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Viom & Suniti Civil & Engagement – Plaisterers hall

Viom & Suniti Started their wedding celebrations with their Civil & Engagement ceremonies at the prestigious Plaisterers hall.

The Celebrations will continue in Goa at the end of this month with plans for a Beach Party, Mehndi Night, Religious Wedding & Reception. Watch this space we will be uploading the highlights for all the events in Goa soon after the events.

 

De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms Wedding Highlights

De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms Wedding Highlights

Kavitha & Huw’s wedding ceremonies were a true blend of east and west. The first event was a traditional Welsh Ceremony followed by the Hindu Tamil Wedding held at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms.

De Vere Grand Connaught Room’s Bengali Wedding Highlights

De Vere Grand Connaught Room’s Bengali Wedding Highlights – Mohinur & Reema

Pav & Priya Hindu Punjabi Wedding

Pav & Priya’s Hindu Punjabi Wedding held at the Cobham Hall.

 

Jenny & Amr Punjabi Wedding Copthorne Hotel

X-quisite had the pleasure of capturing Jenny & Amr’s wedding events, starting at the Medway Towns Gurdwara then on to the reception at Copthorne Hotel Effingham Gatwick.

Tamil Wedding Ceremony of Kajan & Bhanu

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Tamil Wedding Ceremony of Kajan & Bhanu

A traditional Tamil Wedding with its vibrant colours, authentic music and ancient rituals are a visual treat to capture. Kajan & Bhanu’s Tamil Wedding Ceremony was no exception.

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Kajan & Bhanu’s Pre Wedding Shoot at the London Sky Garden can be viewed here.

Dorchester Hotel London Engagement

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Dorchester Hotel London Engagement – Sherhryar & Aylin

Introducing Sherhryar & Aylin, the couple celebrated their engagement ceremony at the exclusive Dorchester Hotel London. Sherhryar & Aylin hired out the penthouse overlooking  the iconic landscape’s of London for their  intimate ceremony joined by immediate family and close friends.

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Tamil Wedding Photography At Parklands Quendon Hall Of Sav & Lavinia

Tamil Wedding Photography At Parklands Quendon Hall

Sav & Lavinia’s Tamil wedding held at Parklands Quendon Hall.

After an amazing Church Ceremony and Reception in Florence Sav and Lavinia concluded their festivities in Parklands Quendon Hall.

Beautiful Tamil Wedding Ceremony at an amazing venue.

It was an absolute pleasure working with Sav and Lavinia who are amazing photographers themselves, we have enjoyed every event starting with the Vintage Pre Wedding Shoot and the Post Wedding Shoot in Florence.

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Hindu Gujarati Wedding of Sheenal & Keval

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Hindu Gujarati Wedding of Sheenal & Keval’s Wedding at The Advait Centre

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Sheenal & Kevals Beautiful Hindu Gujarati Wedding held at The Advait Centre.

It was a pleaseure working once again with Sheenal’s  family after so many years. X-quisite had the privilege of shooting Sheenal’s sister Hinta’s wedding  over five years ago at the same venue, it was great to be reunited with the family.

The Hindu Gujarati Wedding ceremony was performed beautifully by Rajendra P Joshi. Rajendra performed a silent ceremony explaining the hindu rituals in Gujarati and in English throughout the ceremony.

Sheenal an established  model was great to work with, starting with a pre wedding shoot in London in the freezing weather to a stunning Mehndi setting with renowned Mehndi artist Ash Kumar . With live performance at the reception by Imran Kahn , every event was a delight to shoot.

 

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Mohinur & Reema’s Wedding at the Grand Connaught Rooms

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Grand Connaught Rooms Wedding – Mohinu & Reema

As photographers, we often take it for granted what takes place behind the scene to execute a successful wedding event. We often have the pleasure of capturing the end results of the hard work put in by industry professionals from hair & makeup, to the decor, cake, venue lighting, DJ and not to mention the effort put in by the bride and groom in selecting every detail from their outfits and jewellery to what canapes, starters, mains to be served to guests.

