Devika & Satyen | Hindu Kannadiga Tamil Wedding | Bengaluru

Satyen's & Devika's wedding reaffirmed my faith in intimate weddings. They took their vows surrounded by close family and thick friends from all stages of their life. Speeches by their friends during the Sundowner left many teary-eyed and left some paralyzed with laughter. It was truly heart-warming to see the union of this 'two souls, one heart' couple :)

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Svana & Santosh | Hindu Kannadiga Wedding | Bengaluru

Svana & Santosh joined the gym separately with the sole intention of walking out fit. While they did walk out fully toned, neither of them expected to meet, fall in love and walk out of the gym with another fully toned person!

Spread over three days, the couple celebrated their coming together in front of an intimate crowd  of family and friends.  I've got to mention the bride's niece Zola here, who was the most popular girl (after the bride of course!) on those three days! We even discussed Peppa Pig, after the wedding! :)

Lastly, special thanks to Nilma Dileepan from With Love, Nilma :) Thankoo!

Photography: Elvin Jacob
Traditional Videography & Photography: Kumar NK & Venkatesh
Wedding Venue: Fiestaa Resort, Bengaluru

Pooja & Jason | CSI Christian Wedding | Vellore

Hearing the word '2015 Floods' brings bad memories rushing to the minds of those who were in Chennai at that time. But for Pooja & Jason, it's the 'official' start of their love story. I say 'official', 'cause they'd already met while working in California earlier. And Jason's heroic efforts to ask her out for a coffee had bombed. Not once but thrice. :)

So Pooja was stuck in office due to heavy rains and sent out a distress email to colleagues asking if someone was going towards Mandavelli, so that she could also tag along. Jason, being the gentleman he is, responded to the email and volunteered to drop her, since his Aunt too lived in Mandavelli. But Jason really had no Aunt living in Mandavelli! :) Classic Move, Jason! Classic Move, Mate!! Pooja agreed, but hit the 'Reply All' button while responding to Jason's email. And we all know how dangerous that can be! Next day, everyone wanted to know details of their first drive!

Fast forward two years, Pooja & Jason tied the knot at a cozy church in Tirupattur, Vellore this December. Jason's parents and even his grandparents had gotten married in the same church! So the wedding was even more emotional. During makeup, Jason walked in to steal a glance at Pooja. Seeing her dressed in a stunning wedding gown, I think Jason's eyes welled up a little. During the entire ceremony, I think Jason couldn't believe he was getting married to Pooja and hence kept looking at her - a fact well documented :) The sincerity in their love towards each other was easy to perceive. How nice it feels to see couples committing to each other for life, especially in this day and age of failing relationships!

And yes, I ate some kickass Ambur Biryani and watched NatGeo in Tamil during my time in Tirupattur. Highly Recommended!

Photography: Elvin Jacob
Wedding Film: Studio F3
MUA: Suresh Menon
Wedding Dress Designer: Ashwin Thiyagarajan
Wedding Venue: CSI Christ Church, Tirupattur
Reception Venue: Nandhini Mahal, Tirupattur

P.S. Pooja & Jason are just adorable and left me a beautiful testimonial, that got me overwhelmed. You can read it here :)

Anna & Riju | Marthoma Christian Malayali Wedding | Bengaluru

You know that feeling you get when you are a senior in college, and you see a fresher/junior absolutely worth crushing on, walk in through the college gates? Most guys know exactly how this feels! Even if the guy musters enough courage to go speak to her, chances of something concrete materializing between them is quite bleak. Well, not in this case! What started off as a casual friendship, blossomed into a beautiful relationship between these two architects. I wish I could record their couple shoots because a good chunk of what they spoke would qualify as proper standup comedy material! :) But for now, I think the photos will suffice! 

Photography: Elvin Jacob & Ernest Edison
Make-Up: Wild Pink
Wedding Venue: St Stephen's Marthoma Church
Reception Venue: Park Plaza, Bengaluru
Music: Rijin Thomas