Indo-Dutch Telugu Wedding in Hyderabad

Indo-Dutch Telugu Wedding in Hyderabad

Indo-Dutch Telugu Wedding in Hyderabad

Varun & Sanne’s telugu wedding celebrations were spread across 3 days in various locations all over Hyderabad. South Indian weddings always tend to give the best pictures perhaps because they are filled with color, gorgeous bridal wear, and tons of laughter and love!

The festivities started with a fun Mangal Snanam ceremony at the Groom’s place, where the couple’s close friends and family joined them and showered their love and blessings. The following evening at the gorgeous Hyderabad Polo and Riding Club, the Mehendi ceremony was a fun-filled event where Sanne got her hands intricately decorated, and her father gave a heartwarming speech to congratulate the couple which made them emotional but soon after a few hugs and tears were shared they got the party started. With an open bar and loud music, the crowd didn’t need any more motivation to hit the dance floor and groove the night away.

Sangeet, the next evening was a sundowner to a sunrise event where their close friends and family did a few dance performances, and sang a dutch song on stage that they wrote which bought out hoots and laughter from the couple. Sanne and Varun did a fantastic number to a Telugu song that wowed the crowd. 

The Wedding Day showcased Sanne in a Gold Silk Saree adorned with traditional gold jewellery, and Varun colour coordinated with this better half sporting a cream sherwani with gold details. After the formalities of the puja were done, the Varmala took place joyously, and the rice shower ceremony was a fun event with smiles and laughter lighting up the area.

 

Telugu wedding at Celebrity Resort

Telugu wedding at Celebrity Resort

Telugu wedding at Celebrity Resort

Telugu Weddings in Hyderabad are known for being fun, colorful, and full of grandeur and this wedding at Celebrity Resorts was just that. Telugu Weddings usually go on for a few days as they are packed with many rituals and events. We as photographers love the enthusiasm and participation from eager family members and friends as we capture precious, candid moments that you get to reminisce through photographs. We love covering Telugu weddings, check out some weddings we covered before – Bhagya-Vignesh, Rishika-Lohit, Saket-SriLakshmi

Priyatham and Manaswi had seven events spread across five days and most of the events took place in the tranquil surroundings of Celebrity Resort in Hyderabad. The lush green trees playing host to golden sunrises and sunsets were a treat to our eyes!

Day 1: Haldi

The Haldi ceremony kick-started early in the morning when Manaswi and Priyatham were smeared with yellow turmeric paste, oil, and holy water thereafter, of course, someone found the water hose, and from that instance, the smiles and laughter of their friends and family did not disappear until it was time to shut the water off. It was quite difficult for us to cover the Haldi function with water everywhere and our cameras getting wet. All of us got completely wet by the end of it but the photographs are simply amazing for the event. We always recommend our clients to not to exclude the Haldi function from their wedding coverage, as that is the most fun event in a wedding and even though they hardly need to spend on it, the photographs from Haldi, are absolutely stunning. Don’t believe us? Well, we have proof. Check out this fun reel we put together of our experience shooting the Haldi. Reel on instagram

 

 

 

 Mehendi began early for the bride as her hands and legs were ‘tattooed’ with beautiful, intricate designs. Later that day, the live band showed off their skills while the crowd queued at the bar. The party kicked off when Manaswi hit the dance floor and showered us with her wild dance moves which gave everyone the courage to show what they got in store. The alcohol helped a lot!

 

 
Day 2: Sangeet

From what we had seen the previous night, we knew their Sangeet would be nothing short of epic. And epic it was! Words do not describe the sheer brilliance we saw on stage. Every single dancer we saw up there was either a friend or a family member.
Priyatham and Manaswi did the classic game of ‘Who’s most likely to’ with their shoes and it was a hilarious game to get to know them better! The bride and groom put on their dancing shoes and did a fun, high-energy number which made everyone go wild and hoots were heard till the end.

Their close friends put together amazing performances which they practiced only a day in advance and yet they managed to pull it off very well. 
The bar counter gave everyone liquid courage to hit the dance floor and groove to a lot of high-energy Telugu music. The night ended with everyone walking away with drunk smiles on their faces.

 

 
Day 3 : Pellikuthru & Pellikoduku

Pellikuthuru was a joyful blend of traditions and family bonding. Manaswi adorned in a gold and red saree looked stunning as always.

 

 

Day 4 : Wedding

 

Priyatham had an intimate house puja in his family home, where everyone gathered to bless him before the Wedding Ceremony. 

 

Later that day, at dusk, as the couple stood before us, we could see the silent love and chemistry they shared. There was so much to love about this day – from the rituals to Manaswi’s walk onto the mandap, her and Priyatham’s eyes being locked on each other the entire time, and it was only made possible thanks to the amount of respect and love given by the family.  During Talambralu, the couple couldn’t stop smiling as they poured handfuls of rice over each other’s heads.

