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    Jasmine and Nik’s Hindu wedding ceremony at The Manor, Weston On The Green Country House

    I’ve met some crazy fun couples during my time as a wedding photographer, but I have to say, Nikhil and Jasmine are probably in the top 3 of my craziest couples!

    I remember Jas and Nik’s preshoot in London on a GoBoat which was total madness! The shoot was more like 4 friends hanging out than a pre wedding shoot, we all cracked jokes as we sailed from Paddington to Camden, it was very fun, chilled out shoot taking in the London scenery watching Jas and Nik getting merry!

    Fast forward to July this year in the middle of the amazing hot summer we had in the UK, Jas and Nik’s Hindu Wedding took place at The Manor – Weston On The Green, it’s a stunning venue in the middle of Oxford surrounded by amazing scenery, so it’s the perfect setting for an outdoor Hindu wedding.

    I knew the Hindu Wedding ceremony was going to be a lot of fun to capture, but it’s all the little moments from the day that really stood out for me and this really made Jas and Nik’s wedding unique  –  from the champers in the morning and in the afternoon (lol), Nik’s awesome, the HUGE smiles on everyone’s faces, the moments between Nik and his gran, Jas’ laughter and expressions, the crazy connection between Jas and Nik…the list goes on and you’ll get to see all this shortly.

    I won’t type much more as the pics really best describe Jas and Nik’s wedding day better thank I can type up!

    Jas and Nik, what can I say…You guys are totally nuts and absolutely made for each other, I had a complete blast being part of celebrations and I wish you many many many years of fun together :)

    Enjoy the moments everyone!

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    Wedding day Champagne
    Wedding day Champagne
    Indian Bride getting ready Roshni Hair and Makeup
    Asian Wedding Bridesmaid sticking tongue out
    Father of the groom
    Asian Wedding groom
    Asian Wedding groom arrival on horse
    Asian Wedding groom arrival on horse
    Asian Wedding groom arrival on horse
    Asian Wedding groom arrival on horse
    Asian Wedding groom arrival on horse
    Groom kissing Gran on cheek
    Hindu Wedding ceremony conducted by Milan Mehta
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    Gran Praying
    Hindu Wedding ceremony conducted by Milan Mehta
    Feet washing ceremony during Hindu Wedding
    Bridal arrival
    Bridal arrival
    Bridal arrival
    Bridal arrival
    Bridal arrival
    Groom's reaction to seeing bride at wedding
    Bride's reaction to seeing groom
    Feet washing ceremony during Gujarati wedding
    Garlanding ceremony during Gujarati wedding
    Bride and Groom laughing
    Hindu wedding ceremony
    Seeds being thrown into the fire during Mandap ceremony
    Phera ceremony during Hindu Wedding
    Phera ceremony during Hindu Wedding
    Phera ceremony during Hindu Wedding
    Phera ceremony during Hindu Wedding
    Indoor ceremony
    Indoor ceremony
    Groom feeding bride
    Bride and Groom holding hands
    Bride and Groom holding hands
    Koda kodi games
    Koda kodi games
    Hindu Wedding Vidhai ceremony
    Hindu Wedding Vidhai ceremony
    Hindu Wedding Vidhai ceremony
    Hindu Wedding Vidhai ceremony
    Hindu Wedding Vidhai ceremony
    Hindu Wedding Vidhai ceremony
    Mother of bride holding brides hands
    Wedding portrait at The Manor, Weston on the green country house
    Wedding portrait at The Manor, Weston on the green country house
    Bride with thumbs up

    Big Shout out to Dee for his assistance on the day.

    Wedding suppliers on the day

    Venue: The Manor, Country House Hotel
    Wedding Decor: Gayatri Wedding & Events
    Hindu Wedding Priest: Milan Mehta
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    usic: Dynamic Roadshow
    MUA: Maggie – Roshni Hair and Makeup
    Videography: Finesse Studios

    To see more of my recent Moments, you can see them on my Instagram page @sanjaydgohil, or on my Facebook page.

    Dipali & Vik’s Asian wedding at Copthorne Hotel Effingham Gatwick

    Photographing wedding events are fun and it’s even more fun when you have a couple that you really get on with, and in all honesty, I’m fortunate to have a great relationship with all of my couples as it means my work doesn’t feel like ‘work’, it’s simply fun.

    What can I say about Dipali and Viks? We hit it off the moment we spoke on the phone, there were serious amounts of banter before the big day, during the wedding events and it’s still the same after the wedding events! As you can guess I really enjoyed being part of Dipali and Viks’ wedding events. I’m really pleased with the moments captured, lots of emotion including laughter, tears, love and tons of FUN! Just what I love to see at weddings. You can see how close these two really are and it was a joy to show that in the photographs.

    The Hindu wedding ceremony took place the morning and was beautifully conducted by Milan Mehta. As Dipali was walking up the Iisle, I could see the nerves kicking in, but as soon as she got closer to the mandap, the nerves got left behind and it was just smiles and laughter throughout the ceremony.

    The vidhai was quite ‘raw’ and you could see how close Dipali is with her brothers and parents, sometimes I find vidhai’s difficult to photograph but it’s always important to capture them as the moments always mean a lot to the couples.

    During the short break, I sat down (with a cuppa) and started to select and edit some of the wedding pics which were going to be played out on the big screens…more on this later on!

    The reception party kicked off with some awesome speeches and a great dance performance by Viks’ cousins, soon after food was being served, I patiently waited for the slideshow to start playing on the screens, but no joy! There were some technical issues and it looked like the images may not be shown, not a problem. The dancing was about to kick off and I asked the AV guys again if they had any luck with getting the slideshow to work…still no luck! I was a bit gutted but didn’t let it get to me as the dancefloor went crazy and I wanted to focus on that more than anything else.

    Around midnight, my colleague Meheer went to the AV guys and he managed to get them to start playing the slideshow! I only realised as everyone stopped dancing and started looking at the huge screens! I was totally shocked and the reaction on Dipali and Viks faces were timeless, naturally I kept photographing their reactions and at the end, they came over and gave me a huge hug, I didn’t realise but David from Zenith Cinematography filmed it and kindly shared the clip with me.

    Diplai, Viks, it’s been a pleasure getting to know you both. You make an amazing couple and it was an absolute pleasure capturing your wedding events. I wish you both all the very happiness in the world and I look forward to seeing you both soon.

    So for now, introducing, Dipali and Viks’ wedding moments.

    Copthorne Effingham Park Asian Wedding Venue
    Asian Bride getting ready for Hindu Wedding
    Indian Bride details
    Asian Wedding Bride Portrait
    Groom welcoming ceremony
    Groom welcoming ceremony
    Groom stepping on Clay pot during Hindu Wedding
    Shoe fighting
    Shoe fighting
    Bride walking down the wedding Isle
    Indian Bride stepping into the mandap
    Groom's reaction to seeing bride during Hindu Wedding
    Brides's reaction to seeing groom during Hindu Wedding
    Feet washing ceremony during Hindu Wedding
    Bride garlanding groom
    Bride and Groom smiling at each other
    Bride's hands in prayer position
    Hindu Bride during Gujarati wedding ceremony
    Parents giving Bride away
    Seeds being thrown in to the fire during Mandap ceremony
    Milan Mehta pouring Ghee into the fire during Hindu Wedding ceremony
    Phera ceremony during Hindu Wedding
    Phera ceremony during Hindu Wedding
    Phera ceremony during Hindu Wedding
    Phera ceremony during Hindu Wedding
    Bride sits down before groom
    Sindoor ceremony
    Bride and groom celebrating completion of wedding
    Bride with lipstick on her forehead
    Bride and groom praying
    Indian bride and groom playing koda kodi
    Indian bride and groom playing koda kodi
    Vidhai ceremony
    Vidhai ceremony
    Vidhai ceremony
    Vidhai ceremony
    Asian Wedding portrait at Copthorne Effingham Parl
    Asian Wedding portrait at Copthorne Effingham Parl
    Hindu Wedding portrait at Copthorne Effingham Parl
    Hindu Wedding portrait at Copthorne Effingham Parl
    Asian Groom getting ready
    Bridal portrait
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    Reception party speeches
    Reception party speeches
    Reception party speeches
    First dance at Asian Wedding reception party
    Wedding reception party at Copthorne Effingham Park
    Wedding reception party at Copthorne Effingham Park
    Wedding reception party at Copthorne Effingham Park
    Wedding reception party at Copthorne Effingham Park
    Wedding reception party at Copthorne Effingham Park
    Wedding reception party at Copthorne Effingham Park
    Wedding portraits at Copthorne Effingham Park
    Wedding portraits at Copthorne Effingham Park
    Asian Wedding portraits at Copthorne Effingham Park
    Indian Wedding portraits at Copthorne Effingham Park

    For those that may have not seen this on my Instagram and Facebook page, this is the reaction to the clip, thank you Zenith Cinematography for sending me this clip.

    A Huge THANK YOU to Meheer for your help on the wedding day and being persistent in getting the slideshow to work on the AV screens! Ash from Annapurna caterers, Thank you So much for the introduction to Dipali and Viks.

    Here’s a list of the other vendors on the that helped with Dipali and Viks’ wedding:

    Priest – Milan Mehta
    Wedding ceremony music – Shiv Gopal Music
    Cinematography – Zenith Cinematography
    MUA – MarUsh Artists
    Decor – Wed in Style
    Cake – Asian Wedding Cakes
    DJ – Maharaja Music
    Wedding lunch catering – Annapurna Caterers

    Anika and Nikhil’s Wedding at The Grove

    One of my fav summer weddings was Anika’s wedding to Nikhil which took place back in June.

    When I met Anika and Nik we jelled straight away and I was super excited to capture their wedding. We were constantly in touch with lots of banter on our WhatsApp group and I really got to know them personally during the Pre wedding shoot, I knew this was going to be a fun wedding for sure form what they said they were planning to do.

    Apart from knowing a lot of the friends and family at the wedding, what made it extra special and personal for me were the small things at the pre wedding events. During Nik’s Mandho, Nik’s mum insisted that I have a tiko to signify one of the brother’s during the ceremony and then the day after, Anika insisted that I apply haldhi on her during the Haldi ceremony, this was a first for me and I felt more like a close friend than just their wedding photographer. At the end of the wedding reception, Anika insisted I do a Jagger shot…naturally, I obliged 😉

    The wedding ceremony took place at The Grove in Herefordshire and was beautifully conducted by Kamal Pandey accompanied by Shiv Gopal Music. The mandap and decor set up by Jai and I Events looks incredible and the lighting and evening reception was taken care of by Kudos Music. Anika’s family are from North India while Nik’s family are from Gujarat so Kamal bhai fused the ceremony to accommodate the slight differences, everyone enjoyed the ceremony and you can see how close both families are.

