Durban Hindu Wedding – Sunira + Avi

Sunira is one heck of a catch. Not only is she gorgeous to look at, she is also a medical doctor who is currently studying her MBA! Avi her new husband is also blessed with good dollop of good looking and a mighty fine brain. Brains and beauty are fine attributes but its peoples hearts that I am most interested in and these two have alot of heart! They are a couple who aren’t afraid to grab life by the horns and these are my best kind of people.

I was so looking forward to shooting their wedding after our first proper meeting, and then a few weeks before the big day I broke my collar bone and bashed my head after falling off my bike. Sunira took it all in her stride, and her calm and gentle attitude and confidence in my ability was all the inspiration I needed to get through the day. I have always loved shooting Hindu weddings and it was so easy to be engrossed in the moment with all the colour, ritual and love that was part and parcel of their wedding that I soon forgot about my injury.

Sunira and Avi thank you for being so incredibly patient with me. Thanks for your kindness. Thanks for your smiles and thanks for picking me to shoot your big day.

And now for a few words from the bride …..

Indian weddings are known for their stress and are an enormous task to take on for anyone but I was lucky enough to have my amazing groom by my side through all the planning,meetings and running around between Durban and Johannesburg. He’s truly my rock and managed to keep me sane through this process!
That being said I have to thank our amazing suppliers, planning a wedding from a different city can really only be done with an amazing team around that you trust completely. Special thanks must go to Jayshree Harie of Eastern elegance who became more family than supplier to Avish and I throughout this process especially with the gale force winds that showed up on our wedding day! Thank you Mama Jay for handling all the hiccups so well and leaving us with an amazing ceremony and reception. To my family-old and new, thanks for the lobe you’ve given us and the memories!
Lastly,a special thank you to Jax, Lex and Jade.No one watching you work would have known about the injury and everything you were going through, thank you so much for adding your special brand of magic to our big day.

Venue: Collisheen Estate, The Boma garden and reception venue

Wedding planner: Amanda from Collisheen handled the days coordination beautifully

Wedding MC: Ravin Jankhi

Reception MC: Rahul Brijnath

Decor: Jayshree Harie from Eastern Elegance M: 082 972 2760
W: 031 262 0353

Flowers: Decor flowers arranged by Eastern Elegance

Brides bouquet: Floral creations by Kish

Garlands: Manjula Bhoola
W: 0312085425

Hair and make-up: Neil Ramotaur and team
C: Keshini-0827862338

Rangoli: The wonderful Ashika from SA Rangoli
C: 0824467230 On Facebook: SA Rangoli

Brides Dress: Nu-Saveera
W:031 563 1701

Jewellery by the incredible team at Vijay Shah Jewelers
W: 082 789 6062

Mendhi by Radha Krishna Mendhi
C: 073 955 5543

Bride Shoes; Cape Robbin

Groom’s Suit: B Gangaram Tailors

Wedding Cake: The Baking room

Bride and groom entrance (Russom Chowki) : Pravesh Khelawan

Live garden entertainment: Shanjeet Teeluk
C: 0837758947

Dancers: The amazing Iqraam Rahim and his team from Rampage Dance Company C:0712372900

Sound and reception music: Dj Vishal of AC Vibes

Videographer: Heartistic

Priest: Pundit DH Maharaj


  1. Babs Brijmohun on February 2, 2017 at 3:44 am

    The fairytale wedding of 2016. Sunira you looked awesome. Very very beautiful. Avi- what can I say about you. You are the greatest. Stunning couple terrific wedding. Thanks guys.

  2. Avish on February 2, 2017 at 4:14 am

    Amazing pictures Jax! We knew you wouldn’t dissapoint, but these are truly incredible!

  3. vashini babulal on February 2, 2017 at 6:29 am

    wow – just magical – such fantastic memories with the perfect pics taken.
    Out of this world wedding and thanks to Jacki for capturing the PICS TO PERFECTION.

    Suni and Avi you are def the perfect couple – all the best in the future -we love you guys.

  4. sunira rugnath on February 2, 2017 at 6:47 am

    Absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much Jacki 😍 we love each and every one!

  5. Ashika Rabikrisson-Ramdin on February 2, 2017 at 6:53 am

    A truly unique and stunningly beautiful wedding experience Avi and Suni. Your pictures are indeed as beautiful as every aspect of your wedding celebrations were, from start to end. Team Jacki – amazing work guys. Congratulations again Suni and Avi, may your marriage be blessed with love and happiness always.

  6. Rakesh on February 2, 2017 at 10:03 am

    Amazingly stunning guys. Wish u guys all the luck.

    Rakesh Mama

  7. Refleksyjni on February 5, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    Oh wow, these were worth getting out of bed for! Amazing work!

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