Neil & Jessica Goa : Tasteful Cross-Cultural Wedding Ceremony held at The Leela, Goa

Cross cultural marriages are their own kind of special, but this one was next level! Believe us when we say that. Shot brilliantly by the team at Fotografia 9, with every picture captured in all its glory.

“This wedding had us wanting and praying that all our weddings this year should be like this one! Because and apart from the love, joy and celebrations that we experienced and captured, this was also our first (almost) "Unplugged" weddings! One where everyone really participated in the experience of the wedding, instead of capturing it with their mobile phone cameras!” – The Team at Fotografia 9.

And every picture taken by them proved their words true. Each showing unmistakable love, happiness and fun! Lots of fun. The celebration that began at the pure desi pre-wedding party lasted till the post-wedding shoot at the beach – this wedding was one that had us completely mesmerized! Whether it was the blue-lit standees, the minimalistic wedding décor or the CUTEST little page boy, every element had tones of understated grace and style. But our absolute favorite bit of this wedding was the brides outfit (like always! Sorry, Grooms ;)) Jessica took a 360 degree flip from the conventional A-line white wedding gown, instead she went for a straight-cut high waist skirt with a half-sleeved crop top. The waistline of the skirt and the hemline of the crop-top had a gorgeous lace that added the perfect touch of elegance to her entire ensemble.

Her beautiful bridesmaids and flower girls were dressed in light pinks and white wearing floral crowns made with baby’s breath and blush pink roses. Little bouts of gold, too gave Neil and Jessica’s wedding held at The Leela, Goa a contemporary twists i.e. the metallic gold L.O.V.E balloon and the shimmery cake-topper. 

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Dale & Sharon Mumbai : Elegant Christian Wedding with Personalized Details

Mushroom draped fairy lights, orange hued bridesmaid dresses and the cutest little mason jar wedding favors – Sharon and Dale’s wedding was all things pretty and elegant with the right touch of personalization. White wedding gowns never fail to impress. The intricate lace appliques and delicate embellishments of sequins and shimmer on Sharon’s A-line gown was downright beautiful. With an elegantly cut out back and faux roses in her hair, this gorgeous bride was dressed perfectly for her nuptials at the opulent St. Andrew’s Church, Bandra.

Dale too, was in his dapper-est avatar donning a carbon black tux paired with a sharp bow-tie and a mismatched red pocket square – he looked perfect standing next to his beautiful bride. Their entire entourage too was perfectly coordinated. Sharon’s closest girls aka her bridesmaids wore tangerine orange floor length dresses while the groomsmen wore grey suits and orange ties to match. The whole wedding party was truly a sight to behold.

Shooting every picture perfectly, in the right momen ,the team at Adrian R Photography captured Sharon and Dale’s sweetest memories so well, helping them etch each moment in time. Scroll down to see décor that inspires, and love so blatant it’ll hit you right through your screen.

Karan & Rachel Jodhpur : Grandiosity filled Double Wedding held in Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur

Rachel and Karan definitely set the bar high where Big Fat Indian Weddings are concerned with their super-sized double wedding held in Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur, with twice the luck and twice the blessing. It isn’t too hard to tell that this gorgeous couple liked to live every moment, and live it big and hence; they chose to get married both the Christian and Hindu way. And as expected, their celebration brought about double the happiness, double the fun, double the glamour and double the grandiosity too!

Celebrations kick started with the elegant Christian church wedding which was followed by the grand outdoor reception. The church wedding was all things exquisite and graceful, with Rachel’s bridesmaids dressed in blush pink strapless floor length dresses and the beautiful Rachel in an A-line white wedding gown fully adorned with Chantilly lace. She paired minimal diamond jewellery with her gown and truly looked like a vision in white! While Karan donned an ash, black three-piece suit with a striped baby pink tie and floral corsage, to match the tasteful theme of the wedding. The laughter, dancing and all continued at the grand, and we mean GRAND evening reception that had all the elements of a picture perfect evening sit-down dinner. Long community tables set with chiavari chairs and floral centerpieces, beautifully lit lamps topped with an abundance of fresh flowers – this wedding reception was something that dreams are made of! The stunning bride leveled up with her jewellery game while she kept it classic in a silk-satin V neck white wedding gown.

