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Classic in California: Beautiful Wedding Shoot

I simply can’t get over these beautiful images from a post wedding shoot by Lin and Jirsa in UCSD, California. Shehzad and Neena look stunning and their outfits are perfect for this wedding shoot. Neena’s bridal lehenga with its magenta border and delicate encrusted stones, along with Shehzad’s smart suit with a matching magenta pocket square bring a touch of classic to California.

Lin and Jirsa’s photography speaks for itself and strikes a delightful balance between creative, crisp, romantic and fun. They are known for creating a comfortable environment for a wedding shoot, where personalities and affection come across effortlessly in the images, as seen in Shehzad and Neena’s poses.

All images courtesy: Lin & Jirsa

Shehzad and Neena Wedding - Photography by Lin and Jirsa

Shehzad and Neena Wedding - Photography by Lin and Jirsa

Shehzad and Neena Wedding - Photography by Lin and Jirsa

Shehzad and Neena Wedding - Photography by Lin and Jirsa

Shehzad and Neena Wedding - Photography by Lin and Jirsa

For more Indian wedding inspiration and insight, sprinkled with a spoon of humour, read about our famous wedding stereotypes!

Indian Wedding Couples: Special Moments Captured Creatively

Gone are the days where the bride and groom’s portrait photos are captured in a standardised manner, against a plain coloured backdrop. Wedding photographers these days have mastered the art of photography to another level, capturing Indian wedding couples in exotic destinations and fairytale settings, and even reminiscent of Bollywood movie scenes.

In fact, theres is no limit to a photographers creativity and the images below captured by Monir Ali proves just this. These images of Indian wedding couples is a breath of fresh air and hopefully you are inspired for your own wedding shoot!

A further tip to Indian wedding couples for their glamour photos is to coordinate their ensembles with one another, so that there is unity in the photographs, such as shown in the images below. Don’t their Indian wedding ensembles look stunning!

All images courtesy: Monir Ali photography

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Closeup couples photo by Monir Ali


Indian Wedding Pictures – The Simple & Striking

Photographer Monir Ali infuses a touch of simplicity, sophistication and subtle romance in his Indian wedding pictures. Playing with shadows, silhouettes and lighting, Monir creates a stunning effect that you cannot help but admire. What makes these Indian wedding pictures especially striking is the emphasis on the sky backdrop and the unity of the Indian wedding couples. For couples that are looking to make their Indian wedding pictures memorable, it is important to remember that they do not need to over the top. It is in fact the minimal details in Indian wedding pictures that turn the simple into the striking.

Image courtesy: Monir Ali photography

Wedding Silhouette Photography by Monir Ali Wedding Sunset Photography by Monir Ali

Alternate Ideas for Indian Weddings

This guest post is written by Amreeta Sagoo from curlyneedle.blogspot.co.uk

For all you quirky wonderful people out there, your wedding day is not only the biggest day of your life but, a day packed full of amazing non traditional rituals. Yes you heard correctly, non-traditional is defiantly a new and upcoming trend and is the way to go in order to create a wedding to remember.

Indian weddings amongst all are known for being big, colourful, and spectacular. So why not inject some fun aspects of yourself into your own wedding, to create the wedding of your dreams.

You only get married once, so why not be different! If you are looking for some inspiration say no more! Here are 15 alternative wedding ideas.

1) Personalised wedding favours

Personalised Wedding Favours

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2) Have a dessert bar

Dessert Bar

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3) Have a photo booth

Photo booth

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4) Throw fresh flowers instead of confetti

Fresh Flowers

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5) Have a memory table including old photographs of family

Old Family Photographs

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6) Have a button bouquet

Button Bouquet

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7) Give out marriage advice cards for guests to fill out

Marriage Advice Cards

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8) Frame your seating plan

Framed Seating Plan

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9) Write facts about yourself

Wedding Fun Facts

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10) Have a kids table

Kids Table

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11) Give out a wedding CD

Wedding CD

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12) Frame your table numbers

Framed Table Numbers

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13) Hang fresh flowers to decorate

Hanging Fresh Flowers

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14) Give out free dancing shoes

Free Dancing Shoes

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15) Have a popcorn stand

Popcorn Stand

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Hope I have provided you with some inspiration. Be sure to check out my blog where I talk about everything under the sun. Next week I’ll be back to talk about alternative guest book ideas.

