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 : Wedding in Goa

Sai & Trupti : Wedding in Goa

This rainy season, a wedding blog story of a monsoon wedding we shot in Goa the previous month!

Sai & Trupti got married at La Brise in Goa, and the pre wedding functions happened at Novotel Shrem, Goa. A beautifully planned wedding, where we saw non stop fun happening for three days. The first day began with a beautiful couple shoot in one the most serene beaches of Goa. The next day started with Haldi. Well played by family & friends, it was a crazy affair. We had to save our cameras and lenses from the yellow hues. The night ended with a beautiful sangeet, where the bride, groom & the friends nailed with their stupendous performance. The bride specially performed on“Nazar jo teri lagi main deewani ho gayi and the entire audience were enthralled. A destination wedding is all about having fun, Sai & Trupti made sure that was the main essence of the wedding.

The wedding day started pretty early. The wedding was to happen as per maharashtrian rituals. It was raining very heavily since morning. All of us hoped together that the rains stop soon. But that didnt happen! The wedding was safely planned indoors in La Brise (expecting the behaviour of the Weather Gods). But post the wedding, there was a ring exchange planned right at the Candolim Beach, and it was just beautiful. Over time we have realised, wedding happiness beats all adverse situations e.g. rains, bad weather etc. Wedding Planners Goa did a fantastic job with the decor & planning! 

Checkout the photo-set below! Thank you Sai & Trupti for letting us document your big day! 🙂

 

 

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.

 

Megh & Jive Indian wedding  Alila Diwa Goa

Megh & Jive Indian wedding Alila Diwa Goa

If you loved the beautiful church wedding in the previous blog story of Megh & Jive, you have something more to see! This time its the beautiful Indian wedding at Alila Diwa, Goa!

The beautiful bride was dressed in a beige chikankari lehenga, and the groom was looking ravishing a white sherwani. And a equally beautiful mandap decor with flowers to host the indian wedding. Everything was so beautiful and as the couple read over the vows & promises to each, they started their new journey with all – love, trust & understanding! And the happiness was infectious & spread all around, right from their familes, friends and all the guests present. Even to us, and we thank the couple for trusting us to capture the memories of their precious day!

Here is their beautiful wedding film 

And now its time to go through the photos. 

 

 

Kriti & Prakhar : Bhanwar Singh Palace, Rajasthan

Kriti & Prakhar : Bhanwar Singh Palace, Rajasthan

Kriti & Prakhar, make an adorable couple, and you can see that from the photographs below! And they chose Bhanwar Singh Palace, Rajasthan for their destination wedding. This heritage palace was an oasis of calm from the regular noise & dust, and the view only got breath-taking with the overlooking Aravalli mountains. Kriti’s sister & brother in law too, got their post wedding shoot done in the beautiful backdrop! Rest what followed was a big fat wedding and thats how forever happened for Kriti & Prakhar! 

Thank you both for trusting in us to capture the precious moments from your special day!

Scroll down below for their photo-set! 

 

 

 

 

Arpit & Trisha: Destination wedding in Bhopal

Arpit & Trisha: Destination wedding in Bhopal

On May 18, 2016 Arpit and Trisha celebrated their first wedding anniversary and 7 years of togetherness. A milestone which took them 6 years, 5 days and 63320 kilometres. Let’s revisit their wedding and share their happiness of the momentous day.
Arpit & Trisha met when Trisha started her college where Arpit was a senior in 3rd year of engineering. Not the typical love at first sight, it took Trisha a bit to warm up to Arpit’s charm. Him being a senior also meant that they had to be in a long distance relationship for a period of almost 4 years. But as they say, love conquers all and here they are happily married and still going strong! Arpit is my senior from college, he first hired us to shoot his brother’s wedding and almost after a year when his time came we again got the opportunity. On the other hand Trisha is my junior from college and  my friend. We became friends when she initially had interest in photography and had joined the Photography Club at BITS Pilani. It was on her recommendation we got Arpit’s brother’s wedding in the first place. 

Members of Arpit’s family live in different parts of the world. Weddings in family brings all of them together. Their family footprint is in Iraq, India, Sweden and US. This is the second wedding in the family happening from Bhopal, Arpit’s maternal home. Weddings are not just about the bride and groom, they have so much importance for everyone. Each wedding brings together the entire family and it is pure bliss to get married in their presence. While Arpit set up camp at his grandparent’s bunglow in Bhopal, Trisha and her relatives were staying in a hotel. Their wedding celebrations lasted for 3 full days. Like a typical M.P wedding they had Tilak, Haldi, Sangeet cum cocktail function and Reception cum wedding at Sayaji Hotel, Bhopal. 

 

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