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

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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.

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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.

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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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First Night – Make it memorable!

It’s your first night as husband and wife, ofcourse you want it to be special and memorable. Today the pressure seems to be skyrocketing after all it’s your wedding night!

We know you have butterflies in your stomach cause you’re nervous about the big night but don’t fret we’ve got you covered!

Make it unforgettable with these intimate tips!

1. Candles & mood lighting:
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Candles light up any setting and create a soft romantic glow. You could also have some mood lighting in the room. Dim the lights and put your spouse’s favourite tunes. A slow dance could be a good start to the night!

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Why intimate/close knit weddings are a good option!

Weddings were a simpler affair about two decades back, now however in India people are spending an enormous amount of money on weddings!

The whole concept of weddings in India have usually been flamboyant and extravagant just like a wedding scene straight out of a Karan Johar or a Yash Chopra movie oozing grandeur and luxury. Gigantic halls with colourful drapery and stunning decor, well choreographed dance performances by family members, loud blaring music, the hustle bustle of the crowd, lavish cuisines, earth-shattering designer outfits and what not!

While you might be dreaming of such a larger than life wedding, spare a thought to the idea of intimate weddings as well.

An intimate wedding wouldn’t only make your wedding celebrations more enticing, it’ll also ensure that you’re surrounded by the people that mean the world to you!

Here are a few reasons why you should seriously consider having an intimate wedding!

1. It’s all about the money, honey!

Nowadays everyone is opting for smaller weddings in order to use that money for better purposes. Traditional big fat weddings are all about inviting hundreds of people, reserving top notch venues and hotel rooms to accommodate them and booking the best food caterer in town. How about securing that money for a better and a more beautiful life? You can use that money for a luxury exotic honeymoon or but jewellery or other valuable things.

 

2. A little bit of a personal touch

Close knit wedding wedding affairs have that personal touch where you can spend some cosy unforgettable moments with your loved ones instead of attending to guests you hardly know, have rarely met or will probably never meet again! With a smaller guest list you only invite those you truly want to share your big day with so you get to spend more time with those who you truly cherish.

 

3. Customising all the way!

Customising a huge wedding can be very difficult and expensive! An intimate wedding is not only easy on your pocket but also easier to manage. So with a smaller gathering you can add personal touches to your wedding according to your style, from personalised handwritten “thank you” notes to engraving the wedding favours with your and your partners names, the possibilities are endless!

 

4. Splurge on better things

Don’t worry you can still get your Manish Malhotra bridal lehenga you’ve always dreamt of! Having a close- knit affair does not mean it’s suppose to be devoid of any luxury. Infact having a smaller guest list, you can opt for a more lavish venue and spend a bit more on the areas you really wanna splurge on. It could be the best food catering services in town, a fabulous venue or your favourite music artist/band!

 

5. It’s definitely less stressful 

With a smaller gathering you’re obviously less worked up! You can relax and enjoy your wedding functions and have personal interactions with people who truly matter. A destination wedding is also an amazing option with your few close friends, they’re usually more laid back. So kickback and make the most of your big day!

Happy Planning! 🙂

Things couples must do together before they tie the knot! #CourtshipChecklist

We know you’re overwhelmed & you’re excitement levels are skyrocketing right now cause you’ve finally found the one!

But marriages aren’t easy, relationships aren’t easy in general. You’re suddenly legally bound to someone else and that can be a little weird initially but don’t you worry, we have a great checklist for you.

A list of things you should be doing with your fiancé during your courtship period!

1. Chit-chat on the phone

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It’s a fantastic way to get to know each other, could be a great ice breaker. You can talk about anything and everything. Take out time amid all the madness and talk to each other. You’ll learn so much about your fiancé and get over that initial awkwardness. Take it slow, take it easy and turn the awkward to awesome.

2. Let the semi sexting begin!

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We’re not talking about full blown sexting here but it’s time you start sending naughty texts to each other. You don’t just become intimate overnight. Every relationship grows over time, be it emotional or physical. You need subtle ways for the bond to grow and semi sexting can be a lot of fun!

3. Make short trips together

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Candle light dinners are great but if you really want to get to know your partner then take a day trip or a mini vacation with bae. You’ll learn so much about them! When we travel, we step out of our comfort zones and in doing so we reveal to our partner a different side of ourselves. Plus it’ll be like a mini honeymoon before the actual big one, a trial run perhaps!

4.Get to know each other’s families

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This ofcourse is very crucial for the both of you & your families. You’re not just marrying the person, you’re marrying into their family and all their drama too! Start making dinner/lunch plans with each other’s families, go for day trips, picnics, either way get to know th extremely well. The better you get along with them the easier your life will be.

5. Have the kid talk!

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It might sound premature and totally awkward at this stage but trust us it’s really essential. The worst thing you can do is go into a marriage without being completely committed or compatible in one way or another. If one of you wants one and one of you doesn’t, you can’t expect your marriage to succeed. Talk to a gynaecologist as a couple if you’re too embarrassed to talk about these things for now.

6. Discuss your expectations for your marriage!

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While sharing your dreams, hopes, desires and aspirations, also share the goals you have for each other and your future together. Make sure you’re both in the same boat. Your future should be a combined effort based on what you both want for yourselves and each other. Just make sure your expectations are reasonable or you might just scare your spouse away!

7. Introduce each other to your friends and bond together

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Friends are an important part of your life. They share your interests and know the real you. It’s important to know each other’s friends and bond with them. Introduce each other to your friends and plan frequent outings together. This will help your partner to see the more relaxed & real you, and also be a part your friend’s circle.

8. Let the wedding planning be a thing you do together!

Being involved in your wedding planning with your spouse could tell you a lot about their tastes, likes and dislikes and how compatible you both are. The wedding time creates a lot of conflict and clash of opinions. Be on the same page, compromise and adjust for each other and plan your big day together. This could be a productive way to spend time together.

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Honeymoon: Just a few tips!

We’ve all had romantic daydreams about how fantastic our honeymoon will be someday, a trip that you will remember fondly for decades to come! Well, fret not! We’ve got you covered! Here are a few tips to make your honeymoon special!

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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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