Mridhula and Vineeth

We have often read about love stories which begins with your child hood sweethearts, neighbour, at school, college colleague and the list goes on.

Here is a small note of love where the journey began when they first met formally with the family’s blessings.

Read and watch as the story unfolds with magical moments of VINEETH & MRIDULA’S Wedding moments.

Vineeth! My love! After a long search of 2.5 years and when I had almost lost hope, you came in my life when I least expected it. It was like we were meant to be! It did not take us more than 2 days to decide that we want to spend the rest of our lives with each other. You are one happy soul and I love everything about you. You are just perfect and I love the way you are. Your smile and childlike nature fills my heart with joy. Please don’t ever change!
Keep smiling and spread happiness like you always do!

With loads of love!
Mridhula

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Ending this post with our favorite picture, where family and hearts unite.. happiness is indeed forever after 🙂 🙂
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We had a whale of time Capturing your big day, Loads of love  and best wishes from “Team Melanged”.

 

 

Engagement Shoot : Dhivya and Praveen

Hello folks!! we welcome you to the betrothal ceremony of Dhivya and Praveen, Dhivya is a very sweet simple and extremely calm and composed bride, She wore a pleasant smile while Manjeet did her makeover for her step towards new life with Praveen.

Scroll down to see Dhivya enchanted!!
1a131cThe lavender and green silk saree with the flower motifs adorned Dhivya very beautifully 2Intoducing you all to charming to be better half of Dhivya, Ever smiling Praveen.Collages16The ceremony started where both the families exchanged thamboolam and lagna patrika, indicating a mutual understanding and accepting Dhivya and praveen into their families respectively and confirming their wedding dates.4aDhivya was offered jewellery and saree as per customs.5Indeed, be it purple pink orange or blue she looked absolutely stunning as draped into the saree given by Praveen and his family.
3aJust before the moment of engagement, Dhivya’s Sister Saranya surprised the couple with a really beautifully done engagement cake presented with their rings amidst rose petals.
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ENGAGED!!7Dhivya greeted her family and friends with her beautiful smile.Collages15There was exchange of cusoms, traditon, rings, hearts and now it was time for little sweets.8Absolutely love these pictures Collages3

For a change ending this post with two of our favorite pictures.

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Thank you Dhivya and Praveen for choosing Melanged. We had a whale of time capturing you guys, hope you enjoyed the pictures.

Cheers

Team Melanged

Wedding Shoot : Sunil and Vidya

Every story has beginning and an end, But the story narrated now is just the beginning, A love story which started half a decade back amid-st a new beginning of yet another couple in their wedding, where Sunil saw Vidya in a traditional red saree and was love stuck with her charm. When sunil’s heart skipped a beat and sang “Ek ladki ko dekha toh aisa  laga” their moment of love rose to a new journey of their lives and here we are presenting you their wedding story

It was around 6:30 when sunil was gifted with  jewellery as per their custom and sparkling steel Tissot with overcoat, and the clock stuck 7!!

Groom getting readyOk Introducing you all Angry young  mada. By the way mada is Sunil’s nick name.
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That’s the AJ brothers. Anil is very humble young champ and also eligible bachelor i guess 😉Sunil  (47 of 498)

Vidya and Sunil walked onto the  stage. And checkout  Sunil, He just couldn’t take his eyes off Vidya .Sunil  (76 of 498)

The wedding day started with Toe ring ritual.
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Post that ritual. It was the getting ready time. Here are some pictures of Sunil  and Vidya getting ready for the moment they have been waiting.
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Vidya  made an pretty bride.
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Sunil always wanted to get wed in a mantap which looked exactly like this. And his dreams was just an hour away to be transformed into  reality.Sunil  (193 of 498)

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Curtains raise to chant Sulagna Savadhana !Sunil  (238 of 498)

Clicked this picture when Sunil was trying to get a sneak peak when Vidya walked on to Mantap.
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And the Manglsutra was ready.Sunil  (287 of 498)

It was handed over to Sunil. He took the Mangalsutra in his hand and looked graciously towards Vidya:-). Here is the picture of that moment when Sunil looked straight into Vidya’s eyes 🙂Sunil  (299 of 498)

With Torrentz of rice from all the  directions, It was legal that, its now Mr and Mrs Sunil.
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Vidya embraced the Manglasutra calm, composed and that smile tells it all 🙂Sunil  (247 of 435)

and that was Sunil’s reaction after tying the knot.

