I love when real weddings arrive in my inbox. As soon as this wedding arrived I knew it was perfect for the blog! It’s absolutely stunning and a lovely story to go with it. Nishit shares the story of Rax and Seema and they’re beautiful wedding…
Rax and Seema – dreams do come true. It is fair to say that these two are made for each other. They laugh at each other’s jokes, they finish each other’s sentences. But what makes these two special is the deep understanding they have for each other. They are two peas in the same pod and it was my honour and pleasure covering their wedding events in Goa, India.
When Seema and Rax called me, out of the blue, to ask me to meet them for dinner one nondescript weekday evening, I wasn’t quite sure why the sudden rush. But as I arrived at the location agreed and waited for them (and waited) – I wondered if they had pranked me. However, they soon arrived and we all sat down for dinner. Then came the surprise – Rax had proposed to Seema and they had started planning their dream wedding in Goa, India – and they wanted me to capture it all for them. An offer that I was never going to turn down.
Fast forward a few months and as I land in Goa (with my family), we travel to the hotel (Zuri Sands on the South Coast of Goa). Arriving at the hotel and being greeted by Seema and Rax, we felt like family. The wedding was an intimate affair with close family and friends. Something to allow the couple to treasure as they grew old together. Surrounded by loved ones it was going to be a few days of immense fun.
Seema and Rax have a couple of girls from previous relationships and it was important that these little princesses were photographed as part of the larger celebration. It was a family affair and it was important to ensure the love that surrounds this little family was properly captured. From the prewedding shoot, to the Mehndi night, to the Mandvo, pithi and wedding itself, everyone had fun and you could hear the laughter throughout the hotel! It was all one big family!
These two are simply fun. We end with a little story. During the pre-wedding shoot on the beach, I suggested that during the wedding it would be funny if the bride and groom actually jumped into the swimming pool while in their wedding outfit. Not thinking they would take this idea seriously, I was amazed that without thinking or discussing they both agreed. A couple of days later as the wedding ceremony finished and people started heading to the Reception hall, the bride and groom shouted to me to come along to take the “action shot” – we didn’t want everyone to know what we had planned. Unfortunately, I had forgotten about this “action shot” and suggested that Seema and Rax carry on and get ready for their reception. A minute or two later, the penny dropped… cue me quickly packing my equipment and running back after the couple to ask if they were ready to dive into the pool. And they were… We setup the shot, I worked out the lighting and counted them down… 3… 2… 1….
I would like to finally say – it was my pleasure and honour shooting Seema and Rax’s wedding. I have got to know these two over the last few years and I don’t class them as clients and I am sure they don’t class me as their photographer. We are all one family.[tw-divider][/tw-divider]
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