    The little moments inbetween made this wedding different for me, like when Anika was having tea while getting ready (Which I almost split on her!), Nikhil’s awesome arrival party which started from home, The dodgy money during the bargaining of the shoes! Seeing Nik’s nephew with the same outfit as him, the flash mob during the first dance…way too many to mention but it was awesome being part of Anika and Nik’s wedding events and I genuinely feel blessed to have captured their wedding day.

    Anika and Nik, you both are an amazing couple and I wish you all the happiness in the world, I know you’ll cherish all of the moments captured! Looking forward to seeing you both soon!

    Here we go…

    Ganesh at entrance of The Grove
    Jai and I Mandap Setup
    Hindu Wedding Groom dancing
    Hindu Wedding Groom dancing
    Asian Wedding Bride getting ready
    Asian Wedding Bride getting ready
    Asian Wedding Bride getting ready
    Asian Wedding Bride getting ready
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    Asian Wedding Bride getting ready
    Bride with her parents
    Hindu Asian Bride getting ready before wedding
    Groom's side arrival at wedding
    Groom's side arrival at wedding
    Bridal party awaiting groom's side
    Groom taking selfie
    Hindu wedding welcoming ceremony
    Fake Money
    Hindu Wedding Groom waiting with family
    Groom having his nose pinched
    Groom stepping on the clay pot
    Bride and Bridesmaids
    Bridal entrance party
    Bridal entrance party
    Hindu Bride entrance
    Hindu Bride entrance
    Bride throwing rice
    Groom garlanding Bride
    Hindu Wedding ritual
    Wedding guest
    Hindu Wedding ceremony taking place
    Bride wiping her tears
    Ghee and seeds being poured into the fire during mandap ceremony
    Phera ceremony
    Phera ceremony
    Phera ceremony
    Phera ceremony
    Phera ceremony
    Seven Steps ceremony during Hindu Wedding
    Bride and Groom's mothers hugging
    Final blessing ceremony during Hindu Wedding
    Bride's parents smiling
    Family hugging after wedding ceremony
    Koda Kodi
    Koda Kodi
    Vidhai ceremony
    Dolhi Ceremony
    Coconut being crushed
    Bride and Groom Portrait at The Grove in Hertfordshire
    Bride and Groom Portrait at The Grove in Hertfordshire
    Bride and Groom Portrait at The Grove in Hertfordshire
    Bride and Groom Portrait at The Grove in Hertfordshire
    Wedding cake
    Wedding decoration bu Jai and I Mandaps
    Bride and groom getting ready
    R2D2 suilt lining
    Photo Booth with cameras
    Asian Wedding reception
    Bride and groom posing for Photo Booth photograph
    Bride and Groom entrance for reception party
    Bride and Groom entrance for reception party
    Reception party speeches
    Reception party speeches
    Reception party speeches
    Reception party speeches
    First Dance by Wedding couple
    First Dance by Wedding couple
    Flash Mob dance
    Flash Mob dance
    Flash Mob dance
    Wedding reception Party at The Grove, hosted by DJ Jas Johal of Kudos Music
    Wedding reception Party at The Grove, hosted by DJ Jas Johal of Kudos Music
    Wedding reception Party at The Grove, hosted by DJ Jas Johal of Kudos Music
    Wedding reception Party at The Grove, hosted by DJ Jas Johal of Kudos Music
    Wedding reception Party at The Grove, hosted by DJ Jas Johal of Kudos Music
    Wedding reception Party at The Grove, hosted by DJ Jas Johal of Kudos Music
    Wedding reception Party at The Grove, hosted by DJ Jas Johal of Kudos Music
    Wedding reception Party at The Grove, hosted by DJ Jas Johal of Kudos Music
    Wedding reception Party at The Grove, hosted by DJ Jas Johal of Kudos Music
    Wedding reception Party at The Grove, hosted by DJ Jas Johal of Kudos Music
    Wedding reception Party at The Grove, hosted by DJ Jas Johal of Kudos Music
    Wedding reception Party at The Grove, hosted by DJ Jas Johal of Kudos Music
    Wedding reception Party at The Grove, hosted by DJ Jas Johal of Kudos Music
    Wedding reception Party at The Grove, hosted by DJ Jas Johal of Kudos Music
    Wedding reception Party at The Grove, hosted by DJ Jas Johal of Kudos Music
    Wedding reception Party at The Grove, hosted by DJ Jas Johal of Kudos Music
    Wedding reception Party at The Grove, hosted by DJ Jas Johal of Kudos Music
    Wedding reception Party at The Grove, hosted by DJ Jas Johal of Kudos Music

    A Huge Thank You to Tejas for all your assistance on the day.

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    Supplier list:
    Venue: The GroveThe Grove
    Priest: Kamal Pandey
    Music: Shiv Gopal Music
    Decor: Jay and I Events
    Wedding Co-ordination: Sundar Weddings
    Toastmaster: Toastmaster Stuart
    DJ: Jas Johal/Kudos
    Catering: Madhu’s 
    Dhol Players: Drummers Delight
    Videography: Filim

    Varsha and Kunal’s Wedding at The Dorchester Hotel, London

    Varsha and Kunal recently got married at The Dorchester hotel in central London and what an awesome day it was!

    The day started off with Kunal and his family proceeding with dhol players down Park Lane, I’m sure the tourists must’ve been snapping away as everyone made their way to the venue. Soon after breakfast, the Hindu wedding ceremony took place and this was beautifully conducted by Pandit Kamal Pandey. Varsha and Kunal are some-what shy but I loved capturing the little moments and smiles between them and you can clearly see they are made for each other! Varsha and Kunal said they are a bit awkward in front of the camera, but based on the moment captured, I think they are awesome infront of the camera. I loved capturing the day as it unfolded with everyone coming together and having a lot of fun.

    The wedding reception party followed in the evening and this was one of fav ones to date with quite a few memorable highlights. Kunal’s 5-year-old niece did a speech and it was the best speech I’ve ever heard. Kunal’s niece memorised a 4-page speech and barely looked down at what was written and the delivery was spot on, ripping into Kunal and Varsha throughout, everyone was in hysterics and at the end there was well deserved standing ovation! The best man after had a tough act to follow, he did pretty good 😉
    Varsha and Kunal hired a glitter artist (Dave Sharps Arts) and on a black canvas he started painting something with glue, but no one could see what he was painting. After Dave was done painting, he threw a load of glitter onto it and it revealed a portrait of Varsha and Kunal, pretty awesome hey?!

    Once the flaming desserts had been served, it was time to burn off the calories and the dancing kicked off with Varsha and Kunal’s first dance followed by an epic party hosted by Jas from Kudos Music. I won’t say much about it, just enjoy the pics below and you’ll see how incredible it was.

    The wedding moments captured are a true reflection of an amazing day and I wish Varsha and Kunal all the very best for the future as Mr and Mrs Patel, I’m sure the photographs will bring back a lifetime of memories that they will cherish forever.

    Jay and I Ganesh setup at The Dorchester Hotel
    Beautiful Jay and I Mandap at The Dorchester Hotel London
    Asian wedding guests
    Jaan arrival at Hindu Wedding in London
    Jaan arrival at Hindu Wedding in London
    Jaan arrival at Hindu Wedding in London
    Pandit Kamal Bhai Pandey performing Hindu Wedding ceremony
    Hindu Wedding Groom's entrance ceremony
    Hindu Wedding Groom's entrance ceremony
    Asian Wedding bride's family welcoming groom
    Hindu Wedding groom stepping on clay pot
    Bride's parents during wedding ceremony
    Asian Wedding Bride's entrance into the mandap
    Bride throwing flowers towards the groom
    Asian Groom's sister trying the couple together
    Gujarati wedding ceremony at the Dorchester hotel
    Smiling asian bride and groom during Hindu Wedding
    Hindu wedding couple performing Hindu wedding ceremony
    Hindu wedding couple performing Hindu wedding ceremony
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    Hindu Wedding Phera ceremony
    Hindu Wedding Phera ceremony
    Bride and groom holding hands
    Wedding guests throwing flowers to the bride and groom
    Seeds being poured into the fire during asian wedding ceremony
    Bride leading the Phera ceremony at Hindu wedding
    Hindu Bride sits down before the groom does
    Bride smiling at groom during Indoor ceremony
    Mother of the groom winking
    Fathers of bride and groom hugging
    Final wedding ceremony
    Aarti ceremony during Hindu Wedding
    Bride and groom hugging parents
    Bride and groom smiling to each other
    Koda Kodi games after Hindu Wedding
    Koda Kodi games after Hindu Wedding
    Koda Kodi games after Hindu Wedding
    Shoes being stolen
    Bride throwing rice and flowers to close the Mandap
    Water being poured over the coconut
    Fun and games before the car leaves
    Asian Bride waving goodbye before the car leaves
    Wedding reception decoration by Jay and I
    Wedding reception decoration by Jay and I
    Reception party guests
    Reception party guests
    Asian wedding couple by the cake
    Andy Bignold popping the champagne bottle
    Groom sipping champagne
    Asian wedding reception party speeches
    Asian wedding reception party speeches
    Asian wedding reception party speeches
    Asian wedding reception party speeches
    Asian wedding reception party speeches
    Asian wedding reception party speeches
    Asian wedding reception party speeches
    Asian wedding reception party speeches
    Asian wedding reception party speeches
    Dave Sharpe Glitter artist
    Dave Sharpe Glitter artist
    Asian Wedding couple first dance at The Dorchester Hotel London
    Asian Wedding couple first dance at The Dorchester Hotel London
    Wedding reception party at The Dorchester hotel
    Wedding reception party at The Dorchester hotel
    Wedding reception party at The Dorchester hotel
    Wedding reception party at The Dorchester hotel
    Wedding reception party at The Dorchester hotel
    Wedding reception party at The Dorchester hotel
    Wedding reception party at The Dorchester hotel
    Wedding reception party at The Dorchester hotel
    Wedding reception party at The Dorchester hotel
    Wedding reception party at The Dorchester hotel
    Wedding reception party at The Dorchester hotel
    Wedding reception party at The Dorchester hotel
    Wedding reception party at The Dorchester hotel
    Wedding reception party at The Dorchester hotel
    Bride dancing with the grandmother at reception party
    Wedding reception party at The Dorchester hotel
    Asian wedding portrait
    Asian wedding portrait
    Asian wedding portrait

    Huge Thanks to Meheer and Tejas for their assistance on the day.