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Here  is a picture from ring  finding challenge.

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Ending this post with our favorite picture.

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We had a whale of a time capturing your wedding. Hope you guys enjoyed the pictures. Wishing Sunil and Vidya a Happy  married life

Regards

Team Melanged.

Karthika and Abhinav

The tying of the nuptial knot in traditional Indian wedding entails a series of elaborate and colorful rituals, which are not only enjoyable but are of great significance in conjugal life.

And to exemplify this beautiful moment of joy here we are presenting you the story of 2states 2 cultures and 2 hearts celebrating their decade love and bonding forever!

THE ROYAL RED BENGALI WEDDING OF KARTHIKA AND ABHINAV!! The only thing running constantly in my mind while writing this post is Ek Chutki Sindhoor!! from the very famous Om Shanthi Om. Red symbolizes love, purity, and has a strong base in the roots of Indian Culture.1It was around 7 pm in the evening at the gates of The Bangalore International hotel where The Sengupta’s were heartily welcomed by the Karthikas’s family for the Bor Boronwhere the mother of the bride along with other members come out to welcome the groom and his family 2 Introducing you to our fun filled groom Abhinav 🙂

3While Abhinav was welcomed with his family!! Karthika adorned herself with the beautiful Red banarasi saree and looked like a Bengali bridal doll.  4 5 Potto BastraAfter the groom is seated at the chadnatolla (wedding altar and canopy)  Abhinav was offered new clothes by Karthika’s Father  to do the sampradaan – a kind of gift to the boy from the girl’s side. 6 While Abhinav performed the rituals Karthika had her little fun time meeting her friends and family. They re- lived the moment where a very good friend of karthika met her first and approached her asking hey!!are u an actress!! SO this is how exactly our doll like bride responded.7 Saat Paak The bride, usually seated on a low wooden stool called pidi is lifted by her brothers and is taken round the groom in seven complete circles. The significance is they are winded up securely to each other 8 9 Mala BadalAfter the circles are completed, still sitting high on the pidi, Karthika and Abhinav exchanged garlands of fragrant flowers thrice. This is the first step in which they accept each other. 10 Now you know why we call Abhinav a fun filled groom!! The barfi!! moment 🙂 11 Indeed the Mala badal was a perfect papparazzi moment for the couple!!12 Subho Dristi After garlanding one another the bride and the groom are made to look at each other in front of all the assembled invitees. This exchange of loving glance is to initiate them to be together officially by the society. 13 SampradanKarthika took her place on the chadnatolla where an elderly male member of the her family handed her over to the groom and the couple’s hands are bound by the sacred thread amidst recital of Vedic chants and were placed on the mangal ghot – a brass pitcher filled with water that is covered with mango leaves attached to one twig and a green coconut placed on it. 14 Yagna The bride and groom sit in front of the sacred fire and chant mantras after the priest. Agni, the fire god is made the divine witness to the marriage. AnjaliAn offering to the fire is made. The bride’s brother puts puffed rice (khoi) in the hands of the bride, and the groom standing close to her holds her hands from the back and extends their arms forward. They then pour the offering into the fire together.15 Saat PaakSeven circular rounds are taken by the couple around the fire thereby solemnizing the occasion. The blowing of the conch shell and ululation prevailed while they performed the rituals. 15aIt was time to take vows !! and check out how carefully Karthika listens to the priest while he explained how to treat each other and respect, I know she didnt want to miss any point which signified Abhinav’s responsibility 😉 What sayeth you bride?? 16 16a

Sindoor Daan and GhomtaOnce again seated at their respective places in chadnatolla Abhinav applied sindoor or vermilion (a symbol of marriage worn by Hindu women thereafter) on the bride’s hair-parting. Karthika then covered her head with a new sari offered by Abhinav’s family as ghomta or veil.

