Our team captured the beautiful wedding of Danish & Mansi at Bhanwar Singh Palace in Pushkar. The celebrations spanned over 2 days with Haldi, Mehandi, Sangeet and finally a night wedding. The couple met during their college days at BITS Pilani, a premier engineering institute of India in Rajasthan. Danish and his friends were working on a spoof film and they approached Mansi for a role in it and that is where they first started interacting and grew close. Eventually they moved to US and decided to get married in India in Pushkar. Having covered many BITSian weddings and also in Bhanwar Singh Palace the couple approached us for photography and films for their wedding.
The wedding festivities had a hectic schedule with functions laid down back to back and it was challenging to shoot in different lighting conditions but we believe we managed it very well with our extensive experience in off-camera lighting. Off camera lighting techniques enable us to create our own lighting and let us play with light creatively and paint with it. Shooting with OCF (Off camera lighting) also ensures that faces always come out well and well lit. At the same time we ensured the color looked natural as they were. The result is high quality images which look like fashion and commercial photographs. We are especially proud of how their film turned out to be and we believe it captures their story and their wedding festivities uniquely and in a modern slick manner.
We now leave you with the pictures and film from this beautiful wedding.
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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!
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 &thewedding 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 –
Start Planning Early.
Be involved in planning your wedding
Involve your close friends & family
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!
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.
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! 🙂
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.”
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.
Kriti & Prakhar : Wedding in Bhanwar Singh Palace Pushkar
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!
One of the very special weddings Team AMP covered in 2017 was of Raunak and Preeti. More special because, they share the same wedding date i.e 5th Feb 2017, as our wedding (Anupam-Soumi). This is the third wedding we covered in Nagpur (Priyanka-Vishesh & Surabhi-Prashant) and it was in the beautiful venue of Suraburdi Meadows.
Spread over for 350 acres with a beautiful property comprising of lake view, lawns, greenery and a big swimming pool, this venue was an ideal choice. Strongly recommended for big fat weddings like this!
The wedding was essentially a Marwari wedding. All the events were a non-stop swirling and whirling combination of lovely colours, joyous people, beautiful customs and singing & dancing performances. And also, we highlight how shooting couple pictures are important in beautiful venues like this. Here after, you will get to see a lot of cute smiley couple pictures of Raunak & Preeti set in the beautiful venue.
Thanks to Raunak & Preeti for trusting us to capture their big day. Now slide down to see the beautiful pictures of their wedding.