May 13, 2013 Celebrity Wedding Pictures
Entrepreneur Simran Sial tied the knot with Neha Oswal, daughter of Delhi-based industrialist Primal Oswal at a grand celebration in the capital. The first function was a Mata ki chowki at the Oswal residence. On the second day, was an evening of Cocktail and Sangeet at the Maurya Sheraton, ‘Silver Strings’ performed live after which Gaurav Malvai took over the deejay console. Neha wore a soda pink gown designed by Gaurav Gupta and the groom wore a Shantanu & Nikhil creation.
The Mehendi ceremony was a lovely laid-back afternoon, with a pop-kitsch theme at the bride’s private farm in Pushpanjali. Neha wore a sharara designed by Nidhi Tholia.
The main Wedding function was held at The Grand Hotel, Vasant Kunj where the decor was designed and conceptualized by industry veteran Geeta Samuel. The bride wore a hot red lehenga designed by Pallavi Jaikishen and the groom was dressed in a sherwani by JJ Vallaya. The finale was a formal Reception at The Lalit. Neha wore a Sabyasachi saree and Simran wore a classic tuxedo designed by designer duo Rohit & Rahul.
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Dec 6, 2011 Celebrity Wedding Pictures
Actor Ram Charan Tej, son of Telugu super-star Chiranjeevi got engaged to Apollo Hospital heiress Upasna Kamineni at her sprawling farmhouse in Moinabad, on the outskirts of Hyderabad. Over 2,000 guests were sent bar-coded invites, and the security was tight in view of the extraordinary amount of fanfare and curiosity among the public. But the families arranged for a ‘live webcast’ of the engagement, since they didn’t want to disappoint Ram Charan’s and Chiranjeevi’s fans.
- ‘Temple Trees’ was the theme of the evening.
- Upasna wore a saree by Tarun Tahiliani and Ram Charan wore a Rajesh Pratap sherwani.
- The vegetarian spread included Continental starters and Rajasthani, Punjabi and Gujarati delicacies by Hyderabad’s well-known Gaurav Caterers.
- The non-vegetarian spread was by Mazharbhai of ‘Hyderabad House’ fame.
- Delhi-based event management firm Choices Entertainment managed the event, and they flew in floral/ decor specialists from Thailand.
- Post the engagement Charan and his best friends flew to Goa for a Bachelor party.
- The function was photographed by ace Mumbai/ Hyderabad based photographer Joseph Radhik who earlier shot Charan’s cousin actor Allu Arjun’s wedding.
Mar 11, 2011 Celebrity Wedding Pictures
Telugu heartthrob Allu Arjun (Bunny) married Sneha Reddy and the Big Fat Tollywood wedding literally brought Hyderabad to a standstill. The main wedding function was held at Hitex Grounds, Madhapur. The wedding mandap was designed like a Tirupati Temple and there was chaos during the Muhurtam and Bunny’s bouncers and the security personnel had a tough time maintaining peace. The fans came from neighbouring villages, cities and states, and Bunny being aware of the possible fan-frenzy requested his fans not to come to the wedding, since we has hosting a reception exclusively for them the next day. But nothing could stop the fans.
Joseph Radhik (an IIM graduate who chucked his consulting job to pursue wedding photography as a full time career) and his team of Rushi Tambe and Prashant Narayan covered the wedding as Bunny’s exclusive private photographers. Rushi and Prashant who shot on the wedding day, tell us this: “The wedding had more than 40 photographers and we were capturing the candid and behind-the-scenes moments only. The number of fans were anywhere between 20,000 and 30,000. At one point, the crowd on stage had become such a huge issue that the bride, groom and families were surrounded by a ring of bouncers so that the ceremony could take place. Finally, two things were done: Sneha and Bunny were escorted away from the stage to a private room where they signed their marriage certificate. Next, they were sent away in a decoy vehicle which made the crowd disperse. After the crowd dispersed they returned to finish off the ceremony in a much more peaceful setting.”
Sneha, an engineer by qualification is the Director of an Engineering college owned by her family. For the wedding she wore a light pink and gold saree with traditional yellow gold and emeralds. Bunny wore a shiny white sherwani by JJ Valaya accessorised with a string of pearls.
Photographs Courtesy: Joseph Radhik & Team
Nov 2, 2010 Wedding Photographers
It’s a lucrative full-time or part-time career, with its own special thrills and challenges. Joseph Radhik, an alumni of IIM Indore, has recently quit his job with a Consulting firm to pursue a full-time career, in what he believes is the toughest genre of photography: “Since I’m extremely competitive while yearning for technical perfection in everything I do, wedding photography was almost a natural choice.” He adds: “Being a good wedding photographer requires you to have the reflexes of a sports shooter, the patience of a wild-life watcher, the vigility of a photojournalist, the style appreciation of a fashion photographer, the lighting skills of a cinematographer and the aesthetic sense of an artist. I love it.”
Many like IIM Kozhikode alumni Paromita Deb Areng, IIM Bangalore alumni Pradeep Sanyal and Symbiosis grad Arjun Mahajan pursue it as an active hobby or part-time career. Paromita works with Reliance Industries, Mumbai and photographs weddings over week-ends. Bangalore-based Management Consultant Sanyal has been pursuing this interest since over a decade. Arjun Mahajan who works with a Gurgaon-based Bio-tech firm enjoys doing this, because he’s such a people’s person. He explains: “Wedding photography gives me the chance to interact with lots of happy people. It’s very fulfilling to be able to capture memories and help folks remember their happy day forever.” And he is considering it as a full-time career option soon. “Yes, I would love to pursue it as a full-time profession, but for the moment I want to gain more experience and establish relationships with some more clients (families).” Ditto is the case of Pradeep Sanyal, 38: “It is a far more lucrative career today. And very soon, I plan to plunge full-time into Wedding Photography.”
While most MBAs enjoy the thrill of achieving their targets and goals, for these MBA grads, the thrill lies in not just acquiring more clients, but the joy of capturing some beautiful moments. For Mahajan, its almost always the vidai (bride leaving her father’s home). “Its a moment which is always emotionally charged. I always shoot it discreetly from the side.” Radhik has something different to look forward to at the wedding of every different wedding community: “In Christian weddings, it is most definitely the moment when the father of the bride brings the bride in- the look of the groom when he sees the bride, the pride on the dad’s face, the emotions on the family’s faces…everything! In Telugu weddings, there is a ceremony called “talambralu” which basically has the bride and groom slinging a lot of rice and colorful balls at each other! It is definitely the craziest and funniest ritual! Oh and Mallu (Malayalam) ceremonies are fun as well with the games at the end!”
Joseph talks about his favorite photo. “It was shot during the vidai at a wedding in Delhi. Samriddhi’s (the bride) soulful eyes well up with tears as she bids goodbye to the family. Abhik (the groom) looks on while her father (to the right) gives her a word of encouragement. I love how the photo is made up of three symbolic frames divided by the car’s windows – the father, the bride and the groom.”
Paromita Deb Areng