Real Weddings: Jignesh&Nidhi’s Jodha-Akbar Themed Royal Wedding By Chandni Dua Photography

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Jignesh and Nidhi had a  royal themed wedding in Ahmedabad, Gujrat. As most Gujrati weddings go, this one was bright event filled with rituals and celebrations. Photographer Chandni Dua documented the ceremony as well as the pre wedding shoot in the historical setting of Sarkhej Roza. Here are the details:

Groom& Bride: Jignesh & Nidhi

Venue: Ahmedabad and Baroda in Gujrat
Bridal Make-up: Lakme, Baroda

Theme: Indian Royal wedding

More in bride Nidhi’s words:

‘Ours is a love marriage, and we are head over heels in love with each other. Right from the beginning we were firm about having a creative and fun-filled wedding photo shoot as well as a royal wedding theme. This is why we approached Chandni Dua for our pre wedding (and wedding) shoot, mainly because I felt very comfortable with her. Trusting your wedding photographer is very important when you want to create some fantastic wedding memories.

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We had a typical Gujrati wedding. Most of the family, and Jignesh too, is from Ahmedabad,  so that was decided as the venue for the pre wedding ceremonies. A few days prior to the wedding, which was held in Baroda, we had an awesome prewedding shoot in Sarkhej Roza in Ahmedabad. Chandni shot some wonderful traditional and monumental images with perspectives. For a second look, we had a creative shoot in western outfits whilst strolling in the gardens.

The first ceremony of the multi-day celebrations was the Tilak or channla ceremony. This was reserved only for the close friends and family members. We also had a Sangeet that was mainly a Garba night. The evening was extra special as we also celebrated the birthdays of two close relatives on either side. So this was a gathering high on food, fun and dancing!

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As mentioned before, the wedding took place in Baroda and we drove down there. Chandni covered my bridal shoot and thereafter went on to shoot the baraat’s arrival. (I can only imagine how she must have run all around the place to get all the shots!)

My entry into the Mandap was based on the Jodhaa-Akbar theme. There were a few people dressed up as the royal guards complete with swords and turbans. My arrival was marked by music appropriate to the theme. All in all; it was a magical day that will remain with me for a long time to come.

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The bidaai is usually very emotional for most brides, but in my family, everyone remained upbeat and happy and that is something I truly appreciate. We also had reserved Indian wedding games for the end, and it still surprises me that I managed to win most of them despite being so exhausted.

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My advice to other brides: Just go with the flow and enjoy the day. Moments like this are rare and special and you must make the most of them by staying calm. “


All images: Chandni Dua

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