Indian Weddings are known for their rich rituals and extravagant parties. Both the bride and her groom wear very gorgeous clothes during each of the events. Their guests attending the wedding are often dressed up to the nines too! Brides usually wear red colors for their Wedding Ceremony, but for the other events, there is no rules as far as colors go.
One of their most important events is the Hennah day, where all the ladies get to participate and get Henna patterns all over their hands, or arms if they desire. Swati began her wedding celebrations with Pithi, in which she wore a vivid yellow and orange outfit... her lashes were definitely a point of distraction for me as a photographer... look how beautiful she looked!
Later on that same day, we got to celebrate another one of her events, her Grah Shanti. This is an event that prepares her and her family members spiritually for the big day, and this time she wore blue and red as the rest of her family.
Then on the second day, we started the day very early in the morning, to catch her on her last couple of make up touches. It's more often than not, that our couples have a First Look before the wedding ceremony begins. For Swati + Ankur, they weren't too lucky with the weather as you can tell from this first picture. So we decided to have their First Look at their ceremony room. We really loved the feeling of re enacting that moment, when he first sees her walking down the isle. There was no one in the room, so it felt like an intimate moment for the two of them. It was rather special and a great idea for a rainy morning.
Look at the gorgeous mundap.. it was just the perfect scenario to have their First Peek to each other.
Their bridal party made sure the rain didn't stop them from having fun on their wedding day. These guys were the reason why we had such a great time with this couple!
Fair enough.. the rain stopped in the afternoon, and we got to photograph sneak out of their Cocktail Hour with these two for a couple of pictures under a beautiful sunset.
Congratulations to our beautiful Swati + Ankur! We are so so thankful to have couples like you in our book of memories!