Once Again, I worked with another lovely story out the millions out there. Tamilian guy based in America engaged in a long distance love romance with a Punajbi kudi. Love happened, they decided to spend their lives together and I was contacted.
The groom Shriram and the Bride Yukti have a cute love story. To mark the day, they wanted a pre-wedding shoot done but were not sure about the location. When I met them the first time I had a great connection with them. With not even a slight tint of awkwardness, we hit it off at a great notch. I suggested them Kasol for their pre-wedding shoot, they agreed and honestly, I couldn’t be happier. We set off to Kasol, and well, the work then of course became fun yet again.
The three of us were so comfy that we completed the shoot within 2 hours and the rest 2 days we spent there enjoying. The guy was very new to the laid back life (the kasol life), if you know what I mean! I introduced him into it, and well you know, we ended up having a great time rolling and chilling. And I must say, those two days were a ball. Guess I took back home new friends. Funnily, they both decided to stay back for the Kheerganga trek as they fell in love with the Himalayas.
Next destination was their wedding in Delhi that betided in Tamillian Style. It was the first time for me. One of the most memorable experience, for sure.
At 4 in the morning we had to be ready with our gear to start working. In a half woken and a half asleep state, we somehow managed to get some pretty great shots.
Tamilian rituals were somewhat bemusing for me and my team and so was the case for the bride’s family. Maybe that’s what happens when Punjabis are made to sit through a Tamilian wedding. It reminded me of the dialogue from the movie 2 states, “ Subha subha kaun shadi karta hai. Yoga class type feeling horai eh menu toh”.
Haha, describes the state of minds of Punjabis completely. But I’m pretty sure; they enjoyed it a lot as they couldn’t help but have wide smiles over their faces.
Some of the other rituals were very astonishing. In one of them, both the bride and groom had to make each other ready and pretty, by putting makeup or brushing the hair. That was definitely an interesting sight to witness.
Other custom was to serve the food in banana leaves instead of thalis. Loved it absolutely!
Overall, this has been one of the most memorable weddings of my work and a crazy fabulous experience. Had a lot of my firsts here, met amazing people, traveled to my mighty Himalayas, witnessed new rituals, engaged in new cultures, had great great fun and most importantly, took back home beautiful friendships and bonds.
My good vibes and wishes will always be with Shriram and Yukti. I hope they enjoy a life full of fortunate moments.
Here is some of my work. I hope you enjoy seeing them as much as I enjoyed shooting them.
Enjoy, Caio 🙂