Asian wedding photography at Northbrook Park – Anneka and Keval
As wedding photographers and videographers, we’re lucky enough to frequently capture Indian wedding photography and we especially loved capturing Anneka and Keval’s amazing Indian wedding at Northbrook Park. These guys seamlessly blended a traditional Sikh wedding with a western style civil ceremony to create an amazing day for themselves and their guests.
Northbrook Park was the perfect venue for Anneka and Keval’s wedding as they were able to hold both ceremonies and the reception in one place. As one of the leading Asian wedding venues in the South East, Anneka and Keval had placed their wedding in safe and experienced hands. Northbrook Park really was the perfect location. And what a location it is! This 18th-century grade II listed manor house set in manicured gardens situated on the Surrey and Hampshire borders has built itself a reputation as a premier wedding venue.
For the Sikh ceremony, Anneka wore a traditional Rajasthani-style Indian red wedding outfit that made her look like a queen. Keval wore a traditional kurta in soft neutral luxury fabrics. The pair of them looked amazing.
Many of the traditional Sikh Indian wedding traditions were followed including the arrival of the groom and the procession of the bride with her father plus other male relatives. This saw Anneka walking down the aisle on her father’s arm.
The ceremony was held under a stunning floral mandap and included a traditional fire ritual blessing and hymns. We always love capturing Indian wedding ceremonies as they are a feast for the senses. Stunning outfits in bold colours made with the most exquisite fabrics, hymns recited in Punjabi, the smell of incense. It’s always so exciting to capture in photographs and on film.
After the traditional Indian ceremony, there was a costume change and then it was time for the civil ceremony. This was more western in style and Anneka wore a stunning figure-hugging dress with a mermaid shape that gave her the most amazing silhouette in all of our images. Keval looked very smart in a traditional black tie by Hugo Boss. They made a really glamourous couple.
The civil ceremony was held in The Vine Room, this classically elegant room features crystal chandeliers, delicate vine-leaf engravings, and marble flooring. Tall French windows flood the room with tons of natural light that we were able to play with to create even more beautiful film and photographs.
It was a beautiful ceremony and there was a fun confetti moment as Anneka and Keval walked back down the aisle. As guests enjoyed a drinks reception we quickly whisked the pair of them outside for a few minutes to capture some romantic portrait images of Anneka and Keval around the majestic grounds of Northbrook Park.
Now there was another costume change for Anneka and Keval’s wedding reception with Anneka wearing the most exquisite gold lehenga that she’d had made by a favourite designer of hers (ITRH). The intricate traditional thread work was just stunning and it not only made a stunning wedding gown but also a beautiful and timeless heirloom to pass on.
There were touches of Anneka’s creativity everywhere in the wedding. She made custom signs, favours and illustrations for the programmes. One of which we cleverly used at the start of their wedding film.
The wedding reception was held in Northbrook Park’s orangery. This glass-roofed naturally lit space has a built-in bar area. Ceiling to-floor glass doors open along one wall onto a beautiful walled garden complete with roaming peacocks. The room had been dressed amazingly and Anneka and Keval wowed their guests with a first dance.
Now, dancefloors at Indian weddings are not for the faint-hearted and we got stuck right in. We survived and the result was some fantastic dancefloor images. Anneka, Keval and their guests were definitely up for a party!
We had the best time capturing photography and film for Anneka and Keval’s wedding. A gorgeous wedding full of colour, love and celebration. Congratulations to Anneka and Keval for getting married and creating such a memorable day.
We’ll leave the last words to them. Here’s what they had to say about us.
“For a very well-edited summary of photos and videos of your wedding day, we would definitely recommend MIKI Studios. They had a very good understanding of what we wanted and did not take us away from our main day to get the material they needed and their chilled-out and fun personalities made the day even more fun and enjoyable.
The highlight video was beyond expectations and really left us with a ‘we want more!!’ feeling. We love the way it wasn’t linear and that it captured synchronicities throughout the day and all of our best people.
Considering how little time we had to take more ‘planned’ photos, the output was amazing. What Ash was able to capture throughout the day really captured the feeling of the day and how much fun people had!”
Anneka & Keval’s wedding gallery is now online!
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As a special thank’s for being such awesome guests, there is a 50% off code on all prints. This is only valid for the next 2 weeks. Simply enter the code: THANKYOU when you check out.
Thanks for having me along for the day – it was amazing! // Ash and Mick x