All great stories have a beginning, a middle and an end and so does our coverage of Shirin and Bansi’s destination wedding in India. Today we are pleased to present the final instalment in their three part wedding post. Today’s post features images from their beautiful wedding ceremony. Be sure to check out Part I and Part II of this epic Indian wedding if you haven’t done so already.
The day started at the hotel where we grabbed a few quick photographs of the handsome groom before we headed to the palace for Bansi’s Baraat ceremony. Bansi rode in on a beautiful white horse as friends and family danced and had a great time leading the processional from the main palace to the boat launch.
Bansi was met at the boat launch by Shirin’s family where he received blessings and was welcomed into the family. I love this shot below of Shirin’s mom giving Bansi a tweak on his nose.
We took the boat across the lake to the historic Jagmandir Palace which was built in the 1500’s as a summer palace and place of refuge for the Royal Family. Today the Palace is a historic tourist site and hotel.When we pulled up the Palace guards were all sitting on top of the amazing stone elephant sculptures that lined the front of the palace.
We only had a couple of minutes with Shirin before the ceremony got underway which was just enough time to squeeze in a couple of quick portraits with our stunning bride.
Shirin was carried by her brother and other family members to the alter where the ceremony was performed as the sun set.
After the ceremony was complete, Shirin and Bansi changed outfits and got ready for dinner and speeches.
After dinner, we had time for a brief session with the bride and groom and used the Palace as our backdrop to create some dramatic nighttime images.
Sarah and I had such a great time photographing this fabulous destination wedding and we can’t wait to return to India again to photograph another beautiful couple. Thanks again to Shirin & Bansi and your families for taking such good care of us and making us feel so welcome during your special day. We hope you will enjoy the images we created for you for years to come.