Mother’s Day 2023: A Photo Story

Mother’s Day 2023: A Photo Story

Mother’s Day 2023: A Photo Story

Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate and appreciate the love and sacrifices of mothers. We have had the privilege of capturing the beautiful moments of countless mothers on their son/daughter’s wedding day. We have seen the silent, warm, and beautiful moments of their unconditional love & support for their children. For us every time its Mother’s Day when we witness and get to document these beautiful moments full of love, happiness, care, and joy 🙂

On this special day, we want to take a moment to honor all the amazing mothers out there. From the late nights and early mornings to the tears, smiles, and laughter, “She” is the one who has been there through thick and thin. She is the one who makes silent sacrifices every single day just so you can have the best of everything. A mother is literally like our superhero.

The joy and pride that mothers feel on their son/daughter’s wedding day is overwhelming. It’s a bittersweet moment for them, as they are thrilled to see their child start a new chapter in their life but also sad to see them leave the home. Nevertheless, they put their own feelings aside and focus on making the day as special as possible. One of the most emotional moments of a wedding day is when the mother sees her son/daughter in their wedding attire for the first time. It’s a moment filled with so many emotions, it’s a reminder of the love and bond, the sacrifices that were made to get to that moment, and also the fact that children grow up so fast. To the mothers of the brides and grooms that we have had the pleasure of working with, we want to say a special thank you for entrusting us with capturing your son/daughter’s special day. It is an honor to be a part of such a momentous occasion and to witness a rollercoaster of emotions that a mother feels as she watches her son/daughter get married.

Here’s to every extraordinary, loving mother in this world, we wish you a happy Mother’s Day filled with joy, laughter, and cherishable moments. Thank you for all that you do.

 

Rithvik & Lavanya’s Telugu wedding in Hyderabad

Rithvik & Lavanya’s Telugu wedding in Hyderabad

Rithvik & Lavanya’s Telugu wedding in Hyderabad

Lavanya-Rithvik’s Telugu wedding in Hyderabad was a beautiful one, filled with excitement, emotions, energy, and of course, amazing color palettes. We covered Rithvik’s sister Rishika’s wedding in Vishakhapatnam in the year 2019, it was an exhilarating feeling to be reuniting with the family again to cover Rithvik’s wedding 🙂

The wedding was made truly special by their story, which was one of gradual discovery and growth, culminating in a beautiful union that we felt excited to witness and capture on camera. It started when Lavanya and Rithvik met on an online dating platform and felt a spark. Their first meeting was promising, and they realized they had a lot in common. Over time, their relationship grew and evolved, with Lavanya bringing positivity and energy to Rithvik’s life.

The festivities began with the Sangeet at Prestige Nirvana Club, Hyderabad. The venue’s seamless fusion of greenery and symmetric patterns resulted in aesthetically pleasing pictures. Lavanya and Rithvik looked fabulous in their matching Lilac outfits. The mood was lively and upbeat, with family and friends joining in to celebrate the couple’s impending union, with their spectacular performances. Every performance was a treat to the eye and we just enjoyed capturing every moment of the evening. Lavanya and Rithvik looked radiant as they danced the night away, surrounded by loved ones who couldn’t wait to see them tie the knot.

 

The following day, the Haldi ceremony transpired. Lavanya’s ceremony came about at Ashiana Banquets, Hyderabad, while Rithvik’s unfolded at his house. The atmosphere was filled with fun and laughter as friends and family covered the couple in turmeric paste. The exuberant aura of a Telugu Haldi never fails to captivate us, and we cannot resist the allure of documenting lively celebrations through our lenses.

 

As the day wore on, the enchanting ambiance of Ashiana Banquets played host to Lavanya and Rithvik’s heartwarming wedding event. With the calm yet lively surroundings at the venue along with stunning decor highlighted by red-white palette flowers and fairy lights, we got some amazing photographs. Lavanya looked breathtakingly beautiful in a Telugu bridal saree, adorned with jewelry and intricate henna designs. Rithvik cut a striking figure in his traditional Telugu attire. The couples exchanged garlands and took vows in the presence of their loved ones.

 

As their photographer, it was a delight to capture their chemistry. From the playful banter during the Haldi occasion to the emotional moments of their big day, from Lavanya’s tears as she saw Rithvik step out of the car on the wedding day to the laughter and fun they shared during Talambralu, every experience we witnessed was unique in their own way. When looking through the pictures of their wedding, one could see the joy and love emanating from every frame.