Mohinur & Reema made no compromise when it came to selecting the wedding services and  professionals in the industry who was able to execute their vision for their wedding. The bespoke wedding decor was provided by Enchanted By Syma, makeup by Summaya, hair by Shamalah Hair Stylist, Cake by Asian Wedding Cakes and catering and event coordination by Premier.

Below are few images from their grand wedding at the Grand Connaught Rooms.

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Hedsor House Civil Ceremony Rejitha & Thooyavan

Hedsor House Civil Ceremony Rejitha & Thooyavan

An exclusive country house with acres of surrounding land was the location for Rejitha & Thooyavans Civil Wedding & Reception.

Waquas & Almina’s Wedding at St Pancras Renaissance Hotel London

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Waquas & Almina’s Wedding at St Pancras Renaissance Hotel London

Waquas & Almina’s Wedding started with a shoot at the luxury St Pancras Renaissance Hotel London. The famous grand staircase was a perfect stage for our couple shoot.

Here are few images from the shoot.

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Moor Park Civil Ceremony Bilal & Lindsay

Moor Park Civil Ceremony Bilal & Lindsay

We had the pleasure of capturing Bilal & Lindsay’s Civil Ceremony at one of our faviourite venues Moor Park. Beautiful interior & exterior of the venue allows for amazing photo & video opportunities.

Imran & Nida Walima – Jumeirah Carlton Tower

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Introducing Imran & Nida, After their wedding in the US this lovely couple decided to host an intimate Wedding Reception at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel.

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The Lanesborough Civil Ceremony – Ahmed & Sunah

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The Lanesborough Civil Ceremony – Ahmed & Sunah

Delighted to share Ahmed & Sunah’s Civil Ceremony at the prestigious  Lanesborough Hotel.

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Newland Manor Hindu Wedding – Arti & Nick

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Arti & Nick’s Newland Manor Hindu Wedding

We are delighted to share with you Arti & Nick’s epic Newland Manor Hindu Wedding. After an amazing shoot in Santorini Arti & Nick’s celebrations commenced with the Civil Ceremony followed by the Bollywood themed Mehndi and the grand finale at Newland Manor.

After the presentation of the Bollywood Themed Music Video to their guests the couple entered for their wedding reception to a standing ovation.  Followed by a sensational dance performance for their first dance, the evening was full of entertainment which included several performances from friends and a surprise appearance from the Signature Dance Duo.

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YOUNG BOOK MOVIE OR MULTIMEDIA BOX

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Keeping up with the current technology why not combine your Album, Wedding Video and a Slideshow into one single luxury presentation.

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YOUNG BOOK COLLECTION

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Our hand crafted Young Book collection range is highly customisable for our most discerning clients,  the exterior to the interior of the luxury box and the album cover can be customised to your taste or theme.

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ORIGINAL STORYBOOK

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Our Luxury Storybook Albums are hand crafted, printed & binded in Italy to provide our clients with the highest quality in the industry. All our albums come with a lifetime warranty.
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Malta Pre Wedding Shoot

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Malta was the chosen destination for our couple Neruban & Priya who combined the opportunity of attending a friends wedding in Valletta with their pre wedding shoot.

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Intercontinental London Park Lane Wedding Highlights

INTERCONTINENTAL LONDON PARK LANE  WEDDING HIGHLIGHTS

Introducing Kam & Reena’s Wedding highlights at the Intercontinental London Park Lane.  Watch this beautiful hindu wedding and reception highlights full of love and laughter.

Sarah & Kash South of France Pre Wedding Destination Shoot and Save The Date Video

Sarah & Kash South of France Pre Wedding Destination Shoot and Save The Date Video

We had the pleasure of working with Sarah & Kash to produce their Save The Date Video for their wedding in May 2017.

After viewing one of our previous video Sarah & Kash loved the idea of inviting their guests for their intimate wedding in South of France later this year.  They wanted the video to encapsulate their love and show their lives in London as well as the location where they will be getting married.

The shoot started with a visit to the venue who were really accommodating and allowed us to shoot for few hours to capture the shots we needed.

While we were out there we decided to visit the near by town of Gordes the following day. Gordes is a commune in the Vaucluse departement in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region in southeastern France, a beautiful location for  shoot.

