I previously photographed Kajal & Tilak’s Indian Engagement ceremony so it was incredible to be back to photograph their Indian wedding. The wedding took place at KP Hal, or also known as Kadwa Patidar, located in Harrow, London.
Indian Wedding Photography
Both Kajal & Tilak along with their families are full of joy and expressions. I knew I had to make sure that this was incorporated into their wedding photos. For me it is really important to show off a couples true personality through their photos, this is what makes them unique as a couple and also makes their wedding unique.
Kajal made her entrance with her brother and sister by her side. Her choice of entrance song caught a lot of people by surprise. Nothing traditional, only a violin mashup of Drake’s – Hotline Bling. They stopped halfway down the aisle and started dancing before continuing to make their entrance to the mandap. This was first time I witnessed something like this happen.
A moment that really stuck out to me during the wedding ceremony was during the Kansar, which in tradition signifies the first meal together as husband and wife. This involves the couple feeding each other a sweet treat (eg, a Ladoo). Tilak decided he was not going to break the ladoo up into smaller pieces and insisted Kajal ate it in one go, you can see Kajal’s reaction to this below. Luckily Kajal’s bridesmaid came to the rescue breaking the ladoo into smaller pieces. Just after they fed each other Tilak’s best man didn’t seem too happy that he was not fed, luckily there was plenty left for Tilak to feed him.
We had typical British weather on the day, including rain, wind and some sun, even though the wedding took place on a summers day. We were fortunate that every time we needed to be outside the rain had either stopped or turned into a light drizzle. This was perfect for their couple portraits which we took just across the road from KP Hall.