North Indian wedding at Vivanta Dwarka, New Delhi

North Indian wedding at Vivanta Dwarka, New Delhi

North Indian wedding at Vivanta Dwarka, New Delhi

Weddings are a special occasion, and every couple deserves the perfect celebration to mark the start of their journey together. This was the case for Naina and Apaar, whose wedding events were nothing short of spectacular. Their wedding took place at the stunning Vivanta Dwarka, New Delhi. Sprawling over 7 acres, the venue is an ideal location for celebrations. As their photographer, we were thrilled to be a part of their special day, capturing all the details that made their wedding unique.

The nuptial ceremonies in Delhi are infused with a distinctive charm, owing to their grand nature, where the festivities unfold into a kaleidoscope of emotions, ambiance, cuisine, attire, embellishments, and other enthralling elements.

As their wedding photographer, it was an honor to capture the beautiful moments from Naina and Apaar’s celebrations. The decor was impeccable, and every event was uniquely themed, which added to the charm of the occasion. The attention to detail was visible and it was evident that the couple had spent a lot of time planning their special day.

While the decor and events were stupendous, the story of how they met was also amazing. They met through mutual friends in 2017 but didn’t connect immediately. It wasn’t until they met online that they started talking, and the rest, as they say, is history. Their proposal in Puerto Rico, on a secluded beach, was nothing short of magical. Their wedding was a true representation of their love and commitment to each other.

Naina and Apaar’s wedding transpired over two days. Starting with day 1, the mehndi ceremony was decorated with vibrant colors and intricate designs, which matched the theme perfectly, creating a festive atmosphere. The couple made their astonishing appearance with colorful smoke guns and dhol-tasha, while their loved ones cheered and danced along. Following the mehndi function, the engagement ceremony came about in the evening. The venue was transformed into a stunning setup with a beautifully decorated platform with chandeliers above, fairy lights, and verdant green drapes. The couple exchanged rings, a moment filled with love and joy. We captured some beautiful moments of the day, filled with enthusiasm.

 

 

Moving on to Day 2, the Haldi ceremony was a lively affair. The space was decorated with marigold flowers, which added a pop of color to the occasion. As Naina and Apaar stepped into the venue in their flamboyant pink and yellow outfits, their family and friends showered them with a cascade of yellow petals, played fun games, and soon smeared them with turmeric paste and water. Finally, the wedding event, which was the highlight, commenced on the evening of day 2. Naina’s sparkling jewelry and intricate henna designs complemented her breathtaking red bridal attire, while Apaar’s confident smile added to his dashing look in a rose-gold sherwani. With the Phoolon Ki Chadar held high above her, Naina’s grand entrance commanded everyone’s attention, while Apaar stunned the crowd with his baarat, rolling in a vintage Rolls Royce. What made the wedding arrangements truly mesmerizing were the spherical mandap, lanterns, fairy lights, and even the carefully decorated chairs. Soon, the couple performed the rituals and exchanged their vows, it was an emotional yet beautiful affair.

 

 

Makeup artist – ridhimadhawanmakeup 

Mehndi outfit designer –  aumbyashmaasit

Haldi outfit designer – debyoustore

 

 

 

 

 

Wedding at Ayurvan Waterside, Hyderabad

Wedding at Ayurvan Waterside, Hyderabad

Wedding at Ayurvan Waterside, Hyderabad

Gujarati weddings are known for their grandeur, extravagance, and unique traditions that make them a celebration of a lifetime. Angira and Lou’s wedding festivities were spread across 3 days at different locations in Hyderabad. Guests flew in from all over the world to celebrate this joyous day. Angira and Lou’s story of how they met is a great example of how unexpected connections can lead to lifelong relationships. It’s incredible to think that they met at a career counselling session in grad school, where Lou was her counsellor. They struck up a conversation and from there, a beautiful love story began.

Let’s go in reverse order of functions which were the Wedding and Reception.

 

Day 3

Angira’s choice to wear her mother’s saree blouse along with her elegant pink and gold saree on her wedding day is a beautiful tribute to her family’s traditions and a way to honour her mother’s special day. The fact that both sisters chose to wear their mother’s saree blouse on their wedding day, in the same venue and three years apart, adds even more sentimental value to the garment.

