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We've been photographing weddings for years now, and it's magical to watch the emotions that sweep over the couple's faces just before the ceremony. There is excitement, there's nervousness, and a dozen other feelings -- but there's always this glow. The glow of knowing "I'm about to marry this amazing person". The glow of love.
When two people, destined to be together, totally in love, tie the knot, the celebrations are nothing sort of a spectacle. That is exactly what this three-day wedding bonanza was! The cross-cultural wedding was a true depiction of how being from two different cultures one can enjoythe traditions of both the cultures! It is truly a joyful celebration.
WARMTH’ is the one word that sums up the entire experience that we had on shooting the wedding of the lovely couple, Sarina and Byron. If happiness is measured by smiles, then this bride would have possibly travelled miles. That’s how hearty a smile she sported all the way along her journey to her eternal day with the handsome groom Byron. After just a few mail exchanges and FaceTime calls, we got to know them very well by the time we started to the shoot their wedding. That’s one of the perks of knowing your photographer, which sets the tune for the couple to pose effortlessly on their big day, and eventually, gifting us with more candid clicks on the go.
It was a perfect family wedding, in fact, a grand get together, we should say. Not just the couple but also the entire gathering was in a gala mood all the time, rejoicing the proceedings, on and off the stage. A special mention to the lovely cousins and friends who flew down from the United States and were there with the groom, right from the day 1 to the wedding day.
It was a perfect beginning to the fairy tale between the couple who were oozing with love. ‘Made for each other’ is a cliché word to use but not when the couple complements each other so well. Sarina was cool, casual and completely carefree in the way she carried herself. Byron was calm, classy and very compassionate. As their photography team, it was a treat for us to walk through such an enthralling event banked on love with ample hospitality.
Sarina’s MUA: Jasmeet Kapany Hair & Makeup
Outfits by : Megha Khanna & Ritu Luthra
Jewellery by: Anjana and Abhishek Maheshwari
–Shot by Nitin & Shiv in Canon Mark III & Nikon D750, 85mm/35mm/24-70mm lenses–
When you think Rajasthan, you think of the Thar desert, the colourfully dressed women, you think of Kesariya Balam Padharo Mhare Des, of stories of princes and princesses, of beautiful palaces, you think of a very Royal splendour. Seeing Himangi & Aadhaar evokes similar feelings. Their wedding in Jaipur was steeped in the richness of tradition.
The evening saw Himangi & Aadhaar in the glam avatars as they dazzled off and on the stage on their Sangeet night. All of Himanagi’s & Aadhaar’s cousins and friends put up stellar performances & the couple formally exchanged rings, as a part of their Sagai.
We had to take some time out to appreciate Himangi and Aadhaar’s fuss-free varmala held up-high in a jharokha with beautifully scalloped edges and intricate jallies. Dressed in a beautiful red lehenga , Himangi entered under a phoolon ki Chaadar made of roses. The duo exchanged rose petal varmalas with only their close relatives witnessing this first step that got the ball rolling for the other wedding rituals.
It's hard not to stare doe-eyed at a stunning destination wedding like this one, and the venue Le Meridian, Jaipur made it even more special. The haldi, Sangeet, pool party as well as the wedding held at the opulent space made this entire multicultural destination wedding even more special.
When two beautiful people come together, to share life, share love, one can do nothing more than just wonder in awe and pray that their love blooms stays strong till the end of time..
– Shot by Nitin, Shiv & Dipnendu Canon Mark III & Nikon D750, 85mm/35mm/70-200mm lenses–
No matter what, love finds its soulmates and makes sure they hold hands forever. Sanaa & Arjun’s story proves just that. As two carefree individuals roaming around and conquering the world in their own ways, little did they know that they will stand conquered by a feeling that’d supersede everything else.
20 Years ago…
They first met 20 Years ago. Sanaa noticed Arjun because he was her friend’s elder brother. Arjun has childhood memories of meeting her once a month and being allergic to eachother and as per Sanaa he was so Gawky’!
17 Years ago..
Sanaa moved to Australia with her family and Arjun’s family moved to the US in 2005. They were in touch through facebook and there messages were limited to birthday/diwali/new year wishes….
Fast Forward 2014- 2015…
Sanaa moves to the US for work. They met again this time at Arjun’s sister’s wedding . Being with and around her energy for three days made Arjun realized that he didn’t want to let her go, without knowing when they would meet again.
The “ups” were the weeklong trips they would make to see each other every three months beginning June of that year… the “downs” were the times when they had to part, the time they had to spend apart, slowly working towards being together forever – a textbook long distance relationship.
In Arjun’s words - “This story has only begun. The ride into the sunset will be glorious when it comes, but it is still only breaking dawn… and I look forward to cherishing each moment that comes till then.”
– Shot by Nitin, Shiv, Raunak & Dipnendu Canon Mark III & Nikon D750, 85mm/35mm/70-200mm lenses–
Sanaa’s MUA- Mrignaina Kumar
Sanaa’s Lehnga- Anita Dongre
Arjun’s Shrewani - Gaurav Chhabra & Co.
Venue –Tivoli Garden & Ocean Pearl Retreat
Managed By: ShaadiBrigade
The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere. They're in each other all along – Rumi
No matter what, love finds and binds soulmates and makes sure they hold hands forever. Elaisha & Jeremiah's story proves just that. As two carefree individuals, roaming around and conquering the world in their own ways, little did they know that they will stand conquered by a feeling that will supersede everything else. They met for the first time in UCLA - Law School, where Elaisha was Jeremiah's tutor in one of the semesters. But the “first meeting” was at a law school party when Jeremiah’s roommate introduced them. They spent a summer away from each other, and it wasn’t until both got back to law school after the summer that they were able to grow their friendship into something deep and beautiful – a bond that’s been growing and evolving over the years.
A close set of friends and family came together to bless this wonderful couple tying the knot in New Delhi all the way from California.
Theirs was a wedding full of colors, fun, and dance. We were lucky to have been able to cover E&J’s wedding and be a witness to this beautiful amalgamation of cultures. Wishing the lovely couple a very happy future together.
– Shot by Nitin, Shiv & Raunak in Canon Mark III & Nikon D750, 85mm/35mm/70-200mm lenses–