Hindu Wedding at Braeside in Ballito – Candace + Avi

Candace asked me to be her photographer many moons before her wedding but I wasn’t available. A good while later synchronicity waved it’s wand and a whole series of seemingly random events worked together to make the impossible possible, and the next thing you know I was driving to Ballito to capture their special day! I am so very glad that this alignment happened, as I so enjoyed working with Candace, Avi and their families. Besides this very vital human element, we were blessed with beautiful light like a Bollywood movie and so many other visual treats that get photographers excited! I could tell you about the incredible outfits made with rich fabrics and delicious colours, the crystal encrusted arch, the ornate cake or the incredible flowers …. Instead I will leave you to look at the images and see that this wasn’t just a wedding with pretty decor, it was a wedding with soul.

Avinash and I did not want a traditional Hindu wedding- this was our take on a modern Indian wedding. We wanted our wedding day to be a reflection of who we are. We loved the idea of a garden venue for the ceremony followed by a reception, which allowed us time with our family and friends. We had a two year head start planning our wedding and so had the luxury of finding service providers who we think are not only the best at what they do, but were easy to work with.

Venue: Braeside – www.braesideweddingsandfunctions.co.za – Alicia

Wedding planner: Given my pedantic nature , I was not about to relinquish control, which in retrospect may have not been the best idea. However, things came together beautifully with the help of my very calm and collected mum, my wonderful Master of Ceremonies – Sumeshni and an awesome bunch of ladies : Ianthee, Dhashni, Sivesh and Prashini.

Decor: Ansuyah from Dazzling Events. Ansuyah managed to put together exactly what we wanted. We were truly blown away.

Flowers: Ansuyah from Dazzling Events – 0835552604

Hair: Faeza Moddeen – 0844786046

Make up: Faeza Moddeen – 0844786046

Brides Indian Dress: My mum and I spent a week in India looking for a non-traditional Indian bridal outfit, this was quite a task. Friendship – Mumbai India +912226057801

Brides shoes: Jimmy Choo London

Groom’s Traditional Suit: New Suvera Durban North -031 563 1701

Cake: Zahirah from Cupcake delights who also setup our candy bar – http://cupcakedlights.blogspot.co.uk/ , http://thecandybardurban.blogspot.co.uk/

Music: Pravesh Khelawan Music Productions – www.pkproductions.co.za – 082 746 8998

Videographer: Vishum from Camtech Pictures – www.camtechpictures.co.za – 031 209 8582

Priest: Pundit Panday – 031 269 1075