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Vishesh & Dhvani: Wedding at Taj Lands End, Mumbai

Vishesh & Dhvani: Wedding at Taj Lands End, Mumbai

Vishesh & Dhvani: Wedding at Taj Lands End, Mumbai

Every year February starts on a high note and it is one of the busiest months for us and this year was no different.  It started on a great note with Vishesh & Dhvani’s wedding at Taj Land’s end,  Bandra. Vishesh was the first one to get in touch with us and what we liked about Vishesh is his straightforward approach to our whole proposal and he also said that they will ensure that we get a great wedding to capture which couldn’t have been more true. 

Vishesh & Dhvani had the distinct privilege to be the first couple to get married on the open-air rooftop of Taj Land’s End, Mumbai which has recently been opened for events. It provides a beautiful infinity view of the sea on its long end and the Mumbai Sea Link towards its left along with a long cover of trees. It makes for a stunning and breath-taking setting for a sun-downer wedding. The color palette of the whole decor in white and a see-through mandap made of acrylic and orchids was a sight to behold. Dhvani in her red lehenga for her wedding and Vishesh’s off-white Sherwani with silk turban looked classy and royal against the whole backdrop. Vishesh & Dhvani first met through their friends and it is safe to say that their friends set them up.

Contrary to the popular choice of having Sangeet before the wedding, Dhvani and Vishesh planned to tie the Knot first and then throw a moving reception along with few dance performances and DJs. They kept their first half of both the days empty, without opting for too many ceremonies or other activities. In our experience, weddings with lesser functions always tend to be more enjoyable and with stunning photographs. Also, all the ceremonies moved with clockwork precision and the lighting was absolutely great throughout their whole wedding. Checkout their beautiful wedding film, before you head to the wedding photographs. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For this photograph below, I already had the frame in mind after seeing this window and the Sea Link behind, all I had to do is get Dhvani there, which was unfortunately far from her room. However on our insistence Dhvani reluctantly agreed to go the extra mile. Finally when she saw the result she agreed it was worth sparing 5 minutes for it even though she was anxious to reach on time for her entry. 

 

 

This is how the first day of Dhvani and Vishesh’s wedding ended on a great note and what a beautiful wedding it was! A lot of people would find it hard to believe a sun-downer wedding like this is possible in Mumbai, but the Taj Land end’s terrace provided the perfect venue set against the Arabian Sea and the Sea Link for this breath-taking wedding. The Sangeet and Reception was scheduled on the evening of the second day. So let us take you to the second day! 

 

 

Important Wedding Makers :
Wedding Dress Designer: Avvantika S Parwani 
Makeup Artist: Meghna Butani
Decor: Fleuron Decors by Sahil Gidwani

 

Mamta & Shekhar : Sikh Wedding in Lucknow

Mamta & Shekhar : Sikh Wedding in Lucknow

Mamta & Shekhar : Sikh Wedding in Lucknow

Love stories that begin as friendships are our favorites. They hold within them a special quality of ease and comfort, something which cannot be brewed artificially, which we witnessed at Mamta and Shekhar’s Wedding. 

The duo met each other during their college time and became really good friends. Cupid decided to intervene and struck the unwitting duo and they soon started dating. 

When college ended, the prospect of going to different cities came to the forefront. But for these two, it worked wonders in terms of bringing them closer and things got official real quick. And here we are now, capturing them as they head towards their matrimonial bliss! Have a look!

 

White Wedding : The Monirun-way

White Wedding : The Monirun-way

White Wedding : The Monirun-way

 

February started with a bang with one of the most fun-filled weddings of the season so far. Love was in the air as Monisha Rao – a cabin crew at Etihad Airlines fell in love with a Varun Shetty from Fly Dubai over drinks. The two decided to get married and got in touch with us to document their special day – KnotsbyAMP style. Monisha & Varun wanted the best wedding photographers in India to capture their special day and they went ahead with booking us 11 months in advance. 

We, as wedding photographers, always look forward to white weddings for their no-nonsense, merry and jovial vibes – Monisha & Varun’s wedding was not an exception.  After two gruesome months of back-to-back shoots, hectic schedules with little to no sleep, this wedding – with more than its fair share of dance, drama, music, games.. and some more dance – was just what the doctor prescribed.

Monisha & Varun celebrated their nuptials at The St. Blaise Church, Amboli followed by a night of ‘Drinks, Dinner, and Dance’ at The Peninsula Grand Hotel.  Before their wedding ceremony, Monisha and Varun got ready at their respective residences in Andheri.  Monisha’s quaint little house served as the perfect backdrop for the honest and quirky storytelling pictures that followed. Her house was a hub of activities as the bridal entourage helped each other with their wedding attire. The buzz and chaos is palpable from the pictures and so is the excitement as the bridesmaids help the bride with her final look. The highlight being the cute little messages the two had written to one another on the sole of their shoes – Solemates indeed!!
Varun got ready with the help of his groomsmen and boy did he look dapper in his white tuxedo, complete with his uber cool wayfarers and those superman cufflinks. This was followed by a short blessing ceremony before the bride and groom’s entourage left for the church.

