Gorgeous sunrises, the sound of the sea waves, perfect weather every day, and two passionate people in love – this set the base for Paayal and Samir’s destination wedding in Mombasa.
Their pre-wedding was just as beautiful as the country and the people we were shooting. We’ll admit, our couple was not the most enthusiastic about waking up at 5 in the morning but when they saw the pictures, they agreed! Going for a shoot in the morning was the best idea! We strolled by the beach and took some lovely shots of the couple. The real challenge and the beauty came when we took the boats into the sea. But Paayal and Samir were champions up there and we love the results!
Their wedding was a stunning, crazy, three-day-long party with their closest family and friends. Samir’s haldi ceremony was an affair that even we couldn’t have imagined. After the main rituals were done, his friends and family broke eggs on his head, made him wear a garland of dead fishes, and splashed him with all the haldi around! Their sangeet ceremony had some amazing dance performances by the family followed by a night of dancing and more dancing! So much so, that at some point, I think we were also tapping our feet while shooting.
Their wedding ceremonies – yes, there were TWO! – were a dream! They had a Hindu wedding in the morning followed by an Ismaili wedding in the evening. It was such an honour to capture one of the most important days in Paayal and Samir’s life. And to top it off, they loved the same day wedding trailer edit we made for them! Watch the trailer below!
Don’t forget to scroll down and see some of our favourite pictures from their wedding!
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Venue: Sarova Whitesands Resort, Mombasa
Paayal’s Outfits: Papa Dont Preach (Welcome party) | Varun Bahl (Mehendi & Sangeet) | Sabyasachi (Wedding) | Kalaniketan (Ismaili Wedding) | Nadine Dhody (Reception)
MUA and Hair: Bianca Louzado
Wedding planner: Golden Globe Events
Wedding Design: Misaki Design
Photography and Cinematography: Twogether Studios
Photographers: Arjun Kartha, Nikhil Mishra, Nihareekaa Kaur, Paras Batra, Sunil Gautam
Cinematographers: Ritesh Arora, Anmol Sharma, Sameer, Sunil Gautam
Same Day Edit: Anmol Sharma