gary came over to India during Diwali and asked my Dad for permission.I applied for visa then and came over to UK to register our marriage.We registered our marriage in Liverpool and started planning for our Indian wedding, for which we have selected KnotsbyAMP to capture all our precious moments.
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Smita Patil

With that sweet lil story, you might already have an idea whats coming ahead. A beautiful cross border wedding, which was all about fun, frolic and endless happiness. When Smita contacted us, she had one request about how she wanted her wedding photos to look like. She wanted the photos should show the emotions and expressions of the people & wanted them to be as real as possible. And thats what exactly we did here!

Spanned over two days, their Indian wedding included the cocktail at Kinos Cottage and the maharashtrian wedding at Four Points Sheraton in Navi Mumbai. Gary’s family flew down from UK for their Indian wedding in Mumbai. And throughout the two days we spent with them, we saw them so excited and eager about the entire wedding experience. Be it the clothes, dance, rituals and ofcurse food, the family and friends enjoyed themselves to the core and made it even more memorable for us to shoot. So here goes the photographs, and hope you love them as much as we do!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sidhant & Barkha: Wedding in Delhi at Atrio

Sidhant & Barkha: Wedding in Delhi at Atrio

Sidhant and Barkha’s Delhi December Wedding stands out for lot of reasons. Every couple puts their heart and soul into their wedding planning but yet often something or the other goes wrong. Sidhant and Barkha’s wedding on the other hand begs to be different where everything worked well for them. From bringing in different flavours and feels, they hit the right notes in balancing simple home functions like Mehandi and Haldi to a typical grand Delhi wedding at Atrio, Gurgaon and last but not the least their choice of wedding photographers in us, all the way from Mumbai. Finally, the chilly cold weather of Delhi made it even more joyful. But most of all what truly caught our attention is that Barkha chose to wear her mother’s wedding saree for her big day!  

Sidhant and Barkha’s wedding festivities spanned over two days- 
Day 1 : Engagement at Engineers Mess in Delhi Cant, Evening bridal mehandi at her residence. 
Day 2:  Bride and Groom’s Haldi at their residence  in Gurgoan and Delhi Cant respectively. Wedding at Atrio, Gurgoan 

The Engineers Mess in Delhi Cantonment made for an offbeat and private venue for the engagement. The photos of decorated officers on the walls, the greenery and the calmness of cantonment created a venerable aura about the place. The engagement was followed by Mehendi and Sangeet in the evening at Barkha’s house in Delhi. The bride, her family and friends danced till the wee hours of the night, with the groom joining the scenes too. The next day started with the haldi at both the sides. Sidhant’s haldi happened in the open lawn in the natural light with friends arriving and making it a holi haldi, Barkha’s haldi happened at her house, joined by her friends and family. Lastly, the grand wedding happened at Atrio, Gurgaon summing up the wedding festivities perfectly. The venue was gorgeously decorated with lights. The groom reached the venue before time and the crazy friends went frenzy at the Baraat. And as it neared midnight, Sidhant and Barkha said their vows to each other and promised to be together forever.

Thank you Sidhant & Barkha for choosing us to capture your special day. We absolutely loved to be a part of your big day and totally grateful to both the families for the warmth and love.

 

 

 

Priyanka & Kaushik : Wedding in Mumbai

Priyanka & Kaushik : Wedding in Mumbai

Kaushik and Priyanka fondly known as PeeKay, evident from their wedding hashtag, are two fun loving people who live life to the fullest. 8 years ago when they first met in college, no one knew they would be married one day. Their friendship stood the test of times of long-distances and they eventually realised was love. Partners in crime, their love flourished on lots of food and fun. When it finally came to getting down on his knees to propose, Kaushik actually forgot his lines but fortunately she said Yes, albeit reluctantly. Their wedding was a 4 day grand extravaganza spread across some of the finest locations in Mumbai – Tote at Mumbai Racecourse, Blue Sea at Worli, Escobar in Bandra, The Club in Andheri, Mayfair in Worli and Thacker’s on Marine Drive. And a total celebration of a crazy & beautiful love story!

Before you proceed to their wedding photographs, check out their beautiful wedding film

 

 

Albert and Rebecca : Christian wedding in Navi Mumbai

Albert and Rebecca : Christian wedding in Navi Mumbai

This time around we got an opportunity to cover the wedding of Albert and Rebecca who got married in Nerul church through Syrian Christian customs followed by a grand reception at the CIDCO exhibition center. So most of our clients are predominantly the couple who first get in touch with us. But of late we are finding that parents are now increasingly getting in touch with us, which is a testimony of the paradigm shift which is taking place in Wedding Photography. These days parents are increasingly understanding the value of good photography and are ready to get the best for their children’s wedding. In this case as Albert works in UK with Apple Inc, his dad was in constant touch with us and brought us on-board. 

Albert hails from Mumbai while Rebecca is from Chennai. Their wedding took place in Nerul church atop the hill in Navi Mumbai. You will get to see the story of the day unfolded more through the groom’s side as we were hired to do so. We love covering Christian Wedding as they are not so hectic in their schedule and are really fun and have a lot of character to them.  Will now let the photographs tell the story.  

 

Harshit & Kinjal : Acres Club gujrati wedding

Harshit & Kinjal : Acres Club gujrati wedding

 Some stories are created with the sheer presence of wide smiles and true love. Harshit and Kinjal, with whom we spent a second innings on their wedding day, are just the kinds who would make photography truly pleasurable. After their Bollywood clad pre-wedding shoot it was a day we all were looking forward to capture. Harshit a CA and Kinjal a dentist, met through their families and this arranged marriage blends so beautifully that one cannot believe how young their love is. The eternal smile on their faces when they look at each other and the endless excitement defines their wedding day!
The wedding took place on the 2nd of February at Acres Club in Chembur. The bride’s flawless make-up team made sure that the groom held his breath when he saw her. A bunch of fun-loving people who didn’t miss to take a shot of any side of the bride’s glowing face and were captured in action in several of our pictures. The Baarat arrived at the venue at noon headed by beautiful cousins, energetic friends, charged up relatives and non-stop band-baaja, all moving to the tunes of Garba and celebrating the most joyous moment of the groom’s life. The groom sat in the car with his sister who was carrying a small bell in her hand, which in the Gujarati tradition is said to protect the groom from evil eyes. As the Baraatis entered the venue, the bride and the groom exchanged Varmala, after going through the intense struggle of reaching out to each other at unusual heights. The wedding followed through the other rituals of kanyadaan, pheras and Bidai. The bride’s mother always carried a mixed feeling of joy and remorse, seeing her little princess starting a new life. Often behind her wide smile she hid her tears, which she finally let lose during Bidai. Both the families together created a huge funfair at the wedding where every moment was lived with full energy and enthusiasm.     

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