Unfortunately we were faced with really bad weather and had to spend majority of the day sitting at a lovely cafe waiting for the rain to stop with no hope of pulling off a shoot that day. With the flight booked for the evening and only few hours left till we needed to head back for the airport it all changed. the Sun just started to shine.

The images blow were few that were captured within a space of an hour.

Hope you enjoy the video and the images.

Sarah & Kash South of France Pre Wedding Destination Shoot

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Taj Mahal Pre Wedding Shoot

Taj Mahal Pre Wedding Shoot

After an epic month of travels through India & Bangladesh I am delighted to share with you the Taj Mahal Pre Wedding Shoot with Aditi & Shreyans.

Although I have covered many weddings in India until now have not had the opportunity to shoot at the Taj Mahal  for one reason or another it has not worked out, so when Aditi & Shreyans who are both from Indor agreed to fly out to Agra for the shoot it was an opportunity not be missed.

All I can say is that shooting at any Location in India is an experience, specially the Taj Mahal. Prior to arriving at the the Taj Mahal we contacted the archaeological centre of India who informed us that no permission was required to shoot at the Taj Mahal provided we did not shoot video. They conveniently forgot to mention you cannot use any tripods, stands or external lights. Off course we had the full kit with ProfotoB1,soft boxes, stands all ready to go but ended up using just the off camera canon flash.

The shoot was split over two days, the first day the aim was to capture the Taj Mahal at sunset so we set out to shoot at locations surrounding the Taj Mahal. After some research (mainly watching Bollywood films) we decided to shoot at Mehtab Bagh which is a park on the opposite side of the Taj Mahal across the lake which has a clear view of the Taj Mahal.

The second day we decided to get up at 5am for a sunrise shoot, this time within the boundaries of the Taj Mahal. The early morning mist and the sun reflecting on the sparkly white marble of the Taj created a beautiful backdrop.

Finally I wanted to shoot from a slightly unusual perspective which was from the rooftops of a village on the other side of the Taj Mahal.

Thank you Aditi & Shreyans for taking the timeout form a hectic time in your lives to make this shoot happen. Special thanks to my wife for the hair, makeup and styling. Also a big thank you to our assistant in India Chandan Singh for his local knowledge and finding the location for the rooftop shoot.

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Muslim Bengali Cinematic Wedding Highlights

Rifat & Ruksar’s Muslim Bengali Cinematic Wedding Highlights

Windosr Pre Wedding Shoot

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Windosr Pre Wedding Shoot – Kam & Reena

Introducing Kam & Reena who decided to have their Pre Wedding Shoot in Windsor.
Blessed with a rare but beautiful sunny summer afternoon, the shoot involved walking around the surrounding areas of Windsor Castle and visit to a local pub for a pint, which off course we incorporated into the shoot.

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Poonam and Sareet Kenya Wedding Highlights

Poonam and Sareet Kenya Wedding Highlights

Poonam & Sareet hosted a marathon of events for their guests which included the beachside Civil Ceremony, Lagnorti, Graba, Mehndi Night,Bollywood Night and finally the wedding.

Guest from all over the globe joined the celebrations hosted at the Nyali Beach Restort Mombassa.

Below is the highlights from all their events.

Hindu Gujarati Wedding Article

Sheenal & Keval

Hindu Gujarati Wedding article in Asiana Magazine

Hindu Gujarati Wedding

I have always dreamt of the perfect proposal but nothing prepared me for Keval’s. I didn’t have the slightest clue of what he was going to do even when we arrived at the pier to embark on a night cruise along the Thames. At this point I still did not think anything of it as Keval always does spontaneous things.

It was beautiful, calm and relaxing cruising along the Thames. After canapés and champagne we went for a romantic walk near Big Ben where he got down on one knee, read a poem and proposed. It was so magical.

Organising the wedding was stressful but fun. I always knew what I wanted from the beginning and it helped that me and Keval both had the same vision. I also had help from my parents and sister in organising. We wanted something private and intimate yet grand, ensuring each part of the day had a memorable touch to it. We celebrated in style with 500 guests for the wedding day and 300 for the reception.