Vidaai got us feeling all the emotions as it did for Manaswi and her Mother. 

 

 

Day 5: Reception in Warangal

 

On the last day, the raging festivities came to an end as the Reception took place in the groom’s hometown in Warangal where a crowd of more than 1500 people had gathered to congratulate the happy couple. 

 

 

 

Telugu Wedding at Radisson Blu,Vishakhapatnam

Telugu Wedding at Radisson Blu,Vishakhapatnam

Telugu Wedding at Radisson Blu,Vishakhapatnam

Some things are just meant to be. And some stories are meant to be. That’s the case for Bhagya & Vignesh. They met in college in 2011 and became very close friends. But the real story started when they landed in the same city, New York for their masters. And very soon, their friendship turned into romance. In the summer of 2021, they made things official over an engagement on the yacht in the beautiful landscape of Maui. And they got married in the most beautiful way in a telugu wedding in December 2021 at Radisson Blu, Vishakhapatnam – and we were there!

We have covered a few telugu weddings before ( Lohit- Rishika, Saket – Sri Lakshmi), and we love covering telugu weddings 🙂 Here’s sharing the photo story of three beautiful days spent at the Radisson Blu, Vishakhapatnam with Bhagya & Vig (as Vignesh is fondly called). The first day started with pujas and small rituals at Bhagya’s house in Vizag. The quaint homely setup with garden and greenery around was a treat to the eyes. The setup was totally intimate and beautiful, and we made some great portraits of the couple and both the families.

 

 

Later, the next day, the party. shifted to Radisson Blu, Vizag. The next day started with a very vibrant Haldi. Happy yellow faces took over and didn’t spare Bhagya & Vig at all. To which Vig exclaimed “If these are friends, don’t know what would be enemies”. Post the Haldi aftermath, there was an afternoon carnival where everyone dressed up and let their hair down for a fun afternoon. It was followed by dance and bonding with each other. 

 

Everyone waited for the sangeet scheduled later in the evening. Our groom Vig is one talented man, and he stole the show with his band performance. The night saw heart-warming performances and some epic moves. New stories were created, while old friendships were relieved. When you get together with your friends and family post covid, it leads to creating great memories, and that’s what we witnessed here 🙂

 

 

 

 

The wedding morning started early with Bhagya & Vig getting ready. The south Indian attires, the sounds of nadaswaram, the filter coffee set for a great wedding mood. The wedding was beautiful and mesmerizing. Everything worked in our favor and we have such fond memories. Thank you Bhagya & Vig and both the families for having us, we are so thankful that our paths crossed 🙂 

Two States Wedding at J W Mariott, Mussorie

Two States Wedding at J W Mariott, Mussorie

Two States Wedding at J W Mariott, Mussorie

A magical wedding story from the beautiful mountains, this wedding is incredibly special and close to our hearts.

Devyani & Siva’s wedding in the hills of Mussorie at JW Mariott was a beautiful celebration of their love. From meeting first time at Mastercard office in US and taking a leap of faith for love, their journey has been nothing short of magical. They are such fun loving souls, that it feels like a party always around them. Before you head to the photos, immerse in their soulful wedding film  – Leap of Love.

The wedding happened in two styles – North Indian & Telegu in freezing November Winter, but the happiness, fun and endless laughter and smiles made it really warm to capture these beautiful stories 🙂

P.S – Their getting ready photo also won the Runner Up Award in the “Getting Ready” category of Weddingsutra Awards 2020

Wedding Planned by Whistling Teel
MUA – Neha Adhvik Mahajan
Location – J W Mariott Mussorie

Rishika Lohit – Tennis Player Rishika’s Wedding at Vijayawada

Rishika Lohit – Tennis Player Rishika’s Wedding at Vijayawada

Rishika Lohit – Tennis Player Rishika’s Wedding at Vijayawada

A love-story unlike any where India’s Lawn-Tennis champion Rishika was  won over by an IITian and Data Scientist – Lohit. 

Rishika and Lohit, first came in contact through their parents. Being a professional Tennis player, Rishika’s parents were finding it difficult to look for a good match for her. Their initial thought was to look for proposals from boys settled in US and hence Rishika parent’s decided to send her for Lawn Tennis training for a whole year to US, just to see if she would like US to settle in. By the time Rishika started liking US, the destiny had Lohit for her who was based in Hyderabad itself.  They started texting each other and hit it off immediately. The first thing she noticed was their shared sense of humor as she puts it, “He laughs at my lame jokes”. You will get a better glimpse in their chemistry from their film itself. 

Lohit, on his part, was armed by the information passed on by his parents, and a few google searches knew that Rishika was a catch! Meanwhile, Lohit was charmed by Rishika’s humility and down to earth nature and decided that she was The One. So when she returned home from the US and met him for the very first time at the airport, he proposed!

