Grand Wedding at Noor-Us-Sabah Palace in Bhopal

Grand Wedding at Noor-Us-Sabah Palace in Bhopal

Grand Wedding at Noor-Us-Sabah Palace in Bhopal

India is a land of cultural diversity and so are its marriages. If Punjabi weddings are considered loud then Tamil weddings are simple and serene. Gujarati weddings are filled with traditional rituals and Christian weddings are modern and fun-filled. When two cultures come together and celebrate, it can only be fun and lively. Let us show you what happens when North weds South!

The Finance Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Mr. Jagdish Devda, had his son’s grand wedding with all pomp and show in the tranquil surroundings of a residential palace.

Ashmita and Harsh’s wedding celebrations were magical and spread over three days in Noor-us-Sabah, Bhopal which is perched on a hillock with a commanding view of the lake. It’s a world apart from the busy streets of Bhopal!

 

 

Day 1-

Mayra & Sajjan Goth

Harsh’s mother greets Ashmita’s extended family, who arrives with much fanfare with the traditional welcome. They come bearing gifts, signifying their love and blessings to the groom. Later, the families are seen enjoying a sit-down ‘Sajjan Goth’ with delicious food.

 

 

Engagement

Taj Lakefront, Bhopal this surreal, opulent, and majestic property hosted the Engagement. Ashmita taking full advantage of nature’s magic hour gave us all the fabulous portraits we needed to gush over!

Her band of boys join her and enjoy the beautiful sunset.

The rest of the night was spent enjoying the rest of the evening.

 

 

Day 2

Haldi

This wasn’t a traditional Haldi at all! No tumeric was to be seen and neither was pales of water.

Ashmita had her girls wear matching outfits and did they slay? Yes, they did! 

 

 

Sangeet

 The bride and groom made heads turn as they made their way through the crowd. Their friends and family showed a little swag on stage for Ashmita and Harsh! Ashmita looked striking in her golden embellished lehenga as she danced for Harsh.

Everyone hooted as Swaroop Khan sauntered on stage. The audience escorted themselves to the dance floor to enjoy his stately music.

 

 

Day 3

Wedding

The morning started with Ashmita and Harsh getting ready with the help of their closest friends and family.

Harsh’s baraat was kicked off by his close friends and his family members danced their way to the wedding ceremony. 

 

 

Reception

Later that evening, they hosted their lavish reception on the property’s lush outdoor grounds. The Chief Minister of Bhopal, Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan, made a brief appearance to congratulate the happy couple. 

Jyotiraditya Scindia, the minister of Civil Aviation, Digvijaya Singh, the ex-chief minister of MP, and Ramji Lal Saman, a former Union Minister were also present to give their regards.

The rest of the evening was filled with love, laughter, and of course delicious food.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marwari Wedding at Taj Lands End

Marwari Wedding at Taj Lands End

Marwari Wedding at Taj Lands End

Mugdhaa and Devam were destined to meet. They were working in the same company, but never came across each other. It was in the lockdown last year, they met through an arranged marriage match, set up by their parents. From the start itself, they had an instant connection. And therefore, it didn’t even take time, they got married in three months, from the time they started talking. And the energy and the happiness they bring out as a couple together, is totally infectious. You will get to see in the pictures! This was a beautiful Marwari Wedding at Taj Lands End, Mumbai.

The by-product of covid is that we can have real intimate events now. Considering the current covid scenario, the intimate weddings are here to stay. And that’s exactly what happened at Mugdhaa & Devam’s wedding. 

This is our second outing at the property (also check Vishesh-Dhvani’s wedding). The first day was marked by Mehendi. As Mugdhaa sat putting mehendi, her mom, aunts and grandmother performed for her, even dancing on the songs Mugdhaa used to dance while she grew up. A lot of beautiful stories and anecdotes were shared, followed by smiles and happiness all around. The next day started with poojas and some rituals. This was a Marwari wedding, so we know there would be quite some rituals.

But everyone were excited about the evening, since it was the sangeet. Let us tell one thing – everyone in Mugdhaa’s family loves dancing, and despite everyone staying at different cities/countries, they were really prepped for the sangeet. The sangeet was absolutely amazing and magical. Mugdhaa surely won hearts with her solo performance on “Bawraa Mann”. Mugdhaa & Devam’s performance & Mugdhaa’s parents performances were also a highlight of the evening. This sangeet would surely be remembered by everyone in family and us for really a long time.

The finale day started with Haldi. and it was all yellow! A lot of happy and fun stories were created. The wedding was one beautiful affair, with Mugdhaa making entry on “Chaudhry” sung live by Mame Khan, followed by the stunning jaimaal ceremony. Mugdhaa’s parents decided to not do the kanyadaan ceremony as they don’t believe they can ever give up their daughter. We need more such examples in the world to set the narrative and break the stereotypes.

