7 Things To Keep In Mind Before Your Pre-Wedding Shoot!

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The next step on the road to getting married, for most modern Indian couples, is a pre-wedding photo shoot. Tell the world that you are going to be hitched with a beautiful photograph (or an album, if you want to).

Pre-wedding photography has taken the wedding scenario by a storm. In the age of social media, more and more couples are choosing to attach a picture to their ‘status update’. But a photo shoot can be confusing and without a proper plan, this endeavor can end in a disaster. Here are 7 things you must keep in mind before your pre-wedding photo shoot:

1. Budget

Firstly, and most importantly, figure out your budget. On one end of the spectrum you can hire ace photographers and hire exquisite hotels to shoot in. You can even go abroad to exotic locations like Dubai and make your pre-wedding shoot an extravagant affair. On the other hand you can choose to go minimalistic and have DIY photo-shoot with help from a few friends.

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Ajit Nair and Karuna Ohri got help from a friend to pull of their heart warming pre-wedding photo shoot.
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Sumit and Minushka chose to shoot with Plush Affairs, in the scenic setting of Hideout.

 

2. Theme

As more and more couples all over India are announcing the joy of their imminent nuptials to the world at large with a photo shoot, a lot more thought is being put into the theme with which they chose to tell their story. If you are a gym freak, then work-out can be incorporated into the shoot. If you are in love with Bollywood, recreate scenes from your favorite movies. Let your imagination run wild!

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Akash and Prerana opted for a fun filled theme to tell their story.

 

3. Location

Location helps add a dash character to your pre-wedding photo shoot. Now you can choose to go to a historical monument or hire a hotel or even go back to the scene of crime (a place of some significant emotional significance to the couple in question).

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A picturesque setting immediately elevates the shoot to an enchanting level.
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Nishant and Jyotpriya’s photo shoot looked fresh and earthly, set in the lap of nature

 

 

4. Outfits

The couple can adorn themselves with bespoke Manish Malhotra attire or wear their family heirlooms. They may even rent out clothes for this occasion.

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Minar and Jaya looked stunning in their exquisite attire.

 

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On the other hand they may chose to “chill” and have fun in the sun, wearing summer clothes, floppy hats and flip-flops.

5. Props

Every marriage is a journey, try adding a ride to your photo shoot to bring highlight to joyous voyage that you and your partner are about to embark on.

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Neeti and Tarun chose to hop on a bike and announce their wedding date to the world

Similarly, a number of props can be incorporated in the photo shoot to add a little element of fun to it. The high school sweet hearts could play around with books. Balloons are another way to float away to the highest of heavens.

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Flowers can create a very romantic mood for the photo-shoot

 

6. Photographer

With the pre-wedding shoot becoming a norm, many veterans of wedding photography have entered this arena. Choose the right photographer who will do amazing photo-shoots with display great technical skills. The couple may go for a multi-location shoot spread out over a couple of days to capture their story.

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Minar and Jaya looked gorgeous in modern Indian attire, shot by Plush Affair

 

Couples on a budget need not fret either. A friend with a DSLR and a beautiful location is all one needs to create a magical pre-wedding photo shoot.

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Ajit and Karuna posted this with a wonderful caption saying, “She promises to never keep me waiting, ever.”

 

7. Timing

If you are shooting in a public place, choose to shoot either early in the morning or late in the evening to get soft light settings. Furthermore, avoid a time when the place is known to be bustling with people who might enter your frame and destroy the perfect picture. Also make sure you have the required permissions.

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A romantic shot is turned into a comical one, as an on-looker comes into the frame.

 

Images used for reference purpose only.

Image credits: Google, Ramit Batra , NeverVoid Photography and Plush Affairs

Why choose us? #WeddingInVogue

We, at the House of Wedding in Vogue dream of creating a wedding that transcends the ordinary.

The traditions are upheld.

The monotony is broken.

Every ritual, every party, every function is designed to be an affair to remember.

Glitz, glamour and flamboyance driven by intensive planning and hard work, all come together to immortalize this beautiful occasion of your lifelong love at Wedding in Vogue.

So, leave all worries behind and let the team of Wedding in Vogue plan the perfect wedding for you. Let all your desires and dreams be transformed into reality by the creative minds of the team.

Right from booking your venue to taking you to buy your wedding outfit, picking up the perfect caterer to decorating the venue as per your wish, and making the event grander than ever, you have it all under one roof only at – Wedding in Vogue!

A Little About us

Wedding in Vogue is a leading luxury wedding management company which believes i creating memorable experiences out of your wedding.

