Bride and groom in silhouette by Ragley Hall window

“We absolutely LOVE them! They are absolutely beautiful and it is lovely to see things that we didn’t! “

Nitin and Sahiti

Documentary wedding photographer Birmingham's wedding as featured on The English Wedding Blog


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It’s always a privilege to shooting another Indian wedding, this time for Nitin and Sahiti ceremonies

Did you notice I mentioned “wedding ceremonieS“? That’s because this celebration consisted of 2 ceremonies: A civil ceremony in the morning followed by a traditional Hindu ceremony in the afternoon, both ceremonies held in the Great Hall.

Since I met Sahiti and Nitin and shot their pre-wedding shoot, I’ve been looking forward to shooting their weddings, for some time, as I knew it was going to be a wonderful riot of colour and great moments to capture. As they wanted 2 photographers I asked the talented Alex Miller to be my second shooter for the day. Alex you were invaluable!

But how do you condense a full day’s shooting into a few images? Impossible, but I hope you get sense of the spirit of the day through these favourite images of mine. I must warn you too in advance , that this is going to be a longer blog post than normal.

COMMENTS ABOUT THEIR INDIAN WEDDING IN THEIR OWN WORDS

BEFORE THE WEDDING

How You Met: Whilst studying medicine at University College London

How He Proposed: At night, in the monsoon rain on my grandparents’ rooftop in India (my favourite place on Earth) surrounded by the sounds of rustling coconut trees.

WEDDING

The Bride Wore: Maggie Sottero – “Marjorie”

The Groom Wore: Ted Baker

Hair/Make-up Done: Hair – Aamir Naveed. Make up – Ruth Yates

Flowers: The Floral Decorator, Solihull (bouquets & button holes). Mahir’s Experience (venue flowers)

Invitations: Gampa Brothers, Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

Ceremony Place: Great Hall, Ragley Hall

Wedding Theme/Style: To compliment the beautiful Great Hall of Ragley Hall.

Indian wedding style: North Indian ceremony, South Indian bridal look

Baraat Horse: wedding-horse.co.uk

RECEPTION

Reception Place: St John’s Hotel, Solihull

First Dance Song: Dancing in the Moonlight, Toploader

Cake: Amanda (local cake maker in Dorridge who has made Sahiti’s birthday cakes before)

Colours: colourful! The more the merrier!

Décor Elements: Peacock theme running throughout the day. peacock feathers incorporated into invitations, peacock at Ragley Hall, peacock in foyer of reception, peacocks on table numbers and place cards

Unique Details: Made our own table numbers and place cards, rose-centred chocolate hearts in organza bags for favours, 1 postbox from twinkles and tiaras & 1 post box from Mahir’s Experience

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT

Bride’s Answer: The whole Civil Ceremony – I saw Nitin for the first time, Ragley Hall looked beautiful and our closest family and friends were there.

Groom’s Answer: The moment when Sahiti walked in to the civil ceremony, she looked so beautiful she took my breath away.

HONEYMOON

Place: Artemis Villas, Santorini (mini moon)

Kerala, India & Maldives (honeymoon)

WEDDING ADVICE

Make sure you enjoy the planning process, work together and enjoy the day. Nothing is more special than having so many of your family and friends around to celebrate with you.


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