Next up was the fully desi wedding that began with the electrifying sangeet that saw upbeat dance performances, lots of swirling lehengas and of, course the local sufi singers – all colorful, loud and fun. It was amazing to see Rachel pull of the traditional red and gold flared lehenga as well as she pulled of the elegant white gown. With jewellery and make up that made her look like a true princess of the Jodhpuri palaces she walked under a sheer red bridal chaddar to Karan who waited with bated breath to make Rachel all his (again).

Captured with a great eye for detail and the perfect view of grandiosity, Color Blast Photography did an excellent job in making this wedding an affair to remember for a lifetime!

Puneet & Kriti Mumbai : Dreamy Beach Front Wedding with Inspirational Outfits

The couple who had a special “Kismet Connection”, Kriti and Puneet became one in a grand wedding held at sunset, by the sea – this wedding was all kinds of pretty with its own touch of tradition.

What to look out for as you scroll through this wedding – The brides stunning sequined choli paired with her fuschia pink lehenga, the sea-facing mandap, one of the guests rocking a palm printed white saree and the most brilliant silhouettes taken by Colorblast Photography.

While the electrifying sangeet will leave you feeling the beats right  through each photograph, the bridal portraits are what really took the cake! Shot exceptionally by Colorblast Photography each photograph perfectly captured Kriti, showing us the true essence of an Indian bride. The intricate mehendi on her feet captured with perfect timing just as the rose petals fell, the bridal silhouette shot just as the sun was setting and of course, the candid moments filled with so much mush. While Kriti’s fuschia lehenga was our favorite, we couldn’t help but feel all kinds of love towards her fully embroidered traditional red wedding lehenga with gorgeous gold sequins – complete showstopper material! They took their Saat Pheras at beachfront and ended their celebration by suspending paper lanterns in the air – a perfectly dreamy end to a romantic marriage!

Bollywood Weddings that have Become the Talk of the Town!

As true desis, anything and everything Bollywood related, interests us. Gossip, drama and especially hook-ups. And even though B-town celebs aren’t known to have the best history where relationships are concerned, some who are jumping onto the marriage bandwagon are redefining this very stereotype. Whether it was Geeta Basra and Harbajan Singh, Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput or our favorite fashion beau Masaba Gupta and husband Madhu Mantena – long-term-forever-commitments are being boldly taken AND proclaimed to the whole world! 2016 saw this trend continuing with Asin and Rahul’s wedding as well as Sanaya Irani and Mohit Sehgal – two weddings that spoke of class and style; And we have all the details you want to know!

 

Asin and Rahul

Asin and Rahul

Besides all the attention that the couple got, not even for second they took their eyes off each other.

 

Asin and Rahul

Wearing a Sabyasachi and Raghvendra Rathore, they managed to spread the magic only with their smiles. A backdrop of clustered red Roses, just added more glory to their magical story.

 

Asin and Rahul

White off-shoulder flared dress with caped neckline and detailed floorlength veil by Vera Wang.

 

Asin and Rahul

We love how she chose to keep her hairdo and jewellery minimal with blush makeup, and letting the blush ombre lehenga by Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla do the talking.

 

Asin and Rahul
A 5-tier white wedding is giving a tough time to our diet goals, decorated with fresh flowers and gold ribbons.

 

Asin and Rahul

Akshay Kumar was the Best Man, as he was the one who played the matchmaker.

 

Asin and Rahul

A gold lehenga by Sabyasachi, with a double dupatta style and minimal polki studded necklace set . We can’t seem to get over the finely done eye liner and maroon lips.

 

Asin and Rahul

We love how beautifully balanced this celebrity wedding was. The simplicity in their Christian wedding and the grandiosity of the Hindu marriage made every element special in itself. Asin wore the most prominent designers in the wedding industry for each occasion, with their classic styles spelled out in each outfit – Whether it was the Vera Wang wedding gown, the Sabyasachi bridal lehenga or her reception lehenga designed by the exceptional Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla.

 

Sanaya Irani and Mohit Sehgal

Sanaya Irani and Mohit Sehgal

A simple hairdo adorned with Jasmine flowers.

 

Sanaya Irani and Mohit Sehgal

 

Sanaya Irani and Mohit Sehgal

 

Sanaya chose a red and gold lehenga, with polki necklace set and delicate maangtikka. The bindi with complementing lips is a win-win bridal look.

