Hindu wedding photography at Manor of Groves-Essex.
There’s a beautiful feeling that you get at Indian weddings that is hard to replicate, each one uniquely colourful and filled with character than the last. I remember the first time I spoke to Hansa, the excited bride from London who was looking forward to marrying Nilesh, the love of her life. The wedding took place at the Manor of Groves, Essex. This idyllic hotel is located in the middle of Hertfordshire’s lovely countryside, while also easily accessible to all guests no matter how they were arriving. The Georgian Manor House provided the perfect backdrop for this colorful occasion. The reception room filled out quickly on the day of the wedding, calming guests with a splendid view of lush gardens. The weather was a bit stormy but not enough to dampen the cheery mood.
The wedding venue was exquisitely designed to showcase the richness of Indian culture and the couple’s preferences. You could tell that Nilesh was over the top as he walked into the hall in his traditional Indian attire. He looked so relaxed you would think it wasn’t just the single most important day of his life! I’d imagine a lot was happening beneath the surface but he handled it like a pro and radiated the confidence of a man sure of this life choices.
Hansa was a beautiful bride to behold! Her sari was made in vibrant colours that made her look like a princess out of a fairytale. Her face lit up the moment she noticed Nilesh waiting at the altar and the couple exchanged smiles. She walked in slowly with her father and the minister performed the rites of wedding as he joined them together in holy matrimony. Her father gave her to her husband as part of the kanyadaan, placing her hands into those of Nilesh for safe keeping, to have and to cherish for the rest of their lives.
Hindu wedding photographer Manor of Groves
Towards the end of the ceremony, you could tell that Hansa was beginning to get emotional she began to cry, finally accepting that she was now leaving her family and starting new life with her husband. It was touching as her mother held her close and wished her happiness and fruitfulness in her marriage. One of the benefits of being a Hindu wedding photographer is the experience of such a richness of culture and a coming together of lives.
I had an amazing time shooting Nilesh and Hansa as with most Indian weddings and wish them a happy married life. Thank you, guys, for letting me be part of your life story.
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Suppliers on the day:
Videography: Heyer Films
Mandap & Decor: Gayatri weddings
Make up artist: Pooja Shah