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    Other Suppliers on the day

    Preist: Kamal Pandey
    Wedding day Music: Shiv Gopal Music
    Videography: Kissing Gate Films
    Mandap and Decor: JAY & I Events
    Makeup Artist: Dil Matharu MUA
    DJ and AV: Kudos
    Glitter Artist: Dave Sharp Art
    Toastmaster: Andy Bignold Toastmaster
    Wedding cake: Maya Dahlia Cakes
    Wedding Planner: Shalini Patel

    Dipti and Neel’s Hindu Wedding at Woburn Abbey Sculpture Gallery

    Dipti and Neel are an amazing couple, totally made for each other and I had an amazing time capturing their wedding events over the Easter period.

    The Hindu wedding ceremony took place at Woburn Abbey Sculpture Gallery near Milton Keynes, it was the first time I photographed there so I was excited to shoot in a new venue.

    On the morning of the wedding, I went to see Dipti and could see the nerves were kicking in while she was getting ready, fortunately, from the moment Dipti entered the wedding hall, she had a huge smile on her face and it stayed throughout the ceremony.

    The wedding ceremony was beautifully conducted by Parth Joshi and some amazing moments were captured throughout the ceremony, one or two tears, but mainly genuine smiles and laughter which really made this wedding fun to photograph. I knew a lot of the friends at the wedding so I almost felt like a guest, everyone was really welcoming and it always makes a difference.

    Throughout the day, I could tell that both families are really close as the banter between them was awesome, epically during the negotiation of the shoes!

    A massive congrats to Dipti and Neel on an incredible wedding and I hope when you look back at your wedding album that they bring back a lifetime of memories, these are just some of my favourite moments from your wedding day which I know you will both love!

    Woburn Abbey Sculpture Gallery
    Shrinathji Jai & I Mandap
    Asian Wedding Garlands
    Asian bride putting earrings on
    Hindu Wedding Bride getting ready by Suky Gill MUA
    Hindu Wedding Bride getting ready
    Groom's party getting Turban tied on
    Hindu Wedding Groom's entrance
    Asian Wedding welcoming ceremony
    Asian Wedding welcoming ceremony
    Asian Wedding welcoming ceremony
    Asian Wedding welcoming ceremony
    Asian Wedding procession at Woburn Abbey Sculpture Gallery
    Bride's family
    Mother of the bride performing Gujarati wedding ritual
    Nose Pinching during Hindu wedding
    Asian Wedding groom walking to the mandap
    Water being poured onto the feet of the groom
    Asian Wedding Groom winking
    Hindu Wedding Bride arriving
    Mother of bride crying
    Hindu Wedding Bride arriving to mandap
    Mother of bride crying
    Hindu Wedding Bride behind the Anthapaat
    Bride's reaction to seeing the groom in the mandap
    Garlanding ceremony during Hindu Wedding
    Kanyadhan ceremony
    Bride crying during wedding
    Hindu Wedding couple offering seeds into the fire
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    Phera ceremony
    Holding Hands during Phera
    Brother of bride offering seeds to bride and groom
    Bride and groom pouring seeds into the Havan
    Phera ceremony
    Toe Touching sacred stone
    Phera ceremony
    Phera ceremony
    Bride and groom laughing
    Sindoor ceremony
    Groom putting Mangal Sutra onto bride
    Bride and groom thumbs up
    bride receiving blessings from aunty
    Feeding ceremony
    Wedding couple offering rose petals to Ganeshji
    Bride and groom being showered with flowers by Pandit Paarth Joshi
    Bride and groom celebrating they are married
    Koda Kodi game after Hindu Wedding
    Koda Kodi game after Hindu Wedding
    Shoe stealing
    Brothers hugging
    Vidhai ceremony after wedding
    Vidhai ceremony after wedding
    Bride hugging mother during Vidhai
    Car wheel blessing ceremony
    Wheel crushing coconut
    Sisters of the bride stopping the car from leaving
    Hindu Wedding Portrait at Woburn Abbey
    Asian Wedding Portrait at Woburn Abbey
    Asian Wedding Portrait at Woburn Abbey
    Asian Wedding portrait at Woburn Abbey Sculpture Gallery

    Huge Thanks to Meheer for his assistance on the day.

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    Other Suppliers on the day

    Preist: Parth Joshi
    Music: Shiv Gopal Music
    Videography: HOM Productions
    Mandap and Decor: JAY & I Events
    Makeup Artist: Suky Gill MUA
    Saafas: Safa4Wedding
    Catering: Madhus

    Alpa and Rahul’s Wedding at Hatfield House

    My last wedding of 2016 was two days before Christmas and what a wedding to end the incredible wedding season.

    During the lead up to the main Hindu Wedding and Reception party, I had a blast getting to know Alpa and Rahul, there was the fantastic Pre wedding shoot, a beautiful Civil ceremony at Hylands House and lots of WhatsApp banter in between! From their civil wedding, one of my photographs received a Merit award at the prestigious SWPP Print competition which I was totally blow away by.

    Alpa and Rahul’s wedding took place at the beautiful Hatfield House and I love the look of this venue, traditional beams, stunning paintings all over and of course a Christmas tree! It’s a unique venue and very different to the other venues I’ve shot at in the past. Before the wedding, Alpa would send me shots of the personal details they were putting into the wedding and I loved seeing it all in person and then capturing them, Christmas was the theme in the evening and what a way to start of the festive period.

    The Hindu wedding ceremony took place in the morning followed by the even reception party in the evening, the hall looked like a scene from Harry Potter movies. What I loved capturing the most about this wedding were the emotions and closeness of both families, everyone was always smiling and out to have a great day and it definitely shows in the moments captured, I’ll let the photographs below do the talking

    Alpa and Rahul, Thank you both for being an awesome couple and allowing me to photograph your special day; it was a true honour. I hope the moments captured bring back all the emotions from special day, see you guys soon!

    Asian Wedding jewellery
    Hindu Bride getting ready
    Hindu Bride getting ready
    Asian wedding, groom's arrival
    Asian wedding, groom's arrival
    Asian wedding, groom's arrival
    Asian wedding, groom's arrival
    Asian wedding, groom's arrival
    Asian wedding, groom's arrival
    Asian wedding, groom's arrival
    Exchanging of coconuts during Hindu wedding
    Exchanging of coconuts during Hindu wedding
    Hindu Wedding welcoming ceremony
    Hindu Wedding welcoming ceremony
    Bridal entrance during Hindu wedding
    Bridal entrance during Hindu wedding
    Bridal entrance during Hindu wedding
    Asian Wedding first look
    Asian Wedding first look
    Gujarati wedding ceremony
    Asian Wedding Garlands
    Bridal Mehndi
    Phera ceremony
    Seeds going into the havan
    Phera ceremony
    Bride and groom laughing
    Bride feeding groom sweets
    Satapadi ceremony
    Sindoor ceremony
    Bride and groom smiling and laughing
    Groom's nose being pinched
    Asian Bride crying
    Gujarati Vidhai ceremony
    Bride leaving Hindu Wedding
    Sister of bride stopping the car
    Asian couple portrait at Hatfield house
    Bride and groom's shoes
    Asian couple portrait at Hatfield house
    Hatfield House reception party
    Wedding cake details
    Wedding Reception party details
    Wedding Reception party details
    Asian Wedding guests
    Reception party speeches
    Reception party speeches
    Best man's speech
    Speeches reaction
    Wedding guest reaction
    Bridesmaid speeches
    Father of the bride speech
    Groom's speech
    Asian Wedding First dance
    Asian Wedding First dance
    Asian wedding reception party at Hatfield House
    Asian wedding reception party at Hatfield House
    Asian wedding reception party at Hatfield House
    Asian wedding reception party at Hatfield House
    Asian wedding reception party at Hatfield House
    Asian wedding reception party at Hatfield House
    Asian wedding reception party at Hatfield House
    Asian wedding reception party at Hatfield House
    Asian wedding reception party at Hatfield House
    Asian wedding reception party at Hatfield House
    Asian wedding reception party at Hatfield House
    Asian wedding reception party at Hatfield House
    Asian wedding reception party at Hatfield House
    Asian Wedding portrait inside Hatfield House
    Asian Wedding portrait inside Hatfield House

    Massive Thanks to Tejas for his assistance on the day.

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    Other Suppliers on the day:
    Annapurna Caterers
    Gayatri Mandaps
    Love Rosie Cakes
    Contagious DJs
    Dina’s Mehndi
    Kat Films

    This is twenty16

    2016 was a super fun and intense year and I’ve loved every wedding event I’ve photographed. I’ve walked away with something special from every shoot which I’m super proud of.

    I feel like I’ve really pushed myself on every shoot, thinking differently and making it that slightly more unique for the couple even though I may have shot at the same venue several times in the year.

    My ‘Best of 2016’ is more than just about showcasing wedding ceremony, it’s about the moments in-between that may not necessarily have anything to do with the wedding ceremony itself but it’s part of the day and I feel honoured to have captured these special moments.

    I wanted to showcase my favourite detail shots, the emotion, a selection of beautiful portraits. The photographs had to show the fun, laughter, joy and tears that come with a wedding celebration and of course the love between the couple, and lets not forget capturing two families coming together! One of my groom’s told me that the wedding photographs are So important as some of the people in the photographs may never see each other again so it’s important to capture these moments…that really stuck with me and it’s one of the driving forces when capturing a wedding.

    When I started selecting my favourite 2016 wedding moments, I started off with over 1000 photographs from all of the events I have covered this year and I set a target to showcase around 125 images. Having started the culling process of getting down to my fav pics, I started to struggle as there are SO many awesome moments that I wanted to show but I had to narrow it down which has taken me 3 days! Looking back at the photographs I’ve narrowed it down to, it really made me smile and proud as I know each photograph is something really special to my couples and their families and I hope the moments captured will bring back the memorise of a one in a life time event.

    I’m really proud of the photographs selected and I have to say a Massive Thank you to All of my amazing couples that have allowed me to capture their special day and for entrusting me with this once in a lifetime opportunity. You guys all rock and I look forward to a continued friendship with you all

    I’ve no idea what 2017 will hold, but I know it’s going to be epic! So in the meanwhile….here we go, This is Twenty16, see you all next year.