Sanaya Irani and Mohit Sehgal, AKA ‘Monaya’ (the adorable ship name created by their fans) got hitched on a gorgeous beach wedding held at Planet Hollywood Hotel, Goa. And even though the wedding faced a little disaster where the entire mandap collapsed, this stunning couple took it in their stride and let nature encompass them all around.

Tasteful Hindu Wedding with Bucket-Loads of Happiness held at Oxford Golf Country Club, Pune

Ever heard of a ‘Small Thin Indian Wedding’? Sounds as alien to us as not dancing to “mere khwaabo mein jo aaye” at a Bollywood themed Sangeet ceremony. Well, it isn’t as alien as it seems to be, as this stunning couple, Taijasa and Prateek broke the ‘Big Fat Indian Wedding’ norm with their tasteful, intimate wedding at Oxford Golf Country Club, Pune. With only a handful of people that matter and truck-loads of filmy drama (the good kind), their wedding was one that ticked off all the boxes on elegance, style and class – And isn’t that the ideal way to do it. To not stress about whether or not your mamaji’s bahu has received the welcome gift basket, or whether your Delhi-wali-aunty-ji is comfortable in her room or why the caterers haven’t put out the gajar ka halwa yet?! Isn’t it a million times better to enjoy the things that actually matter – your family, friends and most of all, that one special person you picked to spend the rest of your life with. Taijasa and Prateek did exactly that and did it SO right.

This wedding not only taught us that specialness lies in the simplest of elements, but also how and where to wisely spend hard- earned money. We love the fact that this couple splurged on a magnificent venue, a fantastic photographer and wedding outfits that left us spellbound! While keeping their guest list small, flower décor minimal and ceremonies simple.

 

Dreamy Pre-Wedding Shoot

Dreamy Pre-Wedding Shoot

 

Dreamy Pre-Wedding Shoot

 

Dreamy Pre-Wedding Shoot

 

Remember reading Cinderella and Snow White as a little girl and wishing that you could just once live out that dream in reality? To wear a poofy gown and hold hands with your Prince Charming?! Well, Taijasa and Prateek’s pre-wedding shoot will sure assure you that fairytales truly come to life. Dressed in a gorgeous pink ball gown that gave us aaaall the Disney Princess feels, Taijasa kissed her beau, Prateek just as the sun set behind rocky mountains and lush green trees. Sounds like an unreal set up, but the brilliance that Robin Saini Photography is, helped this couple create their own whimsical tale in the heart of Pune city.

 

Haldi and Mehendi

Haldi and Mehendi

 

Haldi and Mehendi

 

Haldi and Mehendi

 

Haldi and Mehendi

 

Their haldi and mehendi ceremony was held at Taijasa’s home in Pune and had hues of bright orange and yellow in every element – Really, what is a Haldi-Mehendi without marigolds?! Everything from the jhoola in the balcony to the gate at the entrance was decorated with an abundance of these fresh flowers that added the right touch of ‘desi’ to their homely Haldi-Mehendi ceremony. The beautiful bride-to-be wore a coral and white anarkali lehenga designed by the exceptional Anita Dongre, and accessorized her look with multi-strand pearl jewellery. Her up-done French braid made her white pearl necklace and earrings the highlight of her entire outfit.

For eons now, we’ve been talking about the brides lehenga/saree/anarkali and are so taken up by it that we sometimes, just sometimes skip the groom. But Prateek sure did make a statement with his floral printed aqua blue Nehru jacket – which had our eyes glued to him. Super special spaces in our hearts for men who can pull off floral prints so flawlessly!

 

The Wedding

The Wedding

 

The Wedding

 

The Wedding

 

The Wedding

 

The Wedding

 

Yellow and white drapes that ran across the green lawn that held Taijasa and Prateek’s wedding mandap exclusively decorated only with white jasmine flowers strings strung onto a yellow hued frame. Continuing to exude the elegance of a princess bride, Taijasa walked towards her groom on a bed of flower for an aisle, wearing a classic Shymal and Bhumika bridal lehenga-choli. And the super stylish groom followed suit in his Shantanu and Nikhil bandhgala sherwani. Once the Pandit declared them Pati-Patni, the couple along with their friends engaged in an intimate lunch and then were soon off to capture some more moments of love and craziness with ace photographer Robin Saini.

