After working with Jatin and Vanessa for their pre-wedding shoot, civil wedding and reception (in Brighton) and the bride and groom’s Gujarati wedding vidhi’s, the day arrived all too quickly for us cover the Indian photography and videography of their wedding day. It was dry, warm and the sun was out. The venue was Walsall Town Hall near Birmingham, in the West Midlands. Its architecture is full of charm with lovely woodwork, carvings and paintings, and the wedding hall provided a lovely backdrop for this special wedding. Guests started to arrive early, dressed in the most gorgeous sarees and suits. While the bride was adding the finishing touches to her make-up, the groom’s party arrived in two coaches from Brighton and Hove, East Sussex. They made their way to the wedding hall singing and dancing to the beats of the dhol. Jatin received a warm welcome and was escorted to the wedding mandap by Vanessa’s family. The maharaj commenced the Gujarati wedding vidhi (ceremony) and before long, the beautiful bride Vanessa made her grand entrance. The Indian wedding ceremony was not just about rituals, there was lots of fun, laughter and even some tears along the way.
We have loved every minute of working with Jatin, Vanessa and their families, and it really hasn’t felt like work at all! We have to admit that we were sad when the celebrations were over as we really enjoyed our time with both families and their friends and in true Gujarati style, it took us sometime to say our goodbye.