17 17a 18 Bidaay A mixed moment of joy and sorrow as Karthika  bid adieu with blessings of her parents and relatives to start a new life with her beau. 18aA special moment, Karthika and Abhinav with the god mother of both families who has witnessed their parents wedding, their childhood and now even their wedding.  18b The bride and groom were welcomed home with ululation and prodeep.19Karthika immersed her foot in the alta and entered the house marking her ceremony of grihapravesh. 20Here is picture beholding the elements of a beautiful bengali wedding 20a AshirbaadOn an auspicious day the elders of the groom’s side go to bless the bride and vice versa, by sprinkling husked rice and trefoil on their heads and giving them gold ornaments. It is a kind of acceptance of the boy and the girl on both sides. 21 22Happiness was in the air as they continued to perform fun-filled games. 23 24A wedding is incomplete without friends!! Here is a picture with their besties. These pictures are shouting alound BETA MAN MEIN LADOOO PHOOTA!! 😉 😉 25Ending this post with our favorite picture. A new addition to the family, A new beginning.  26We had a whale of time being a part of your special day 🙂 and freezing the moments of joy, Thank you Karthika and Abhinav for choosing melanged. Wishing you both a sweetest life ahead.

Cheers

Team Melanged

Wedding Shoot: Vijay and Smitha

I happen to know Vijay for almost the length and breadth of his life ;-). Yes, he is my Bestie.

I was almost in good stress when he said cover my wedding. I think every wedding photographer goes through this. The photographer will be in a dilemma that, if i shoot how will i enjoy the wedding :-). Deepika pitched in and said you relax and leave it to me. All thanks to Deepika for letting me sit back and enjoy the wedding.

Vijay and Smitha were introduced to each each other by their parents. They were introduced to each other on a special day, it was Smitha’s birthday. Her Facebook status read that “Most special gift any one could get on their birthday.”

Introducing you all to Smitha and Vijay on their reception day.

Let me take through behind the scenes before they got ready for the reception.

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Wedding day had arrived and Smitha looked stunning.
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Lights camera and action .No that’s not Sharukh Khan, its BEW Khan :-p . By the way BEW is Vijay’s nick name.

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Don’t they all look excited ?
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Moments later Smitha started with Gowri Pooja. Checkout the way she is looking at the incesnce  stick !

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Kasiyatra is always a fun ritual, invites everybody to laugh their heart out.

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Smitha was welcomed to the stage.

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Curtain raises, look at Smitha all set to launch the Jeerige Bella assault :-p. Poor Vijay had no clue.

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Now that’s why i called it “Jeerige Bella” assault by Smitha 🙂 IMG_1940

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Mangalya was handed over to Vijay and we heard yaaay’s, hoots and whistles
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Picture speaks a thousand words. It was official now it MR and MRS Vijay Sundeep 🙂

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I had no clue what was happening but loved the energy everybody had.IMG_2091

Here is glimpse of the fun part of the rituals. Akki Dhare, after clicking this picture, I almost felt that there was a heavy downpour of colored rice 🙂
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Here is a picture from the ring finding challenge. Smitha won the series by 2-1. Checkout the disappointment among the boys 😀
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more than the couple, friends were excited to enact the Arundhati star ritual. Yes, those indecent fellows standing at the back are my bestie’s too :-p.

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Now i don’t have to say anything.
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I always wanted to click and be in one such picture.
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Smitha and Vijay thankyou for choosing Melanged. We had whale of a time capturing your story. Hope you all enjoyed the pictures.

Regards

Team Melanged

Outdoor Shoot: Vardha and Anisha

Vardha and Anisha are such a fun couple to shoot. We enjoyed every bit of the shoot. Enjoyed it more because vardha and Anisha happen to be Bench-mate and  Batch-mate during my college days.

I couldn’t have been happier working with such an amazing couple and Good friends

Vardha and Anisha are so closely knit, and they seem to know exactly what each other is thinking. They are  meant to be so.

They really made this concrete on the wedding day(about two months ago), and having their name embroidered directly onto their rings.

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On a perfect Bangalore day, They walked hand-in-hand at Bhoga Nandishwara Temple. Bhoga Nandishwara Temple, Nandi Hills has proven to be one of Photographers favorite places in the surroundings of Bangalore City . It’s a Brilliant temple that represents peace, joy, architecture, history and the promise of beautiful things to come.
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So here’s where things get overwhelmingly awesome.

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The shy is coming !

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One of my favorite thing about vardha and Anisha is their ability to laugh and have fun.