In her own words, this is how the crazy proposal went –

“When we finally were going to meet, we both were so nervous, we barely slept that night. We knew the connection was strong but the fact that we never saw each other and wanted things to be exactly how we are imagining it to be made us feel that way. Fortunately, things did turn out the way we wanted and the connection was true! He proposed on day 2 with a no-option-answer, as his note said – “Will you marry me”? 1. Yes, 2. Not no.”

The first event we covered for the two was at Tatipaka. The ceremony was called Pellikoduku and started early in the morning. Purifying the groom was the purpose of this ceremony. Lohit, dressed in a sherwani-chudiar attire, saw his outfit quickly change colors as he got covered in oodles of turmeric paste, flowers and water. A fun scene indeed!

Day two began with shooting the Mehendi Ceremony at Vijayawada. This was followed by Sangeet, where the couple, with friends and family in tow, danced the night away.

The duo looked picture perfect with Rishika dolled up in a Peachy-colored Lehenga and Lohit in a Nehru jacket and Kurta-Chudidar. We were so thrilled to capture them having an absolute blast. Their beaming faces and wide smiles just spoke volumes about the fun they had!

The next day’s ceremony, called Pellikuturu, was held for the bride and took place at Vijayawada as well. With daybreak yet to happen, the ceremony began at 5.30 am. Rishika was a vision in pastel-colored Kanchi Saree, accompanied by flowers that adorned her and completed the look.

Following this, the Wedding took place in the evening, at the SS Convention Hall, and continued late into the midnight, ending with the Muhuratam Ceremony.

For the wedding, Rishika had dressed to the nines and looked every bit the South Indian belle in a red Kanchi Saree. No less was Lohit, who looked just as dashing in a red and beige Sherwani Chudi suit!  Together, they made up for some lovely couple shots!

Amidst the chaos of the wedding, our sporty bride kept her spirits high and flying. The funky photo-shoot we had with her friends is a testimony of just that.

The wedding came to an end with the Vratam Pooja, which was held at Hyderabad. Starting relatively late, at 7.30 am, we captured the couple taking part in the function with Rishika decked up in Kanchi Saree again and Lohit, in a Kurta and Chudidar piece, as they headed for the home run.

We truly enjoyed covering this wedding. The beauty of the coastal Andhara, replete with its overarching Palm trees, endless green cover and traditional homes has shone through our photos. Our time spent with the duo was an enriching experience. We got to immerse ourselves in their culture once more, after covering Rishika’s cousin’s Saket and Sri Lakshmi’s Wedding at Vijaywada in 2018 and witnessing the joys and nuances of a traditional Telegu Wedding. Thank you for choosing us again, we wish you both a healthy and happy married life!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

South Indian Wedding at Temple Tree Leisure, Bangalore

South Indian Wedding at Temple Tree Leisure, Bangalore

South Indian Wedding at Temple Tree Leisure, Bangalore

2017 has been most generous to us, where we met and captured some of the most amazing people, and Krishna & Akanksha happened to be right up there. Krishna who happens to be my batchmate from BITS Pilani is an easy going and chilled out person who fell for Akanksha’s charm, while working together in the office. Despite their contrasting personalities, they mingle like salt in water. So when the bride and groom have such amazing chemistry and understanding we are also at our best and we are happy it all showed in the photographs.

Akanksha and Krishna did the whole wedding planning by themselves and chose TempleTree Leisure in Bangalore as the venue for their wedding. TempleTree is one of the finest venue in Bangalore alongside The Tamarind Tree and Ganjam Mandap. We have shot Shruti-Akhil’s and Swati-Yash’s wedding at Ganjam Mantapa earlier. Particularly outstanding is the floral decoration done at the property on the morning of the wedding. The wedding celebration kicked off with EduruKolu where both the sides tried coaxing the other to step forward and meet at a common point. This was followed with a sparkling display of cold-pyro behind which they exchanged rings. Soon after as the crowd settled down the dance performances by the family set the stage on fire. But the highlight remained the solo and duet performances of Akanksha and Krishna with the crowd cheering their lungs out. Krishna had to re-perform on popular demand. People kept partying and dancing till everyone called it a night. 

The wedding started early with Kashi Yatra. The groom was dressed in the traditional White Dhoti and bride looked pretty in a green Kancheevaram. The entire venue was decorated with lines of marigold and Diyas which created a surreal traditional look. Throughout the wedding Krishna and Akanksha kept enjoying themselves and that was the best aspect of the whole wedding. Shooting the wedding in the daylight at peak afternoon was a difficult task, we wish the sun was a little easier on us. Nevertheless, we loved the photographs and we leave you with them for your feedback. 

Let’s peep into Akanksha and Krishna’s wedding directly and then follow it up with their first day 🙂

P.S. : Watch out for the moment when Akanksha’s peeps to have a look at Krishna’s Kashi Yatra.