I love photographing Hindu weddings. They inspire every single one of my senses with all the delicious colour and bling, the rich smell of incense, the incredible fabrics of saris and the intricate symbolic rituals. I love the way families are woven together and the deep sense of culture, tradition and spirituality that touch every part of each ceremony. This was the first Hindu wedding where I shot the Mendhi, Hurdhi and the wedding day and although it was a huge challenge from a technical and physical point of view it was an unforgettable experience. Shene and family welcomed us into their home like old friends and I felt so inspired by their closeness and the love that they share with each other.
Shene and Kavish I loved getting to know you over those three days and I am so very glad that you picked me to capture your wedding extravaganza! It really was unforgettable. Wishing you lots of love and luck for your new journey together as husband and wife, you are going to make very good looking children!!
And now for a few words and the credits from the bride
Our wedding day was everything I could have hoped for and more! The build-up to the day was filled with lots of running around, but it would never have come together as beautifully as it did without the help of our family. It was a whirlwind of emotions which I could never have prepared for, but created a lifetime of memories with the people we love the most. But best of all, this day finally meant that I got to marry my best friend!
Venue: Coastlands Umhlanga Hotel | Happy Phiri – 031 514 6502
Decor: Koogan Pillay Set Design | Sabashni Pillay
Flowers: Kogie’s Florist | Thasie – 084 771 0011
Hair: Keshini Moodley | 082 786 2338
Make up: Neil Ramautar
Mehndi: Amazing Grace Bridal | Dipti Nathoo |
Cake: The Baking Room Durban | Sarisha – 062 307 2054
Wedding favours: Macroons by Daniela’s Deliciously Decadent | Daniela Dotan
Jelebi Dessert: Kara Nichhas Vegetarian Restaurant
Snacks and Pickles: Tease Your Tastebuds
Photobooth: Blonde Zulu Photography | Mo Heine
Music: Audio Sensations | DJ Santosh Maharaj – 083 335 1550
Videographer: Brand New Day Imaging | Dave Atkinson – 031 207 2816
Priest:Pundit Shane Maharaj | 082 868 1297
Catering (Mehndi and Hurdee): Indian Delights Catering | Divesh – 082 493 4037
Invitation: Fushcia Wedding Stationery | Janet – 076 706 8594