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All of sudden it started raining. Here is the picture of our creative Head in a creative gonicheela umbrella 😀

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The drizzle had set a perfect romantic weather for the perfect romantic couple.
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The perfect end to a perfect day: kissing your  better half………..
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We had a whale of a time shooting you both. Wishing you both a happy and prosperous life ahead.

Regards

Team Melanged 

Wedding Shoot: Shilpa and Vinay

Beetle nuts, beetle leaves with turmeric, The perfect combination to welcome you to the wedding of Dr. Vinay Udasi and Dr. Shilpa.
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Collages9The day started early, The wedding ceremony took place in Shilpa’s home land Raichur where she grew up as a child with loads of memories to share with Vinay, Shilpa’s house was decorated with the chrysanthemums and marigold garlands to welcome Vinay’s family with grandeur Collages17The days firstritual had begun and Shilpa’s mother applied haldi  to Vinay Vinay and Shilpa The pooja started by praying to the lord Ganesha and Shilpa’s mother kept the kumkuma on both Vinay and Shilpa’s fore head signifying the start for the marriage ceremonyCollages7 (2)The “Jeerige bella” ritualCollages11 (2)

The time was 9:15 and therewas another 15 more mintues for the auspicious time to tie the three knots “The Mangalya Dharana” The Priest ensure the clock ticked 9:30 and there was torrentz of rice blessing the couple. Checkout the excitement on Vinay’s face and Shilpa blushing away pink :). The next few pictures spills out Vinay’s excitement that he Is all set for it to strike 9:30 am

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You are just married 🙂 and we wish you loads of happiness and cheerful times packed your way. We had a whale of time capturing you guys, thank you.

Cheers

Team Melanged

Engagement Shoot: Anusha and Yashas

It is very surprising to meet your classmates after a very long time and gets even better when you know you are getting engaged to one of them. Yes, Yashas and Anusha met in their college and it didn’t take them long to realize they would want to spend their rest of their life together.

Here goes Yashas and his cousins welcoming you all for their fun filled betrothal .
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Introducing you all soon to be bride ! very humble by nature, Anusha.
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and i feel it was a perfect match for this moment, What say ?.
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That’s Yashas grandfather, very cool and supremely young at heart. untitled (44 of 444)

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Lagna patrike was read aloud  announcing the date of marriage and it was blessed by both family and the priest. 

Ah ! there it is !

It was time and ring exchange happened in the traditional way. Checkout Yashas ! amazed or what ? 🙂untitled (102 of 444)untitled (110 of 444)Love this picture ! Yashas just look how happy our little girl is .. A indirect demand to keep the smile on forever ;).
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As they stood up to exchange the rings(in the 21st century way 🙂 )there were Whistles, Claps and Whoooooo’s….
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Ending this post with our favorite picture. Love the way they are looking into each other. untitled (440 of 444)Hope you liked the pictures, We had a whale of a time capturing you guys. Wishing you guys fabulous life ahead.

Cheers

Team Melanged

Engagement Shoot :Priyanka and Raghuraj

“A lot can happen over coffee ” And this was  just the right place for Dr.Raghuraj and The beautiful Priyanka to set their first step of meeting each other and knowing their better halves at their best 🙂 Dr. Raghuraj an ophthalmologist whose eyes melt with smiles in total admiration of his fiancee Priyanka :).outdoor Shoot-1

There is something very special when you meet the lady love of your life and you know that your soon going to be engaged, But with Raghu and Priyanka, it was the evening in Bangalore Club. Where the families had arranged their engagement ceremony 🙂 Check out the happiness on their faces 🙂 And Raghu bids a small adieu with widening smiles

untitled (118 of 139)Raghu suited up and looked charming, adding to his charm he got his black shoes with just right shine and the Tissot watch to add the sophistication to his perfect “I Am the new Groom Attire”.Raghu Getting ReadyRaghu also had his brother Rajath over skype making his presence by helping his brother groom right.
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Dr. Hegde smiled through his eyes for his sons big day and to welcome the new family member.

