I am very excited to be able to share the wedding of Preeti and Niraj by Sachi Anand Photography with you. Their wedding was a vibrant and colourful affair surrounded by luscious green gardens that made for a spectacular setting and resulted in some truly gorgeous photos.
Preeti wore a stunning pink and white lehenga, while Niraj looked dapper in a blue sherwani. The photos of the happy couple against the colourful flowers in the gardens creates a lovely dreamy aesthetic.
Some artistic photography techniques are employed by Sachi Anand Photography to focus in on the couple and small details in the wedding venue.
Website link: http://www.sachianandphotography.com/
Here are some gorgeous photos from Preeti and Niraj’s Indian wedding ceremony, which were taken by Sachi Anand Photography. The beautiful photos perfectly capture the emotions of the bride, groom and bridesmaid, showcase their beautiful outfits and the room the venue where the ceremony took place. All this is achieved through a mixture of posed and candid photos.
Preeti’s stunning red lehenga is brilliantly coordinated with the venue decor and Niraj’s dark red dupatta unites the happy couple. I am a total sucker for those more natural, seemingly private moments, so the shot of Preeti and Niraj in the wedding car that shows Preeti’s wistful and happy expression is a real standout for me. Similarly the photo of Preeti and her brides is absolutely wonderful because the look of joy on all their faces is so contagious.
See more from Sachi Anand Photography: http://www.sachianandphotography.com/
Every bride wants to look her very best on her wedding day. However, with the plethora of Indian bridal looks available to choose from, selecting what works best for you becomes very difficult. This is where makeup professionals come in. A good makeup artist can ensure that a bride looks effortlessly beautiful and positively radiant.
Timsi Malhotra from TM’s Makeup Artistry is one such person who has made it her life’s work to ensure that all brides walk in to their special day with confidence and more beautiful than ever. Having worked for the last 9 years as a Makeup & Hair Design Specialist in three different countries, Timsi has a huge amount of experience in the field of bridal makeup. She has multiple professional qualifications and enjoys nothing more that enhancing the looks and features of her clients.
Over the years, she has worked with several beautiful brides, helping to enhance their best features. Below are some of the wonderful South Asian bridal looks she has created.
This authentic summer bridal look with bold red lips and rose blush is embellished with glitter & gold. Contoured face and false long lashes enhance the features of the bride and complete the look.
This bold bridal look comes with semi smokey eyes and cherry red lips. A high arched brow and well defined nose add perfection to the look.
This close-up view shows an intensely made up eye with glitter and gold and green shades. This look might work perfectly for henna night depending on the personal taste of the bride!
Another beautiful look with enhanced eyes, the high bouffant adds a great creative dimension to the look.
This royal bridal look with soft smoked eyes and bright pink lips looks splendid. Paired with a classy twist on an updo, this elegant look is perfect for the stylish bride.
See more of TM’s Make Up Artistry: http://www.tmsmakeup.com/
One of the most important events in a person’s life, a wedding lays the foundation of the family building process. Owing to its importance, weddings are generally grand and extravagant affairs. Asian weddings in particular are very traditional with lots of rituals and customs that go along with it.
Being the symbol of commitment to one’s partner, wedding days are certainly special and are cherished for a lifetime. To make these memories extra special and unforgettable, wedding photography is a must have for the occasion. Wedding photographs makes for a beautiful reminder of the wonderful day in a couple’s life. It is therefore important to choose one’s wedding photographer wisely and with great thought.
Studio Nine is one company that has great experience in the coverage of a wedding ceremony, particularly Asian weddings. A master at capturing wedding ceremonies, Studio Nine has worked with the best wedding planners around the world to capture the best wedding photos.
Studio Nine Photography and Cinematography has talented artists such as Zach Blum and Ryan Young and the company is flourishing in the field of wedding photography. For Zach, there is no greater thrill than capturing one of the most special days of a person’s life and making it everlasting. Aside from being an accomplished photographer, Zach also moonlights as the studio’s production manger. As for Ryan who has been with Studio Nine for the last two years, he is not only an experienced travel photographer but also brings his unique talent of emotional imagery to the table.
It can be rightfully said that Studio Nine is a master at photography of Asian weddings and are a big hit with Asian brides and grooms!
See more of Studio Nine Photography’s work: http://www.studionine.com/
While it is lovely to have photos of your Indian wedding, your Indian wedding events and of all your friends and family in attendance, you do of course want good quality photos of you and your significant other.
Indian wedding photographers do always make time for this, by slotting in a few through your celebrations, it can be tricky to really get the two of you on your own long enough to get those all important shots. In addition, you of course do not want to miss out on any of the action because you’ve been outside having a photoshoot, while your friends and family are inside laughing and dancing the night away.
To get around this problem, many couples decide to have pre or post wedding photoshoots so that you have the flexibility to go round to different locations to find the best settings and range of poses that look both natural and cinematic.
The best thing about a private Indian wedding photoshoot away from the wedding festivities is that plenty of time can be taken to experiment, find the best angles and get a variety of shots that you can then sit down and pick through to get your favourite. This practice also means that a weight is lifted because on your wedding day you are not so worried about getting the perfect shot of you and your significant other, but can instead enjoy yourself and the Indian wedding photographer can focus on getting those candid shots which depict the atmosphere of your wedding.
Another great thing about a pre and post Indian wedding photoshoot is that it gives you a great excuse to get dressed up in all your finery and so allows you to recycle your wonderful outfits.