It was a hard task finding the right venue. Eventually we went with a very modern, elegant and spacious place called The Advait Centre. It was the ideal backdrop for our elegant theme of white décor with crystals. We decided to have the wedding ceremony and reception in the same hall and knew it was a major risk but thanks to the planning it worked out well. Jay & I Events created a beautiful white and gold mandap with crystals. The mandap was placed in the middle of the hall making it the focal point when guests entered. This was complemented with a white aisle.

For the wedding reception we wanted a very contemporary elegant feel to it. We had lighters for the head table and crystal trees placed all around the venue as well as a guest book table with crystal drops.

Ash Kumar added a finishing touch to the bar by personalising it with our names

This vision was beautifully executed by Solitaire Weddings. My make-up and styling was done by the talented Naveeda who made me look like a princess. I wanted a bridal outfit that had different shades of red.

We took a trip to India and found that outfits there were far too heavy. In the end I found a beautiful outfit from Benzaar in Mumbai, which had a unique style and was in shades of pink. As Keval is a very simple, elegant man he wanted something that matched his personality. At the reception I wanted to look like an Egyptian princess and wanted an outfit that was gold and elegant. The outfit was a Sheenal Patel creation and I loved it.

After my sister and brother in law gave their unforgettable speeches, DJs Kudos set the scene and the party kicked off in good spirits with a surprise performance for our guests by singer Imran Khan. I will never forget the Harlem Shake and when we released doves with my nephews. It was the most special day of our lives that we’ll remember forever.

To view a gallery of images from Sheenal & Kevals wedding please click here.

To view a collection of Hindu Gujarati Weddings please click here

Makeup Artist: Naveeda

Mehndi Artist: Ash Kumar

Why choose a wedding film?

Khush Magazine Article on Why Choose a wedding film?

Why choose a wedding Film

Intro:

Established since 2002, X-quisite Photo and Video Stories are experts in capturing your precious Big Day moments with sensational photography and film. X-quisite’s leading man Milad Hussain explains why you should cost a wedding video into your Big Day budget.

Why choose a wedding film?
Wedding videography is just as important as photography. A photograph freezes a moment, but a wedding video is a much richer flashback to your Big Day, and you can use an endless mix of music, narration and voiceovers to create a feel and tone you’ll love.

Isn’t having a video dated?
Not at all! Technology has come a long way and wedding videos now are dramatically different to those dodgy wedding films you saw as a kid. We use top-of-the-range kit to produce a film of epic proportions that wouldn’t look out of place on the big screen.

How do you create concepts?
It’s a collaborative process with clients, we want them to be involved every step of the way. Everyone’s different and naturally some couples are more adventurous than others. We recently made a lovely “Save the Date” video for a couple which was broadcast to their friends and family around the world. Our latest project is a music video-style shoot in Santorini for a couple’s reception entrance.

Why book X-quisite?
We offer photography and videography, and have been in the business for 13 years, making us a well-established pair of hands.
We do weddings of any scale, covering both the bride’s and groom’s sides with multiple photographers and videographers using DSLR cameras, interchangeable lenses, glide tracks, stabilisers, cranes and quad copters to ensure we capture an event from all angles.

Milad Hussain box:

“A driving desire for innovation puts X-quisite head and shoulders above our rivals. We’re not a bunch of wage slaves here; the entire team is wholeheartedly dedicated to making incredibly emotive and contemporary wedding films. Our passion, energy and desire to be different gives couples the confidence to book X-quisite”

Muslim Wedding Reception Highlights at Coworth Park

Muslim Wedding Reception Highlights at Coworth Park

We have had the pleasure of covering several weddings within  Ali’s family in the past and we were delighted to work with Ali and his family once again.

The celebrations Started with Zehra’s Mehndi followed by the Nikkah at the Hujjat Mosque Stanmore, ending with the reception at the Five Star Luxuary Country House Hotel Coworth Park.

 

Bollywood Themed Santorini Pre-Wedding Shoot Music Video

Bollywood Themed Santorini Pre-Wedding Shoot Music Video

If you were to describe Arti & Nick,  you could sum it up in one word “Bollywood”. The couple love Bollywood, the romance, the glamour, the colours, the music, and the beautiful locations used in music videos.

