Dan and I had attended a traditional Indian wedding as guests before and I remember thinking how brilliant it would be to actually photograph one. Kavita and Amrik’s Froyle Park wedding in December did not disappoint us! It was a cultural explosion of emotion, colour and energy like we had never seen before. With back-to-back ceremonies and traditions on the schedule, 3 bridal outfit changes and 200+ guests, this was not for the faint hearted to capture. Kavita and Amrik chose to have a rustic winter wedding just before Christmas at the beautiful Froyle Park in Hampshire. This historical manor house dates back to 1620 and is surrounded by 80 acres of gorgeous English country-side, with two live-in albino peacocks.
I think what we loved most about this Froyle Park wedding was the kind hearted and warm group of people, who had no reservations about showing emotion, they clearly lived life to the full and you could tell how important family, and a sense of tradition was to them. Then there was the amazing food…We were kindly fed throughout our 14 hour stint with dishes that blew our sneaky Sunday night takeaway out of the water, so we were two very happy photographers! After a crazy session on the dance floor, which involved the whole wedding party, came the traditional ‘Doli’ ceremony. This is a very emotional part of the day as it refers to the bride leaving her parents home after her wedding. As the bride walks away she is given handfuls of rice to throw behind her back which symbolises repaying her parents for all they have done for her. It was at this point most of the waterworks started and it was impossible not to get caught up in it all ourselves. There were so many beautiful, raw moments throughout the day like these, and we are so grateful to have had the chance to capture them on such an important day for Kavita and Amrik.