We always wanted to shoot a wedding in India, and we were really excited to finally shoot Mani and Sid’s wedding in Jaipur, India! Our last wedding of 2018 was surely an epic, larger than life wedding!
Luxury, Opulence, larger than life, Epic, breathtaking are just a few words to describe Mani and Sid’s epic 3-day destination wedding at stunning Samode Palace, Jaipur.
Samode is a little town located about 50 mins north of Jaipur, Samode group of hotels has three beautiful locations. Samode Palace, Samode Haveli, and Samode Bagh. This wedding was at two of these beautiful locations, the palace and the bagh!
Samode Palace is a perfect location for a beautiful Indian Wedding. The architecture combines both Indian and Mughal architecture and is a visual treat and perfect setting to create beautiful photos of your special day.
In this blog, we are talking about day one event, the mehndi and welcome party night. The mehndi was at the palace and the welcome party was at the Bagh!
We arrived in India a day before the events started and woke up bright and early due to jet lag which worked out perfect because we got some great shots of Samode Bagh in the beautiful early morning sunlight. Samode Bagh, Bagh meaning garden in Hindi is part of Samode Hotels and about 15 mins drive from the Samode Palace.
Samode Bagh was a private garden retreat of the Samode Royal Family. It is lush with an abundance of flowers, trees, and beautiful fountains and waterways. Beautiful peacocks walking freely enjoying nature at it’s finest.
After photographing, beautiful Samode Bagh in the wee hours of the morning, we got a ride to the palace. The palace is an absolute delight with stunning architecture, opulence, and grandeur! They were putting together all the decorations for the wedding and we got some beautiful shots of all the preparations for the wedding. Guests were arriving and were being welcomed in royal fashion with garlands, drums and a red tilak on their forehead.
We got a few shots of Mani’s mehndi and some fun shots of Sid and his mom. We returned back to the Bagh to prepare for the night’s event!
The welcome party was at night so we got our favorite magmod out for some night time shots.
Mani is the most polite and sweetest girl and we just absolutely adore her! She wore a beautiful sari gown and looked absolutely beautiful with flawless make by Makeup by Arneeb. Tall and handsome groom Sid, complimented her perfectly and we got some great romantic shots of the couple. At the end of the night, we got some beautiful portraits of the bride to be by the string lights.
There was abundance of delicious food with a variety of food stations that everyone enjoyed with live music in the background.
Scroll down to see a few of our favorites shots from this event! Stay tuned for their Kerala Wedding coming up next on our blog!
Location: Samode Hotels