The floral entrance of the St. Anthony Church, Mumbai decorated with orange ribbons and white roses warmly welcomes you to Lovesh and Walton’s wedding. Held at daytime, this Catholic-Christian wedding took place took place in Santacruz, Mumbai.
With a timeless tiara on her head, Lovesh’s voluminous white wedding gown added a distinct charm to her appearance. The long trail of the veil was made up of the softest tulle. The bodice of her Catholic bridal outfit had detailed lace adorned with pearls and the lower portion created a ball gown feel. Wearing a grey suit with an orange tie and matching boutonniere, Walton dressing is a perfect example for Catholic grooms who wish to dress as per theme. Time stood still, when the couple walked down the aisle accompanied by a team of groomsmen and bridesmaid. Their Catholic wedding attire complemented the theme, with groomsmen wearing an orange bowtie on their suits, and the bridesmaid, a presentable orange wedding gown. As the couple stood before Lord Jesus, they vowed to stay together, forever.
After the nuptial service, it was the moment to celebrate their union. With a made-to-theme wedding cake kept right at the center, the entire surrounding was illuminated with yellow rice lights. Gold and orange drapes ran beautifully in a wheel pattern, in their open-air reception venue. Their insane First Dance compels you to put your dancing shoes too.
Capturing every image to perfection and with an appealing intensity, Adrian did a commendable job behind the camera.
From adorable flower girl and page boys to involving their beloved dog who also wore an orange floral crown, this wedding album will simply melt your heart.
Nestled amidst the sprawling green landscape offering an astounding view of their destination wedding venue, Juhi and Hitesh’s marriage ceremony truly serves as inspiration. From the break of dawn till the evening dusk, the décor, the lighting and the rituals of this marriage will take you by storm.
Every inch of this magnificent open-air wedding venue in Udaipur was perfectly utilized. Two gold theatrical masks hung at the entrance dramatically welcomes you to their wedding. After a short trek on the wooden bridge and taking a few twists and turns, you’ll find yourself standing on a huge patio. The combination of bright sunshine and the colourful tents was incredibly appealing to the eyes. It appeared that the rainbow canopy was specifically erected keeping the rays of sun in mind. For guests to relish in some delicious food, a poolside buffet spread stood beneath the tent.
Neon lights created a magical atmosphere in the night. Small cages suspended on each side from a thin wooden stick, was placed at regular intervals. An open air wedding stage with flower bouquets awaited the wedding couple. Wearing designer outfits and accompanied by dancers Juhi and Hitesh made a grand entry to the night.
The credit for capturing the true beauty of the this gorgeous wedding goes to Abdul from Alif Studio.
If you are a nature lover and searching for a wedding with amazing decor and lighting ideas, then this album is for you.
In India, Bollywood rules the entertainment space and it doesn’t come as a surprise when many wedding couples inculcate themes and scenarios from the movies on their big day – and Shailee and Chaityana did just that!
The wedding celebrations began with a mehendi ceremony which was held outdoors under a vibrantly draped shamiyana. Bright pink and yellow drapes and multiple strings of marigold flowers beautified the entire wedding venue that also had matching seating arrangements, and a stage set right in the center for the mehendi ceremony. Twirling her ombre pink anarkali, Shailee enjoyed dancing to every beat with her girlfriends showing-off her enviable mehendi patterns adorned all over her hands and legs.
Providing a visual treat with real joy and entertainment was the couple’s engagement night. Set up with a concert-like stage, this occasion gave the guests nothing short of a Bollywood Award night feel. Chic wedding guests dressed in designer outfits, dazzled the evening with power packed performances. The groom looked dashing in his intricately embroidered velvet and brocade sherwani, while the bride looked stunning in a coral and cream jacket style anarkali. Immediately after their romantic First Dance, they exchanged rings.
The entire wedding was shot by Abdul from Alif Studio, who perfectly captured compelling visuals throughout every wedding ceremony.
Ardent Bollywood fans, who wish to put these elements and themes into their special day, must see their wedding album!
Sumit and Komal’s traditional Anand Karaj ceremony took place in a Holy Gurudwara where they sought blessings from the almighty as they embarked on their new journey together.