 

The Wedding

 

With the help of Varun Punjabi, their Wedding Planner, this couple pulled off a wedding that was simple yet special. They planned their wedding by keeping in mind one mantra – ‘You don’t need money to have a memorable wedding affair, money spent on the right things makes the difference.’

To end with, we HAVE to share with you the most aww-worthy picture from this wedding album. The subtle love peeking through this black&white image is oh-so-adorable, it will make you blush! Check out this stunning image which shows Prateek watching Taijasa as she gets ready for the wedding.

 

 

 

 

8 Unique and Latest Bridal Mehndi Dresses You Should Give a Go

Time is ticking, your big day is fast approaching. Pre-wedding functions are about to commence and you’ve castoff all your energy and super imaginative power in finding your ultimate bridal outfit that now you’ve totally blanked out on what would look best on you on your mehndi ceremony. So, you’ve decided to simply go with a lacklustre churidaar and salwar or a traditional lehenga, after all its just a mehndi function and the highlight will be more on your intricate mehndi design rather than the outfit. Right?

Wrong!

If you’re already investing ample amount of time and effort into looking drop dead gorgeous on your wedding day, why look pale on your pre-wedding functions?

Lovelies, we are always here to assist you find the best in fashion when it comes to finding an ideal bridal outfit for your pre, during or post wedding functions.

Therefore, on your behalf, we’ve run high and low researching, to bring to you these 8 unique mehndi outfits that could make you look “chumeshwari”!

 

Go Flirty – Short or Half Skirt Lehenga

Go Flirty - Short or Half Skirt Lehenga

 

Mehndi ceremony demands you to show off that gorgeous bridal mehndi design, so why not do it in style. A long flowing lehenga will of course be comfortable and traditional, but it will involve you to lift and have someone else hold the flair while the henna work on your legs is being done. Why should you or others bear the brunt, instead of enjoying the function? Go short and flair and flaunt those sexy legs while you get your mehndi done. You could have the same kind of lehenga design on it, only thing this will be shorter, chic and flirty. Give it a try! 

 

Go Sexy – Slitted Lehenga

Go Sexy - Slitted Lehenga

 

Not to bold to carry off a short lehenga, fine! Keep the long length and give it a sleek slit. Sideways or front slits either way, keep it classy. This will let you simple slide your gorgeous legs out of the slit, rather than holding it up all the while.

 

Dare to Wear – Mix and Match

Dare to Wear - Mix and Match

 

With the above two style suggestions, by now you must’ve got a fair idea that you don’t need to be all traditional and a plain-Jane when it comes to dressing up for your pre-functions. Go rustic or bold; bindass, as we like to call it with classy options in mehndi dresses for brides. Experiment with your look with a mix and match style to prove to the world that you’re no less of a style diva. Wear a crop top with a lehenga or a dhoti salwar teamed with a high low or jacket style kurti to simply amplify your look. One of the most comfortable of all fashion styles, a dhoti salwar is just perfect to get that offbeat and uber cool look.

 

Revive an Old Fad – Sharara

Revive an Old Fad - Sharara

 

“Sharara, sharara, main hu ek sharara” ok sorry for that, but the word just makes that song pop into our head. We recently spotted Tabu donning the sharara like an empress and thought it would just look impeccable on you. Revive this once-upon-a-time fad by wearing it at your mehndi ceremony.

 

Don a Man’s Style like a Boss – Sherwani Kurta with Lehenga or Parallel Pants

Don a Man’s Style like a Boss - Sherwani Kurta with Lehenga or Parallel Pants

 

Yes, we know you’d be thinking sherwani kurtas have long sleeves, what about the arm length mehndi you ought to smear? To that we’d say, who said your sherwani kurta won’t look dapper when sleeveless. Team them up with a lehenga or a 3/4th parallel pants to give you a lean posture and head-turner look. 

 

Be a Trendsetter – Straight Fitted Kurta with above the ankle pencil pants

Be a Trendsetter - Straight Fitted Kurta with above the ankle pencil pants

 

Just like three fourths parallel pants you can wear ankle or slightly above the ankle length pencil pants, which you can roll up while having your mehndi done. You can team them with a straight fitted kurta to achieve a lengthy posture and look debonair.

