Mugdhaa & Devam : Wedding at Taj Lands End

Mugdhaa & Devam : Wedding at Taj Lands End

Mugdhaa & Devam : 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 

 

 

Harsh & Alisha : Pre-Wedding Shoot in Lonavala

Harsh & Alisha : Pre-Wedding Shoot in Lonavala

Harsh & Alisha : Pre-Wedding Shoot in Lonavala

When we were talking with Harsh & Alisha for couple shoot options, we immediately suggested The Machan Treehouse Resort in Lonavala for them. It was a good choice, given how hectic wedding preparations can get, and provided an ideal winding-down opportunity for these two before the wedding actually began! #Win!

And for us, we couldn’t be happier to click some truly epic shots and get mesmerized ourselves as we captured the couple letting themselves loose in the wildlife. 

Away from the chaos of civilization, this was a perfect place for a digital detox and solitude, something which we all crave from time to time. We reached Lonavala early in the morning and had the morning mist greet us, adding a hint of romance as well as taking our pictures to a whole new level, giving us all the right #feels

Apart from the Machan, we also took our couple to the peaceful Pavana lake. A stroll around this bounteous water body is plenty for any tired city soul to rejuvenate, as we saw in the case of Harsh and Alisha. We cannot recommend this place to anyone looking for a quick getaway!

Thank you for choosing us Harsh & Alisha, this was great fun 🙂

 

 

 

Ruchi & Sandesh : Engagement at Renaissance, Powai

Ruchi & Sandesh : Engagement at Renaissance, Powai

Ruchi & Sandesh : Engagement at Renaissance, Powai

Right from the welcoming ceremony to the exchange of rings, emotions were deep rooted in Ruchi and Sandesh’s engagement. We shot their engagement at Renaissance Powai and loved capturing the stories. Check-out their stunning photo-set here

 

 

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.