Royal Garden Kensington wedding photographer – Day 2
When we arrived at the Royal Garden Hotel for Day 2 of Taruna and Jonathan’s Indian wedding – See day 1 here – the Mandap build was well underway. Jonathan and his family made a beautiful Mandap; decorating it to celebrate the fusion of both families, Dutch and Indian. Here’s the story of Taruna & Jonathan’s Indian Royal Garden Hotel wedding.
Upstairs Taruna and her friends were busy getting ready. Taruna was excited to see the Mandap but Jonathan wanted to keep it a surprise. I think at one point Taruna managed a sneak at the back of my camera but I really don’t think that fleeting view spoiled anything.
Today I was working with Andy Pickard from Peacock Obscura. Carol was unable to make it because she had just gotten out of hospital after knee surgery. Andy did a fantastic job and really filled out the day with amazing images. Hopefully, we’ll work together again soon but without any surgery involved.
The groom arrived in true triathlete style on his bike, lead by Dhol drummers and flanked by his dad and brother to where the families were waiting. It’s a cliché to say that an Indian wedding is colourful but, you know, there’s no other way. Orange was the order of the day. Even the priest wore orange which I’m assured was not planned.
After a joyous outdoor greeting ceremony, everyone moved inside to await the bride ….and dance.
I love an Indian ceremony. It’s all about love, friendship and family. Everyone is equal and it’s a relaxed, fun and inclusive event. Oh and then there’s the food Amazing.
“Thank you very much for these pictures Kevin we are really thrilled! We love them so much and have spent nearly every evening going through them over and over again.”