 

Make Cool Casuals Look Elegant – Cape Style Kurti with Hot pants

Make Cool Casuals Look Elegant - Cape Style Kurti with Hot pants

 

Want to stay chic and casual on your mehndi day then you could opt for a beautifully embellished cape style kurti and team it up with whatever you’re comfortable in. Be it a skirt, jeans or hot pants to raise your oomph factor.

If these cool and trendy ideas and inspirations have delighted your bridal musings, start shopping! But remember to pick colours that suit your skin tone and a fit that hides your flaws. After all the spotlight is on you, steal the show.

Before you rush to shop for these latest bridal mehndi dresses, take a look at our online shop for bridal wear available at great prices.

 

 

Akshay & Harsha Mumbai : Elegant Hindu Wedding Ceremony held Indoors

A pretty bride in pink, a handsome groom and your closest family around – what else do you need to make a memorable wedding? Akshay and Harsha had an intimate indoor wedding ceremony with full focus on the love. Their banquet space was decorated in hues of pink and gold with drapes and clustered fresh flowers beautifully strung together. Yellow lit fairy lights illuminated the whole area and added an intimate, warm vibe to the entire wedding ceremony.

Harsha made an alluring bride in her pink and green lehenga-choli, that had classic gota work all over. Full embroidery on the blouse, whereas the lehenga featured little buttis of shimmery silver gota work. She paired this stunning lehenga with a double-drape dupatta and a bold polki jewellery set – Harsha looked like a quintessential Indian bride, especially with her bridal updo and the gold beaded kamarbandth. While the bride was all things elegant, Akshay took on the dapper role in his gold textured sherwani and maroon dushala. The talented team at Prashant’s Photography captured this gorgeous bride and groom with perfect timing shown with each candid photo – truly the mark of a skilled wedding photographer.

What to look out for as you scroll through this album – the age-old kaan-khichai ceremony, the bride’s gorgeous ivory and red reception saree, and her floral maangtikka which was just plain stunning!

Beginners Guide to Destination Weddings: How to Select the Ideal City or Location?

Travel to any part of India, whether near or far off locations, the country has a plethora of picturesque travel destinations spread throughout. From scenic beaches to rustic forts, snow-clad mountains to intricately carved temples, this, mixed along with the rich and diverse culture the country inherits, is reason enough why couples across India and internationally are ditching the idea of close-to-home weddings and adopting the concept of destination weddings.

However, planning a destination wedding is not as easy as it sounds. It may sometimes be a cheaper option than having an elaborate wedding at your home-town, especially if you live in a city like Mumbai or Delhi. However, other costs like travel add up quickly. How do you know which location is the best to celebrate your union? Whether it will be convenient for your guests and family too? You surely know what you can get around your home-town, but when it’s a location you have not a single clue about, how do you go around with the arrangement and planning?

The questions are endless, but we hope to give you some answers right here.

 

Why go for a Destination Wedding?

Why go for a Destination Wedding?

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Here’s why? You want to organize an intimate wedding for close family and friends away from the hustle and bustle of the city you live in. A great way to limit your guest list by the way. Not all your co-workers and friends of friends can make it for a three day affair in another city, which may be a good thing! You are sick and tired of attending weddings in the same set of banquet halls in your city and want to do something ‘hatke’ for your own. You live in a city which does not give you the kind of venue options you require to plan the wedding of your dreams. A destination location might just be the answer. Most of your guests are going to be travelling from other cities to attend your wedding. In other words, you have more outstation and less local guests. Perfect ruse for a destination affair, we say! You’re gonna have to arrange accommodation and travel for your guests even if they were to come to your city. You might as well go for a central location convenient to all. You have a theme in mind and your wedding venue/location should match up. Reasons enough, right? Let’s examine a few more variables, shall we?

 

Decide Your Wedding Theme

Decide Your Wedding Theme

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How and in which style do you want to celebrate your union, will more or less direct you in determining your destination wedding location. Having a beach wedding, then Goa; a royal wedding, then Jaipur, Jaisalmer or Udaipur; if a big fat Indian wedding then, Hyderabad; for a fort wedding there is Pune, for a hill station wedding, Lonavala and for a residential wedding, Mumbai or Delhi. You’ll definitely find one for all types of themes. 

