Fennes - Hindu Wedding

What can I say about Yogesh and Suniti?  They’re fun, funny, well matched, intelligent, homely, great morals… they’re two wonderful humans.  Just great people.  And I was the lucky person who got to photograph their wedding events.  Yogesh is a keen photographer himself so the pressure was really on to make sure I delivered.

The Prewedding Shoot in India

As with all my clients, I try to organise a prewedding shoot to allow me to get to know them better.  Yogesh and Suniti’s happened to take place in Ahmedebad, India.  It just so happened that we were going to be there at the same time so it gave us an opportunity to do something super creative.  Yogesh and Suniti had told me about the Step Wells, but with the assistance of google, google maps and tripadvisor – we managed to plan a day shoot in around Ahmedebad taking pictures in some incredible locations!

The Civil Wedding and Mehndi Night

This took place in Harrow.  The guys had hired the Great Barn which makes a great backdrop to a wedding event.  It also took place on one of the hottest days of the year.  This was one of those days where a shirt change was recommended!  Suniti looked amazing in her white dress in the morning, but her evening outfit was even more stunning.  But not to be outdone, Yogesh arrived in an equally show stopping outfit.  Style was the key at the mehndi night and these guys had it in spades!

The Hindu Wedding

The wedding took place at the stunning Fennes estate.  If you don’t know Fennes, it is a Georgrian Manor House set in 100 acres of rural North Essex Countryside.  Its a beautiful venue from the long drive in, the iconic White Bridge to the cool large tree stump (you’ll see it in the pictures!).  We had the luck of the weather meaning an outdoor wedding conducted by Milan Mehta and backing music from Shiv Gopal – always a pleasure working with these guys.

The wedding started with Yogesh’s arrival – but there was a twist.  A stand off (or should that be a sit down?) between Yogesh and Reena (Suniti’s sister).  Reena wanted his shoes and wasn’t going to let him past until she got them!  This was going to take a while… When we eventually got into the Mandap, we had a beautiful ceremony conducted by Milanbhai.  I especially loved the moment when Suniti and Yogesh had the verbheri placed over them and they were joined on stage by all their family and friends.  I say every wedding is different and this moment most definitely stood out for me.

We created a collection of beautiful portraits of the couple including an impromptu idea of having them both stand on a 5 foot high tree stump holding coloured flares.  Something a little different in this world of conformity!

And we ended the day just how we started.  A fight over the groom’s shoes (see if you can spot Reena’s hands in the shoe fight picture – #crazy)!  And some extremely tender and loving moments between Suniti and her family as she left with Yogesh.

I hope you enjoy the selection of pictures below and if you would like to see or know more about what I do then please do not hesitate in contacting me.

Fennes - Hindu Wedding

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Venue: Fennes
Videography: Vinay Bhudia
Mandap and Decor: Gayatri Weddings
Wedding Music: Shiv Gopal Music
Priest:  Milan Mehta
Bridal Makeup: Roshni Hair and Makeup

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