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    Before I end this blog post, I want to say and Huge Thank You to the following photographers who have helped me throughout the year either by shooting with me, helping on pre wedding shoots, advise and keeping me sane! This includes Tejas, Meheer, Jai, Vinay, Sailesh, Nishit, Kabz, Bhavesh, Pratik, Guv, Dee, Shashi, Jayesh and Dev. Most importantly, Thank you to my wife Pinki who has always been there supporting me in my crazy adventure since we met!

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    Darshna and Karan’s Hindu Wedding at Manor of Groves

    Back in August, I had the pleasure of photographing Darshna and Karan’s Civil ceremony, Hindu wedding and Reception party at the Manor of Groves and this was one of my favourite weddings this year.

    Darshna and Karan are always happy and always smiling and that’s the way they are. They are totally into each other and I loved showing this in the moments captured. I loved photographing their big day as it evolved, from the moment I saw Darshna and Karan in the morning, they were calm, collected and of course, smiling! This was their mood all throughout the day right till the final dance.

    Karan, by far had the Best groom’s entrance that I’ve ever seen, he and his family danced all the way down the wedding isle which was a first! It was totally Karan, anyone could see that. The Hindu wedding was beautifully conducted by Hemang Bhatt and it was a pleasure capturing the wedding ceremony and the moments inbetween.

    Before the reception party began, I went to see Darsh and Karan to take some portraits in their evening outfits but the typical British weather meant that it was raining so we postponed the shoot until later on in the evening. I had something special in mind with gazebo that was lit up, I even told Karan and he’ll need to delay the first dance to get this shot I had in mind. Darshna and Karan had full faith in me and off we went, they braved the cold weather (Still smiling) and it was So worth the effort in the end, we walked away with some amazing portraits. Karan even said to that delaying the party was hard to digest, but after seeing the photographs, it was totally worth it!

    Darshna, Karan, it’s been awesome getting to know you both and capturing your special day. I hope the photographs bring back every memory of your wedding day. All the best guys.

    Asian Bride getting ready by jaineesha mua
    Bridesmaid's getting ready
    Asian bride getting ready for civil wedding
    Bride and Bridesmaid's photo with instagram frame
    Groom with tear in his eye
    Bride and groom seeing each other during civil
    Civil wedding ceremony at Manor of Groves
    Bride and Groom being showered with confetti
    Groom's wedding car
    Asian wedding groom
    Asian Wedding guests dancing
    Asian Wedding guests dancing
    Asian Wedding guests dancing
    Mother of bride during welcoming ceremony
    Hindu groom dancing up the isle way
    Best wedding groom's entrance
    Hindu groom dancing up the isle way
    Bride's bangles
    Hindu wedding bride getting ready
    Asian wedding guests praying
    Hindu Wedding ceremony
    Asian wedding ceremony
    Bridal entrance
    Bride praying
    Bride and groom laughing being the antaphat
    Bride and groom seeing each other for the first time
    Garlanding ceremony
    gujarati wedding ceremony
    gujarati wedding ceremony
    Bride hugging family members
    Phera ceremony during Hindu Wedding
    Phera ceremony during Hindu Wedding
    Phera ceremony during Hindu Wedding
    Hind Wedding bride leading the phera
    Father and mother of groom smiling
    Bride and groom laughing
    Sindoor ceremony
    Guests hugging
    Mother of bride wiping tears
    Koda Kodi games
    Koda Kodi games
    Bride throwing flowers above her head
    Vidhai ceremony
    Bride hugging mother
    Vidhai ceremony
    Hindu bride smiling at motherHindu wedding portrait at Manor of Groves
    Asian Wedding portrait at Manor of Groves
    Hindu bride getting ready
    Asian Groom getting ready
    Reactions during speeches at wedding reception party
    Bride and groom's reaction during speeches
    Speeches at wedding reception party
    Bridesmaid's speech
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    Groom's speech
    Asian Wedding first dance with confetti
    Wedding reception party at Manor of Groves
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    Hindu wedding portrait at Manor of Groves
    Hindu wedding portrait at Manor of Groves

    A massive Thank you to Meheer for helping me on this shoot, and as always, it’s a pleasure working alongside Lax Videography.

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    Meera and Mits’ Hindu Wedding

    Meera and Mitesh (Mits) are an amazing couple whom I have had the pleasure of getting to know really well over the last year.

    A few months back I spent some time with them during their pre wedding shoot and for me, a pre wedding shoot is a great way for me to gel with my couples and get them comfortable infront of the camera, thanks for braving out the mud, insect bites and the hayfever.

    Fast forward to July and it was time for Meera and Mits’ Hindu wedding which took place at the beautiful Bhaktivedanta Manor in Watford (Hare Krishna Temple).

    I love photographing at the Manor, its my local temple and there’s always a calming feeling when I go there. Meera was getting ready the bridal suite and when I got there, I was a bit over whelmed with the chaos while Meera and her mum were getting ready (haha, sorry Meera) but it made me approach the situation slightly differently and I managed to squeeze into arkward positions and get some cool shots as you’ll see later on. Meera looks absolutely stunning on the day, she had a very regal look to her and Mits scrubbed up well too 😛

    I love capturing fun and laughter at weddings and Meera and Mits’ family are full of this. Everyone was in great spirits throughout the day and some amazing moments and emotions were captured. I had blast capturing the wedding ceremony and everyone involved and it was great seeing everyone the week after at the civil and reception party. Some of my favourite moments are the moments inbetween the ceremony.

    Sundar Madhava Das from the temple was the priest for the day and he beautifully conducted the wedding ceremony for Meera and Mits, it was the perfect start to becoming Mr and Mrs Vora.

    Here are a selection of moment’s that I love and wanted to share. Meera and Mits, I wish you guys all the very best and I hope the memories captured last you a lifetime. A Big Thank You to both Badal and Vora families for making me feel so welcome throughout the wedding events.

    Hare Krishna Mandir, Watford
    Asian Wedding bride getting ready
    Asian Wedding bride getting ready
    Asian Wedding bride getting ready
    Hindu Wedding Bride
    Asian wedding bride getting ready
    Hindu Wedding portrait
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    Ganesh Pooja ceremony at Hare Krishna Mandir
    Close up of Diva during Ganesh Pooja
    Hindu Wedding guests
    Hindu Wedding guests
    Guests taking selfie
    Hindu Wedding welcoming ceremony
    Hindu wedding groom getting out of the car
    Hindu Wedding welcoming ceremony
    Detail shot during Hindu Wedding
    Groom crushing clay pot during wedding ceremony
    Hindu Wedding groom walking to mandap
    Prayers before asian wedding
    Gujarati welcoming ceremony
    Groom walking to mandap
    Groom in the mandap laughing with the priest
    Hindu Wedding bride arriving with uncles
    Hindu Wedding bride arriving with uncles
    Asian wedding bride in the mandap
    Asian Wedding guest praying
    Groom's parents praying
    Hindu Wedding bride praying
    Kanyadhan ceremony
    Father of the bride crying
    Water being poured to the hands of the bride and groom
    Bride throwing garland
    Bride's sister with garland in hand
    Seeds being poured into the fire during Hindu Weddnig
    Asian wedding brides' family
    Phera ceremony during Hindu wedding ceremony
    Seeds being poured into the fire during Hindu Weddnig
    Phera ceremony
    Funny facial reaction between bride and groom
    Sattapadi ceremony
    Wedding guests showering asian wedding couple with flowers
    Wedding guests showering asian wedding couple with flowers
    Father of the bride speech
    Asian Wedding guests
    Hindu Bride throwing rice as she leaves
    Hindu Bride throwing rice as she leaves
    Water being poured onto cocnut
    Brides' sisters during leaving ceremony
    Mother of the bride waving
    Hindu Wedding portrait at Hare Krishna Mandir
    Asian Wedding portrait at Hare Krishna Mandir
    Asian Wedding portrait at Hare Krishna Mandir

    Massive Thank you to Meheer for his assistance on the day.

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    Rajvi and Gordon’s Hindu Wedding and Reception party at Hedsor House

    I recently had the pleasure of photographing Rajvi and Gordon’s wedding events. We started with Sangeet party, then the Church Blessing and the final event was the Hindu Wedding and Reception party at the stunning Hedsor House.

    The Hindu wedding ceremony was beautifully conducted by Hemag Bhatt and he clearly explained the ceremonies to all of the guests, some of whom may have been seeing a Hindu wedding ceremony for the first time. In the evening, Rajvi and Gordon planned an amazing Gatsby themed wedding reception which I had a blast photographing. So many great moments and emotions were captured over the events and I feel privileged to have captured them.

    When I met Rajvi and Gordon, I asked ‘What’s important to you when looking back at your wedding photographs?’ Gordon’s reply was simple, they wanted to see their friends and families enjoying each others’ company as this might be the only time they are all together. This really stuck with me and it re-affirmed why I love photographing weddings, I get to capture these important moments where both families come together, which could be a once in a life time opportunity.

    Rajvi, Gordon, I wish you guys all the happiness in the world and I hope every time you open your wedding album that all of the memories of your wedding events come back to you.

