104. Susmita and Swaroop

104. Susmita and Swaroop

Susmita and Swaroop are part of a big friends group, who would hang out together a lot like the ‘Rang de Basanti’ gang. It’s always unknown in a relationship, the exact moment when that spark occurred. Their relationship moved from friendship to ‘I think he is the one/she is the one’ stage over a few years.

Susmita’s is a family friend, all I had heard about her was that she was a major nerd. I’d met her a couple of times before. What totally surprised me when I took them out for the pre-wedding shoot was how cool these guys were! We had a lot of fun during the pre-wedding shoot, laughed our asses off. Some of you might’ve already seen some pictures on the CuspConcepts Facebook Page, they are super adorable!

This blog is dedicated to their wedding. It was a mix of Iyengar and Marathi traditions.

The day started off with Swaroop’s baraath.

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They stopped at a nearby temple.

It was nice to see the horse’s caretaker give it Tiger Glucose buscuits.

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When Swaroop and the baraath returned after the short pooja at the temple….

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Susmita’s family was waiting at the entrance to the wedding hall. I’m curious to know what that bright bucket is doing in the scene.

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This is how a groom is welcomed in a South-Indian wedding!

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I ran to Susmita’s room to get some quick pictures of her.
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She looked stunning and so vibrant in her traditional attire. She was all set to get married that day!

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There was a short version of a varapooja.

Moms! :) Showing the wrong side of the mirror. This is going down in history. (Don’t kill me aunty)

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It was then time for Swaroop ‘s Kasiyatra.

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Raghunandan, my Ace second-shooter has a great sense of timing.

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Swaroop was made to stand facing the anthara-patta and had no idea what was happening behind him.

Love this picture of Susmita being carried down the steps by her uncles amongst all the relatives who had gathered there to witness the most fun part of the wedding.

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The garland exchange challenge. Well, who was the winner? My diplomatic answer is ‘both’. :)

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The mother-in-laws escort them to the stage where the wedding rituals would be carried out.

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I like this picture a lot. Says a thousand words. :)

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Yes yes. You are almost there…. a few rituals away from tying the knot. :)

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Susmita quickly changed into her ‘Dhaare’ saree for the most important ritual that day.

She sat comfortably on her dad’s lap while Swaroop stood infront of her with the ‘thali’ in his hand and carefully bent forward to tie the knot. The gold thali was shimmering with all that vibrance and so were the faces of the newly weds. :)

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Congratulations Guys! :D

Now that the main event was done, the rituals were carried out at a faster pace.

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Ooh. That garland looks so vibrant. Didn’t realise that you walked around the fire/homa holding that around you.

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I managed to steal them away from all the guests to get some formal pictures. They were looking forward to this wedding for a long time and look at them, they look so happy. :)

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I never switch off my cameras because after so many years of shooting I’ve realised that there will always be some photo-opportunities and should be ready for them.

This was so cute. :)

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Susmita and Swaroop. Congratulations and wish you the best in life wherever you are!

You are just perfect for each other!

I’m sure we are going to run into each other more often in the future and I look forward that.

Thank you for choosing CuspConcepts to document your wedding.

Hope you like the pictures. :)


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