What comes to your mind when you hear this name? A city built along the Thar Desert, Jaisalmer is one of India’s most beautiful cities filled with history, tradition and palaces. A perfect destination for Indian Weddings as well.
Jasmin & Mayank got in touch with me earlier this year for their wedding. Going around deciding on the venues between New Delhi and Jaisalmer, I found myself at Suryagarh Palace some months later to shoot their magnificent wedding story. Let me take you for a ride!
Jaisalmer welcomed with all its warmth after a 14 hour train journey from New Delhi. Apart from the city, the families of Jasmin and Mayank welcomed people with the same warmth. And soon it was time for a little ceremony that involved Mayank.
Under the afternoon sun, there were all happy faces
Even Mayank couldn’t help but to join in!
With smirk & sprinkles of playful games, this was a very very fun cceremony
Meanwhile, the stage was being set up for the evening event.
And the weather gods seemed to play some hide and seek
Everyone was ready for the haldi ceremony
Brothers never lose a chance to play with their sisters 🙂
With Jasmin’s dad setting up rules that everyone has to participate in singing songs and applying haldi!
Meanwhile, cuteness overload happened 🙂
Just so that no-one can get away with “I don’t remember any songs” 😛
Family fun and rituals went parallel
With setting sun marking the end of the haldi, it was time to get ready for the evening sangeet!
If photographs could capture motion, this would’ve had Jasmin’s dad dancing 😀
“Future Mrs. Bhandari”
Mother & daughter getting ready for the one of the biggest events of their lives!
While Mayank was getting ready in adjacent room as well!
Walking along, I loved the look on their faces! (I discovered, they walk very fast though 😛 )
Let the dances begin!
Your wish; my command, Sir
And impromptu performance by Jasmin’s brother with his wife and daughter was absolutely amazing!
Cuteness overload again!
Mayank and Jasmin, you’re done sitting and watching 😛
And now it was friends’ perfomance time!
This little guy was a firecracker!
The palace shined in the background!
While telling how badly they fought all their lives, Jamin’s brother couldn’t really fight his tears. That’s how all brother-sister relationships are, right? 🙂
And finally it was time for Jasmin’s dance!
And then everyone joined!
And that was the super fun-filled Day 1 of Jasmin & Mayank’s wedding. Day 2 is going to be filled with more awesomeness. Stay tuned! 🙂