Anishka & Kesh’s Hindu wedding reception in London

Earlier in the year, I covered Anishka & Kesh’s Indian wedding in London.

They chose me as their wedding photographer as my style was very different to many photographers who cover Indian weddings. They wanted something natural, relaxed, fun and creative and my style of documentary photography seemed to suit their requirements.

A whole week of events

The wedding was to have five separate events spread over a week. Starting with a Chunderi and Garba dancing at Watford Colosseum. Then we had the Civil Ceremony at The Museum of the order of St John in London. After that, here was the Henna night or Mehendi and Sangeet at the Great Barn at the Winston Churchill theatre in Ruislip. On the Saturday was the grand event with the Hindu wedding ceremony at Highclere Castle where they film Downton Abbey in Berkshire and finally finishing with the reception on the Sunday at Micklefeild Hall in Hertfordshire. You can see some of my favourite samples of in the montage below.

At Micklefield Hall I started the day by getting some shots of Anishka and her sisters getting ready. As at the Hindu ceremony, Anishka had a magnificent traditional Indian dress to wear. All handmade and full of texture and colour. After preparations, I took a few shots of the couple around the beautiful gardens before the guests arrived for their welcoming drinks and canapes on the lawn. Eventually, the wedding breakfast was to be served in the large Marquee that had been set up for the evening celebrations.

After the meal, there were speeches, the first dance and then lots of dancing and I mean lots of dancing! Everybody was on the dance floor having tremendous fun and it was a joy to capture on my camera.

Want to know more?

If you are getting married and you like my natural, relaxed style of documentary wedding photography, then please don’t hesitate to contact me. You can find more sample of my work at Wedding gallery on my website and you can find out more about me at about me on my website.


Technical Info

Camera Canon 5d mark 3

Lens Canon lenses 24-70 f2.8 L series 70-200 f2.8 L series 85mm f1.8 20 mm f2.8

Apertures Generally F1.8 to f4 except for group shots at around f8 – f11

Bridesmaid getting ready at Hindu wedding

Indian bride in mirror getting ready for Hindu wedding reception at Micklefield Hall

Black and white photo of bride in mirror at wedding preparations in London

Hindu bride and groom walking through gardens at Micklefield Hall

Indian bride and groom sitting in water garden at London wedding venue

Wedding guests having canapes and drinks on lawn at Micklefield Hall

Wedding guests walking through garden with yellow flowers

Wedding guests checking their watch's at reception

Wedding guests checking seating arrangements

Father of bride greeting guests at Indian wedding reception

Father of bride and uncles laughing at Hindu wedding

Wedding guests walking to marquee at summer reception

Wedding guests walking towards marquee

Wedding guests in tuxedo's laughing at Hindu wedding reception

Hindu bride and groom portrait in gardens at Micklefield Hall in London

Groom greeting wedding guest at Indian wedding

Bride and groom enter marquee at Indian wedding reception

groom in tuxedo and bride in pink dress at Indian wedding

Hindu wedding guests clapping

Indian wedding guests clapping

Groom greeting relatives at Hindu wedding

Wedding guests chatting during wedding breakfast

Father of groom cheering and clapping during wedding speeches

Bride hugging best man after wedding speech

Best man and wedding guests toasting at Hindu wedding speeches

Sister of bride making speech at Indian wedding

Groom making speech at Hindu wedding

Bride and groom at first dance at Indian wedding in London

Bride and groom dancing at Hindu wedding

Bride dancing with her father at Indian wedding at Micklefield Hall

Wedding guests dancing at reception in marquee

Hindu wedding guest in colourful sari dancing

Groom dancing at Indian wedding reception at Micklefield Hall in London