After a week of festivities at the Sheraton Blue Lagoon, Nisha & Jiten's reception was held at the Dusit - right next to the Sheraton Blue Lagoon Resort. A classic hotel and venue for a couple with the discerning eye. The lush white decor with gorgeous white flowers and candle stands, a candle lit back-drop for the stage, a tall white wedding cake and winter wonderland blue mood lighting made for the perfect finale to one of the most fun weddings we have photographed and filmed over the past few years. With amazing performance from contemporary thai dancers dancing to bollywood songs beginning the evening, it only got better as the night progressed. Followed by a jaw dropping performance, full of energy, by Adnan Sami, who sang a rock version of his superhit song - Lift Kara De. And finally DJ Sharad Bhavnani & Marco made the guests groove to peppy dance numbers into the wee hours. Nisha's perfect off white dress with swarovskis, Jiten's classic black tuxedo, and a battery operated portable fan were perfect for glamour portraits, which we photographed 5 days before the wedding! Again kudos to Adam, Serge, Sasha & Dwiko for all the help and amazing work.
We are so excited to share with you the wedding gallery for Nisha & Jiten! After almost a week of festivities, the day of the wedding was a gorgeous sunny day in Hua Hin all set for a twilight wedding in middle of the infinity pool. Adam, Serge , Dwiko & Sasha were great to work with and we had a blast shooting stills and film with them. The mandap for the wedding was built on the pool and looked spectacular during sunset as the ceremony began. The day started with some remaining Garhi rituals from the night before and the morning ended with Jiten being thrown into the pool [ I have the Kodak moment ( Sasha & I were in the pool waiting for the moment ) - not being shared here ]. Baraat started with a Elephant and Jiten trying to get on the elephant - friends and family danced away - to the tunes being played from a mobile DJ booth - along the back corridor of the resort. Ceremony began at sundown and we witnessed a very gorgeous wedding while listening to the ocean waves. Fireworks and shoe bargaining marked the end of the ceremony and guests were shuttled over to Dusit for the reception [ to be blogged later ]! - The journey begins for Nisha & Jiten - wedding trailer/Same Day Edit coming soon!
We are very excited to share this short trailer of the amazing wedding that Pooja and Mitu had on top of a plexi-glass covered swimming pool at the Eden Roc in Miami. The wedding had amazing decor - contemporary and elegant. All the wedding events were so much fun to shoot - we have not seen such energetic dancing three nights in a row! The emerald green waters of Miami Beach make for a perfect backdrop for the wedding mandap. We would like to thank Pooja and Mitu and their families for all the warm hospitality during the wedding events. Sonal Shah for exquisite planning [ and schedule ]. Susmita patel for the amazing make-up and hair. Kamal Arora for the mouth watering cuisines! And the very very helpful Eden Rock staff. Special thanks to Nami Dadlani for geneorously agreeing to click behind the scenes productions stills for us. Last but not the least, amazing to work with Adam again. Danny and Scott were of great help and nothing would have been possible without their relentless hard work.
A sneak peek into Kunal & Shradha's wedding story. Sid & I had an amazing time filming and photographing with Shradha and Kunal in Thailand. Their families and friends showed great hospitality and it was a priviledge for us to be a part of their wedding festivities and capture their memories. From the day Shradha and Kunal got in touch with us, we knew that capturing their wedding would be a lot of fun and will give us the creative edge we always want. Shradha's impeccable dresses, Mrs Bhagchandani's detailed planning and Kunal and his family's very warm and generous hosting made the entire shoot (days and nights) a lot more fun than it usually is. We started shooting at the Erawan shrine in Bangkok the first day and then went to Wat Arun on day two followed by various other locations and finally we ended up in Hua Hin. A big hug and thank you to Kunal and Shradha!..more to come soon..
Yes, we are back from Thailand ! It's been such an amazing experience & of course we couldn't wait to share some photos that we shot during the wedding extravaganza. This was a major photography/cinematography assignment and that made things a little hectic for us but nevertheless we made it all work & had a ton of fun with Shradha & Kunal and their family and friends. The first thing that got my attention was the culture of speaking so softly and politely. From whatever interaction I had at the hotel with the staff, I noticed everyone was always so warm/friendly and would generally bow to show respect. Of course, we never really knew what to do in return so we would just do the same. Later on we realized it wasn't necessary to do that with everyone. The wedding lasted 4 days and it was a Sindhi Wedding held at the Sheraton Blue Lagoon Resort in Hua Hin. Shradha and Kunal are based out of Dubai. Thus, this was their destination wedding and for us it became one of our favorite weddings to date. This stylish couple/wedding had every glamour and detail we were looking for in a destination wedding. From their invitation cards to their wish tree, everything was very tastefully done. And working with such an amazing couple made this wedding even more special. Both Kunal & Shradha are such a fun loving couple and it never ever felt like work around them (it was more fun than work..although humidity did not help) Destination indian weddings require very detailed planning and proper execution and especially in a place like Hua Hin- where sourcing last minute is always an issue. A lot of the decor pieces/center pieces/accents were flown in from dubai & that itself is quite a daunting task but everything from decor/flowers/lighting etc was arranged & co-ordinated by Mrs Rimjhim Bhagchandani (the mother of the bride), who is also a top event co-odinator in Dubai. Both Kunal and Shradha themselves took upon serious duties as they managed transport for all guests arriving from all over the globe to Bangkok as well take care of room allocations. I have not seen a more dedicated and detail oriented couple. Even with all the preps and planning, they were spending significant amount of time into filming their love story in Bangkok/Hua-Hin as well get getting daylight photos taken early in the morning after staying up all night from their reception.
The wedding story filmed in Los Angeles. August 09
This piece takes us through (in flashes) their wedding journey which was simply a spectacle. Hopefully, the piece does justice to the couple and to the beautiful, glamorous wedding that they had
Sid Ghosh- Production Co-ordinator/Steadicam Operator
Julien Zeitouni - Jib operator
Mili Ghosh- Creative Director/Production Co-ordinator, Camera operator, Editor
A short love story filmed in california about Reshma & Harsheel. This was also filmed with the canon 5D mark II and was showcased on their reception night August 15th at the Langham Resort. Sid & I had very little production time (only two and a half days) but thankfully we managed to complete all the scenes baring a few fillers. Special permission was taken to film at the Long Beach airport. The PR lady was really gracious to let us do a scene without any charge and also to allow permit on very late notice.
The wedding, pre-wedding events, reception was also an incredible experience. We formed some great friendships with the couple..the families and also with vendors. Both the families were incredibly warm and full of life.! the wedding was gorgeous, the reception was a blast.. We couldn't stop ourselves from having fun with everyone. We will soon post trailers/sneak peaks from the actual events. This was simply and incredibly unique, lavish and gorgeous wedding.