With the wide array of information available on and offline we offer you a one-stop shop for all your wedding needs and flawless execution to boot. We at WIV are wedding planners, based in Mumbai and Delhi (India), that provide full service, bespoke wedding planning facilities. Our services also extend across India and around the world.

Expertise.

Be it a destination wedding, a luxury wedding, creative conceptualisation or impeccable execution, our rich expertise and in-house resources encompass it all! Being a dedicated wedding planner, we hand-hold through the process of planning your wedding impeccably with utmost detailing.

Passion.

We are passionate about what we do and strive to ensure all celebrations are beyond ordinary. We work with the best in the business industry to ensure your special day is the best one of your life!

Perfection.

With the wide array of information available on and offline we offer you a one-stop shop for all your wedding needs and flawless execution to boot. We at WIV are wedding planners based in Mumbai, India that provide full service, bespoke wedding planning facilities. Our services also extend across India and around the world.

Detailing.

We know that love is in the details. We are committed to ensuring that your personal style comes shining through. Indian weddings are elaborate and vibrant; typically consisting of several functions. Wedding in Vogue can assist with absolutely all wedding planning services, venues and locations, decorations and themes, photography and videography as well as planning your wedding budget. As an experienced wedding planner in India that believes in taking care of the tiniest but ever-so-important aesthetically-driven details, you can be sure that your wedding will be unlike another.

Personalised touch.

Whether you need a little bit of help or a lot, a theme or destination wedding, organization of the overall logistics to the finest details, Wedding in Vogue will work towards making your event a spectacular and elegant affair. We will also save you time and money and most importantly take away all the stress associated with planning your wedding so that you can really enjoy it! As a wedding planner in India, we know how important it is to form a connect not just with you, the couple, but also with your family.

We save your time.

The only thing that might be better than a wedding planner saving you money, is the fact that they save you time. That is exactly what we do! We can line up viewings, trials, and rehearsals at the drop of a hat, and all you will need to do is show up and make the decisions. We can also help you to make hard decisions or suggest colors and themes when you are stumped. Our business is weddings, and the goal is to make yours the best it can be.

You Rule the Roost.

The truth is that we will make all the arrangements and suggestions, the decisions are completely yours to make though. We will flood you with each and every possible options but ultimately it is you who will be deciding what you need. Your wish is our command!

 

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Bahrain – a pearl in the Gulf’s crown. The Perfect destination for your dream wedding.

Bahrain, considered as heaven on earth by many is believed to be like a coconut with a tough exterior but softer from inside, it just needs that effort to break that hard exterior and all the efforts are worth it.

Bahrain has now become a prime ‘wedding destination’ according to the 2016/17 action plan launched by the country’s Tourism and Exhibitions Authority in the year 2016. The plan is aimed at strengthening Bahrain’s tourism sector through fields correlated to the wedding sector.

Along with your wedding, you can also make the most of the breathtaking tourist attractions here! One of them is the not so sophisticated yet having a very striking appeal – the capital city of Manama.

Bahrain is famous for its rich cultural and historical background, something which the people of Bahrain might look back with pride.

There are countless places of ancient architectural wealth which stand with great pride in the Kingdom of Bahrain, and this includes the Forts at Riffa, Arad and the Bahrain fort which is a flawless masterpiece of ancient architecture.

Here are a few hotels which can be the perfect host for your dream destination wedding!

1. ART Rotana, Manama, Bahrain

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Elegant and modern, ART Rotana offers an exquisite wedding venue unlike any other to commemorate your most memorable celebration. Rotana’s  Thuraya ballroom welcomes weddings with impeccable style features, private reception area, incredible menu options during your ceremony. The hotel offers 311 Rooms and Suites to accommodate your guests and a beautiful private beach area of 150 meters to bring your dream of an amazing beach wedding to life.

Website: https://www.rotana.com/meetingsandevents/weddings

 

2. Ramada Hotel and Suites, Amwaj Islands

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A well renowned brand with top of the class offering. Be assured to get the best service and ambience for your dream wedding here! Both indoor and outdoor venues are perfect for a memorable wedding reception in Bahrain. Stunning, 5,000 square foot banquet hall venue offers capacity for up to 250 wedding guests. This lavish hotel provides 162 lavish rooms for your guests and an experience not easy to forget.

