Priya and Jason were married at the beautiful Devi Garh Palace in the village of Delwara, near Udaipur. Known for its Rajput-era palaces, Udaipur is considered one of the most romantic cities in all of India, and its luxurious palaces and hotels are the perfect places for some of the most beautiful weddings.
Intent on giving their loved ones an experience they would never forget, Priya and Jason rented out the entire palace for their guests (many hailing from the UK, US and Russia), and treated everyone to several celebrations and parties prior to the big day. This brilliant couple actually hails from London, but recently relocated to Washington, D.C. for work. Jason has a penchant for both algorithms and high-powered camera lenses (a man after my own heart), while the dazzling Priya is whip-smart and possesses one of the most beautiful speaking voices I’ve ever heard. In fact, Jason first became smitten after hearing Priya speaking in a crowded room. I love stories like that.
The welcome dinner was at the Durbar Hall in the City Palace Complex, and the Mehendi and Sangeet at Devi Garh. After the Vidhi, Priya and Jason both retired to their respective rooms to change, and we then did a first-look and a few portraits before Jason headed out the palace gates to prepare for his entrance. Jason could scarcely contain his excitement at riding one of Udaipur’s temple elephants for the baraat, and he even coaxed a few of his friends into riding camels as part of the procession. Priya entered under a latticework of flowers, which matched the intricately woven floral mandap. After the ceremony and vidai, Jason and Priya went back to their room to change for the reception. After Jason’s welcome toast, the guests were treated to a spectacle of fireworks, followed by good food and drink, and plenty of dancing and partying. Since wedding guests filled the entire Devi Garh Palace, there was no need to end the party early, so Priya and Jason’s friends danced until the wee small hours. Needless to say, after such a glorious time within the palace walls, everyone was sad to leave this amazing place, and this multi-day celebration. This couple was intent on providing their guests with a magical experience that they would always remember. And of course, they succeeded beautifully.
Dina Douglass Andrena Photography,
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