We are truly grateful to all the amazing people who were a part of #devamhuamugdh, especially Mugdhaa & Devam and both sets of the parents.Thank you for having us and all your love, support and encouragement. We recently lost Devam’s father due to covid, which is really unfair on God’s part. He was such a sweet & jovial person, and we have so many fond memories of him from the wedding, we will always remember him through the pictures.

We will always cherish the sweet memories of this wedding, and here is their photo-set below. But before you check the photos, check their beautiful wedding film which we made with a lot of love! 

 

 

Important Wedding Makers :
Decor – Fleuron Decor

MUA –  Mickey Contractor for Sangeet, Vardan Nayak for Wedding
Choreography – House of Dance Official
Photography & Film – KnotsbyAMP 

 

 

 

Royal Palace Wedding at Bal Samand Lake Palace, Jodhpur

Royal Palace Wedding at Bal Samand Lake Palace, Jodhpur

Royal Palace 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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

North Indian Wedding at Westin, Mumbai

North Indian Wedding at Westin, Mumbai

North Indian Wedding at Westin, Mumbai

The Story:

KnotsbyAMP founders Anupam & Soumi were approached to cover this beautiful wedding at Renaissance Hotel Powai, Mumbai by Amritanshu who is groom’s brother-in-law. Jatin & Levina’s story started when they were in high school in Bangkok. They were extremely fond of each other. However, life took over and they moved to different cities and lost touch with each other for few years. Thankfully, destiny had big plans for them so eventually they met again in Bangalore and fell for each other, head over heels. Subsequently, they kept travelling across different continents to meet each other and eventually Jatin proposed Levina in Sri-Lanka. She said yes, and they were all set to get married. 

The Wedding:

From the beginning Jatin & Levina were sure about one thing, they wanted their wedding to be close to the nature and Renaissance Hotel in Powai with its close proximity to the lake and the swooning greenery made it ideal choice for their big day. As Jatin was in Bangalore, and Levina in USA, the wedding planning responsibility came to Shubhi & Amritanshu (Jatin’s sister & brother-in-law) who are based in Mumbai. They had just one directive from the couple – to get the best wedding photographers in Mumbai onboard for the wedding. Hence, it was both of them who approached us and very soon we were all set to shoot Jatin & Levina’s big day. The festivities began with mehndi ceremony which was flavored with Rajasthani folk dance and Punjabi Dhol in line with the two cultures which united for this wedding – Rajasthani & Punjabi.

The wedding was planned with great attention to detail and National decorators did a fabulous job of making the couple’s dream come true. On the wedding day, Jatin was left totally awestruck as he entered Levina’s room and glanced at her, she was a beautiful vision in red. As the sun came out in the sky and sneaking past white-foamy clouds it lifted everyone’s spirits. It was a beautiful day with warmth and festive vibes all around as the friends and family gathered to celebrate the union of Jatin & Levina. After getting ready and clicking lots of pictures with Jatin and her friends Levina walked down the aisle with a gorgeous smile and happiness in her heart, with her sister & friends carrying the phoolon ki doli all the way. Meanwhile, Jatin waited with his breath held tight to glimpse at her. One of the cutest moment to see was how he lent forward, reached out to Levina as she got on the mandap. As their eyes met, she had the brightest smile. This was the moment they waited for so long, and it was finally happening. Thereafter, in the beautiful golden hour, Jatin & Levina took their vows and made their promises to be with each other forever and got tied in holi matrimony. The night ended with the reception, which was all about dancing and grooving to music and have all the fun.

This wedding is very special to us, because of all the love, warmth, support, encouragement, appreciation we received from both the families. So, thank you Jatin, Levina, Shubhi, Amritanshu, Angela and both of the families for making us a part of your two special days! 🙂

Credits to wedding makers as mentioned below – 

1. Groom Wear – Manyavar & Raymond
2. Bridal Wear – Frontier Lehenga House
3. Florist & Decor – National Decorators
4. Mehendi Artist – Rajwadi Mehendi
5. Rajasthani & Punjabi Dancers – Ajay Dholwala & Group
6. MUA – Neha Aadvik Mahajan

Amritanshu’s Glowing Review:

Over past 5 years we have covered 250+ weddings, won multiple awards along with featuring in Best Photographers in India lists but nothing has come close to the review that Amritanshu has given us. The review is a blog in itself and perhaps deserves a separate post but for the sake of inclusiveness helping all our future brides and grooms to select their dream wedding photographers in India here is the full text as also mentioned in our Google Review.