 

What’s Your Budget and what’s Their Budget?

What’s Your Budget and what’s Their Budget?

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Destination weddings can lower your overall wedding expenses, or make them significantly higher, depending on your personal situation. If you reside in a metro, planning a large wedding for the thousands of guests on your list might be an expensive affair. Opting for a destination wedding will help you shrink your guest list and also lower your overall spend given that most destinations within India are bound to be cheaper than a Delhi or a Mumbai. Now if you live in a smaller town and want to get married in style, a destination wedding might be a bigger jolt on that check book since planning a wedding in a small town might help you limit expenses in comparison to planning one in a destination city, factoring in all travel and stay arrangement for your guests.

It all finally depends on how much moolah has been allocated for this shaadi. We do want to break the myth that destination weddings require you to rob the bank and a neighbour or two. On the contrary, it is possible to whisk your guests away to fancy schmancy locations in a budget. So quickly come up with the magic number to narrow down the locations you can afford. Other than the usual considerations, add travel, logistics and accommodation to the budget.

While considering budget, do not forget to bear in mind the budget of your guests too, unless you plan to go whole hog and book travel and accommodation for them. It really won’t be as cool as you imagined your destination wedding to be if you don’t have your best pals or people whose presence matter to you, not attending your big day.

 

Time of the Year, Season and the Weather Gods

Time of the Year, Season and the Weather Gods

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Is it a summer, monsoon or winter wedding you’re planning on? A royal wedding in Rajasthan during summers or a scenic backwater wedding in Kerala during the monsoon is definitely a bad-bad idea! Sizzling in the harsh Rajasthan summer sun in your Jodha avatar or being soaked to the bones in your Kanjivaram may not be your ideal vision of a dream destination wedding. Season and time of year becomes a crucial factor in deciding your destination wedding location. Also, check for peak season and tourist onslaughts. If planning a beach wedding in Goa during peak season time in December or January, God Bless your bank balance.

Our expert suggestion here, plan and book your destination wedding at least a year in advance if not more. Availability and negotiation will become smaller problems.

 

Geographical Location

Geographical Location

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How far or near will the wedding destination location be for you and a majority of your guests is another prime factor. Remember, farther the location, lesser the attendance.  Also, you just can’t simply finalize a location if you’re not sure how to travel to that destination and if at all your band baja and baraat can reach there with ease. After all, what’s a wedding without the baraatis. Pick your location wisely and check for travel arrangements, whether a bus, train or flight would be smooth and feasible. Also, check for the availability and fare of the tickets for your decided dates.

 

What Are The Legal Requirements?

What Are The Legal Requirements?

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Some wedding destinations do require legalizing your marriage before you plan on getting married on their grounds. Enquire about all the legal requirements to find out whether or not it is an easy process. Your foreign guests might need to carry legal documents to the venue, so be well-informed in advance to avoid any hiccups. 

 

Do You Prefer Local Vendors or Travelling with your Team?

Do You Prefer Local Vendors or Travelling with your Team?

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Planning a destination wedding with local expertise could be fun and could also help you maintain authenticity. Hiring local vendors can considerably lower your budget too. They’re well aware of the locality and can help you quickly with the best suggestions. But do you have the time and patience to scout for the best vendors there? If not, you could form a stateside team and travel to your location. Yes, with that your budget could steep higher since it will now include your vendor’s travel and accommodation expenses. This is where an all-inclusive wedding destination location like a resort comes handy.

 

Planning to have a Destination Wedding and Honeymoon in One?

Planning to have a Destination Wedding and Honeymoon in One?

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Is this going to be a destination wedding cum honeymoon plan? Or do you intend to go elsewhere for your honeymoon? If yes for the former, then check for nearby attractions, activities and accommodation you could consider for your honeymoon requirements. Now this is called “ek teer se do nishane”.

 

Need Professional Help?

Need Professional Help?

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If you think this is too much and you have no time at all to handle all this adventure, you could always take professional help. Pick a facility that has a wedding planning team on hand. Most venues have their in-house wedding planners whose services are complimentary. Or you can simply hire a day-off coordinator to do the job and make your life easy.

You could commence your search through our website. Find the most calm to extravagant wedding venues, knowledgeable and skilled vendors and expert destination wedding planners all under one roof. Explore.

