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.
We are so excited to share this wedding with everyone hope it serves as inspiration to prospective bride & grooms looking to have a wedding full of glamour, rituals, fun, and warmth for friends and family.
Location: Sheraton Hua Hin, Thailand & Attendees: 250
Event 1: Welcome Dinner & Youngsters Party
Event 2: Mehndi/Sangeet Night
Event 3: Ghari Pooja- (religious ceremony)
Event 4: Wedding
Event 5: Reception
Couture: Shradha picked outfits from several top designers from Bombay/Delhi & Calcutta. Manish Malhotra, Shantanu Nikhil & Sabyasachi were her three main designers for Sangeet/Wedding & Reception.
Shoes: Jimmy Choo, Manolo
Guest Performer @ Sangeet: Sukbir Singh- Flown from Dubai to perform at their sangeet night. He is known as the prince of bhangra in bollywood.
Make-Up Artist: The Diva- Ojas Rajani from Mumbai, the artist behind leading actresses in Bollywood & most importantly the artist behind Miss World, Aishwarya Rai, as she has worked with her on most her recent films. namely, Raavan & a forthcoming film 'Robot'