Kartik & Preetika – The Wedding

I hope you have enjoyed the post on the beautiful mehendi ceremony of Preetika which I posted few days back here

This post will take you to their even more beautiful wedding day. But, a little background story before that. This love story started from what many people find the most boring places on earth: The Office Cubicle πŸ˜€

Hari recruited Preetika in the company where Kartik was the VP, the two got to know each other and after some dates and Β lots of bollywood songs in the background, they decided to get married. Now since both are from the creative field of ads, everything in their wedding had to be detailed, far from the conventions. And that begins right from the wedding card




“Rishabh, where are you? The hawan has already started.”

“I’m coming, on my way, driving at 100Km/h”

“Come asap. Pandit ji is almost going to throw all of us from our own house if we delay things.”

The next day started with the early morning haldi ceremony of Preetika. Now, she lives in Gurgaon which is just couple of light years away from Delhi, excluding the traffic. Β And that was the first early morning conversation I had with my non-stop buzzing phone while I was dashing through the mad traffic. And I managed to get just on time and getting this first look on Preetika’s face made it all worthwhile πŸ™‚



Our Pandit ji was pretty good in explaining the why’s and how’s of things









Someone was too careless with their keys πŸ˜›




After the initial chuda, it was time to get everyone outside for the fun part!








And that marked the end of the morning ceremony. The wedding time was getting closer and everyone went to get ready for it.


And then came Kartik, the groom πŸ˜€



The Welcome




Scene 29, Take 42:

Friends from below: “Arrey O Chumma… Meri Janeman.. Bahar Nikal….”


While Preetika made the final touches




Make the way for Preetika πŸ˜‰




Restless Kartik πŸ˜›



Madhav was literally showing Preetika the way



And the happiest moments πŸ™‚



And after the fun jai-mala, began the wedding. The venue had one of the most beautiful decors and lighting. Preetika had been planning every minute detail of the wedding from the color of her lehenga to the flowers in the jai-mala and the vedi venue wasn’t left from that touch of elegance.







These tiny moments that happen in nano-seconds are all what I’m always there for πŸ™‚


For some reason, the picture below is one of my favourites. The look in Preetika’s eyes, the hand of confident Kartik on her shoulder. One way I see Preetika looking at a proud man, other way I see him telling her that she’s important











Probably thoughts in Kartik’s mind: Phew! That was tiring πŸ˜€





And everyone around was congratulating the couple


Of course, how can any Indian wedding be complete without the shoe negotiation? πŸ˜€ Aishwarya and Poorti were trying to strike a deal while Kush came in to get a better negotiation πŸ˜‰


Meanwhile I took them away for sometime πŸ˜€


The mad-crazy-happy family of friends!








And that was the wedding of Kartik & Preetika. I consider myself very fortunate to be able to tell their story & freeze their emotions emotions through my photographs. Their wedding was a perfect example of how planning takes place, how everything can be made beautiful by paying attention to tiny details, how you can trust one person for your wedding instead of having an army of stage photographers and how to actually have fun at your own wedding. And it all just shows in the photographs.

All this started with a mere stroke of luck between me & Kartik and like I always say, it’s all destiny. Kartik & Preetika, lots of love. Stay awesome like always!

  • Vivek

    Wow very nice photography Rishabh. I have become your photography’s fan πŸ™‚

    • Thanks Vivek πŸ™‚ Stay tuned, lots of new stuff coming up very soon!

      • Vivek

        yeah sure… I’m excited to see more updates and photography πŸ™‚

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