Your wedding is the single one day in your life that you can showcase your taste, your choice and your preferences to the wider world. And all of that is a direct reflection of who you are.
Once we finish college or University, most of our lives are lived within relatively small social circles, only regularly meeting and spending time with a few family and friends. Our opinions are discussed and debated within those circles, our likes and dislikes are only shared between them. While social media has given us a wider platform to express ourselves, it is often results in simply going with the flow and agreeing with the majority. Our deepest and most personal preferences remain an intimate subject.
But on one day of your life, you are presented with an opportunity to tell the world about it. Every single decision you make is a reflection of your perspective and world view.
And eventually, when people compliment your wedding decor, your saree, or your photographs, they are in reality, complimenting YOU. It is a direct appreciation of your research work and decision making process. When they say the food is great, that your jewelry is beautiful or the venue is stunning, they are in essence commending you for finding the right outfit, place or vendor. Whoever you choose to work with on your wedding day is a testament to your taste that has been honed over the course of your entire life. And when people compliment your taste, they are in effect appreciating your life till that point.
Because our tastes are a reflection of everything we’ve learned, seen, and absorbed in life. Everything we read, watch, every person we meet, every place we travel to, eventually add up to form a part of our personality and our preferences. A comment on our taste is a comment on our lives. So when you decide on the way your wedding is done, your outfit is designed, the colour of your decor, etc, don’t just gloss over the details. Spend some time, pay attention, do the right research and find someone who is equally passionate and dedicated about their profession and service, as much as you are about your life.
When we photograph weddings, we are constantly looking for evidence of personal touches and moments at every event. It could be an element in the outfit or a part of the decor. It could be a gesture by a loved one or a smile between the couple. Whatever it may be, however small or big, we aim to preserve it forever. We strive to make our wedding photographs personal to each and every couple we shoot. Each of us are unique in our own ways and your wedding day is perhaps the only time you will ever get your little individual character traits photographed by a professional. And etched in permanency by being printed, bound and preserved for future generations.
When Mandakini & I got married in 2015, we were both very clear that we did not want to get married in a generic hotel or convention centre. It simply would not be a reflection of us or our personalities. We wanted to get married in a venue that had character, charm and history. And both of us spent a lot of time personally going to various places, temples and eventually settled upon Chiran Fort. It turned out to be a beautiful day time outdoors wedding with a white and gold theme.