 

Wedding Photography Styles and Types You Should Know Before Hiring a Photographer

Your wedding date is fixed, you’ve booked your dreamy venue, while you shop for you wedding outfit, you’re pondering upon which vendor will picture-perfect your wedding day. Finding a caterer, mehndi artist or decorator might be easy, but when it’s a wedding photographer you’re considering, added time investment and extensive research is a must.

Why?!

Just have a dekho at some our real weddings and you’ll get exactly what we mean. For upbeat brides and grooms traditional wedding photography where one instructs the other follows is just passé. With pre and post wedding shoots, candid photography, photojournalistic styles and many more taking wedding photography by storm, it’s essential for you as a couple to know what style best reflect your personality and that’s exactly what you’d want to display in your wedding album, true?

You could opt to stick to one style or try on combinations for different functions, but don’t end up having a mismatch of your final photos. Before you interview your photographer, know about the different wedding photography styles, collect a few samples (you’ll find a lot them on our ideas and inspiration section) and ask your photographer if he knows and can replicate the style for you.

Not all photographers practice all styles. While some may have their expertise in artistic, another’s forte might be photojournalistic. But it always helps to be well-informed of the all the styles, so that you can easily pick the right one amongst the best wedding photographers out there.  

Let’s quickly give you a brief idea of what are the different wedding photography styles you should know and what you can expect from them. But before we get on to the styles, know the different types of wedding photography.

 

Wedding Photography Types

 

Wedding Photography Types

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Regular Wedding Photography and Videography: This covers your entire marriage ceremony and reception. All the highlights, from the band baaja to you bridal outfit, the rituals to decor, food to bidai, all that you can think of in a wedding is shot and filmed to store timeless memories.

 

Wedding Photography Types

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Pre and Post Wedding Shoots: Pre and post wedding shoots are rather intimate focussing mainly on the bride and groom, and their immense love for each other. These are the photo shoots modern couples are much more tickled about rather than the entire marriage ceremony and reception. As this one is more relaxed and lets the couple be their natural self. True emotions of all the stored up wedding jitters are perfectly captured in this type.

 

Wedding Photography Types

 

Drone Photography: This type of photography gives you an aerial view of how the God’s must be watching you union from up above. With GoPro making passionate photographers run wild with imagination, drone photography too is soon catching up and being happily accepted by many adventurous couples, who are all game to pose on a high mountain at the edge of the rock, if need be, to get unusual clicks.

 

Now that you know the types of wedding photography, it’s time to identify the styles

Wedding Photography Styles

 

Now that you know the types of wedding photography, it’s time to identify the styles

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Classic or Traditional Wedding Photography Style: We all are well aware of this style of wedding photography. We thought it would best to start the listing with this oldest form before we move on to the fun and contemporary favourites of many recently hitched couples.

Providing a stiff and formal feel, the traditional style is one that takes us back in the days of our parent’s and grandparent’s wedding. These include all of those formal poses in an old and classic form. Even though contemporary styles are taking over, traditional poses do somehow make their way into your album. Whether you have a big and happy joint family or a small and nuclear clan, there is no way you can conclude your wedding without having that one family photo with everyone perfectly aligned within the frame as per their height.

What to Expect: a timeline oriented process, clean and classic compositions, relying on directions from your photographer, lots and lots of stiff posing and smiling, pictures that make all the elderly happy.

 

Now that you know the types of wedding photography, it’s time to identify the styles

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Photojournalistic Wedding Photography Style (A.K.A. Candid or Documentary) : One of the most sought after styles by soon-to-wed couples, the photojournalistic wedding photography, also referred to as candid or documentary styles, is the one that captures perfect moments of the day through a watchful eye. If formal and structured kind of photography makes you yawn, then a photojournalistic style is definitely for you. The photographer expert at this style doesn’t let you feel his presence yet captures the most beautiful moments of your big day, which can be easily missed. These photographers are also flexible taking traditional shots. However, while interviewing get their confirmation on the same. 

What to Expect: Relaxed approach, realistic and fun captures of the day, out-of-the-box (as we like to call them “hatke”) images.

 

Now that you know the types of wedding photography, it’s time to identify the styles

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Lifestyle Wedding Photography Style : Redefining photojournalistic approach, we have lifestyle wedding photography that basically captures candid moments with minimal directions and styling. This style photographer knows what look and settings he wants to achieve, yet lets you do it as per your discretion.