Indian weddings are slowly but surely seeking inspiration from a wide range of sources and are no longer confined to traditional ideas. It is all about embracing the extraordinary, or even merging traditional with contemporary elements for Indian weddings that will be remembered for years to come! Amidst all the stress of planning Indian weddings, with these alternate wedding ideas, you will be able to have a bit of fun and get in touch with your creative roots to plan an event that is truly spectacular. These memorable ideas for Indian weddings will be remembered not only by your loved ones but also your wedding guests.

Indian Wedding Traditions: An Artistic Delight

Indian wedding traditions have changed immensely over the past few years from traditional weddings to jetsetting to exotic luxury destination weddings. Not only has the horizon of Indian wedding destinations expanded, but so have all the elements around it such as Indian wedding attire, wedding decor and intricate details such as wedding cakes.

Now who doesn’t like wedding cakes! Especially when they are six tiers or so high, set on a bed of roses with stunning lighting. Indeed, Indian wedding traditions are changing and are being taken to the next level by adopting bits and pieces of the Western elements of weddings. Romantic, royal and splendid are some of the words which float to mind when describing Indian wedding cakes.

Indians do not merely look at an Indian wedding cake as a scrumptious delight, but with the evolution of Indian wedding traditions, it is also considered a significant part of the stunning wedding decorations. Further, Indian wedding cakes are also seen as the spectacular highlight of a wedding, with all eyes set on the couple during the cake cutting ceremony.

Below is a stunning shot from a royal Qatari wedding by Jacob and Pauline photography. More than capturing a moment, Jacob and Pauline’s passion is to capture beautiful memories forever.

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Below are more breathtaking images of Indian wedding cakes that take Indian wedding traditions to the next level:

Red and white wedding cake
Red and white wedding cake with intricate detailing
Purple and gold brocade cake
Purple and gold brocade wedding cake
Stunning orange and pink stage set up
Stunning orange and pink stage set up

Pre-wedding shoot inspiration for Indian brides and grooms

There is nothing more exciting than a pre-wedding shoot, as a gateway to release all the stress up to the wedding day planning! Freelance photographer based in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India, Vijeta Shrivastava‘s philosophy behind her photography is to capture only that which is exceptional to the human eye and no doubt, her photography is a stunning palette of special moments.

Below, Vijeta beautifully captures an adorable couple in various outdoor scenarios! The photographs have an overall fun and natural vibe, and the photographs really capture the love between the couple in creative ways. I especially love the use of the boards with the tongue-in-cheek phrases.

A tip for Indian brides and grooms for their pre-wedding photography is to look and behave absolutely natural, as this is where the magic will happen! For all the Indian brides out there, don’t feel like you need to overdo it for your pre-wedding shoot, as all the glitz and glamour will be captured during your wedding photoshoots. So take a deep breath, and enjoy your special behind the scene moments before the wedding frenzy begins!

The bride below is seen wearing a simple, elegant peach anarkali and the groom is seen wearing a striking grey suit. For Indian brides wondering what to wear for the pre-wedding shoot, my recommendation would be to coordinate an outfit depending on the venue and perhaps the theme of the shoot. Once you know this basic information, you can let your ideas run wild! For the meantime, you can seek inspiration from these stunning moments captured by Vijeta Shrivastava:

An adorable bride and groom collage
An adorable bride and groom collage
And she said yes!
And she said yes!
Time to celebrate with sweets!
Time to celebrate with sweets!
Happily ever after
Happily ever after…
Let's do it the Titanic way!
Let’s pose the Titanic way!

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If you are feeling extra helpful, you could always give some wedding advice by providing a list of your wedding suppliers as well as top tips for brides. There’s no doubt that you have gained a lot of knowledge in the area of wedding planning, so why not take out a few minutes to guide other brides in need!