Website: http://www.ramada-manama-amwaj.com/

 

3. The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain

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Host your dream wedding in the elegant venues and exquisite outdoor setting that make The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain a special place to celebrate your love. From a dazzling Al-Noor ballroom to an outdoor tent set along the sea, their wedding halls in Bahrain are the epitome of wedded bliss. Whatever you have imagined for your most special day will come true here. The hotel orchestrates luxury weddings in beautiful surroundings. Let your wedding day unfold in a magical setting amongst family and friends, where every flower, every morsel, every moment is crafted with attentive detail.

Website: http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/middle-east/bahrain/weddings

 

4. One&Only Seef, Bahrain

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Visualize a world where you are surrounded by sun kissed sandy beaches, azure crystalline lagoons, mysterious tropical rain forests, dazzling corals and spectacular starlit skies which will add stars to you wedding. The hotel offers 172 rooms, suites and villas with panoramic garden, lagoon or ocean views to give your guests a once in a lifetime experience. The hotel also has a grand ballroom that provides accommodation for 350-500 pax which can lavishly host your wedding.

Website: https://www.oneandonlyresorts.com/weddings

 

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Our pick of exotic locations in India to tie the knot!

Over the last few years destination weddings have been all the rage in India. Choosing a beautiful wedding destination has become a trend nowadays to make your “I DO” moment more special!
Here’s our pick of exotic and royal getaways for the Great Indian Wedding!

1. UDAIPUR

So who remembers Kalki Koechin’s wedding from the movie “Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani?” Well it was shot at the luxurious Oberoi Udaivillas in Udaipur. Also known as te “City Of Lakes”, Udaipur is one of the most beautiful places in Rajasthan for an extraordinary fairytale wedding. One of the finest settings for a marriage ceremony is offered by Jagmandir Palace, The Taj Lake Palace or the Oberoi Udaivillas enclosing a touch of affluence, royalty and splendour.

2.JAIPUR
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Jaipur, the “Pink City” offers a medley of heritage and allure and thus it is so popular for big fat weddings. The city offers various venues for a royal wedding like Raj Palace, Samode Palace, Rambagh Palace etc.The city has so far had not only Indian weddings but also Hollywood celebrity weddings. If you want a regal wedding in old forts and palaces, Jaipur is the perfect wedding destination for you!

3.HYDERABAD
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Hyderabad is also known as “City of Pearls & Nizams” which consists of mesmerising venues and enchanting locations to get hitched. Places like Taj Falaknuma Palace and Chowmallah Palace are some strikingly beautiful venues to organise a wedding.

4.JAISALMER
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If you want a larger than life royal wedding with Indian culture and tradition then head to Jaisalmer. Suryagarh Palace is one of the most stunning properties in Jaisalmer that organises ultimate weddings for couples. You can also choose among the various heritage hotels, places or havelis like Jawahar Niwaas, Narayan Niwaas, the Fort Rajwada, The Mandir Palace or The Himmat Palace.

5.GOA
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If you’re looking for a beach location closer to home, it can’t get any better than Goa. With the pristine sand beaches, blue waters and an easy going vibe, it’s the perfect setting for a relaxed fuss-free wedding. Nothing really trumps the experience of a fairytale marriages executed against the backdrop of beaches. Park Hyatt Goa, Taj Leela and Radisson resorts are amongst the most popular wedding venues in Goa.
6.THE BACKWATERS OF KERELA:
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For those who desire an offbeat, low key wedding amidst serenity, Kerela is the place for them. Commonly known as “Gods own Country” Kerela offers perfect beaches covered with coconut palm trees, the backwaters and lovely houseboats. Some of the venues offering striking views are Varkala or Kovalam, The tea Gardens of Munnar or the heritage building of Kochi fort.

 

7.JODHPUR
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If you want to take the plunge in a regal manner then head to “Blue City”! Jodhpur offers the perfect settings for a dreamy royal wedding. There are several eye-popping havelis and historical palaces for a Big fat wedding. The oh-so-breathtaking Umaid Bhavan, Ajit Bhawan or the majestic Mehrangarh fort are some luxurious venues the city has to offer.
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Neil Nitin Mukesh WEDS Rukmini Sahay! An affair to remember…

Actor Neil Nitin Mukesh’s dreamy wedding in the city of lakes is the stuff dreams are made of!

The Meeting:

The actor was introduced to Rukmini Sahay through his parents. After a month or courtship, the couple hosted a low key roka ceremony on the auspicious day of Dussehra last year.

The Wedding:

The beautiful couple got hitched as per Hindu rituals in a close knit wedding ceremony on February 9. The wedding ceremony happened at the sprawling surroundings of the Radisson Blu Palace Resort and Spa in Udaipur. It was attended by close friends and family.