After the joyful chaos of the Varmala ceremony, Angira made her way to where Lou was waiting for her. Lou’s eyes were filled with tears of happiness and anticipation as he stood at the Mandap ready to marry the love of his life. Soon after they got married following a traditional Gujarati ceremony. Angira and Lou’s decision to incorporate personalized vows into their Indian wedding ceremony is a beautiful way to make their special day more personal and meaningful.

Angira and Lou’s choice to have a live band, A26India, was a great way to keep the energy high and the guests entertained.

A26India’s performance of popular hits from the 90s and Bollywood songs made it impossible for anyone to resist the urge to dance, and the atmosphere was electric with excitement and joy. The Reception was a fun-filled extravaganza, filled with dancing, drinking, and partying that lasted well into the night. 

Having a live band is a great way to create a fun and interactive environment at a wedding reception, as it allows the guests to feel like they are a part of the celebration. It also adds a personal touch to the event, as the couple can choose songs that are meaningful to them and their relationship.

The dance floor was packed with guests showing off their best moves to the band’s infectious tunes. The drinks flowed freely, with the bar serving up an array of cocktails, beers, and wines. The decorations were stunning, with fairy lights and flowers adorning the venue, giving it a romantic and enchanting ambience. As the night progressed, the energy in the room only intensified, with guests letting their hair down and truly enjoying themselves. It was a celebration of love and happiness, and everyone was there to share in the joy of the newlyweds. Overall, it was a night to remember – a perfect blend of fun, partying, and dance that made it an unforgettable wedding celebration.

 

 

Day 2

The festive atmosphere of the Haldi ceremony greeted everyone as they made their way in with bright decorations, music, and the scent of turmeric filled the air. This vibrant and lovely affair was a whole new experience for Lou’s friends and family. But soon, everyone got into the spirit of the ceremony, smearing Haldi paste on each other’s faces and clothes. His friends tore his shirt and decorated him like a doll. As the Haldi ceremony came to an end, the guests left with fond memories of this fun and unique experience, having learned more about the beautiful traditions and customs of Indian culture.

 

Later that evening, the Sangeet at Ayurvan Waterside was nothing short of a music and dance extravaganza. Lyrical, Mirthful and full of joie de vivre, the couple’s family and best friends put up a Bollywood Theme dance show as an ode to the couple. Towards the end of the night, family and friends let their wild side take over and had fun!

 

 

Day 1

The celebrations kicked off with a Dinner to welcome everyone especially guests from the West Coast. Padmaja Palm Grove was beautifully decorated with vibrant fabrics, candles, and lanterns creating a warm, welcoming atmosphere. With a Sufi-themed night in store, the guests were in high spirits, laughing and chatting with each other, as they enjoyed the lively atmosphere. The atmosphere is electric, with guests laughing, cheering, and embracing the joy of the moment. The Live Band had the guests up on their feet clapping and dancing to the tunes and this night kicked off the wedding festivities in style. 

 

 

 

 

Event Management and Decor- Star Ventures

 

 

 

 

Avinash & Vaishnavi’s Wedding at Grand Hyatt Goa

Avinash & Vaishnavi’s Wedding at Grand Hyatt Goa

Avinash & Vaishnavi’s Wedding at Grand Hyatt Goa

Avinash &  Vaishnavi’s destination wedding at Grand Hyatt Goa will give all people major couple goals to dream of for many years to come. They chose one of the top exotic locations in India: Grand Hyatt Goa. Their wedding is just as fun and breathtaking as it can get. The viral reel on our Instagram is a testament to that!

Destination Weddings are our favourites to shoot as they offer great backgrounds, scenic locale, and large outdoor venues replete with lots of fun and frolic. At the same time, they are very challenging both physically and mentally. In the end, the breathtaking photos and films make it all the more worthwhile. Avinash and Vaishnavi are both doctors by profession and had their hearts set on having an enchanting wedding by the beach, so they decided on Grand Hyatt as the venue for their big day. What they loved about the property was the lush green lawns with a view of Bambolim Bay. We had the good fortune of shooting Vaishnavi’s friend Sanjana’s wedding and that is how she found us. In her words, she absolutely fell in love with their photographs. 