When Arti & Nick approached us to shoot a Bollywood themed video which was to be played at their reception before their grand entrance, we did just that.

Taking inspiration from Bollywood, we knew this task would be challenging. A signature style Bollywood music video contains beautiful locations, lots of  outfit changes and  lip-synching to the song.

One of Arti & Nick’s recent favorites from Bollywood is the movie called “Bang Bang” which coincidentally  happens to have a music video shot in Santorini.

As well as a photo shoot, shooting a music video simultaneously with limited access to locations, outfit changes, makeup & hair, and a time limit of just over three days was defiantly very challenging, however at the same time  a lot of fun.

We hope you enjoy the the Bollywood Themed Santorini Pre-Wedding Shoot Music Video as much as we loved shooting it. Behind the scenes video coming soon…

Woburn Abbey Wedding Highlights

Woburn Abbey Wedding Highlights – Christina & Vipula

Introducing Christina & Vipula Catholic-Tamil Wedding held at Woburn Abbey.

Muslim Wedding Intercontinental Park Lane

Aliyah & Abbasali Muslim Wedding Intercontinental Park Lane

Santorini Pre Wedding Shoot

Santorini Pre Wedding Shoot with Arti & Nick

Having visited the Greek Island of Santorini for a holiday back in 2012, we have been looking for a couple willing to visit Santorini for a shoot.

When we met Arti & Nick last year we put forward the idea for a pre wedding shoot, and without any hesitation Arti & Nick agreed. We are so excited to share with you the Destination Pre-Wedding Shoot Santorini.

Those of you who have visited Santorini will know that it’s a visually stunning location however Santorini comes with its own challenges with its rugged landscape. As well as a photo shoot Arti & Nick wanted to create a music video that could be shown to their guests before their reception entrance.

We had the challenge of  creating a music video and to carry out a photo shoot within three days.

The X-quisite crew flew out a day before the couple so that we could scout the island for locations. Several challenging locations were selected before their arrival.

Arti & Nick took an early morning flight to Santorini and arrived early afternoon. Without any sleep the night before, we set off on our first and the most challenging location, which was to climb the Skaros rock. Skaros is a rocky headland that protrudes out to the azure blue Aegean Sea and requires a steep climb, as you get closer to the peek.

Once on top the Skaros rock this location provided an opportunity to capture some stunning images, on one side with Santorini’s iconic white buildings protruding out of the mountain and the other with clear open ocean with the beautiful sunset.

The remaining days we covered all parts of the island from south to north, ending with an afternoon shoot at the busiest part of the island Oia.

The X-quisite team would like to thank Arti & Nick for giving us the opportunity to be part of this journey. This has been by far one of the most memorable destination shoots.

Below is the full album layout for the  Santorini Pre-Wedding Shoot with Arti & Nick.

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Pre Wedding Shoot London Shard

We are delighted to introduce Kajan & Bhanu who decided to have their Pre Wedding Shoot at the London Sky Garden and St Cathrine’s Dock. The Sky Garden with its Panoramic views of London including the shard was the perfect location for their shoot.

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Post Wedding Shoot Florence -Sav & Lavinia

Post Wedding Shoot Florence – Sav & Lavinia

Sav & Lavinia’s post wedding shoot from the amazing city of Florence in Tuscany, Italy.

We had the pleasure of documenting Sav & Lavinia lavish wedding held at Castello di Vincigliata Tuscany.

Below are few images from their pre wedding shoot the next day.

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Central London Pre Wedding Shoot

Central London pre Wedding Shoot -Shazia & Athar

Shazia decided to wear her beautiful Civil Wedding Dress for the Pre Wedding shoot, We decided to meet at the center of Trafalgar Square and start our shoot from there. On the day of the shoot the weather in the morning seemed promising however the forecast for the afternoon was cloudy with a high chance of rain. As Shazia was wearing her wedding dress and booked a makeup artist, there was no turning back. We decided to meet around 2pm, which will give us enough time to catch daylight shots and early evening shots.

Athar had to drive into central London and try and find parking, luckily although there was major traffic he was able to find a car park close to Trafalgar Square.

