Samantha and Niraj, the lucky bride and groom, had a spectacular three-day celebration in Jaipur, India – with a different theme for every single day! Their 200 guests still rave about this fabulous wedding! Joshua Komanapalli was on hand with his camera to keep the colours and the memories alive for the couple’s happy ever after.
Bride & Groom: Samantha, chef/sales executive, and Niraj, stockbroker
Length of engagement: 6 months
Wedding date: 6th January 2012
Wedding ceremony: Jai Mahal Palace, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Wedding reception: SMS Rambagh Convention Center, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Wedding photographer: Joshua Komanapalli & Andrew Adams
Wedding theme/colours: Sangeet = Rajasthani village theme – fuschia/orange/yellow, Wedding = royal Indian wedding – red/gold/cream, Reception – purple/white
Wedding dress by: Wedding lehenga = Ritu Kumar, sangeet & reception lehengas = Swetesh&Suveera (Mumbai-based designer)
First dance song: we didn’t end up doing a first dance as we decided on an outdoor reception. The original plan (had we done it indoors) was to have my nephew sing Only You by Joshua Radin & have that be our first dance.
Your favourite wedding story: Gosh, so many! We started the festivities by landing in Jaipur only to find that my luggage was lost… the one suitcase with my wedding lehenga, shoes, chudis, etc! Luckily, it was found & delivered later that night – phew! Despite that and some other slight hiccups, the best thing for us was that all of our 200 guests had a great time across the 3 days. Everyone still raves about the DJ, the dancing, the food, the drinks, the décor, the photos, videos… so we couldn’t be happier! It’s always a true joy to relive every moment through the gorgeous photos by Josh and Andrew – and to see all our family and friends dancing up a storm through the amazing videos Josh’s team created!