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    Ganesh Ji at Hedsor House
    Asian Wedding Decor by Jay & I Events
    Suky Gill MUA getting Asian Bride ready
    Hindu Bride getting ready
    Asian Wedding guests getting ready
    Asian Wedding guests getting ready
    Asian Wedding guests at Hedsor House
    Groom's family arrival
    Bridal Party waiting for groom's family to arrive
    Groom's family arrival
    Asian Wedding guests at Hedsor House
    Asian Wedding Guests dancing
    Hindu Wedding guests dancing
    Closeup of Ganesh and Sathio
    Hindu Wedding guests dancing
    Hindu Wedding welcoming ceremony
    Hindu Wedding welcoming ceremony
    Wedding groom walkinginto Hedsor House
    Flute player at Hedsor House
    Guests having breakfast before Hindu wedding begins
    Asian Wedding Groom walking to Mandap
    Beginning of Hindu Wedding
    Wedding groom at enterance
    Bride's parents
    Groom stepping on clay pot during Hindu Wedding
    Asian wedding guests at Hedsor House
    Feeet washing ceremony
    Arrival of Bride at Hindu wedding
    Bride and groom seperated by Antaphat
    Feet washing ceremony during Hindu Wedding
    Hugging
    Phera ceremony
    Phera ceremony
    Phera ceremony
    Wedding guests clapping
    Fathers of the bride and groom hugging
    Hands
    Petals being thrown behind
    Father of groom hugging bride
    Koda Kodi game after Hindu Gujarati wedding
    Koda Kodi game after Hindu Gujarati wedding
    Vidhai cermony
    Vidhai cermony
    Vidhai cermony
    Bride and groom hugging friends
    Bride and groom through the window of the car
    Brides' sisters stopping the car
    Bride and groom in the car
    Bride and groom leaving
    Wedding decor for reception party by Jay & I
    Wedding guestbook
    Wedding cake
    Asian Bride getting ready by Gini Bhogal
    Friends practicing dance
    Selfie in the mirror
    Groom making a silly face
    Guests at the reception party
    Guest taking photograph of the ceiling
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    Guests at the reception party
    Overhead few of Wedding reception party
    Bride and groom arrival
    Bride and groom cutting the cake
    Bride going to kiss groom
    Groom's speech
    Reflection of guests laughing
    Reaction to best mans' speech
    Bride and groom hugging best man
    Asian Bride laughing during speech
    Bride and Groom first Dance
    Bride and Groom first Dance
    Bride and Groom first Dance
    Bride and Groom first Dance
    Bride and Groom first Dance
    Bride and Groom first Dance
    First dance with friends
    First dance with friends
    First dance with friends
    Wedding guests dancing during reception party at Hedsor House
    Wedding guests dancing during reception party at Hedsor House
    Wedding guests dancing during reception party at Hedsor House
    Wedding Band
    Bride and Groom dancing
    Wedding guests dancing during reception party at Hedsor House
    Wedding guests dancing during reception party at Hedsor House
    Wedding guests dancing during reception party at Hedsor House
    Bride and Groom kissing
    Asian Wedding bride spinning around
    Asian Wedding Portrait at Hedsor House
    Asian Wedding Portrait at Hedsor House
    Asian Wedding Portrait at Hedsor House
    Asian Wedding Portrait at Hedsor House
    Asian Wedding Portrait at Hedsor House

    Massive Thank you to Tejas for his assistance on the wedding events.

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    Neha and Rishi’s wedding at Oshwal Centre

    Here’s a wedding of two neighbours… yes, Rishi (pretty much) married the girl next door and I had the honour of capturing their special day.  Neha and Rishi’s Hindu wedding took place at the beautiful Oshwal centre in Potters bar amd Rishi arrived with his closet friends and family and were greeted by Neha’s family.
    When the families met, all of the women from both sides were singing old Gujarati songs against each other which pretty much are insults to the other side, no idea why it happens, but its all in good spirit!

    After the initial meet and greet, the Hindu wedding ceremony began and was conducted by Pandit Vasudev Mehta and I had a blast capturing Neha and Rishi’s special moments.

    Both families are very close and it was fun to capture everyone having a great time together. Below are a small selection of my favourite moments captured on the day.

    Neha and Rishi, I wish you guys all the very best for the future and may the photographs bring back all of the memories from your fantastic wedding

    Oshwal Centre, Potters Bar
    Asian Bride getting ready
    Asian Bride getting ready
    Hindu Wedding Bangles
    Hindu wedding groom arriving
    Asian wedding at Oshwal Centre
    Wedding guests dancing
    Father of the groom with a wedding sign
    Brides family walking to greet the groom, decor by Gayatri Mandaps
    Hindu wedding groom welcoming ceremony
    Pandit Vasudev Mehta Performing Hindu wedding ceremony
    Arrival of the Hindu Wedding Bride
    Arrival of the Hindu Wedding Bride
    Arrival of the Hindu Wedding Bride
    Wedding bride covering her eyes
    Feet washing ceremony during asian wedding
    Kanyadhan ceremony
    Mother of the bride kissing the groom
    Bride and groom hands
    Hindu wedding ceremony
    Bride and groom placing seeds into the Havan
    Phera ceremony
    Phera ceremony
    groom with fist in the air
    Phera ceremony
    Smiling Hindu Asian Bride
    Bride and groom placing seeds into the Havan
    Phera ceremony
    bride and groom feeding each other
    Sindoor ceremony
    Bride throwing flowers behind her
    Koda Kodi game
    Koda Kodi game
    Koda Kodi game
    Vidhai ceremony after Hindu wedding
    Vidhai ceremony after Hindu wedding
    Vidhai ceremony after Hindu wedding
    Vidhai ceremony after Hindu wedding
    Vidhai ceremony after Hindu wedding
    Groom's sisters stopping bride and groom from getting into the car
    Wheel blessing ceremony after Hindu Wedding
    Bride's sisters stopping the car from leaving
    Bride and groom holding hands in the wedding car
    Funny sign
    Bride and groom holding mother's hand
    Portrait at Oshwal Centre, Asian Wedding Location
    Portrait at Oshwal Centre, Asian Wedding Location
    Portrait at Oshwal Centre, Asian Wedding Location

    Massive thanks to Jai for helping out on the shoots :)

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    Here are some of the awesome suppliers I worked with on the day:
    Decor: Gayatri Weddings and Events
    Hindu wedding priest: Pandit Vasudev Mehta
    Wedding ceremony music:  Shiv Gopal Music
    Cinematography: Cincera

    Nehal and Mehul’s Hindu wedding at Hilton Syon Park

    Nehal and Mehul are an absolutely fantastic couple whom I’ve really enjoyed getting to know…From the minute I met them, I loved their personalities, the bond between them and I was thrilled when they chose me as their wedding photographer.

    During the pre wedding shoot, I got to hang out with Nehal and Mehul and capture their fun loving nature, I made Nehal walk over rocks in her high heels just to get the perfect shot…and yes, it was worth it! I also learned that Mehul had a few quirks….esp when it comes to his defined hair, use of lip balm and moisturiser…yes I teased him about it a lot on our whatsapp conversations and in person 😉

    I’m going to let my photographs do the talking, but I have to say, I had an amazing time photographing Nehal and Mehul’s wedding events, their families made me feel like one of their own, beautiful moments were captured throughout the events and one of the most touching moments for me was when Mehul said some kind words about me in his speech at the reception party. I thank you for your kind words Mehul (and Nehal for your solo ‘whoop’) it’s been an honour being part of your wedding events and i know how much the photographs mean to you both…I’m now excited to show everyone some of the moments captured.

    Asian wedding groom getting ready
    Syon Park Conservatory
    Closeup of asian wedding bride getting ready
    Sister of bride smiling
    Close up of asian wedding jewellery
    Wedding bride getting ready at Hilton Syon Park
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    Hindu wedding groom arrival ceremony
    Dancing during asian wedding groom arrival
    Dancing during asian wedding groom arrival
    Wedding groom getting off horse
    Gujarati wedding ceremony
    Hindu wedding groom dancing
    Asian wedding guest
    Kamal Pandey wedding priest performing ceremony
    Ganesh Pooja ceremony
    gujarati wedding bride arriving in Mandap
    Bride throwing petals during gujarati wedding ceremony
    Asian Wedding bride smiling
    Garlanding ceremony during asian wedding ceremony
    Kanyadhan ceremony
    Kanyadhan ceremony
    Ghee being poured into the fire during asian wedding ceremony
    Phere ceremony
    Seeds being poured into the fire during asian wedding ceremony
    Bride leading during the pheras
    Seven steps ceremony during asian wedding
    Sindoor ceremony during Hindu wedding
    Bride and father crying during the vidhai ceremony
    Bride and grandfather crying during the vidhai ceremony
    Car leaving ceremony
    Fake money
    Mother of bride waving as the married couple leave
    Asian wedding portrait in Syon Park
    Asian wedding portrait in Syon Park
    Asian wedding portrait in Syon Park
    Asian wedding cake by Maya Dalia Cakes
    Bride and groom entering reception party
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    Wedding speech
    Groom laughing during wedding speech
    Wedding speech reaction
    Head table at Wedding reception
    First dance at Hilton Syon Park asian wedding
    First dance at Hilton Syon Park asian wedding
    Asian wedding guests dancing
    Asian wedding guests dancing
    Asian wedding guests dancing
    Asian wedding guests dancing
    Asian wedding guests dancing
    Asian wedding guests dancing
    Asian wedding guests dancing
    Asian wedding guests dancing
    Asian wedding guests dancing
    Asian wedding portrait in Hilton Syon Park Hotel
    Asian wedding portrait in Hilton Syon Park Hotel
    Asian wedding portrait in Hilton Syon Park Hotel

    Massive thanks as always to Meheer for his help on the wedding day.

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    Hindu Wedding at Savill Court, Windsor

    Ektaa and Divyesh’s are a stunning couple and I had a blast photographing their special day a few weeks back which took place at Saville Court in Windsor. It was a full on day with a Civil ceremony in the morning, followed by the Hindu wedding and finally an awesome party! I still remember walking into the civil ceremony room and feeling the excitement in the air…at that point, I knew it was going to be a fantastic day and I loved how the day unfolded, there were a lot of fun, smiles joy and a few tears in the day…some amazing moments were captured which I’m sure will last a lifetime.

    Ektaa and Divyesh, you make a great couple and I wish you all the happiness in the world, enjoy the moments guys x Big thanks to Sam for his help on the day!

