Sangeetha and Ravi, Claridges

October is the new August. It’s official. London. A Claridges wedding in warm 27c temperatures. Blue skies as far as the eye can see. This was going to be pretty epic. I arrived at 12pm to begin documenting Sangeetha’s bridal prep. I think it is fair to say that the Bridal Suite at Claridges is larger than my house! One of Sangeetha’s bridesmaids was Jackie, whose wedding I documented two weeks ago. She had just stepped off a plane from her honeymoon and despite jetlag was her usual energetic self. Johnny, on the other hand, was fast asleep in their room. That would be me as well. The ceremony was held in the ballroom. Subtle art deco styling, chandeliers, a string quartet and 180 guests. Sangeetha lit up an already colourful room with her red sparkling saree as she came down the aisle with one very proud father.

The reception was held in the adjacent room. I thank god I recently invested in a 35mm/1.4 lens. I was up close and personal with guests and it was pretty dark in there too. The food was, well, breathtaking. Later came the speeches and I think probably the finest bestman (or men in this case) speech I’ve heard.

Congratulations to you both, it was a pleasure to document your wedding day. Here is a sneak preview for your delictation…


October 4, 2011 - 16:13 Keily G - Gorgeous colours, and LOVE the grainy feel of the black and whites. You've really captured the emotions perfectly here. Don't think I've seen a prouder Dad!

October 4, 2011 - 09:37 Dominique - So good. You are such a brilliant storyteller. They will be thrilled!

October 4, 2011 - 07:16 Chris - My pleasure :)

October 4, 2011 - 06:34 Sangeetha & Ravi - Absolutely gorgeous photos! Thank you Chris for truly capturing the day for us, and what a glorious day it was!

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