I’ts always fascinating to hear love stories. Being a photographer its even more fascinating to capture couples who are in Love.
They went to same college and they had yet not seen each other during the college days. Is that possible!! Yes it is .
Ashwin, popularly known as Captain/Mams from college days. His hilarious Batting, Bowling and Fielding skills would earn him a name captain 😀 . Ashwin’s expression and his sense of humor is stupendous.
Arthi is a personification of BOLD and BEAUTIFUL . She also happens to be a very good classical dancer .
Before continuing, let me introduce you to the cupids for this love story. Amit alias Hitler would give an intro of Arthi to Ashwin. Chandru alias Chaddi :-p would break the silence between them.
Ashwin and Arthi a total Yin and Yang couple.
Couples always like to debate who noticed who first, who felt something special earliest and who hinted for date first. Ashwin clearly a man who works on instincts, and his instincts were loud and clear that Arthi was the girl with whom, he would want to spend rest of his life with. So sitting in a train and against the ultra DTS sound of Indian railways, Ashwin unfolded his love to Arthi. How romantic is that !
I would arrive really on their wedding day and i would notice Ashwin already being up and doing some stretches for the D day 😀 .
I would sit sipping a cup of coffee and i was immediately showered in love as Arthi’s mom exclaimed, “you are the photographer ! Ohh ! Raghu ! good to meet you, Arthi is getting ready. Its pretty much best way to start a wedding day.
I am always fascinated with mirror pictures . You will notice mirror reflection images in almost all of our posts :-).
Arthi had the perfect groomed eyebrows and which is a treat for photographers frame.
First Glimpse of the day. Checkout Ashwin’s expression :D.
Now this why i introduced you Ashwin, saying he has a stupendous sense of humor. I call this Captain’s Avatara 😀
Kasi Yatra would begin with Ashwin carrying all the kasi Yatra gear .
Dei Ashwin !
Here is Ashwin informing the bride’s father that he is heading towards kasi in seek of knowledge 😀 :D. Ashwin would be requested to stop his travel and offered a coconut and bride for marriage. Ashwin would accept the request.
Here comes the bride.
Arthi looked stunning.
Malai mattal competition begins.
When Ashwin tried to garland Aarti, She was literally sprinted back. Generally the groom would chase the bride and Garland her. It was so much fun that Ashwin wouldn’t chase and he would stand right there and say tata 😀 Arthi .
Ladies and Gentlemen presenting you the winner of Malai Maatal competition.
and he wouldn’t take his eyes off Arthi.
They both looked stunning.
Oonchal, a very interesting ritual which is entirely managed by woman relatives. Waving of the colored rice balls starts.
Oonchal is always the riskiest event for a photographer. Just for the fact that These colored canon balls of rice comes swinging in all directions and i am scared where the rice balls would fall on the camera. Now you would know why is Ashwin pointing towards me and aunty being totally clueless 🙂 .
Another interesting ritual known as Pani Grihanam which means holding of hand.
Wonder what was little girl whispering to Arthi.
That’s Arthi’s mom . She is so much fun and way too friendly.
Now i would ask Arthi to give this expression .
They were all set to tie the knot and looked tremendously happy .
Arthi was all set for Mangalya Dharanam.
So was Ashwin. Loved the way Ashwin’s mom would hold Ashwin’s hand.
Pictures always speak a thousand words .
The rituals continued .Ashwin would acknowledge the Mangalya .
Love to capture expressions during the “Thali” ceremony.
And they are united now.
Emotions are always high post the Thali ritual.
Here are few pictures from Toe ring ritual.
Checkout Ashwin’s expression. This was captured during Agni Muhoortham .
Ashwin let me remind you again. You are married to a Bold and Beautiful Girl 🙂
Here is picture where they both of them typically go “Dei”.
Arthi, Ashwin cannot bare any pain caused to you in any form 😉 .
The Famous act of showing Arundhati Nakshatra. Arthi would tell “Dei Aachu Enna black color syntax tank katitu, Arundhati Nakshatra enu Nakkal panriya”. Spare me for my Tamil 🙂
And again i have no clue what was Ashwin hinting.
Post Lunch Nalangu was held. Nalangu is so much fun. Nalangu is a ritual where the Husband and Wife are teased . Here are some of the fun pictures from Nalangu .
Checkout Arthi’s expression 🙂
Ending this post with one of my favorite click.
Ashwin and Arthi , hope you enjoyed the pictures .I had a whale of a time capturing your story. Wishing you both a very happy and prosperous life ahead.