The story of how they met is just as interesting as their wedding. When Vaishnavi got her residency, Avinash happened to be her senior at Medical College in Pune. It all started with Vaishnavi looking to speak to a senior to get information about the college and get a sense of how the program is going to help her. She found Avinash’s contact through a mutual friend and she had a few queries about the residency, but he gave a little sass and told her to call him later. However, after that one phone call that evening, they both felt a spark between them. Just to get her mentored under him in the same program he bribed the clerk and it worked! Fate played a huge role in their love story and now they are married!

We had a fabulous time capturing moments of this beautiful Gujarati and Marwadi wedding.
Check out their Amazing Film on Youtube!

Their two-day destination wedding saw a series of events:

Day 1

It started with a Welcome lunch & Mehendi in the beautiful lush lawns of the property. The Vibrant decor of the venue set the mood for the celebrations. It was adorned in yellow and pink drapes along with bright flowers. Vaishnavi wore a beautiful forest green lehenga by Debyani and co. The couple entered in a cycle rickshaw and then waltzed their way through the crowd. 

 

Later, that evening the Ring Ceremony and Sangeet took place in one of the indoor ballrooms. Avinash and Vaishnavi looked picture-perfect walking hand in hand. She was all decked up in a navy blue sequined lehenga by Mishru and he cleaned well well in an all-black sherwani. They made their way through the crowd, dancing and smiling their hearts out. On stage, after the couple exchanged rings, the night was marked by a lot of lively dance performances by the friends and family of the couple. They themselves put on a fantastic show for the crowd. The highlight of the evening was a special singing performance by Avinash. Then for the rest of the night, the party continued on with all the liquid courage in their system and the DJ Vency Coutinho whipping out beats and keeping the party alive.

 

 

Day 2

Bhaat & Telbaan was a more traditional event for Avinash. After all the rituals were performed they followed it up with Brunch. It was a carnival for adults with fun games, a tarot card reader where most people queued up for and drinks to jive to the music. Vaishnavi wore a sequined white sharara by Payal Singhai. The couple greeted everyone on their way in and played a few games before heading back to their rooms to get ready for their big day. 

 

We witnessed a beautiful Gujrati sundowner Wedding in Goa- they had all the elements of a fairytale wedding infused with traditions. The mandap was the real showstopper, set against the gorgeous backdrop of the setting sun with a mirrored walkway leading to it, and was decorated with white and red flowers. Vaishnavi looked absolutely beautiful in a mustard gold lehenga by Rimple & Harpreet, paired with gold and Kundan jewellery and a minimal look by Nilofer Merchant. Her radiant smile completed the entire look.

Avinash entered his Baraat in a vintage car, dancing to the dhol beats followed by his gang of boys by his side. Vaishnavi’s bridesmaids lead her to the Varmaala stage with ‘Tere hi Hum’  playing in the background. It was such as emotional moment for both of them as this was the first concert they attended together and this song holds a huge significance in their hearts. Soon after that, they got married following a traditional Gujrati ceremony. The love and chemistry shared between them were evident as you can see in the photos making them a photographer’s delight. The fireworks at the end were a magical sight to behold, signifying the end of a special day.

 

Wedding Makers:

Makeup looks were done by Nilofer Merchant
Hairstylist- hairbyprikitsha
Mehendi– mehendibyhansagajra
wedding planner- Reynold Weddings

 

 

25th Anniversary Celebration at JW Marriott

25th Anniversary Celebration at JW Marriott

25th Anniversary Celebration at JW Marriott

Hitesh & Veena’s 25th Anniversary was a grand celebration at Dashanzi, JW Marriott. Hitesh Jain has represented some of the top Bollywood celebs and prominent media houses. A lot of the big names were present at this big bash such as Akshay Kumar, Alia Bhatt and Adar Poonawala to name a few. The night was filled with drinks and dancing to celebrate this milestone.

 

A few days later, Hitesh & Veena flew down to Gujrat with their close friends and family on a chartered plane. They spent 3 fun-filled days at Woods at Sasan, Gujrat. 

The first day was spent relaxing and going on a small safari ride at the Gir National park and Sanctuary. On the second day in the morning, everyone visited Girnar temple and later that evening they had a musical night where everyone came together to sing and dance their hearts out.

 

Day three was a Carnival theme day, all the adults felt like kids again with all the various games they had not played since their childhood like tug of war, shooting the target, knocking the cups down etc.

 

Later that evening they had a more formal event, which was a sit-down dinner with an entry by the lovely couple followed by a cake cutting. Soon thereafter the night was filled with amazing dance moves, drinks and laughter to end this celebration with a bang.