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The Wedding Storybooks…The best way to relive your wedding story.

Wedding Storybooks have paved the way to access your wedding day in a social and personally enagaing way.  The photograph is undisputedly the best way engage with friends, families and even strangers. Photographs are not only a memory but

Wedding Storybooks have paved the way to access your wedding day in a social and personally enagaing way.  The photograph is undisputedly the best way engage with friends, families and even strangers. Photographs are not only a memory but also a vehicle to pass on to future generations, so thhey can learn abut their past.

Memorable Muslim weddings in Oslo

Memorable Muslim weddings in Oslo. Working on destination Asian weddings is always a pleasure.  Team & I love working in Oslo, Norway.  We have been photographing there for a good few years, and each time the weddings become bigger

Memorable Muslim weddings in Oslo. Working on destination Asian weddings is always a pleasure.  Team & I love working in Oslo, Norway.  We have been photographing there for a good few years, and each time the weddings become bigger and grander each year. Looking forward to a few this year. Hopefully it won’t be that cold.

Here’s one I captured a couple of years back. The lovely Mehvish & Kuram.

If you are planning a memorable Muslim weddings in Oslo,  and want us to tell your wedding story get in touch using the form on the contact page here have a wedding coming up.

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Oslo pakistanske bryllup. Å jobbe med destinasjoner asiatiske bryllup er alltid en glede. Team & I elsker å jobbe i Oslo, Norge. Vi har fotografert der i noen få år, og hver gang bryllupene blir større og storslått for hvert år. Gleder meg til noen få i år. Forhåpentligvis blir det ikke så kaldt. Her er en jeg fanget for et par år tilbake. Den vakre Mehvish & Kuram. Hvis du planlegger et asiatisk bryllup, og vil at vi skal fortelle bryllupshistorien din ta kontakt ved å bruke skjemaet på kontaktsiden her, kommer et bryllup opp.

 

The Hilton Syon Park host to a amazing Hindu wedding.

Leena and Hamir’s Asian wedding journey with me started around 6 months before the wedding with an engagement shoot in the heart of London. Fast forward one Engagement shoot, three planning sessions later we are at The Hilton Syon

Leena and Hamir’s Asian wedding journey with me started around 6 months before the wedding with an engagement shoot in the heart of London. Fast forward one Engagement shoot, three planning sessions later we are at The Hilton Syon Park.

An early start, and lots of moments to capture, the morning atmosphere was relaxed. Full of joy and anticipation of the day ahead, just as Leena & Hamir had discussed.  The Hindu ceremony was lively and full of charm. The Priest while reading in Sanskrit also translated the ceremony in English, so everyone could understand.

The Hilton Syon Park, is nestled in the grounds of Syon House just slight west of Chiswick.  Syon House lends it self well as a eye catching backdrop for for some emotive portraits. Both on site and off site, and if you time it properly you may be able to get on the sandy beach. The evening reception was electric and contrasted the traditional ceremony of the morning, with a Disney style theme, and the Engagement shoot was shown as a slide show just before they made their entrance into the reception.

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Bedford Gurdwara Hosts Beautiful Sikh Wedding

The Guru Nanak Gurdwara Hosts Beautiful Sikh Wedding in Bedford.   One of the countries hidden gems, this Gudwara is just awe inspiring. The ornate hand crafted stone and marble building hosts many a Sikh Wedding. The  wedding started very

The Guru Nanak Gurdwara Hosts Beautiful Sikh Wedding in Bedford.   One of the countries hidden gems, this Gudwara is just awe inspiring. The ornate hand crafted stone and marble building hosts many a Sikh Wedding.

The  wedding started very early, well for the groom it did, leaving Manchester around 5pm to get to Bedford for 10am. Sukhi. No rest for the bride either she was up and busy at 5am too!  The Milni ( Gathering and meeting of the families) happened out side on a sunny morning.  The purpose of the Milni is for blessing for the day and also to formally introduce the two families to each other. It starts with the parents, then siblings, cousins and then uncles.  But we have seen Milinis that had a list of 30 from each side, luckily not this one.