Wearing a pearl sehra, a Sikh pagri along with a religious Kirpan in his hand, Sumit arrived at the wedding venue in a traditional cream sherwani. Komal was glowing in a red lehenga that featured gold patchwork embroidery with sequins throughout the outfit. She also adorned traditional yet stylish bridal jewellery that included a small mang tika, a gold necklace, a gold embroidered purse and a pair of delicate choodas. The couple circled around the sacred Guru Granth Sahib four times, bowing and seeking blessing from the priests and Wahe Guru in each round. At the Bidai Ceremony, Komal tossed grains of wheat at the back, as she walked into a new phase of life with Sumit.
With amazing pictures taken indoors, Abdul from Alif Studio proved why he is an expert traditional wedding photographer.
Cover your head with a cloth, as once you see this couple’s wedding, you’ll feel that you are at the Gurudwara with them.
Karan and Reema’s union took place in Bhagat Singh Gurudwara situated at Andheri, Mumbai. This Sikh wedding’s photographs were captured in classic tones by Jay Bhansali from Veda Productions that gave their Anand Karaj Ceremony a vintage effect.
Inside the Gurudwara, Reena bowed down in front of the Guru Granth Sahib wearing a traditional red Indian ethnic outfit along with a gorgeous pair of gold kaliras. Karan made a stunning groom, adorning a gold textured designer sherwani that featured alluring patterns. His maroon pagri, pink dupatta and the ceremonial sword added a spiritual feel to their entire wedding ceremony. The couple also exchanged diamond studded platinum wedding bands later that day, at their reception. It was delightful to see Karan going down on one knee while exchanging rings with his ravishing bride, Reema.
They danced and celebrated, and Jay Bhansali from Veda Productions captured each moment perfectly!
Let’s have a look at a few pictures from their special day.
Both Craig and Sayalee are Bankers by profession and work for Barclays and State Bank of Hyderabad respectively. With a common blue logo and an association of years with them, the couple thought, ‘Why not have a royal-blue theme for our Catholic wedding?’
Sayalee quips that, “People think that bankers are boring but we wanted to prove them wrong through our wedding.” Their Catholic marriage ceremony took place at Holy Cross Church in Bambolim, Goa. The bride’s wedding dress was custom made by Noreen Coelho from Bandra. Her simple yet impressive white wedding gown had a sheer veil and amazing threadwork. She also added a touch of traditional by wearing green bangles on her white gloves, while Craig wore a classy black wedding blazer was from Raymonds adorning a boutonniere that had a white rose. Catching the first glimpse of the royal blue theme was the flower bouquet in Sayalee’s hand wrapped up in an appealing ribbon. After exchanging vows of love, it was party time for the wedding couple in the party capital of India – Goa!
They were escorted to the reception venue at Goa’s Utorda Beach in a swanky BMW that had a blue logo, mini-drapes and flowers. Craig quotes, “We invited only a few of our very close friends and relatives to our wedding and wanted to have a great time with them.” The venue by the beach was lit up with in hues of blue and gave a serene view of the sunset. The bridesmaids wore a blue dress and the groomsmen suited-up in grey with matching blue ties. They screamed, yelled and posed enthusiastically in the DIY photobooth with humorous props in their hands. Sayalee laughs and says, “From 6 PM to 12 AM, everyone partied so hard that they forgot to eat the buffet made for them.”
They also had a picturesque outdoor photography session that was shot by Sheldon Pereira from Snappyshell Photography. He captured magical and candid moments like the couple kissing under the blue sky on a log bridge, a romantic heart shaped sand art with initials of the newlyweds and a walk that signified the new beginning of Craig and Sayalee’s life.
Here are a few images from this fun filled Catholic wedding.
For the West, a traditional Indian wedding ceremony is a completely different, adventurous and an overwhelming experience altogether. In Karan and Elise’s union, Elise got to experience unconventional rituals and ceremonies that an Indian wedding has to offer.
With an ebullient smile on her face throughout the marriage, Elise enjoyed every moment of her marriage. She wore a heavy ethnic red lehenga that featured detailed intricate embroidery in gold and gems. Her artistic mehendi design complimented her over-all traditional bridal attire. Few of her ornaments were – a gold mathapatti, a pair of gold jhumkas with maroon pearls, a raanihaar with embellishments of rubies and a delicate nath. Her grand arrrival to the wedding venue sitting in a silver palki with a red umbrella over her head was the higlight of this traditonal wedding ceremony.
