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Sanket and Monika : Maharashtrian Wedding in Aurangabad

Sanket and Monika : Maharashtrian Wedding in Aurangabad

Sanket and Monika : Maharashtrian Wedding in 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. Before you check their wedding photo-story, checkout their beautiful wedding film.

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 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 an 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 got 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

 

 

Ankur and Akshata : Maharashtrian Wedding in Mumbai

Ankur and Akshata : Maharashtrian Wedding in Mumbai

Ankur and Akshata : Maharashtrian Wedding in Mumbai

“From the time we saw the work done by KnotsbyAMP on their Instagram page, we knew these guys were great. Now we couldn’t be any happier for choosing them to capture such an important day in our lives. Each time we go through the pictures, our hearts are filled with so much joy and unknowingly we cherish all the beautiful moments from our wedding day. There are good photos and then there those photos that make you relive each and every moment from that special day. The pictures clicked by KnotsbyAMP fall in the latter category. All thanks to them that we get to relive our wedding day, time and again through all those beautiful moments they have captured. They are definitely the best wedding photographers in Mumbai.”
– Ankur & Akshata

There are some people whom you meet and instantly connect with them, as if you knew them since ages. The same thing happened to us with Ankur & Akshata. After chatting and hanging out with them over calls, Anupam and I, first met them some time in August last year in a quaint little cafe in South Mumbai. As it rained and we sipped our coffees, we got into talking about how they were planning their big day. We also got to know their story and were naturally quite excited to shoot their wedding. They had already seen our work and were very convinced about it. Such warm people that they were, that it felt more like a friend’s wedding planning rather. As the conversation shaped its way ahead, they eventually finalized us for their wedding. 

The day of wedding started with Ankur & Akshata getting ready at Ramee Guestline Hotel in Dadar, Mumbai. What a beautiful day it was and we made the most of it. Ankur & Akshata got ready in their respective hotel rooms, and we started capturing them. Their friends and family were around and actively took part in all the getting ready process that was happening. Akshata got ready in a royal yellow saree paired with a red blouse. She complimented her look with a beautiful choker jewelry set. We loved how she kept her look minimalist and simple, but how gorgeous and elegant this girl looked! Her friends were very right in joking around that Ankur will go awestruck and speechless when he sees her, and we kept wondering what it would be when that happens. Ankur looked dapper in his cream sherwani. We quickly made his portraits, as he had to leave first for the wedding venue. Akshata also had the best girls as bridesmaids, and they deserve a special mention. They impatiently waited for their bestie to be dressed up as a bride. And when she finally got ready, they were all amazed in awe. What followed were some amazing photos with the bride and her bridesmaids, and literally captured the happiness around. By the time we finished the portraits with the girls, the groom had already reached the wedding venue. It was time for the bride to make an entry. One of the special memories from the was that we headed to wedding venue with the bride and her bestie, in our car. And that was really fun!

Akshata made an entry, amidst dhol playing and people dancing. Ankur was sitting on the mandap. And the moment their eyes met, it was like witnessing pure love. It was the day, a decade long love story was culminating to a forever story, and the love and happiness around was lit in every way. We got to witness cute moments unfold throughout the wedding, Ankur could not take his eyes off Akshata, and all of it somehow made our work easier. They got married, in the beautiful golden hour and everything felt just magical. The wedding was followed by an evening reception. But, as they say, words always fail to describe feelings, and for the same reasons, we have pictures. So here you go now – #ankgothispai is all for you to see now!

Some Important Wedding Makers :
Bride’s Attire : Saree from Paaneri, Dadar
Bride’s Jewelry: Jaipur Jems, Hughes Road
Groom’s Attire : Sherwani from Telon, Santacruz
MUA: Sana Khan (Asif the Salon)
Photographs by : Anupam Maurya & Soumi Goswami

Their wedding was kind of more special to me as the wedding was on 18th December, 2018, which was my birthday as well. Thank You Ankur & Akshata, you both are absolute sweethearts, thank you letting us document your big day, and for trusting in us!

Abhishek & Mayuri : Maharashtrian Wedding at Exotica Retreat

Abhishek & Mayuri : Maharashtrian Wedding at Exotica Retreat

Abhishek & Mayuri : Maharashtrian Wedding at Exotica Retreat

We met while interning at PayPal. We hung out with a different set of friends for the most time. But as one fateful evening would have it, we were the only ones left behind at work trying to finish some pending work. We had talked before, but this evening was the first time we had a conversation. We became friends. We are sure you watch movies…rom-coms, so you know how such stories proceed. Love happened and love grew! We always placed career first at every juncture of our journey; at the end our internship, at the end of the semester that followed, and also after graduation. Ready to part ways after graduation, but holding the torch of love lit, we focussed on our job search. But fate played its master stroke when we both got jobs in the same city, New York. Well, then spending endless amount of time together over movies, dinners, concerts, comedy shows etc brought us even closer. Once we were sure about each other, we met each others’ parents as friends. In December 2017, we decided to make it official and informed our families. Not surprisingly, our families accepted our choices with open arms.

And almost one year later, Abhishek & Mayuri got married at the Exotica Retreat, Yeoor Hills, Thane.  

The most apt description of the Exotica Retreat would be “very close to nature” feels. Mayuri also stated in her interview that she chose this particular place for her wedding because it is so serene, green and peaceful, and located in the city. It is an open-air venue, with the mandap area surrounded by water on two sides. And, how we loved the place. We feel a visual tour to this beatiful place is necessary here. And here you go, 

Let’s start with their soulful wedding film with all the right feels: 

It was a beautiful maharashtrian wedding. What started with getting ready at the goregeous rooms, namely Peshwai & Maharana  in the Exotica Retreat ended with all all happy moments and smiles. Thanks to this amazing couple for making us a part of their wedding. Here you go with their wedding story through our captures.

Important Wedding Makers :
1. Photographs by : Soumi Goswami & Pratik Mehta
2. MUA:  Aditi Mehra
3.Decor: Marrygold
4.Location: Exotica,The Tropical Retreat

 

 

Sai & Trupti : Wedding in Goa

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! 🙂

 

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! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mugdha & Ravish : Celebrity Wedding in Mumbai

Mugdha & Ravish : Celebrity Wedding in Mumbai

Mugdha & Ravish : Celebrity Wedding in Mumbai

This is the story where one of the most loved couple of Telly town, took their relationship from reel to real life. TV actors Mugdha Chapekar and Ravish Desai got married on 14th December, 2016 at Flags Avante Garde, Mumbai in a private ceremony attended by family and close friends. We were the official photographers covering the beautiful maharashtrian wedding followed by a reception later in the evening.

Mugdha looked gorgeous in a baby pink chanderi silk saree, followed by a yellow Navvari and gold jewellery. The dapper groom opted for a kurta and silk safa with blue feather before changing into a white sherwani.  The wedding was also covered widely by media and various wedding portals viz. ZoWed, Weddingz.in, Bollywood Shaadi, thebridestory, TimesofIndia, etc. 

All in all, how we loved shooting this celebrity couple who looked stunning, overjoyed and more importantly, so much in love. 

For the Reception, Mugdha wore a stunning golden lehenga while Ravish chose a grand nawabi. Her twirling shots are pure delight to the eyes. The reception also saw the presence of some of the veterans from the film industry. We wish the lovely couple truck loads of happiness for the new journey of their lives! Over to the pictures from their special day.

 

 

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