The “Prem Ratan Dhan Payo” actor looked majestic in a cream and maroon sherwani while the bride looked absolutely stunning in a red and orange lehenga. Both the attires were designed by Sarath Krishnan.

The Cocktail:

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The functions started with a grand cocktail and engagement event held at the Radisson Blu Palace Resort and Spa in Udaipur.

The cocktail and the engagement was done in a royal English vintage garden theme and was decorated with flowers, silk drapes and open air tents. The dress code for the evening was formal – then men wore tuxedos and the women wore gowns.

While Neil looked dapper in a black tuxedo designed by Aditya Kilachand, his fiancé looked like a million bucks in a shimmery gown designed by Sarath Krishnan.

Dj suketu entertained the audience with his groovy numbers.

The Mehendi:

The mehendi was a typical traditional affair following a “Mewari Mela” theme which had a colour contrasting decor.

The entire venue was decked up with orange and yellow flowers. The bride to be Rukmini Sahay wore a pink and beige sari and even her jewellery had floral motifs all over.

Neil was seen in a bright pink silk Krishna Mehra kurta pajama wheneres rukminis attire was designed by Nishi Nitin Mukesh.

The Sangeet:

The sangeet started with special performances by Bollywood veteran actors and close family friends like Pamela Chopra and Rishi Kapoor.

Rishi Kapoor sang his popular song ” Main shayar toh nahi” and even called the couple on the stage to verse with him.The bride and groom also gave an impromptu dance performance on Bollywood hits like Tu Mera Hero, Kala Chashma and Nashe Si Chadh Gayi among others.

Neil wore a cream and gold  Narendra Kumar creation while Rukmini chose to wear a traditional green lehenga with intricate gotta Patti and zardozi embroidery by designer Krishna Mehta.

The Reception:

Neil Nitin Mukesh and Rukmini Sahay’s wedding reception in Mumbai was a star studded affair! In attendance were Salman khan, rumoured girlfriend Lulia Vantur and Katrina Kaif. Bollywood mega star Amitabh Bachchan was also present with wife jaya Bachchan and son Abhishek Bachchan.

Timeless beauty Rekha was also spotted taking part in the celebrations. Sooraj Barjatya, Swara Bhaskar, Bipasha basu, karan singh grover, Madhur Bhandarkar, Abbas Mustan, Alka Yagnik,Mugdha Godse, Zayed khan with wife Mallika, Sophie Chaudhary, Udit Narayan with son Aditya and wife and others were also some of the attendees. Neil’s and Rukminis outfits were by designer Manav gangwani.

The couple were colour coordinated in ivory and emerald green outfits. Neil looked radiant in a classic jodhpuri suit and Rukmini looked like a goddess  a green heavily embroidered lehenga. The decor for the reception was European themed, highlighted by white and pink carnations.

The hotel nightclub was booked for the after party and a banquet was booked for the actual function.

Wedding In Vogue wishes this lovely couple a Happy Married Life! 

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Why a Destination Wedding??? Here’s the answer!

Planning a wedding can be mind-numbing and exhausting, so at some point in this process every couple entertains the idea of having a destination wedding – after all who doesn’t get excited at the prospect of going somewhere exotic to exchange vows with picture-perfect views all around!?

Still iffy about the idea of planning a destination wedding? Here are a few reasons to take the plunge!
It’s Fun:
Having a destination wedding can be way more fun than a stereotype wedding, ’cause they’re usually more casual and laid-back. It’s a different & exciting experience compared to the regular affairs.
Bonding and more:
Living outdoor together for a few days can give your family and friends a great opportunity to connect & mingle like never before.
Much needed break:
It’s a much needed change from the run of the mill venues of your city. It gives you and your guests a chance to take a break and travel just for your wedding to celebrate the occassion.
Change is good:
Planning a wedding in a naturally gorgeous and mesmerising setting you’ll save up a lot on the decor. It doesn’t take much to dress up in an already stunning venue; a few simple florals and accessories and you’re good to go.
Save it right:
It’s also an amazing opportunity to limit your guest list and make it easier on the pocket.
You can always throw a post wedding party and make it up to the people who weren’t invited when you get back home.
Memories Forever:
The place would hold a special place in your heart. It definitely will be an affair to remember, and ultimately your guests will have a blast!
Perfect clicks:
Wedding pictures are once in a lifetime, and extremely precious! With a breathtaking destination, be assured to get the best clicks of your wedding that can be framed forever.
So if you want to have an unforgettable, different, stress-free & a no-drama wedding, then a destination wedding is ideal for you!
For your perfect destination wedding visit http://www.weddinginvogue.com
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