Asian wedding photography is very fascinating to me and the wedding of Bansri and Nic was simply amazing. They are a lovely couple, we met through my husband as they all work together in the same company. Bansri is suche a lovely person, reserved and calm but with clear ideas about what she wanted for her big day. Bansri and Nic got married in Hare Krishna Temple as Bansri family is Hindu and for this tradition they chose to get married at beautiful Bhaktivedanta Manor, which was donated from last Beatles George Harrison.
Before the big day we did our pre-wedding shoot at our home studio in Wimbledon and had a chat about the last few details of their wedding day.
I coould not wait to see the Temple as Bansri told me how beautiful and peaceful the location was, so I had great expectations about it. My assistant Daniela and I went to get some pictures of Bansri getting ready at home, where I met her sister Trusha and her brother Mitul. Mum Roopa was having her make up done too while dad Bashker was getting the car ready to go to the temple. The Hennè on Bansri’s hand and feet was beautifully done the day before and her dress was all sparkle and details. The make up artist Neeti did a great job with the make up too.
Nic’s parents Dianne and Vincent came over from Australia to take part of their son’s wedding, having a little chat with them I found out they were very excited to see the ceremony at the Temple. Bansri and Nic were then going to have another reception in Australia, with Nic’s family, after their honeymoon.
Bansri and her family had a small private ceremony called Ganesh puja where Bansri answered questions and had to chant Mantras in Sanskrit following the direction of the registrar; it was very fascinating as for tradition she had to throw rice and petals as offers to a gold statue which are then blessed and mean good auspicious.
The proper ceremony lasted for one and half hour and I loved it: I could defined it very poetic and full of symbols and promises other than the ordinary exchange of vows and rings.
Following the ceremony at the Temple Bansri and Nic had their Wedding Reception at the Holiday Inn in Elstree; while they went to get get change in their evening dress we snapped around friends and family.
Speeches were funny and many of us laughed a lot, especially when Nic’s father told the story about Nic’s car and the colour he wanted it to be…:)
First Dance was brilliant…well, I guess pictures talked for themselves! Lighting was just perfect mixed up our video light with the DJ set up gave us the opportunity to shot one of my favourite picture of the day.
We wish all the best to Bansri&Nic, we really enjoyed being part of their day and we are sure they will make a great couple as husband and wife. Hopefully Bansri will invite us for dinner as the the food we had on the day was one of the best dinner of the year!!