What to Expect: Relaxed atmosphere, amazing images.

 

Now that you know the types of wedding photography, it’s time to identify the styles

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Vintage Wedding Photography Style : Vintage photos can really make you feel all mushy and romantic. Photographers create this effect by either using a film, medium format camera or the trick called “Photoshop”. If considering this style, ensure that your pictures are mostly naturally rustic rather than created as you would not want your album to be filled with fake effects. Insist your photographer to use a film to achieve this effect if possible. Since these camera equipment don’t come cheap, be ready to shell out some extra bucks as creating the effects too could burn a hole in your pocket.    

What to Expect: A setting that makes you time-travel to a different era and photos that looks nostalgic and romantic.

 

Now that you know the types of wedding photography, it’s time to identify the styles

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Fine Art or Artistic Wedding Photography Style : Art in itself is quite subjective. When art is mixed with photography what you get is a subjective style, which only when you see, you understand. Artistic wedding photography includes the use of artistic props and smart play of lighting. An artistic photographer has a keen eye and understanding of artistic elements and knows well how to use them to make you look like no one has ever seen you before. Communicating your requirements to an artistic photographer can be difficult, as there might be clashes between your vision and his perception, as well as execution. It’s best to simply surrender yourself to them if you want to achieve that “wow” factor in your wedding album.

What to expect: unique approach, slightly time-consuming, beautifully captured timeless photos that could leave your eyes numb.

 

Now that you know the types of wedding photography, it’s time to identify the styles

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Editorial or Dramatic Wedding Photography Style : Ever wished to be on the cover photo of a magazine? Then the editorial or you can call it dramatic wedding photography style that is inspired by modern fashion photography is what you should go for. This style involves dramatic props, lightings and set-ups that make the final photos look simply extraordinary. However, this style is extremely time-consuming. Finding time between all the wedding festivities is highly unlikely. But now that you’re simply in love with the idea and want to have this style incorporated to store your wedding memories, then it would be best to devote a day after your wedding for this type of photo shoot.

What to Expect: Fantastic high-end images, not organic includes set-ups, time-consuming.

 

Now that you know the types of wedding photography, it’s time to identify the styles

 

“Trash the Wedding Dress” Wedding Photography Style : Speaking of keeping a day aside for certain styles of photography, next on our list is “Trash the Wedding Dress” photography style. Yes! Literally! I know it comes as quite a shocker. But this style is becoming quite a hit thing internationally as post wedding shoot. As part of their post wedding shoots, brides are opting to destroy their wedding dresses, which otherwise one would simply keep packed away in the trunk. If you love your wedding outfit a little too much, skip this one. But if you’re a fearless bride up for a whacky adventure, then do give it a shot. You photos will be the talk of the town for days, months or even years to come. 

What to expect: Watch your lovely dress get majorly destroyed, have fun doing it, daring and crazy pictures that will garner pleasant and unpleasant comments.

 

Now that you know the types of wedding photography, it’s time to identify the styles

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Destination Wedding or Adventure Wedding Photography Style : Destination weddings have become extremely popular these days. Modern couples are opting to frisk far away from home to celebrate their union. Destination wedding photography style is a mix of fine art and documentary styles, which candidly captures the beautiful moments of the couple along with the landscapes, architecture, culture, religion and natural elements of the destination. Whether you have an intimate beach wedding in Goa or an elaborate affair in Jaipur, the images will clearly reflect the destination through the fine details captured in the images. 

What to Expect: Scenic and beautiful images, achieve the aim of capturing the beauty of the destination you’re and save it for a lifetime.

 

Now that you know the types of wedding photography, it’s time to identify the styles

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Wedding Cinematography Style : Photos that tell a story, your love story, are compiled together in a cinematic style filming. This is the most beautiful way in which photographers work their way out through all the larger than life images captured pre, during and post your wedding to tell the story of your personalities, how you’ll met, your fairytale wedding come true and your possible great future together.

What to Expect: A magical memorandum of your beautiful journey together till date.

 

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Remember, the style doesn’t matter as much as the competence of the wedding photographer does. Even if you’ve decided the styles, it’s imperative to check the portfolio of the photographer before hiring one.

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