Kavi & Krish had an intimate wedding taking place during the Covid restrictions. However, neither the Covid wedding restrictions nor the soaring temperatures from the heatwave of the year could stop this couple from having the wedding of their dreams.
The pressure was certainly on with the Bride herself being a talented photographer with a keen eye for detail, she had a clear vision of how she wanted the photographer to capture her big day. The couple had opted for no videographer which meant I was the only one capturing the memories that would be treasured for a lifetime. I’m always determined to catch every emotion but without a videographer capturing the heartfelt vows or the funny speeches, it was up to me to make sure my pictures caught all the weight of the words. It was truly an honour as an Indian wedding photographer to be trusted for such an important task.
Outdoor Indian Wedding
The couple had both the Indian wedding and civil wedding outdoors, with the civil wedding under a gazebo. The gardens offered a stunning backdrop, whilst the gazebo itself created a spotlight for the couple (and some much-needed shade). The vibrant colours of the Indian wedding suited the greenery of the gardens well, whilst the pond with the iconic white bridge and fountains complimented the beautiful couples outfits perfectly!
Although this was a lockdown wedding, it certainly didn’t feel like one! The joyous day was filled with thirty lively guests, creating enough laughter to fill the whole Fennes venue! With the Father of the Groom being Bollywood Choreographer Jay Kumar, the Jaan’s side showed off their dancing skills throughout the day which is always fun for a wedding photographer.
We explored the entire Fennes grounds, making use of all the beautiful spots inside and out. The rooms within the Manor House each have a unique look which work great for couple portraits. These rooms are also cool which allowed the Bride & Groom to take a break from the heat and work the camera instead to get some gorgeous portraits.
Despite restrictions limiting some activities, this clever couple were not short on sweet gestures or entertainment for their guests. Starting with a grand entrance for the Indian wedding reception, each guest was announced as they made their way in which was a pleasure to capture and a lovely way to honour them all. A clever game for an intimate wedding was ‘Who knows the couple best?’ with the Best Man pipping the Mother of the Bride. The entertainment was never going to lack some dancing when Father of the Groom Jay Kumar was around! Guests stood by their seats and followed a dance led by Jay Kumar which was a great way to liven the party up despite all the restrictions. Even the Fennes staff all got involved and had fun!
The marquee in Fennes wedding venue has windows along one side so natural daylight flowed in, providing some real warmth for the pictures which I feel truly represented the warmth and love felt by every guest on the day.