Tharun and Shanu, thank you for the distinct honor of documenting your love. Your wedding was perfect in every sense and we were appreciated being welcomed like a long, lost family member. We wish you both the best and we have no doubt amazing things are in store for you both.
Its amazing how India as a country has different culture and rituals. Every 200km we are so different and rich in culture and rituals. We are so glad that we get to visit and document these rich culture and rituals.
We had Nitin as our second shooter for this assignment. He is supremely rich in energy and had super fun.
Before the start of the evening, relatives would stand glued at the entrance and welcome everybody with the traditional way of welcoming guests into the wedding hall.
The reception started with gifting Tharun his reception attire and brides family would welcome him into the wedding hall with full “Band Baja Barath”
After a breathe taking performance the Tharun and his relatives were convinced and brought to the mandap entrance…..
After they reached the wedding hall entrance “Dance session-2” started and believe me it was like set up revolution. If you have seen the movie step up revolution you can totally relate to what i am saying.
Amazing click by Nitin..
As Tharun and his family danced to glory i realized that they were a lot of crowd standing close to the entrance hall and recording the ballistic performance over their phones and Tabs.
They walked on to the stage and welcomed the guests with charismatic smiles .
While they were welcoming the guests, we spotted a moment . We call it the photographers moment “A picture is worth a thousand words”.
Post reception there was an engagement ceremony. Tharun was given “குதிரைக்காரன்”(Used google translator for groom) status with Tattoo on his forehead :-p
Shanu was gifted with Toe ring and we packed for the day
We went to the wedding hall very early in the morning and got some getting ready shots of her. Shanu made a beautiful bride
And Tharun made a handsome groom.Now thats what we call modi-fied picture :D.Holy fire was built and this was the first time we were seeing fire being built on a steel plate.Innovation you see 🙂Mangalya was displayed to the crowd seeking their blessings.
It was handed over to Tharun and we are sure he was waiting for this moment. Loved the way he accepted the Mangalasutra. Tada! they are hitched and blessed.
As Shanu embraced the Mangalsutra, her mom stood behind her and blessed both of them.
The garland exchange was fun !
This ritual(we dont know the name) where they would show mirror to each other and relatives would acknowledge them that they made an amazing pair!
Another interesting ritual. The bride side of the family had to take Tharun’s super cool Neon chappals(A tradition). Lot of negotions and bribing happened. Tharun wouldn’t agree.
One of Shanu’s cousin would come from behind and lift up Tharun and they would snatch his uber cool chappals ;-p.