Dressed in an ethnic cream shervani, Karan matched his dupatta with the safa, perfectly complimenting Elsie’s look. They exchanged garlands in an indoor space that was beautifully decorated with a semicircular bouquet arrangement and sparkly rippled drapes in the background.
Every image taken by the photographer Sheldon Pereira from SnappyShell Photography, in this cross-cultural wedding was flawless and simply inspiring. Let’s have a closer look at few of them.
Days before their wedding, Afreen said to Lachsish, “Let’s do a yellow and purple themed wedding!” And from that moment till the big day, every arrangement was made to match the bright and peppy accents of the theme. From the bridesmaid, groomsmen to the flower girl and the ring bearer, everyone was dressed to match the unconventional theme.
Lachsish is half Catholic-half Hindu and Afreen hails from a conservative Muslim family. After a few initial hiccups, everyone agreed to their union and this made-for-each-other couple exchanged rings at Our Lady of Rosary Church, Mumbai. Talking about their wedding vows Afreen said, “We didn’t want to ruin the moment by reciting vows from a piece of paper, so we memorized and customized our wedding vows”. They also had a court marriage post their Church wedding and once again exchanged rings (Afreen bought two rings that she liked and thought it will be more meaningful exchanging them in the Hindu wedding.)
The couple’s reception was held at Bhavan’s College Tennis Ground Andheri, Mumbai. Lachsish says, “We wanted sassy yet elegant décor and also wanted to stick to the theme, and Ananthouse Creations gave us exactly what we expected”. Wearing a classy ripped suit from Raymonds with glossy accents, he entered with Afreen – his hand locked in hers. They didn’t just dance but also sang together and performed their first dance. The chocolate almond and cashew wedding cake had musk icing and was decorated to match the theme as well.
Praising Sheldon Pereira’s photography, Afreen quotes, “For our pre-wedding photoshoot all of us trekked up till Kanheri Caves in Borivali’s National Park, while taking our pictures Sheldon even slipped and hurt himself, but it didn’t break his enthusiasm”. The most memorable part of the wedding day was when Afreen saw everyone happy, despite the religion and the cultural gap, with tears of happiness rolling down her cheeks, she said “ All's well that ends well.”
Now this is one wedding album that portrays the true essence of a multi-cultural union. See it to believe it.
Reshma and Ashish tied the knot in a traditional Maharastrian wedding ceremony that was organized indoors. This adorable couple kept the cool quotient up and running throughout every wedding ceremony.
Smiling and looking deep into each other’s eyes, Ashish placed a betel leaf below the mangalsutra Reshma was wearing, as a part of a Maharastrian wedding ritual. The bride wore an ethnic nauvari saree which had adorned an interesting combination of bright orange and purple along with a matching shalu featuring stunning embroidery.
With gorgeous make-up on she accessorized herself with multiple gold necklaces, a gold nath and gold ear rings. The groom went for a traditional cream sherwani with a maroon dhoti and a matching Gandhi topi. The couple wore matching mundavalyas complimenting each other perfectly.
Their crazy-fun wedding photography was done by Sachin Prakash who perfectly captured the bride and the groom posing in sunglasses with fun expressions and even the sweet candid moments outside the wedding venue, too.
Scroll down to see their wedding album!
Komal and Chintal used distinct and unique props like a bicycle, black shades, Komal’s jewel studded footwear, mini houses adjacent to the wedding venue and many more elements for their photoshoot. In each pre and post wedding photograph they experimented with numerous poses and expressions.
Komal’s designer wedding lehenga had beautiful tones of mint green, red and cream. From top to bottom the entire lehenga had rich and impressive embroidery and border. Her accessories too stood out in every picture. She wore a delicate nath that was studded with diamonds. Her mathapatti had embellishments of gold and pearl. The haathphool on her mehendi design had detailed and deep gem work. Chintal wore an ethnic shervani with a maroon velvet dupatta and a unique styled safa. It was hillarious to see him put a lot of efforts pedalling the bicycle, with Komal sitting at the rear seat.
For the post wedding photoshoot, Chintal looked dapper in his black tuxedo that was teamed with an inner red coat and an elegant bowtie. Komal fluanted her excellent designer orange lehenga by posing ike a royal Princess.
Every moment from this photoshoot was captured by Sachin Prakash, a very talented wedding photographer.
Scroll down to see interesting images from their pre and post wedding photoshoot,