Mumbai Indian Wedding | Bhavya & Prathik
"Being Photographers ourselves, finding the right team was no small task. We considered a lot of options nationally and internationally. We strictly believe in connecting with out clients and were looking for the same in our photographers. And then we met, Into Candid Photography, a husband and wife team, who are amazing people to begin with and they shared the same approach to wedding photography like us. They made it a point to know us well before our wedding and they befriended us. Now we have great memories our wedding but more so, we have two really great friends for life. Thank you guys."
We knew this wedding would be a special one as we share similar stories. To begin with, Bhavya & Prathik met through photography, just like us. 'We’re so grateful to this art form for giving us so much in life', they say. The first ever shoot they did involved a boat ride and had them discussing how morbid Romeo and Juliet was. And then it all began. Their friendship developed because of their love for travel, photography, dance, movies, philosophy and everything else in between.
Bhavya & Prathik say, 'We realised how similar we were in ways it mattered, and how different we were in the ways we lacked individually. Eventually, we just concluded that we had found the person we were looking for. All along while we were complaining about lack of viable partners to each-other, we had fallen in love.’
They hosted their Mehendi, Sangeet & Reception at the Westin Hotel, Mumbai. The vibe they chose for Mehendi was Festive which lead to the concept of Fiesta. Bright, happy & colourful. It was an outdoor event in a gorgeous setup. Bhavya looked lovely in her self designed outfit.
Their Engagement/ Sangeet evening was an extension of the Mehendi. It was a fun evening with Ring exchange, cake cutting, some speeches followed by an open dance floor.
Bhavya & Prathik chose to get married at The Iskcon Temple, Juhu. This venue will always be close to our heart as we got married here as well two years ago. They wanted an intimate wedding with their closest family & friends. They zeroed down on Iskcon as the wedding venue as they are a union of two different communities. Both of them didn’t want the pressure of performing every ritual from both the cultures and accidentally missing out on a few and upsetting their families. Hence they chose to go the Vedic way which is the basic Hindu ceremony. They dressed the way they would have in their individual cultural community wedding. Bhavya looked beautiful in a Manglorean saree & Prathik looked dapper in a Gujarati sherwani.
Some piece of advice from the couple to those getting married soon: Take your time to plan it all out. Even if it’s a small wedding, even if it is in a short period of time. It’s going to be your day. Lots of things are going to go wrong whilst you plan and on the day of, but keeping your cool through it all and looking at the big picture is important, you are going to be spending the rest of your lives together. And as Photographers and now as clients, we sincerely advice you to not skimp out on your photographers for the wedding, because you might have the best of everything from venue to decor to food to clothes, but if you don’t have the right kind of people capturing all the memories, what is the point of spending that much money on everything else? So please, have photographers and film makers on the top of your priority list.
We consider ourselves so blessed to get the opportunity to work with such amazing people. Bhavya & Prathik, thank you for trusting us with this. You guys are wonderful. Moving onto to some of our favourite frames from those two days.
Mehendi & Sangeet Decor: The Wedding Factory
Wedding Decor: Prahlad Decorator
Bride's Outfit: HASH, Shantanu & nikhil, Geetanjali Silks
Groom's Outfit: Mukti Tibrewal
Bridal MUA: Pooja Dhakan, Juhi
Groom's Hair: Javed Sheikh