All of the above photos have been taken by the extremely talented Sachi Anand Photography. To see more great work from them check out their website: http://www.sachianandphotography.com/
The happy couple in these photos are Shivani and Niral. Shivani’s fabulous hair, makeup and draping were done by bridal stylist Sonia C. You can find my post about Sonia’s henna tattoos here: http://bigfatasianwedding.com/2016/09/7319/
Once you have found your perfect Asian wedding venue(s), you can then start to plan how to make it your own. How you separate your wedding from the 100s of other weddings being held at that venue over the year is through your Asian wedding decor, so it is important to think carefully about what you want.
If you have been dreaming about your wedding since you were little, then it is safe to assume that you have a pretty good idea of what you want. Of course though, when it comes to an Asian wedding, you don’t just have the wedding ceremony and reception to think about, you also have the sangeet, mehendi and haldi. Therefore, as with so many parts of organising a big fat Asian wedding, it can be extremely useful to look through photos to give you an idea of the sort of thing you like and feel you would like to create at each of your wedding events. Additionally, being able to speak to event planners and decor specialists can make the world of difference, and can help transform your dream wedding into reality.
As the saying goes, the devil is in the details and no detail is too big or small when it comes to your big fat Asian wedding. Whether you know exactly what you’re looking for or have absolutely no idea, don’t panic – being able to choose your Asian wedding venue decor, either with the help of a specialist company like Raman and Raveen or by sitting down with your spouse and browsing through hundreds of photos – is one of the best parts of planning a wedding.
R&R Event Rentals, Decor and Design: www.RamanAndRaveen.com
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Following on from my last post on Aria Film, here are some more gorgeous videos. Hopefully these Indian wedding videos can help you decide whether you too would like to have your wedding filmed. It is important to consider the style of the videos and if you like their cinematic nature, or if you want something more home video-esque. Of course you may feel that going down the Indian wedding film route is not for you and you’d rather just have photos of your special day(s).
See more Aria Fine Art Films: http://evpvideography.net/
I keep getting asked by my friends, family and of course clients about the different shops in London where they can shop for Indian clothes. After doing research each time, and replying to all of them separately, I decided that it is time to make a comprehensive list of stores to shop Indian clothes in London.
This is an evolving list where I am going to keep adding the shops as I discover more, but for the moment represents everything I know about London. If I missed out your store and you would like to get included, please get in touch with me and I’ll be happy to add you to the list.
The list has been divided by broader London areas for convenience. And I have not included any online stores in this list – there might be a separate post about this!
- North London
- Sonas Hauta Couture: 48 Ealing Rd, Wembley HA0 4TQ
- Krishna Sarees: 107-109 Ealing Rd, Wembley HA0 4BP
- Variety Silk House: 148-152 Ealing Rd, Wembley HAO 4PY
- Hema Thakorlal: 57 Warren Rd, Neasden, London, NW2 7NH
- Noor Fashion: 34 Mount Dr, Harrow, HA2 7RP
- West London
- Jaan Bridal: 1st Floor, 8 The Broadway, Southall, UB1 1PS
- Omega Bridal: 31 The Broadway, Southall, UB1 1JY
- Traditions: 36 The Broadway, Southall, UB1 1PT
- Shringar: Unit 2, 44-50 The Broadway, Southall, UB1 1QB
- Prathana London: First Floor, 49a The Broadway, Southall, UB1 1JY
- Omega Designer Studio: 68A The Broadway, Southall, UB1 1QD
- Sequinze: 75 The Broadway, Southall, UB1 1LA
- Parampara Designer: 79 The Broadway, Southall, UB1 1LA
- South London
- Khushbu Fashions: 147 Upper Tooting Road, London SW17 7TJ
- Prachy Creations: 101-103 Upper Tooting Road, London SW17 7TW
- Saiqa Majeed London: 240 Upper Tooting Road, London SW17 7EX
- East London
- Cuckoo Fashion: 207 Whitechapel Rd, London E1 1DE
- Okay International Saree Store: 259 Whitechapel Rd, London E1 1DB
- RDC London: 187 Ilford Ln, Ilford, Town Centre IG1 2RT
- Khwaab London: 52 Plashet Grove, London E6 1AE
- Mahir :230 Green St, London E7 8LE
- Raishma: 33, East Shopping Centre, 232-236 Green St, London E7 8LE
- Daminis: 277A Green St, London E7 8LJ
- Geeta Arts: 271 Green St, London E7 8LJ
- Bombay Looks: 162-164 Green St, London E7 8JT
- Bizaz Collection: 256-267 Whitechapel Road, London, E1 1BY
- Central London
- O’nitaa: 16 Glentworth St, London NW1 5PG
- Aashni + Co: 47 Ledbury Rd, London W11 2AA
- Chennai Store: 24 Marischal Road, London, SE13 5LG
- Indian Summer: 624C Fulham Rd, London, SW6 5RS
- Outskirts of London
- Ali Outfits: 32 Monument Road, Woking, GU21 5LT
- Diya: Selbourne Road, Luton, LU4 8NU
- Memsaab Boutique: 122-124 Bury Park Rd, Luton, LU1 1HE
- Rani Fashions: 142 – 144 Dunstable Rd, Luton LU1 1EW
- Rivaaj: 55 Waller Avenue, Luton LU4 9RP
- Mona Vora UK: Unit G, Queens Road, Barnet, Herts EN5 4DJ
- Your Dazi London: 70 Barrington Rd, Bexleyheath DA7 4UW