“We enlisted the help and services of KnotsbyAMP for the wedding of my brother in-law Jatin and his (now) wife Levina which happened this January at the Renaissance Hotel, Mumbai. Before, I move on to the specifics of our review, I would like to summarise by saying that with KnotsbyAMP what one can expect is amazing, elegant, detailed, high on technique, creative and artsy photography; the most vibrant and fun-filled videography and the opportunity to work with a highly dedicated, passionate, professional and trustworthy group of good human beings. I’ll rate them as follows under the following categories out of a maximum rating of 5:

Candid Photography : 5 / 5
Portrait Photography : 5 / 5
Location Photography : 5 / 5
Wedding Videography : 5 / 5
Video Editing and Composition : 5 / 5
Ease of doing business : 5 / 5
Professionalism on deliverables : 5 / 5

Quality of work delivered: The pictures shared with us are beautifully captured and they brilliantly document the happiness and joy being experienced by the couple on their special day. It is actually like a photo-story. We love the clean elegant frames, the clever angles, the interplay between lights and shadows, the switches between blur and sharpness, and the amazing colour balance and tone of the photographs — all of which is really owing to their masterful application of technique and talent. It is as well very refreshing to see some interesting, intelligent and visually engaging concepts in the work shared with us.

On a more personal note, what makes their work standout is their understanding of the people they are shooting. What impressed me the most is how balanced their work is. It is incredibly difficult to shoot weddings where so many things are happening parallelly. To capture all the fun, the drama, the emotions, one has to be well synced with their team, one needs to have a high level of awareness and be a master of timing, as the real difference between a good photograph and great one is timing, angle and the right frame. With the KnotsbyAMP team led by Anupam Maurya, you will get all of this and much more. More specific to our wedding, team KnotsbyAMP have masterfully framed all the beauty of the bride and groom and all of our family and friends so perfectly retaining all the essence of reality and making it possible for us relive and cherish all the precious moments from our family event — as many times as we want now.

Overall, we couldn’t be any more happier and content with the photos and the teaser video and our family is waiting with eager anticipation for the wedding film. On a concluding note, I must mention that along the way while we prepared for the wedding, we have had the good fortune of meeting some amazing people who have made sure that everything associated with the wedding happened perfectly. KnotsbyAMP are a huge irreplaceable part of that, I would once again like to thank the entire team from the bottom of our hearts for their positive presence, professionalism and for the incredible talent that they brought on board for our event.”

Awards:

Before you proceed to the photos, take a look at their full film below which also won the GIWA 2019 by ICWF. GIWA stands for Great Indian Wedding Award 2019 by International Convention of Wedding Fraternity which was held this year in ITC Royal Bengal in Kolkata. We also won in the Photo-Stills category for our A Saga in Dhaka in Bangladesh. 

 

 

 

Two States at The Retreat, Madh Island

Two States at The Retreat, Madh Island

Two States at The Retreat, Madh Island

It was last year, Anupam met Raghav and Shreya at StarBucks, BKC for the first time to discuss about their wedding photography. It became very clear to him that they were putting a lot of efforts and carefully planning their wedding and they wouldn’t settle for anything less than perfect. Both of them had very strong tastes and preferences and they were specifically impressed with our recent work.  For a couple whose romance started in their college and they have been together ever since, they were at very much ease with each other and it was all evident. They wanted to have all their wedding functions at one location, have a grand celebration at a destination which was close to Mumbai and yet beautiful enough for their big fat wedding.

 

The Retreat Hotel and Convention Centre at Madh Island in Mumbai was the perfect place. With a beautiful property located on the beach, a big pool, lovely gardens with dense palm trees, a big Convention Centre, and the luxury to have baraat inside the hotel gates made it the most coveted location. As of now, most 5 star hotels and clubs often don’t allow Baraat to take place in their compound. It was the dream venue to get married and also for us to shoot at the same time. We had done a pre-visit to the destination before their actual wedding in February 2016  so that our excution becomes easier.

The wedding celebrations spread across 2 full days. The first day was marked with Myra and Mehandi and the second day started with Haldi function of the bride and groom and then a great pool party in the afternoon. We had a great time in covering some great shots of the splash, plunge and the unlimited fun at the pool. After the pool party the groom and bride got ready and Baraat started at 5 PM. While Shreya was getting ready she could feel the excitement of the Baraat with every phone call and friends walking in through the door bringing the progress of the Baraat. They exchanged Jai maal on the stage amidst pyro fireworks and then moved to a smaller lawn with an open sky mandap for the wedding ceremonies.The Baraat and jaimaal took place in early evening, which gave us the perfect natural sunlight to capture photos with great color and light.

However during the wedding rituals the lighting was very dim. For such situations we carried  Halogen Porta lights and also multiple flashes. As there was no power supply with sockets in the open lawn, we quickly set up off camera flashes on Bluetooth triggers. We are always prepared for any kind of lighting and having a team helps to deal with such situations. Here are the captures from those eventful days.

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