The ceremony, was elegant and a little emotional at times, but was quite fluid and fast. The Anand kāraj, was followed by a Civil Ceremony. The on to the reception, a short drive away nestled in the Bedfordshire country side.  The reception was what you expected, the bride and groom had a dress change, then joined the guests for drinks, a bit of cake and an the opening of dance floor. Hope you enjoy this little story of the Sikh Wedding in Bedford.

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Top 5 Asian Wedding Photography Tips

We all love a list and we’re working on a few more. But let’s start this going with Top 5 Asian wedding photography tips: Plan, Plan, Plan Have a clear and defined structure of your day. I encourage couples

We all love a list and we’re working on a few more. But let’s start this going with Top 5 Asian wedding photography tips:

Plan, Plan, Plan

Have a clear and defined structure of your day. I encourage couples to start sketching out their plan, this ensures that there is a certain order to the day, which allows for clear defines moments that I can capture.

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Shot List

Have a shot list: As wedding photographers, yes we are amazing, and we do our best to produce awesome wedding photos, but we are not mindreaders. We cannot second guess your exact requirements. Once my clients have booked and confirmed their wedding date. We start to discuss the wedding plans in more details and have a very long conversation about shot lists. I know what I need to capture, to tell the story. However, I still have a conversation about shots with the couple, just to make sure we are on the same page and ask for their specific requirements. That’s when things like these get mentioned. ” my uncle from Canada is coming to the wedding, I need a picture of him” and “can you take a picture of the menu cards, my nieces made those”

Rehearse

Rehearse the key moments of the day. This is common practice at church weddings, where the vicar, walks the couple and family through a practice ceremony so they know what to expect on the day, where people should stand etc. In an ideal world, everyone who is planning an Asian wedding would do this. The rehearsal is important for the key moments so that they are the ones that stay in the wedding book, walking down the aisle, flower girls throwing petals, The wedding ceremony, etc. These if not rehearsed can look messy.

Timings

Keep the family portraits session short, simple so you can focus on having a good time, and making memories, and not just sit on a stage for 4 hours. One of the key focuses of my time on the wedding day is looking for those little stories that make up your wedding. Yes, the “formals” are important too but do you really need 40 group shots. My recommendation to my clients is to-do the key immediate family shots, then do a BIG group shout with all the guests.

Enjoy the day

Have fun. The wedding is a celebration for you to enjoy yourself, so hand over the management of the wedding to someone you can trust on the day. Ideally, a wedding planner who will keep things running smoothly, that was this frees you up to enjoy the day, and to enjoy your hard work in putting the wedding together.

Follow these top 5 Asian wedding photography tips, and I am sure your photographer will deliver you some great wedding pictures. To find out about availability for your wedding date, and to find out more about y services please use the contact form to book a photography advice session or call 07949 250 660.

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Thornton Hall Hotel & Spa Asian Wedding Photographer

The Thornton Hall Hotel & Spa, the perfect backdrop for a Hindu Wedding Ceremony.  Situated in the North West of England, in the Wirrial,  has everything  you need for an awesome wedding.  ( Did we mention that we are

The Thornton Hall Hotel & Spa, the perfect backdrop for a Hindu Wedding Ceremony.  Situated in the North West of England, in the Wirrial,  has everything  you need for an awesome wedding.  ( Did we mention that we are preferred suppliers here  we offer a 10% discount to all weddings held at partner venues)

The bright sunny day brings a positive start to the day. But provides us, photographers with challenge, a technical one. While we look forward to sunny days, we do hope for a little cloud cover.  Why? you will wonder, well the bright light of summers sun is often to harsh, we look for warmer softer tones to make you look your best.

The Barrat arrives with 200 guests dancing to the beat of the Dohl drums. Enjoyed and light breakfast then in to the gardens for a open air ceremony.  Hindu Weddings are long and need to be as the Ceremony has many facets to it, each with its on tradition and meaning.  After the gifts had been exchanged and the Sindoor and Manjal Sutra had been placed, they were married.  After the meet and greet, and  while the guests enjoy their starters we whisk the couple away for some portraits.

