114. Archana and Rakesh

114. Archana and Rakesh

I met Archana at more than one wedding where I was shooting and she was the bride’s best friend in all of them. I think she booked me as soon as she got engaged. It was obvious that I’d be shooting her wedding. I’m glad I did!  :)

She first told me that it’s an ‘Arranged Marriage’, but after shooting the wedding, I beg to differ. It’s like as if they know each other for many years. They are so Adorable! You’ll see as you browse this post. Archana told me that Rakesh is very camera shy, but I thought he was pretty chilled out in front of the camera.

Here’s an interesting story, Rakesh was born in Libya, Africa. Grew up in Hyderabad and now settled in San Diego. Yes, I know, you might me wondering, how did this all happen?! That’s exactly what even I was thinking. Well, apparently the fathers of the bride and groom were colleagues long ago. I think it was written in the ‘stars’ that they were meant to meet. Archana, keeps mentioning that (believe me, many many times) Rakesh is a ‘Gem of a guy’. How sweet! :D

The wedding was at Sri Ram Convention Hall on Serpentine Road, Bangalore. It was a pretty modern version of an Iyengar wedding. :)

For me, I was looking forward to shooting this wedding for one other reason. Akash Khairate was my second shooter, the ‘Y’ chromosome of ‘CreativeCouple’ wedding photographers. Was awesome fun shooting the wedding with him. :)

Here’s a picture of the family waiting to welcome the groom. Archana and Rakesh X100S November 27, 2014 _CCC4245 The battalion arrives. :) Archana and Rakesh X100S November 27, 2014 _CCC4255 I’m very proud of this picture. You can see the groom getting out of the car and also the bride’s parents in the windows’ reflections and also the bride’s sister. (A not so modest Pat on the back!) Archana and Rakesh X100S November 27, 2014 _CCC4258 :P Archana and Rakesh X100S November 27, 2014 _CCC4275 Perfect picture to set the stage for this photo story. Archana and Rakesh Canon EOS 5D Mark III November 26, 2014 _10A8858 Voila! Meet the bride! Yup. She has a very infectious smile! :) Archana and Rakesh Canon EOS 5D Mark III November 26, 2014 _10A8867 Rakesh was all set for his Kasiyatra. It’s nice to see the bride’s name mentioned first. Subtle things mean a lot. Archana and Rakesh Canon EOS 5D Mark III November 26, 2014 _10A9071 Showered with petals. Archana and Rakesh Canon EOS 5D Mark III November 26, 2014 _10A9091 Trying to convince the priest that he is going straight to San Diego from Kasi. :P Archana and Rakesh Canon EOS 5D Mark III November 26, 2014 _10A9102 Archana’s dad not letting him go anywhere until he marries his daughter. Archana and Rakesh Canon EOS 5D Mark III November 26, 2014 _10A9106 That one foot on the swing. I knew something fishy was happening behind that Antharapata.  :P Archana and Rakesh X100S November 27, 2014 _CCC4416 Archana wanted to trick Rakesh by standing on the swing. Archana and Rakesh X100S November 27, 2014 _CCC4435 Instead of pulling the Antharapata down, it was let free and the entire action happened underneath the cloth. First time ever :P Archana and Rakesh X100S November 27, 2014 _CCC4458 Anyway, you know who won the challenge. Hint: The person who is gesturing that the task was finished long before.  :) Archana and Rakesh Canon EOS 5D Mark II November 27, 2014 _MG_9153 They were both welcomed into the hall together, escorted by their respective in-laws. Archana and Rakesh Canon EOS 5D Mark III November 26, 2014 _10A9150 Kanya-dhanam was a very ‘we-shall-look-into-each-other’s-eyes’ affair. :) Archana and Rakesh Canon EOS 5D Mark II November 27, 2014 _MG_9253 And then it was time for the bride to get into her main saree for the mangalya-dharnam. (How did that lip-stick mark get on the wall?) Archana and Rakesh Canon EOS 5D Mark III November 26, 2014 _10A9216 I wonder what’s going on in her head at that moment. Fantastic shot Akash! Archana and Rakesh Canon EOS 5D Mark II November 27, 2014 _MG_9318 Imagine the Nada swara team playing the main tune for the day. And then claps, whistles, woohoos all around. Showers of blessings from everywhere. Yup. That’s the best way I can describe that moment. :) Archana and Rakesh X100S November 27, 2014 _CCC4654 She was so emotional. Never thought Archana would get so emotional. :P Archana and Rakesh Canon EOS 5D Mark II November 27, 2014 _MG_9321 Rakesh was very gentle while putting the toe-rings. Good job buddy. Archana and Rakesh Canon EOS 5D Mark II November 27, 2014 _MG_9367 Kid: Hey! What is happening here? :P Archana and Rakesh Canon EOS 5D Mark III November 26, 2014 _10A9358 They were introduced to the legend of Arundathi and Vashishtha Nakshatras. I’m always intrigued by that story. Archana and Rakesh Canon EOS 5D Mark III November 26, 2014 _10A9396 They would just not let go of each other. ‘Arranged Marriage’ they said… hard to believe right! :) Archana and Rakesh Canon EOS 5D Mark III November 26, 2014 _10A9427 Archana and Rakesh. Congratulations and wish you the best in life wherever you are!

It was fun documenting your wedding. Thank you for choosing CuspConcepts!

Hope you like the pictures. :)


4 Responses to 114. Archana and Rakesh
  • Archana

    L.O.V.E it!

  • Prasenjit Debnath

    Woww… very nice pics :-)

  • Rashmi

    Hey,

    Although I couldn’t attend Archan’s wedding I feel like I was present. Thanks for capturing the whole event in words and in action.

    @Archan+Rakesh : Congratulations!

    Cheers,
    Rashmi.

    • Archana

      Thanks a lot rash:-)…Much love:-)

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