From the first time we met Aditya and Priyanka it was nothing but warm and filled with playful banter, that's when we knew this wedding was one for the books.
The day of the Sangeet was welcomed with classic unpredictable Bengaluru rains, but far from dampening spirits, you could smell the rain and it created a cosy atmosphere. We wanted to get some portraits of Adi & Priya but since it was pouring and we couldn't step out, we found this abandoned floor with paint peeling off and mold everywhere, fair to say it was a mess, but it was everything we wanted in terms of texture, for a second we questioned if it would fit into a traditional album, screw it we thought, Adi and Priya were super chill and were such a sport, we didn't need much more after that.
The wedding planners from Kaira Weddings did an excellent job organising a sustainable, DIY wedding that seamlessly complemented the venues charm. Everyone was dressed in bright, vibrant colours, and made the whole place stand out! As wedding photographers and filmmakers, these little genuine and intentional details drive us to do what we do best.
The Sangeet started with a long engagement pooja followed by synchronised bollywood dance performances and singers, nothing short of a talent show. Family and friends took the stage and had the crowd wooing non-stop! The air was filled with joy and laughter; it was a fun evening enough to work up an appetite.
However, the party did not stop after dinner. DJ Diwu played a killer set that kept the crowd grooving all night long, perfect for capturing raw, candid and undirected moments.
We started the next morning early, we took a quiet little stroll around the property and got some photographs of the Adi & Priya, we were greeted by yawning faces and a bunch of rabbits under an umbrella. The couple was adorned with their best attire for the south Indian hindu wedding.
One of From Memory Studios members, Nitin Sharma, shared a special insight and recounted how, initially, the couple had reservations about "cliche pictures." But that quickly disappeared when we found them to be closet posers, more than comfortable enough in front of the camera.
The best part, the garland exchange. The bride and groom were lifted in the air and, with great difficulty, tried to aim for each other’s neck, who said weddings aren't a sport?
The ceremony commenced—vows, walking around the fire and tons of rice and flowers being thrown around as a blessing, in that small space we left feeling blessed and our hair filled with about 1/2 a kg of rice.
It was a great end to the two-day celebration we're grateful that we had the opportunity to peek through a window of why Adi & Priya chose each other and how they got their two families from two different states together into one.
Our driving purpose is to capture wedding stories in its truest form, raw, undirected, this unique cocktail of candid photographs and film gives you a perspective that would take you back in time and would add value 5 or 10 years down the line.