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The stage was set for the event, The red and the golden drapes by the pool side on a full moon day was adding to the glitz of the event.settingsIf there was a full moon out dazzling up the stage, the star of the event Priyanka was getting ready to dazzle the event.
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Priyanka looked as bright as the moon and the hints of pink blush with her pink and royal blue chikan lehanga just fit her perfectly as she got a glimpse of her beauty before she set out to the stage.
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Mrs. Dr.Hegde, The ever smiling and a very charming Mother of Dr. Raghu Raj whose smile welcomed all the guests with complete warmth.untitled (97 of 584)

Raghu and Priyanka moving towards the stage wishing their relatives and friends and welcoming them for their engagement ceremony.
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Priyanka amidst her cousins in a conversation and Raghu could definitely not take his eyes off Priyanka 🙂 Caught You Raghu !! 😉untitled (132 of 584)

With both the families beside each other, Raghu and Priyanka exchanged rings thier new bond of love.
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untitled (181 of 611)To pump up the celebration there arrived  a beautiful soft blue ribboned cake with white petaled flowers with the starting letters of the duo P and R (Priyanka and Raghu) in choclate, It looked delicious 😛
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Cheers

Team Melanged

Wedding Shoot: Shushma and Sushanth

Mysore “The City of Palaces” and the Heritage capital of Karnataka was our next destination, An excellent place to start the new journey of the newly wed. This time it was Shushma and Sushanth to be the Prince and Princess of Mysore.

Shushma was well prepared and set to surprise her family and friends in her stunning purple and choclate brown lehanga, and stood in brilliance with the glitters of gold, bangles and the colors making her look like the bride she always wanted to be.

Sushma Getting ReadyEvery bride has her perfect person, her brides maid for the special day of her life and Reshu (Reshma) 🙂 Shushma’s crime partner and little sister from childhood was the best ever brides maid and ensured that she was with her darling sister in every moment of her happinessReshma and SushmaWhen the sister duo were getting ready, Sushanth also suited in a well fitted grey blazer and accented his attire with the touch of purple by his tie.Sushatnth ReadyPurple seemed to be the king color of the evening, Purple orchids, white carnations and in sync were the bride and the groom too, I Call it the perfect “Cadbury moment” Shubh arambh!! IMG_0073The next day morning “The Mantap” stood amidst the white drapes and symbolized purity and sanctity, the set looked simple and elegant. Sushanth and Sushma-1Sushanth was welcomed back from the “Kasi yatra” to take Shushma’s hand with pride and dignity.

Sushanth and Sushma-3Here Shushma dressed up with merry and lee after knowing Sushanth’s arrival to take her hand.Sushanth and Sushma-2Shushma was brought to the stage accompanied by her mother and relatives.Sushanth and Sushma-5The first look, Check out Sushanth trying the “peek a boo” way to get a glimplse of his gorgeous bride. Sushanth and Sushma-4The auspicious time of “Mangalya Dharana” had arrived and Shushanth tied the three knots of Trust, Love and Companionship for the rest of their lives. Sushanth and Shushma were in their moment of truth and bundle of joy and  happiness. Sushanth kissed on Shushma’s forehead  during the Mangalya Dharana reassuring her that you are my princess and there is no fear from here.

Sushnath and Sushma-6Sushanth and Sushma-7The finding the ring ritual, A very famous fun ritual played during the Indian wedding ceremony.A ring is put inside the bowl filled with milk and rose petals, The bride and the groom are asked to find the ring dropped in this bowl and who ever finds the ring first is the winner, And Shushma definitely won over Sushanth, check out the laugh aloud “Yaay I won”.Sushanth and Sushma-8Women power!! The gorgeous ladies and little princesses of Sushanth’s family smiled away with happiness seeing Shushma win and welcomed her into their family or should I say the girl gang 🙂 Wat say ladies 🙂Sushanth and Sushma-9Time to show “Arundhathi Nakshatra” but this time Shush and Sush werent alone.. Wondering why??Sushanth and Sushma-10A wedding is incomplete without family and friends, Now you definitely know why “Shush and Sush” werent alone to see the “Arundhathi nakshatra”Sushanth and Sushma-11Every students foot goes of the ground jumping high up in the air on their graduation day, Here Sushanth lifted Shushma keeping upto his promises, Queen of his heart  <3 And wOwwie we certify “JUST MARRIED”.Sushanth and Sushma-123We had a whale of time capturing you guys, Keep the fun element and loads of love soaring high and higher up 🙂

Cheers

Team Melanged