By the time of the shoot the sky was turning dark and dramatic and was about to pour down at any moment, we had to work fast as we had planned to cover several landmarks. Once we managed to capture few shots at Trafalgar Square we then walked down to the embankment crossing over Hungerford Bridge arriving close to the Millennium Wheel and the House of Parliament.

owards the end of the shoot it was just pouring down, as we were taking shelter under some scaffolding, we noticed a nice alleyway and decided to finish off the night on a high with a shot of the couple in the rain.

Despite the gusty winds, drizzle and the gothic sky, you just have to make the best of what you have, and managed to capture some stunning shots of the couple.

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Pre Wedding Shoot Richmond Park – Sunny & Simar

Pre Wedding Shoot Richmond Park – Sunny & Simar

Having covered Simar’s Brother Sanj’s wedding back in 2009, Simar naturally decided to book X-quisite for her and Sunnys wedding.

We kick off with Simar & Sunnys Pre Wedding shoot Richmond Park. Simar wanted to do a shoot closer to home and was familiar with the park.

We were blessed with amazing weather that afternoon; autumn season provided an opportunity to capture the beautiful brown/golden scenery of the park.

A lovely sunset also produced a great opportunity for few stunning sunset shots.

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Niro & Mikhail Wedding at Moor Park Golf Club

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Niro & Mikhail Wedding at Moor Park Golf Club

Introducing Niro & Mikhail’s wedding at Moor Park Golf Club.

We Love Shooting at Moor Park, the Mansion is set amidst 300 acres of mature woodland and the magnificent building, with its impressive unique interior is perfect for an intimate wedding. The couple allocated an hour for their personal shoot prior to guest arrival, which allowed us use of the inside and the grounds without any distractions from guests.

We prepped Niro to be fully ready when we arrive so that we can start with the bridal shots straight away; Mikhail arrived shortly after for his solo shots followed by couple shots using the beautiful venue interior and staircase.

The events commenced with the Civil Ceremony in the Orangery Room followed by a reception in the Main Dining Room. The reception kicked off with an impressive first dance performance by the couple followed by a medley performance by the bride and her friends.

A truly entertaining event at an exquisite venue.

Shajmin & Faruk – Ismaili Wedding

Shajmin & Faruk – Ismaili Wedding

Let us introduce Shazmin & Faruk! A fun loving couple with tremendous energy and attention to detail. Shazmin a recently qualified Solicitor and Foruk head of Audi showroom have been planning their wedding for the past 18 months.

The celebration stared with the Mehndi Ceremony at the Mercure Hotel Leicester, ending with the wedding at the stunning Collwick Hall in Nottinhgam.

Shazmin & Faruk spent a lot of time adding a personal touch to their wedding ensuring that their guests were presented with variety of mocktails, canepes, delicious 5 star cousins, to the beautiful vintage style setting for the wedding.

We started the Mehndi event with the couple shoot prior to guests arriving, Shazmin and Faruk were dressed in traditional outfits which complemented the stage and the décor. Throughout the event the couple were presented with gifts from friends and family while Mehndi artists sat around applying Mehndi on guests.

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The wedding started with the Nikkah Ceremony followed by the traditional Ismaili Wedding Rituals

Ismaili Wedding Rituals:

Chandlo – The grooms mother greats and blesses the couple by placing a yellow mark on the coupls foreheads, followed by showering them with flower petels which represents good fortune love and prosperity.

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Dukhna – The groom’s mother will place her knuckles on either side of the couples’ foreheads which symbolically removes any future misfortune from the couples’ lives. She then places her hands on either side of her own forehead and cracks her knuckles to eliminate all the unfavorable forces. The louder the crack, the more happiness.

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Sapatiathis is a fun ritual which involves breaking of two clay pots by the couple. The clay pots contain Lentils which symbolises natures bounty, a coin which represents wealth along with sugar for sweetness and turmeric for good health. The first person to break the clay is said to be the one who will rule the house.

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KhoboThe bride is welcomed by the grooms father wo presents her with a tray of silver coins. The bride is invited to cup her hands and take as many coins as she possibly can from the tray. The father then blesses the couple.

