Yamini and Kris

It was around 5.45 AM, and as we stepped inside the, oh! so we all know the place, “The Tamrind tree”

Here is what our hazy sleepy eyes spotted!!


Now correcting our eyesight or I would rather say setting into the (auto focus) AF mode, we witnessed the beautiful wedding mandap getting dressed to adorn the bride and groom of the day !!

The just now escaping winter  kick starting with an early summer, And beautiful first thing to see in the morning had definitely boosted our energy to have a great shooting day.

I definitely appreciate my parents words of , Early to bed, EARLY TO RISE !! 😉


After all the outdoor morning breeze excitement, we stepped in to the Brides room for some getting ready shots, and wow did she look beautiful getting accessorized in the low light of the table lamp  and her dominant Indianised grace. Introducing you all, To the very beautiful girl “Yamini”and also with a beautiful name !!2


The light was too apt for us to get some aesthetic shots of her jewellery which was embossed with the motif of goddess Lakshmi, representing her bridal stature.3

While Yamini got ready for her big day !! we had a surprise moment. The pictures will convey the moment of surprise where her friend almost stole her thunder, Or rather I can exclaim matching sisters 🙂 3a

While the Bride got ready to her best for her big day, we took a walk around the venue to detail the ambience, And I need not say more the next few pictures capture the moment of warmth. Yamini’s parents welcoming their guests and  “The Schaefers” being welcomed to the roots and rituals of India.4

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Tada!!! And now we Introduce you to Our Groom (Kris Schaefer) and his Best Men !! Yeahh they look Awww and Handsome, I guess Yamini’s Expression is just too right for the left.7

Its time to walk the Aisle and I must mention what a brilliant capture by Raghu Nandan, Loving the sunlight walking along with the groom, Leading him towards his moment of life.

Adding to the gracious moment, Namaste by Yamini to begin the rituals.8

The Groom enters, and so does our colorful palate filled with flowers and traditional colored powder (Turmeric, Chandan and Kumkum, the aesthetics of Indian tradition ) if i could say. All set to greet Kris.9

The famous “Kashi Yatra Ritual”  where the groom sets his path to Kashi, To gain knowledge and the parents of the bride approach the groom asking to marry her as she beholds all the characteristics of a great lady. We are sure Kris didn’t need a lot of convincing. What sayeth you??  😉

10Now that the trip to kashi is obviously cancelled, Yamini’s parents welcomed the groom and we also see Yamini entering towards the mandap.11

While the two sat down in the mandap, by the pond, under the beautiful tamrind tree, The couple had some fun moment of  tease by their friends and we loved capturing the jitters, laughs and also the card!! Yes its our wedding 🙂 🙂 12“The Schaefers” and “The Deenadayalan’s” greeted each other with garland and the bride and groom performed rituals of Laaja homa and pada pooja.

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We love how this picture captures the auspicious mood. The wind and the smoke from the Havana adding a dramatic feel to the moment.15

The moment had arrived and the priest took the mangalsutra to the family and friends to get their blessings, before the Couple tied the knot.16

Pictures speak a thousand!! nah I would say countless words, Absolutely love the happy smile on Kris’s face. Scroll down to experience the “Bride turn Wife” moments.17 18



In love with this picture where family and friends wish along with the decorated form of parrots conveying their best wishes to the couple.


Post the Mangalsutra, the Couple performed some fun rituals which included the ring finding challenge and like you see, the bride had an upper hand!! Women Empowered, and when I say this, I would like to mention the brilliant female priest who conducted the wedding. 🙂 🙂 🙂 Women definitely going places.


Order and Chaos, Wedding but still not the end. Scroll down for more….


The closing ritual where the couple pray to the “Arundhati nakshatra!! We hear that witty laugh in Kris’s mind!! What??!!  Seeing stars in mid noon?!?!?

Hey Kris!! we would say this is what the beginning of marriage looks like 😉


And now She’s Officially “The Schaefer”.


The dawn ended to rise into dusk and here is how we will see our Mrs Schaefer get ready for her evening party.

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The pond, the lanterns and the lights adorned the place and so did the couple shine with their gleaming eyes all set for the fun ritual.28

Just before we move into the mood of fun never stops point, the pictures in the picture and the picture of the people painting about the picture must say what I am hinting. Yes remember this clear, This is the favorite pose of the couple where they have been captured frozen in attention at by far every place they have visited. And I must say patented, sealed and yes they are all yours.29

It wasn’t just us wowing!! We have a few more..



After the gathering, meeting, seeing and posing. We have our stars for the evening Yamini & Kris ( Kajol & SRK) dancing to the tunes of “Zara sa jhoomloon” from the very famous DDLJ.

We absolutely loved their imitations and energy !! You will love them toooo , Dont ask us why? Cause the pictures will definitely give you the high.

Watch “The couple”, “The friends” and “The family” dance in Lee.

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And we come to a not so ending. But yet again freezing the moment with  “Yam & Kris’s way”!! Life is a contrast lets play it 🙂



A big thank you to Yamini’s Brother (Avinandan Deen) for choosing us to be a part of his Little Sister’s Big DAY.



Ending this post with more than one favorite picture, Now they are happily married ever and After….35a 36


Here comes our ritual, We had a whale of time capturing your day, Thank you for choosing melanged, Hope you enjoyed the pictures


Team Melanged



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