It was a pleasure providing the Indian wedding photography for Chantelle and Kayur at Froyle Park. Chantelle is the younger sister of Jo, whose wedding I documented some months prior and whose pre-wed shoot I featured earlier in the year. Froyle Park is such a beautiful estate. Incidentally, it was also my first wedding photography experience here. Surrounded by plenty of greenery and backed by a magnificent manor house dating back to the 1600s it had all the makings for a great event.
The grounds, setting and weather all came together on the day and provided a very memorable occasion for all. The day started with the Hindu wedding, followed by the Civil wedding and Reception. A long day as you can imagine, but charged with laughter and emotion throughout, which made photographing the entire occasion such an enjoyable experience. As usual, I met a lot of familiar faces from past and future couples so it is always nice to catch up when there is a little bit of downtime.
The Hindu wedding ceremony itself was conducted by none other than Rajubhai, whom I have worked with many times in the past. Indian weddings by nature can certainly be a stressful occasion at times, however his ceremonies, timekeeping and crowd interaction are at such a high standard that any apparent stress is diffused in the process. He is simply a great person to work alongside with and it's always a pleasure when we meet at such occasions.
I also got to meet Parita Patel - the wedding planner for the day. Such is her efficiency to coordinate so well, she actually saved 30 mins in time on the day. Anyone who knows about Indian weddings will know that this is quite unheard of and is a testament to her ability in the field.
Looking through the full body of pictures, it is clear to see that Chantelle and Kayur are besotted with each other. Individually, they are great people and together they make such a wonderful match. I really do wish them every success with their married life. However, for the moment, I would like to share with you some of the highlights from their big day. I hope you enjoy the images.