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In between the nikkah and the reception guests were able to enjoy canapés, Ice-cream from the ice-cream trike and the beautiful grounds of the venue.

The setting of the reception was magnificent; you could really see the effort that Shazmin & Faruk have put into the little details, the color coordination, with personalised favors, vintage style candlelit setting, Photo booth for guests, and not forgetting the mouth-watering dishes served for dinner.

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Shazmin & Faruk it has been a pleasure working with you both, we were honored to be part of your day.

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Asian Wedding Photography In Paris of Amir & Nosheen

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Amir came across our website while searching for Asian Wedding Photography In Paris, after few skype conversations Amir & Nosheen decided to book our services for their wedding Photography.

What can I say about the Mehndi and the Wedding, these guys rocked Paris, dance performances lasting till 3am and no sign of stopping until the venue had to close. We had a day in between the Mehndi and the Wedding, and decided to take the couple around Paris for s shoot. As photographers we love receiving praises when we have shot stunning images and often forget that it was teamwork between the couple us that led us to be able to capture these images.

We submit couples to adverse weather conditions and awkward poses in public to capture these images and often for get to thank them for the opportunity. Amir & Nosheen thank you for giving us the opportunity to capture your wedding, and thank you for enduring the freezing temperatures during the photo shoot.

Pakistani Wedding Video Highlights – Khuram & Asima

Pakistani Wedding Video Highlights – Khuram & Asima

Pakistani Wedding Video Highlights of  Asima & Khuram’s wedding  which took place at the Hilton Waldorf  in Central London.

Beautiful Nikkah Ceremony conducted by Ajmal Mansoor.

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Junior & Sherean Period Drama Conceptual Pre Wedding Shoot

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Junior & Sherean Period Drama Conceptual Pre Wedding Shoot

The inspiration for this shoot came about after I started watching a period drama on BBC called Paeky Blinders. Those of you who have seen Peaky Blinders will know that  its an epic gangster drama set in the lawless streets of post-war Birmingham in the 1920’s. The sets, costumes and lighting are absolutely phenomenal and Peaky Blinders has won many Bafta awards for photography and lighting.

Junior & Sherean are getting married May 2015, Junior having graduated from film school, an established photographer and currently working as a lighting specialist on film sets, understood exactly what I meant when I explained to him that I wanted to base their pre wedding shoot on Peaky Blinders.

To achieve the look similar to the drama required three elements, wardrobe, location and lighting. After discussing the wardrobe with Junior & Sherean they knew exactly what they needed to wear for the shoot.

The location was key to establish the look, and as the drama is predominantly based around the docks and canals of 1920’s Birmingham, the closest accessible location we could think of were the Camden Canals, which has still been preserved.

We started the shoot an hour before sunset and decided to use the Bridges and Canal towpath with docked Barges. Once the sun has set we decided to shoot around the Pirates Bay now called The Pirates Club, this area of the Canal has been fully preserved and you could almost imagine how it was like back in the days.

Lighting was achieved with the aid of two assistants, several portable LED video lights with warm gels, a Lowel GL _1 and off camera flash also with a warm filter.

The images then needed to be treated in Photoshop; film grain was also added to complete the Period Drama Conceptual Pre Wedding Shoot with Junior & Sherean.

Shamima & Erfanul Bengali Engagement Cinipaan

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Shamima & Erfanul Bengali Engagement Cinipaan

A Cini Paan (Sugar and Paan) in the Bengali culture is a day when the elders of the bride and groom get together and discuss the Mahr amount and set the date of the wedding.

Typically Cini Paan ceremonies are a small family meetings at home, however due to the size of both Shamima & Erfanuls immediate families it will be impossible to fit them in a house. So the couple decided to hold the ceremony at beautiful Riverside Lounge restaurant.

Riverside Lounge with its beautiful Arabian interior décor was perfectly fitting for this ceremony.

The bride’s family arrived first, which gave us the opportunity to use the beautiful décor and take some bridal shots. The groom’s family arrived soon after. During Lunch with the permission of the elders we managed to take the bride and groom away for few couple shots.

Looking forward to the wedding set for August 2015.