 

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TOP 5 TIPS FOR  A MEMORABLE  ASIAN WEDDING

TOP 5 TIPS FOR  A MEMORABLE  ASIAN WEDDING PLANNING Theme it: Choose a unique theme that is personal to you and your partner. Make it as chic, glamorous or as simple as you want.  The best and most memorable

TOP 5 TIPS FOR  A MEMORABLE  ASIAN WEDDING PLANNING

Theme it: Choose a unique theme that is personal to you and your partner. Make it as chic, glamorous or as simple as you want.  The best and most memorable themes are not just based on colors but a concept, an idea.  Some of the ones I have seen in the last month include wild orchards, Disney and the classic regal weddings. But don’t stop there, get your guests to join in the theme by dressing the part!

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Location, Location, Location; Choose the venue wisely. The venue will always set the feel and tone for the wedding. The location, the décor, the ambiance and also the staff. When looking for the ideal venue consider the possibilities to make your event extra special.

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Insta Moments: Surprise at every turn. Let’s face it, wedding season comes with a plethora of weddings, so include a few little surprises in your event to get your wedding trending on social media.

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Refreshing: Instead of the usual soft drink or fizzy pop, try offering your guests a cheeky mocktail. Get a professional mixologist to roll out non-alcoholic versions of Tequila Sunsets, Mojito, Mosco Mule, or even Bellini.

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Keep it Simple:  The key to the best wedding experience is keeping it simple, and make sure that your guests get to enjoy your company.  After all they are there to celebrate your big day.  Keep extra circular activities to a minimum yes you need to keep them occupied, but makes sure they get to share that with you.

There you have it the secrets to Asian wedding planning. Keep these tips in mind and your wedding pictures will be just pukka, but if your still nervous about it just call us and book your Wedding Photography or apply here

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Asian Wedding Photography Grand Connaught Rooms London

The De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms sits on an unimposing street in the heart of London and is spectacular. It stands tall and dominates its surroundings. The ornate interiors add to the opulence of any Asian Wedding. The grand

The De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms sits on an unimposing street in the heart of London and is spectacular. It stands tall and dominates its surroundings. The ornate interiors add to the opulence of any Asian Wedding. The grand staircase leads you to the main hall, through the wooden panelled doors, and you are transported to another era, the high ceilings, the ornate chandeliers and baroque features take your breath away, even for me a photographer who has worked there many times. 

 

Grand Connaught Rooms Asian Wedding

The day started off at ME Hotel Holborn, with a futuristic almost Blade Runner style lobby. A quick few shots of the couple, then off to the Connaught rooms, for more wedding portraits and the wedding reception, where 300 of their friends and family were awaiting their arrival. The drinks flowed and the party was well underway, with a very relaxed entrance by the newlyweds and their parents. The speeches were short, succinct and side-splitting. The dance routine by the close friends of the newlyweds was a double treat. Then the big dance-off, Team Bride v Team Groom. An epic battle ensued with legendary dance-offs by the dads! This was the climax to momentous week of celebrations & ceremonies. now to kick back and enjoy. Oh and the dancing bride… well just scroll down and see.

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Prital & Kirtan

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Luton & Bedfordshire Asian Wedding Photography

St Albans & Luton Asian Wedding don’t get much awesome than this.   An early start as always.  For the photographer this means getting to the venue early to capture the arrival of the guests to the registry office in

St Albans & Luton Asian Wedding don’t get much awesome than this.   An early start as always.  For the photographer this means getting to the venue early to capture the arrival of the guests to the registry office in St Albans.  Photographing the steady arrival of guests sets the scene for the wedding book. The candid and relaxed pictures are essential in illustrating the mood. The short ceremony included a reading from a friend. One of the more emotive moments of the ceremony was the three empty seats, which had reserved placed on them with the names of those who had passed away.

Post ceremony, the organising  of the wedding party  for the formal groups is always challenging. Wandering uncles, and misplaced aunties always take time to find.  After 20 mins, we managed to get the formals done.  Then off to the old Nunnery in St Albans for the wedding portraits. The crumbling walls, blue sky’s and late afternoon light were  the perfect combination for stunning pictures.

After the shoot, the groom sped of in his sports car, and we were left with the bride. So we crammed her and her dress in the small jeep and headed off to Luton, the couples home to get ready for part two of the day.

The low key ceremony in St Albans gave way to the glamorous and more opulent evening reception. The bride collected by a limousine with her family, arrived majestically at the Meridian Grand, London. Greeted by 500 guests, we were in for a Big ole Asian Wedding.  This is what a St Albans & Luton Asian Wedding feels like.

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