    Asian Bride getting ready
    Asian Groom getting ready
    Civil ceremony at Savill Court
    Groom smiling as Bride walks down the isle
    Civil ceremony Savill Court
    Bride wedding jewellery
    Mother of the Bride
    Brides maids smiling
    Wedding guests taking photographs at Saville Court
    Selfie at Civil Wedding Savill Court
    Civil wedding portrait at Saville Court
    Civil wedding portrait at Saville Court
    Civil wedding portrait at Saville Court
    Gujarati wedding bride getting ready in windsor
    Hindu Wedding guest taking a photograph on iPad
    Hindu wedding bride getting ready in windsor
    Hindu wedding guests arriving before gujarati wedding arrives
    Hindu wedding guests arriving before gujarati wedding arrives
    Hindu wedding guests arriving before gujarati wedding arrives
    Hindu Groom smiling in Rickshaw
    Hindu wedding guests arriving before gujarati wedding arrives
    Gujarati wedding ceremony
    Gujarati Hindu Bride getting ready
    Asian Wedding Bridal portrait
    Closeup of of Diva being lit up
    Closeup of hands in prayer position
    Water being poured in the hindu groom's hands
    Groom laughing behind sheet
    Groom laughing behind sheet
    HIndu Bride arriving into mandap
    Hindu Bride behind the antaphat
    Hindu Bride behind the antaphat
    Groom's reaction of seeing the bride at the wedding
    Bride reaction of seeing the groom at the wedding
    Bride reaction of seeing the groom at the wedding
    Garlanding ceremony
    Closeup of hands during Kanyadhan ceremony
    Hindu Wedding ceremony at Saville Court decor my Gayatri Mandaps
    Phera ceremony
    Bride and Groom laughing during Hindu Wedding ceremony
    Phera ceremony
    Gujarati wedding ceremony
    Gujarati wedding ceremony
    Sindoor ceremony during Hindu Gujarati ceremony
    Mangal Sutra ceremony
    Bride Praying
    Vidhai ceremony
    Mum and sister hugging after the vidhai
    Bride and Groom laughing during speeches at reception party
    Asian wedding guests dancing during reception party at Saville Court
    Asian wedding guests dancing during reception party at Saville Court
    Asian wedding guests dancing during reception party at Saville Court
    Asian wedding guests dancing during reception party at Saville Court
    Asian wedding guests dancing during reception party at Saville Court
    Asian wedding guests dancing during reception party at Saville Court
    Asian wedding guests dancing during reception party at Saville Court
    Asian wedding guests dancing during reception party at Saville Court
    Asian wedding guests dancing during reception party at Saville Court
    Hindu wedding portrait at Saville Court Windsdor
    Asian wedding portrait at Saville Court Windsdor

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    Suppliers on the day
    Mandap – Gayatri Weddings & Events
    MUA – Kam Shah
    Catering – Shimla Foods
    Venue – Savill Court Hotel Surrey

    Disha & Vivan’s Hindu wedding at Hedsor House, Windsor

    A few weeks back, I had the pleasure of photographing Disha and Vivan’s stunning Hindu Wedding which took place at Hedsor House in Windsor and what a lot of fun it was!
    Despite the rain, everyone was in the great spirits! In true Punjabi style Viv arrived with his friends and family dancing with a lot of energy and excitement. Both sides of the family partied hard before the ceremonies began.

    A fond memory of mine was the milni ceremony which is when the heads of both families garland each other and then they attempt to lift each other up, you’ll see below who won…the facial expressions are priceless!

    The wedding ceremony was a small intimate one which was beautifully conducted by Kamal Pandey which was thoroughly enjoyed by all guest. Both Disha and Viv looked absolutely stunning on the day and I loved photographing them both, their smiles, closeness and fun personalities! Some amazing moments were captured which I know will be treasured for a lifetime.

    I’ve had a fantastic time getting to know Disha, Viv and their families, it was a pleasure capturing their special day and getting to know everyone, thank you for making me feel very welcome :) Here are a few of the moments from the Hindu wedding which I hope you enjoy viewing.

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    Jay & I Mandap at Hedsor House
    Bride getting ready
    Gini Bhogal getting bride ready
    Bride reading note form groom
    Asian Bride getting ready
    Bridal portrait at Hedsor House
    Baby walking down the stairs
    Wedding guests arriving
    Hindu wedding guests
    Wedding guest taking a selfie
    Wedding guests at Hedsor house
    Wedding guest looking through the window
    Hindu Wedding guest putting scarf on
    Wedding Groom arrival
    Wedding Groom arrival
    Groom's wedding party arrival with dhol players
    Bridal wedding party at hedsor house
    Sister and mother of bride dancing
    Wedding groom and friends dancing
    Wedding groom and friends dancing
    Father of bride dancing
    Groom dancing with father
    Gujarati welcoming ceremony
    Milni ceremony
    Milni ceremony
    Milni ceremony
    Milni ceremony
    Asian Wedding groom smiling indside hedsor house
    Asian Wedding groom smiling indside hedsor house
    Parents of the bride praying
    Pandit Kamal Pandey
    Groom walking to mandap
    Gujarati wedding ceremony
    Groom praying
    Feather of bride praying
    Wedding guests
    Wedding groom behind antaphat
    Asian wedding bride arriving
    Groom seeing bride for the 1st time
    Bride seeing groom for the 1st time
    Wedding garlanding ceremony
    Kanyadhan ceremony
    Ghee and seeds being poured into the fire
    Phera ceremony
    Groom smiling at bride
    Wedding guests clapping
    Sindoor ceremony
    Bride and groom laughing
    Groom's mother hugging bride
    Bride and groom's parents blessing married couple
    Bride and groom cutting cake
    Groom hugging aunt
    Wedding guests laughing
    Wedding guests laughing
    Wedding guest reaction during koda kodi
    Koda Kodi games
    Koda Kodi games
    Bride and groom leaving
    Bride throwing bouquet
    Bride's cousin with bouquet in the air
    Bride and groom in the wedding car
    Bride's sisters stopping car from leaving
    Groom hugging bride's father and cousin
    Asian wedding groom smiling in car
    Wedding portrait at Hedsor house, windsor
    Wedding portrait at Hedsor house, windsor

    A massive Thank you to Meheer Shah for his help on the day! You sir, are awesome!

    Awesome wedding suppliers I had the honour of working with on the day:
    Venue: Hedsor House
    Mandap & Decor: Jay & I Events
    Makeup artist: Gini Bhogal
    Hindu Wedding Priest: Kamal Pandey
    Wedding day music: Shiv Gopal Music
    Catering: Ragamama | Raagasaan

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    Asian Wedding at Hilton Hotel Heathrow

    Bhavika (Bee) and Minesh are an amazing couple whom I had the privilege of photographing back in August. Their Hindu Wedding and Reception party took place at the beautiful Hilton Hotel near Heathrow Airport.

    It was a joy photographing Bee and Minesh’s wedding, these guys are full of expressions and I loved capturing the vibe between them! They had put so much effort in the wedding, I particular liked the small things they did to make it really personal, for example the heart shaped jigsaw where guests left messages, to the photography instructions left on each table and also the empty wine bottles where guests were leaving noted that they can read in 1, 5 and 10 years times, I hope you guys find the message I left, I’ll be waiting for that call when you read it 😉

    Having got to know Bee, Minesh and their families at the civil a few days before, I knew the main wedding day was going to be a fun filled one with a lot of mixed emotions; majority were smiles, but as expected there were a few tears too during the Hindu wedding ceremony as Bee entered the room and during the vidhai.

    After the Hindu wedding was over, it was time to party hard, #Nocakejustdance was the tag line, and everyone partied hard! As always, I ended up leaving later than expected but it was worth it, some great moments were captured on the dance floor and there was even a surprise visit from 2 Bollywood inspired sumo wrestlers! I’ll let you see the photographs instead of me explaining.

    Bee and Minesh, I wish you guys all the happiness in the world, it was a pleasure capturing your special moments and I hope the memories comes flooding back every time you look at the photographs.

    Enjoy the memories guys, until next time.

    Gayatri Mandaps and Decor at Hilton Heathrow Terminal 5
    Asian Wedding bride getting ready
    Asian Wedding groom getting ready
    Asian Wedding groom getting ready
    Groom arrival ceremony
    Asian Wedding groom family arrival
    Asian Wedding groom family arrival
    Asian gujarati wedding ceremony
    Hindu wedding guests at Hilton terminal 5
    Gujarati Wedding welcoming ceremony
    Hindu Wedding groom being escorted to the Mandap by Bride's parents
    Parents of the bride praying
    Arrival of the bride for her asian wedding
    Gujarati Bride arrives at the mandap
    Bride smiling at father during asian wedding
    Garlanding ceremony
    Water being poured during wedding ceremony
    Bride hugging father during wedding ceremony
    Kanyadhan ceremony during asian wedding
    Seeds being poured into the fire during Gujarati wedding ceremony
    Bride's brother giving seeds into the bride and groom's hands
    Seeds being poured into the fire during Gujarati wedding ceremony
    Phera - walking around the fire
    Asian Wedding bride and groom laughing
    Asian Wedding ceremony
    Gujarati bride sites down before groom
    Gujarati bride sites down before groom
    Groom hugging bride's mother
    Hindu Wedding bride and groom laughing
    Bride throwing seeds behind her during end of the wedding ceremony
    Koda Kodi game
    Koda Kodi game
    Vidai ceremony
    Vidai ceremony
    Bride's mother crying
    Bride's brothers stopping the car
    Asian Wedding portrait at Hilton terminal 5
    Asian Wedding portrait at Hilton terminal 5
    Asian Wedding reception party items
    Asian Wedding reception details
    Reception party guests cheering
    Arrival of Bride and Groom at Asian wedding reception party
    Closeup of groom holding bride's hands
    Groom's speech
    Reaction during speeches
    Confetti during 1st dance
    Confetti during 1st dance
    Asian wedding reception party at Hilton Heathrow Terminal 5
    Asian wedding reception party at Hilton Heathrow Terminal 5
    Asian wedding reception party at Hilton Heathrow Terminal 5
    Asian wedding reception party at Hilton Heathrow Terminal 5
    Asian wedding reception party at Hilton Heathrow Terminal 5
    Asian wedding reception party at Hilton Heathrow Terminal 5
    Asian wedding reception party at Hilton Heathrow Terminal 5
    Asian wedding reception party at Hilton Heathrow Terminal 5
    Asian wedding reception party at Hilton Heathrow Terminal 5
    Asian wedding reception party at Hilton Heathrow Terminal 5
    Asian wedding reception party at Hilton Heathrow Terminal 5
    Asian wedding reception party at Hilton Heathrow Terminal 5
    Asian wedding reception party at Hilton Heathrow Terminal 5
    Asian wedding reception party at Hilton Heathrow Terminal 5
    Asian Wedding portrait at Hilton terminal 5
    Asian Wedding portrait at Hilton terminal 5

    As always, a Massive thanks to Meheer Shah for his help on the day.

    Here are a few of the wedding suppliers I had fun working with on the day:
    Shiv Gopal Music(Wedding day music)
    Kat Films (Cinematography)
    Gayatri Weddings & Events (Mandap and decor)
    Ragamama Ragasaan (Event Organising and catering)
    Diamond Cut (Reception party DJ)

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    Puja and Sahil’s Hindu wedding and Reception party

    Puja and Sahil’s wedding took place earlier this year in her parent’s back garden which is in a small quiet town called Offham. I think around 600 guests attended so you could say, that this wedding was truly an Asian Invasion!

    Sahil’s family and friends turned up with dhol players in the morning and the whole town knew they had arrived. Everyone danced down the streets and as soon as they arrived at Puja’s parents house, both families started to party away in the road, I’m sure there were a few drivers getting annoyed at this point (hahaha but that didn’t stop anyone enjoying themselves.

