More and more South Asians blend contemporary and traditional wedding customs, and their photos show the wonderful results. If you’re a modern, unconventional bride like many others today, you can definitely mix the old and the new to make your big day truly yours.
Take a cue from Dia Mirza, an Indian model, actress, producer, and 2000 Miss Asia Pacific International titleholder. In her marriage to fellow film producer Sahil Sangha, Mirza wasn’t afraid to infuse her heritage into her Vedic wedding plans while still keeping Arya Samaj rituals. Shashi Sunny features the Bollywood couple’s wedding and Mirza’s unusual but gorgeous gown in an article for The Asian Age:
A stunning Dia Mirza finally wed her beau Sahil Sangha in the capital on Saturday evening. The rituals spread over the last four days peaked on Saturday with the couple tying the knot at a farmhouse in Chattarpur.
Dressed in an unusual beige and green wedding outfit by Ritu Kumar complimented with a traditional jhoomar and a heavy green stone kalgi neckpiece, the 32-year-old radiant bride said, “I am from Hyderabad and since I am not getting married in Hyderabad I wanted to have a touch of my city. So what I am wearing is a traditional Hyderabadi joda and yes, the colours are not traditional for a bride. Even my mehendi is not the typical heavy look, it’s just a simple small design. That’s because I am a very unconventional bride.”
A skilled wedding photography director will keep distinctive traits like these in mind when conceptualising your photo shoots. For instance, if you want to take engagement photos, the photographer will help you find the locations and themes that would suit your personality and emphasise your heritage.
Your qualities, preferences, and family customs would also be crucial when taking photos throughout the wedding festivities. The professional can craftily use a reportage style to immortalise your memories and the intricate parts of your wedding without getting in the way of your rituals and celebrations, especially if you’re more of a candid bride.
If your celebrations will be filled with age-old Hindu traditions and elements alongside modern or unique ones, make sure your photographer is familiar with them and is experienced in documenting similar events. Through creative Asian wedding photography, professionals like those from Pixcellence Photography can capture the details of your event and put them together to produce precious souvenirs.
(Source: Fairytale wedding, The Asian Age, October 19, 2014)