Monisha was escorted down the aisle by her parents as everyone in attendance including Varun looked at her in awe. Soon after there was a short mass and the ring exchange ceremony thereafter.
Churches present a unique challenge for us as photographers in the form of restricted movement during the mass. It was important that we placed ourselves such that we wouldn’t have to move much and set our lights in such a way that it didn’t restrict anyone’s view. Our tele lenses came in handy here.  We decided to get hold of the couple and their close family members soon after the nuptials for a family photograph. Couple portraits and the photos of the bride and groom entourage followed thereafter. The sheer number of pictures we have of the couple kissing each other is a testament to their chemistry.

Alcohol – Because no great story started with someone eating a salad” – This is what we first read as soon as we entered the reception venue at The Peninsula Grand and we got a rough idea of what was in store for us. The venue had a central dance floor surrounded by a banquet style seating for the guests.  The bride and groom danced their way into the venue to the tune of their favourite song . They were showered with confetti as they danced around the dance floor for a bit before settling down for the cake cutting ceremony. The champagne was popped, the best man and the maid of honor raised a toast to the bride and the groom respectively. The father/daughter dance and the first dance followed thereafter and the two were seen exchanging glances and making faces to each other throughout. This was followed by some fun games before everyone dispersed for dinner and drinks. Meanwhile, the couple decided to meet and greet their guests and we snuck in some couple portraits soon after. After everything was done and dusted, it was time to unwind as the close family and guests gathered for an after-party in the banquet hall. The party continued till late in the night and we stuck around clicking pictures until everyone decided to call it a day.

This is how the wedding was planned and executed the MONIRUN-way. Now take a moment, hold your breath to witness this beautiful wedding in KnotsbyAMP style. This wedding is also our official entry to Wedding Sutra Photogrpahy Awards 2018-2019, GIWA 2018-2019 [the Great Indian Wedding Awards] and, Sony & Better Photography Wedding Photographer of the Year 2018-2019 Awards. 

Photographs by : Pratik Mehta & Leon Borges

 

    Smita & Gary : Couple Shoot in Mumbai

    Smita & Gary : Couple Shoot in Mumbai

    Smita & Gary : Couple Shoot in Mumbai

     

    A couple shoot in the action packed city of Mumbai has to be amidst a lot of action. Mumbai is a city which never sleeps and life goes on from the early hours in the morning to midnight. 

    This time we tried to do something different. So, we juxtaposed the couple against the usual morning scenes at some of the unique & iconic places in Mumbai – Marine Drive, Gateway of India, Ballard Estate & Express Freeway. What we came across were the early morning jogs, people travelling to work, people working hard to earn their livelihood & simply onlookers staring as we were at our work. Each frame is unadulterated, and our approach was documentary & story telling. Hope you all like it! Scroll down for the photo-set below!

    This wouldn’t have been possible without Smita & Gary, and their sporty spirit. So thank you two, you guys were amazing!

     

     

     

     

     

    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.

     

     

    Azra & Murtuza : Bohri Wedding in Navi Mumbai

    Azra & Murtuza : Bohri Wedding in Navi Mumbai

    Azra & Murtuza : Bohri Wedding in Navi Mumbai

    Azra contacted us for her Bohri Wedding coverage, post her  Nikaah was done. A few meetings with Azra & Murtuza happened, and we were all set to shoot them

    But, before heading to their wedding photo set & blog story, check out their beautiful couple shoot in Mumbai! We have also made a very heart-warming film for them, called the “Fairytale Love”. Watch it below!

     

    The wedding festivities started with a beautiful haldi at Azra’s residential society’s open lawn. And what a yellow colour riot it was! The venue was decorated with pink and green drapes and looked dreamy in every way. The haldi was followed by Mehendi. The evening was sorted with a sangeet. Azra’s father poured his heart out for his darling daughter. The performances kept the audience enthralled for the entire evening. The final ceremony happened with a reception. The groom had a rocking entry to the venue, the bride entered in a palki, and it was a show with all fireworks & happiness. And then came the time for the Bidaai and it was an emotional roller coaster for the entire family. A daughter’s new journey leaving her old phase & set up with her dear family is indeed tough, and it was heart warming for us as well to shoot. The photographs will narrate Azra & Murtuza’s wedding journey hereafter!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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