    The marquee and décor looked stunning, it was the perfect setting for a beautiful Hindu Wedding ceremony, my mouth dropped when I entered. The Hindu wedding ceremony was conducted by Kamal Pandey who kept all 600 guest engaged  though out. When Puja told me there’s a massive corn field behind her home, I knew we were going to have a field day during the portraits (excuse the pun!)

    I have to say, this is probably one of the most emotional weddings I’ve captured, not just smiles, laughter and fun, but a lot of tears too, it was clear to see how close everyone is and it was a joy to show this in moments captured.

    During the evening reception, Puja and Sahil hired Magic Singh who was amazing! The music was total different to the other Indian weddings I’ve photographed as they have a kick-ass band who rocked the night away with some classics, Definitely something unique #Rockon!

    Puja and Sahil’s wedding was definitely a fav wedding from this year, I enjoyed photographing both families during the ceremonies  and some great moments have been captured! I especially enjoyed photographing Puja’s Dada who was always smiling and it was hard not to take a great photograph of him :)

    So for your viewing pleasure, introducing, Puja and Sahil’s wedding.  I wish you all the very best for the future guys, you both rock!

    Asian Wedding decor
    Close up of wedding flowers
    Asian bride getting ready by Ketna Dipali MUA
    Asian Wedding jewellery

    Puja’s Dada arriving smiling as usual
    Hindu Wedding guests

    Arrival of Asian Wedding groom
    Arrival of Asian Wedding groom
    Arrival of Asian Wedding groom
    Hindu Wedding guests dancing
    Asian Wedding groom dancing
    Father of the bride being lifted
    Mother of the bride being lifted
    Mother of the groom being lifted

    Very cute, Sahil and his nephew wearing the same outfits
    Nephew of groom
    Gujarati wedding ceremony
    Kamal Panday Maraj
    Closeup during Hindu Wedding Ceremony
    Asian wedding groom being the antarpath
    Bridesmaid dancing
    Gujarati Bride arriving with her brothers
    Asian Wedding bride smiling at her mum
    Bride throwing flowers
    Kanyadhan ceremony
    Kanyadhan ceremony
    Bride's mother smiling
    Father and daughter during Hindu Wedding ceremony
    Seeds being poured into the fire during Hindu wedding ceremony
    Phera ceremony during Asian Wedding
    Phera ceremony
    Phera ceremony during Asian Wedding
    Bride leading groom during Hindu Wedding ceremony
    Asian Wedding ceremony
    Asian Wedding ceremony
    Hindu Wedding bride and groom being blessed by their parents
    Vidhai ceremony
    Bride hugging mother and father during vidhai
    Bride hugging Dada

    Puja’s family decided to pouce on Sahil and steal his shoes during the Vidhai!
    Groom's shoes being stolen
    Groom's shoes
    Bride hugging family members during vidhai ceremony
    Bride hugging family members during vidhai ceremony
    Bride of mum waving goodbye
    Wedding reception cake

    The band’s ‘toys’
    Closeup of foot pedels

    Hands down, Jayesh uncle’s entrance is the best I’ve seen!
    Father of the bride jumping
    Magic Singh
    Asian Wedding guests
    Asian Wedding 1st dance
    Asian Wedding 1st dance
    Wedding band guitar player
    Asian wedding guests dancing

    Dada rocking away in his chair
    Grandfather dancing
    Asian wedding reception party
    Asian wedding reception party
    Asian wedding reception party
    Asian wedding reception party
    Asian wedding reception party
    Asian wedding reception party
    Asian wedding reception party
    Asian wedding reception party
    Asian wedding reception party
    Asian wedding reception party
    Asian wedding portrait session
    Hindu Wedding portrait session
    Gujarati wedding portrait session
    Asian wedding portrait session

    Big thanks to Meheer Shah for his help on the day and to Sailesh Makwana for covering the Mehndi party.

    Here are a few of the wedding suppliers I had fun working with on the day:
    Kamal Pandey (Priest)
    Shiv Gopal Music
    Elegance by Ketna  (Hair and makeup)
    Kat Films (Cinematography)
    Swarag (Decor)
    Sprinkles and Swirls (Cake)

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    Visha & Amol’s Hindu Wedding and Reception Party at Beaumont Estate, Windsor

    Visha and Amol’s Hindu wedding and Reception party took place not too long ago at the beautiful Beaumont Estate in Windsor, and what a celebration!

    The wedding kicked off in the morning with Amol’s family and friends dancing as they arrived, waiting to be greeted by Visha’s family who then joined in with the dancing. The traditional Hindu Gujarati wedding ceremony started off after some breakfast and as expected, the ceremony (beautifully conducted by Hemang Bhai Bhatt) was full of fun, laughter, smiles, tears of joy and lots of nose pinching…well, only Amol’s nose got grabbed several times!

    I met Visha’s parents in September 2013 and the first thing her dad asked me was ‘Are you going to make a slideshow for my daughter’s wedding? No pressure hey 😉 So before the reception party kicked off, I sat with my computer and a cup of tea and picked some of my favourite moments from the wedding which were then played on Rityz music’s screens (Thanks for the guys!). Needless to say, everyone was very excited and surprised to see the wedding photographs so soon after the wedding, including Visha’s dad.
    So, here are a few of the photographs that were displayed in the reception party from the Hindu wedding ceremony and some from the reception party too.

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    Looks like I caught Jaymeet having a cheeky nap during the ceremony!
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    Big thanks to Meheer for his help on the day, and it was a pleasure working along with Finesse Studios. Remember to ‘Like’ my facebook page and for those of you on Twitter, please do follow me @sanjaydgohil.

    Bhavika & Viren’s Wedding at The Manor or Groves

    Bhavika and Viren’s big day was one of my favourite weddings to photograph from this summer.

    It was a bright and sunny day so the Civil ceremony took place outside in the stunning grounds at The Manor of Groves in Sawbridge, you’ll see below in the photographs how it was set up; picture perfect! Soon after the civil ceremony was completed, the Hindu wedding ceremony began, this was full of fun, emotion, laughter, nose pinching and shoes being stolen fives times! Pretty much what you can expect from a Hindu Wedding (Minus shoes being stolen five times!)

    I had great fun photographing Bhavika and Viren’s wedding, everyone was in high spirits and some beautiful moments were captured throughout the day; memories which I’m sure will last a lifetime.

    Bhavika and Viren you both make an amazing couple and I thank you for allowing me to capture your special day, I wish you both all the best for the future and I look forward to showing you more of the moments captured very soon!

    Enjoy the memories.
    Sanj

    Manor of Groves Civil Wedding
    Hindu Wedding guests
    Wedding guests sitting
    Guitar player at Civil Wedding
    Wedding guests
    Bridesmaid's walking
    Civil ceremony at Manor of Groves in Sawbridge
    Silhouette of Civil ceremony at Manor of Groves in Sawbridge
    Closeup of hands during Civil Ceremony
    Civil wedding ceremony
    Groom kissing bride
    Wedding couple walking down the isle
    Hindu Wedding groom getting ready
    Hindu Wedding Groom Portrait
    Hindu Wedding Bride getting ready by Jawaad Ashraf
    Hindu Wedding Bridal portrait
    Close up of wedding ceremony item
    Asian Wedding guests arriving and dancing
    Small children blocking their ears during the groom's arrival
    Asian Wedding guests arriving and dancing
    Asian Wedding guests arriving and dancing
    Reflection of Hindu Wedding guests as they great the groom
    Nose being protected during welcoming ceremony of Hindu Wedding
    Fun during Hindu Wedding ceremony
    Shoe stealing
    Gujarati Hindu Wedding welcoming ceremony
    Nose Pinching reaction
    Asian Wedding Bride being walked up the isle
    Hindu Wedding Bride smiling
    Hindu Wedding Bride laughing as the antarphat is lowered
    Garlanding ceremony during Asian Wedding
    Water being poured onto the hands of the bride and groom during Hindu wedding ceremony
    Kanyadhan ceremony
    Asian Hindu Wedding Ceramony
    Asian Hindu Wedding Ceramony
    Seeds being offered in to the fire during Hindu Wedding ceremony
    Groom leading the bride in the Phera
    Seeds being offered to the fire
    Asian Wedding Bride leading the Phera
    Groom placing Sindoor into the parting of the brides' hair
    Koda Kodi Game
    Bride hugging sister
    Wedding guests crying as bride leaves
    Bride leaving ceremony during Hindu Wedding
    Bride leaving ceremony during Hindu Wedding
    Asian Wedding Bride crying as she leaves
    Wedding guests waving goodbye
    Hindu Wedding portrait at Manor of Groves
    Hindu Wedding portrait at Manor of Groves
    Big thanks to Jai Shah for his help on the day, and as always, its’s a pleasure working alongside Pratik and Ravi from Unia Productions (Cinematography)

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    Hindu wedding at Bhaktivedanta Manor

    Trisha and Shiv’s Hindu wedding took place at Bhaktivedanta Manor in Watford, which is also known as the Hare Krishna Mandir.

    I’ve had a blast getting to know Trisha and Shiv over the last year, we had a great time back in November during their pre wedding shoot in London, it was freezing cold but they braved it out and we got some fantastic shots.  The weather on the wedding day was a complete contrast; it was hot and sunny and as the wedding was taking place in the afternoon, I knew that when it came to the portrait session, we would get gorgeous sunlight which I look full advantage of!

    The Hindu wedding ceremony took place inside the Mandir itself and was beautifully conducted by Jay Krishna. Trisha looked stunning and Shiv scrubbed up well too! This was definitely one of my favourite weddings this year, it was full of emotion, details and amazing people who made me feel like family, what more could I ask for? Thank you Trisha and Shiv for choosing me to photograph your special day, may the memories captured bring back all of the fun and excitement from the day.

    Bhaktivedanta Manor, Watford
    Divine Grace A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.
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    Boy taking photograph at wedding
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    Hindu Bridal portrait at Hare Krishna Mandir in Watford
    Ganesh Pooja photograph
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    Hindu Wedding groom at Bhaktivedanta Manor
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    Hindu Wedding welcoming ceremony
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    Wedding inside Hare Krishna Mandir
    Closeup of hands and flame during Hindu Wedding ceremony
    Hindu Wedding guests

    Hindu Wedding ceremony at Hare Krishna Mandir
    Closeup of water bring poured during Hindu wedding ceremony
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    Asian wedding bride smiling
    Pandit Jay Krishna
    Closeup of Hindu wedding ceremony
    Phera
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    Bride and groom laughing
    Parents of the groom laughing
    Closeup of flame during arti
    Hindu Wedding guest praying
    Bride hugging dad during vidhai
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    Guest waving goodbye
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    Hindu Wedding Portrait at ISKCON Bhaktivedanta Manor Hare Krishna Temple Watford
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    Hare Krisha Mandir Wedding Portrait

    Massive thanks you to Meheer for his assistance on the day as always.

