Research definitely pays off and makes you take the best decision, as Deepali mentions, “kudos to WedMeGood, my wedding dictionary”. They had planned a day wedding at the lawn overlooking the whole of Bhopal and Vindhya hills, with also a breathtaking view of Noor Us Sabah. In the North, Baraat is usually a jolly, boisterous free-for-all dance ceremony that takes ages to arrive and holds up the actual wedding Keeping this in mind, Devesh and Deepali had planned their wedding in such a way that the baraat procession took place before the reception and not before the wedding- which happened in the best light possible and we couldn’t be happier!
The guests were welcomed by a troop of very talented musicians playing the bagpiper, shehenai and dhol. The seating arrangement was again carefully done, making sure that there were three points of viewing, unlike the usual way in which there’s just one or two points. Most fundamental, however, was the selection of the colour of the drapes on the roof! Something as simple as that makes a vast difference in the skin tone visible because of the light reflected from the drapes.
The fair-boding vows that knotted Deepali and Devesh together in their journey through life were pronounced by the Gayatri Pariwar. Their wedding ceremony was conducted in the most elaborate and in true sense, in the most meaningful way. The pandit, interestingly an IIT alumni had these manuals which outline equal duties of a husband and wife without any prejudices.
After a drawn out battle with time, we finally drove down to Upper Lake- the biggest lake in Bhopal. With Deepali’s & Devesh’s complete support, and the crowd management (in the middle of the lake) excellently done by Aayushi, we managed to get some very beautiful shots ☺ It was 6 in the winter evening, and the light was extremely poor for a 24Tilt Shift lens 3.5 opening to firstly focus and then capture a static moment at 1/100 shutter speed on a moving boat! Yet, we managed just fine ☺. A shriek followed after we captured this image, because of which the boatman almost lost control over the oars. What a moment!
Devesh’s Baraat finally made its way slowly to the venue. It was gaiety all around—with the young and old, the Maasis in Pink and the Uncle with two left feet all swaying to latest Bollywood tunes and dancing with full vigour. All’s well that ends well!