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    Amisha & Hamen’s Asian wedding at Northbrook Park

    Amisha and Hamen’s Hindu wedding can pretty much be summed up in 1 word – FUN!

    I loved capturing the banter, fun, closeness and singing over each other during Amish and Hamen’s big day and we were fortunate that the Hindu wedding took place outdoors in the beautiful walled garden at Northbook Park, I secretly hoped that one of the peacocks would walk into the mandap…maybe next time!

    It was an early start on the day and there were 10 or so pre wedding ceremonies which pretty much took place at the same time, (I’ve lost count!). After lunch the Hindu wedding ceremony took place which was conducted by Pandit Vasudev Mehta, followed by a sit down dinner, and finally lots of partying, oh! and who could forget lots of posing inbetween too!

    I had an absolute blast on the main wedding day and also during the pre wedding functions. I discovered  that Hamen is a very cheeky chap and it was great to capture that side of him! A big thank you to both Babla and Vagani families for making me feel so welcomed during all of the events.

    So for your viewing pleasure, introducing Amisha and Hamen.

    Asian Wedding Bride getting by Annie Shah
    Hindu Wedding Mandap by Gayatri Weddings
    Asian Wedding Groom getting ready
    Wedding envelope
    Hindu Wedding groom at Northbrook Park
    Asian Wedding Groom Arrival
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    Save the shoes!
    Shoe steeling during asian Wedding
    Hindu Wedding Guests
    Asian Wedding Groom dancing
    Hindu Wedding guest dancing
    Gujarati Wedding ceremony
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    Hindu Wedding ceremony
    Blessing from parents
    Mother of Bride hugging
    Father of the bride crying
    Hindu Wedding ceremony
    Seeds being poured in the fire during Hindu Wedding ceremony
    Wedding Phera
    Hindu Wedding ceremony
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    Hindu Wedding Phera
    Asian Wedding Phera
    Groom hugging sister
    Satapadi ceremony
    Wedding guest feeding groom
    Wedding guest feeding groom
    Hindu Wedding groom having his cheeks squashed
    Hindu Groom putting Sindoor into parting of his bride
    Wedding guest blessings with rice
    Ouch, that must’ve hurt!
    Wedding guest blessings with rice
    Mum and bride hugging
    End of Hindu Wedding ceremony, bride throwing mung beans into the air
    Asian Wedding portrait at Northbrook Park
    Asian Wedding portrait at Northbrook Park

    Massive thanks to Soniya for her assistance on the day.

    Thanks for viewing everyone :) Until next time!
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    Supplier List:

    Venue: Northbrook Park
    Mandap: Gayatri Weddings
    Priest: Pandit Vasudev Mehta
    Makeup Artist: Annie Shah
    Wedding ceremony music: Shiv Gopal Music

    Archie & Vipul’s Civil Wedding at Moor Park Golf Club

    A few weeks back I had the pleasure of photographing Archie and Vipul’s Civil wedding which took place at the stunning Moor Park in Hertfordshire, followed by an awesome reception party at Mill Hill Country Club.

    This was 1 of 4 events that I photographed for Archie and Vipul which included the engagement, civil & reception, vidhi and finally the Hindu wedding which took place a few weeks back and even though it rained at most of the events, this didn’t stop anyone enjoying themselves.

    I loved every single event I photographed for Archie and Vipul, I had a great laugh with their friends and family and captured some great moments which I know they will cherish forever…fortunately not too many photo bombings by Vipul’s sister in law 😉 I loved the little quirks from the reception party that I spotted, clearly Archie and Vips had put a lot of thought into the reception to make it feel quite unique and personal to them and I have never seen so many wedding cakes! And yes, I did try 1 or 2 of the cakes, needless to say, they went down a treat.

    The DJ’s (Sanj and Suj of Contagious DJs) were on top form and it was a rare site to see vinyl mixing on the day…lovin’ the old skool vibe and music selection guys!

    So, for your visual pleasure, here are a few of the moments captured. Enjoy everyone 😀

    Asian wedding portrait at Moor Park Golf Club HertfordshireInterior of Moor Park Golf clubWedding confettiWedding Groom wedding readyGroom putting tie onBride getting readyWedding BridesmaidWedding Bridesmaid and bride laughing
    Maybe a little bit too high Kushi?

    Bridal portraitWedding GroomBridal party arrivingBride walking inSpeech during wedding civil ceremonyGroom moving bride's trainBride and groom smiling at each otherWedding ring exchange

    Oh dear! The ring wont go on easily!

    Wedding ring exchange

    Vipul demonstrating that The Ball and Chain is on

    Bride and groom laughing at each otherBridal speech

    Erm, not too sure about what you wrote Arch?

    Bride and groom smiling at each otherxxxBride and groom with confetti

    I love the personal touches in the next few pics

    Reception Party detail shotReception Party detail shotReception Party guest blowing bubblesReception Party guestsReception Party guests

    Erm, pressups before the party? Surly that will be wasted with the amount of booze that’s about to be consumed? Bride and groom arriveChampagne bottle being poppedDrinking champagne shot

    Poor Archie, can’t even sip her champagne

    Reception Party guestsReception Party guestsReception Party guestsReception Party guests

    No booze, no happy

    Wedding guestsBest mens' speechesReaction to speechesReaction to speechesReaction to speechesReaction to speeches

    The speeches got a bit too emotional for some guests

    Wedding couple 1st dance with confettiWedding couple 1st dance with confettiWedding reception guests dancing awayWedding reception guests dancing awayWedding reception guests dancing awayWedding reception guests dancing awayWedding reception guests dancing awayWedding reception guests dancing awayWedding reception guests dancing awayWedding reception guests dancing away to Candy Dance

    Time for a bit of Cameo’s ‘Candy’ can someone teach me the moves please? Bride and groom dancing awayBride and groom dancing awayWedding reception guests dancing awayWedding reception guests dancing awayWedding reception guests dancing away

    Taylor clearly stole the limelight away from Vips on the dance floor

    Wedding reception guests dancing awayWedding reception guests dancing awayWedding reception guests dancing awayAsian wedding portrait at Moor Park Golf Club HertfordshireAsian wedding portrait at Moor Park Golf Club HertfordshireAsian wedding portrait at Moor Park Golf Club Hertfordshire

    Massive thanks to Meheer for his assistance on the day, and as always it’s a pleasure working with Eternal Wedding Films.

    Thanks for viewing everyone :) Until next time!
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    Shilpa & Priyesh’s Hindu Wedding at Manor of Groves

    I have to say, I had a blast photographing Shilpa and Priyesh’s Hindu wedding events, from the moment we met we hit it off, I got on so well with them, that they decided to buy their 1st home right around the corner from me so we could all go for yummy pasta in Casa Mia and dessert at Twist every week (Just kidding)! Shilpa and Priyesh are a very fun couple and I knew the wedding events were going to be a good reflection of their good, fun hearted nature…bring it on!

    For their Hindu wedding day I went out a bought a pair of Hawaiian socks to wear, I have to admit I almost didn’t wear them, but I promised Shilpa that I would wear them, plus it was in the contract! On the morning of the wedding day Shilpa looked down at my feet to check I was wearing them and smiled…gotta keep the bride happy right? Oh, and they were a bit hit on the wedding day!

    The Hindu wedding took place at The Manor of Groves and the ceremony was beautifully conducted by Raju Bhai Joshi and there were alot of fun moments during the ceremony especially when Priyesh place a mirror infront of himself so as the anterpath was removed Shilpa saw herself! The reaction was hilarious (See below). Priyesh did manage to sit down before Shilpa did after the Pheras but she got her own back during the Koda Kodi games, even though Priyesh was trying to cheat (Sorry Bro!)

    Throughout each wedding event, everyone was so welcoming and I really felt like one of the friends during my time with the Shah’s and Patel’s, I just about remember which ones are Masi’s and Mami’s on Shilpa’s side. I have to admit, I was quite sad when the reception party was over as I really enjoyed my time with everyone and in true Indian style, it took me 30mins to say goodbye! From all of the event, some amazing moments have been captured but there were WAY too many pictures to show, but below are a few of the moment captured from the Hindu Wedding day.

    Shilpa & Priyesh, my new neighbours and newly extended family! I cannot wait to show you the full set of images from each wedding event, I wish you all the very best for the future :)

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    Ganesh at Manor of Groves

    Ganesh Pooja, Milk being poured

    Bride holding divo

    Grooms arrival party

    Grooms arrival party

    Grooms arrival party

    Grooms arrival party

    Hindu Wedding welcoming ceremony

    Bride getting ready

    Bride getting ready

    Bride getting ready

    Bridal portrait

    Start of HIndu Wedding ceremony

    Nose pinching

    Water being poured onto Ganesh

    Groom behind antarphat

    Hindu Bride arriving

    Corner of anterphat

    Bride's reaction

    Bride seeing groom for 1st time

    Bride seeing groom for 1st time

    Bride seeing groom for 1st time

    Feet washing ceremony during Hindu Wedding

    Milk splashing on toe

    iphone messages

    bride's brothers waiting

    praying

    Wedding Phera

    Groom smilinh

    Groom's mum smiling

    Bride's parents smiling

    Hindu Bride during final phera

    Final Phera being lead by Shilpa

    Bride hugging brother

    Grooms wins sitting down competition

    Priyesh sat down 1st, Shalina wasn’t happy about it!

    Sindoor being applied

    Sindoor ceremony, the marking of a married Hindu lady

    Guest sitting on floor

    Groom winking

    Cheeky wink

    Bride putting ring on finger

    I love the humorous side to these guys :)

    Koda Kodi Game

    Koda Kodi Game

    Loser! Shilpa won this time

    Friend's crying during vidhai

    ‘Real’ tears hey girls?

    Leaving ceremony

    Girls stopping car

    No Money, No Honey? Something like that, right girls?

    Mum saying goodbye through car window

    Bride's brother saying goodbye through car window

    Asian Wedding portrait at Manor of Groves

    Asian Wedding portrait at Manor of Groves

    Asian Wedding portrait at Manor of Groves

    True love hey!

    XX

    Thanks for viewing! A Massive Thank You to Pratik Unia for his assistance on the day and as usual, its a pleasure working with Eternal Wedding Films