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First Wedding Photographer at Hilton London Wembley

First Wedding Photographer at Hilton London Wembley

I am really excited and proud to announce I had the honor to be the first ever Wedding Photographer to photograph a Wedding and Reception at The Hilton London Wembley. Hilton London Wembley, a luxury new hotel in London, near Wembley Stadium and near Wembley Arena has just opened and what a great venue for any wedding photographer to capture great images for the couples getting married.
I like to embrace every challenge with an open heart and open mind and what better than being the photographer of the first wedding at this luxury hotel. And to add more creative, artistic or high fashion wedding images to my portfolio.

Below are some of the fantastic images I created and captured for Rupa & Minesh’s wedding ceremony followed by the wedding reception in the evening. This was the final event I had to photography for this beautiful young couple – having photographed their Registry Wedding at Brent Town Hall, the Sanji Garba night / Sangeet night at Methodist Church on Ealing Road in Wembley, The Mehndi Party at Venue 5.

Natural wedding photography was the order of the day, with only some posed couples portraits. Even some of these were captured in reportage fashion whilst the wedding videographer was filming his high definition ( HD ) videography. We were both using the excellent Canon 5D Mark II camera, he was using it to shoot video and I was shooting the WEDDING pictures, both using L series lenses to for top quality results.

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The New Hilton London Wembley

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Hilton London Wembley Reception area

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Asian Wedding Mandap at London Hilton Wembley
Asian Wedding Mandap at London Hilton Wembley

Grooms arrival for asian wedding ceremony
Asian Wedding Photography at London Hilton Wembley Grooms arrival

London Wedding Photography at Hilton Wembley for an Asian Wedding
London Wedding Photography at Hilton Wembley for an Asian Wedding

Bride's arrival for asian wedding ceremony
Brides’s Asian Wedding Photography at London Hilton Wembley Grooms arrival

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asian weddings – Mangal Fera ceremony at hilton london wembley

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Other Wedding Suppliers for this North London Wedding
Catering and Event Coordinator by Ragamama Ragasaan,
A special thank you to Sami and Chris from Ragamama Ragasaan for their to the support and help during the wedding day with the time coordination during the day.

Mandap and Reception Decoration by Jay & I Event Services
Once again, Jay and Inderaben and the team created a stunning Mandap setup for the Asian Wedding, and for the evening reception The Grand Room was transformed for with beautiful white flowers as table centre pieces, as you can see in the reception photographs. All the guests commented on how stunning the room looked when they first set eyes on the set up.

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Wedding Mandap at Hilton London Wembley by J and I Event Services

Hindu Priest conducting the asian wedding ceremony: Ravi Shastri
Conducting the Asian wedding ceremony in the allocated time as requested by the couple.

London Wedding priest for an Asian wedding
London wedding priest for an asian wedding, Ravi Shastri

London DJs: Sting
Provided the music for the Evening Reception

Wedding and Reception Venue in North London
Hilton London Wembley
Lakeside Way Wembley HA9 OBU, United Kingdom


Asian Weddings: Something Gold, Nothing Borrowed, Everything New – Asian Weddings in UK

Asian Weddings in UK

As an Asian Wedding photographer in London I listened to the BBC Radio program  by Yasmeen Khan on the BBC iplayer – Asian Weddings: Something Gold, Nothing Borrowed, Everything New –  with interest and thought it was a wonderfully describes the Asian Weddings in the UK. This is something you may want to consider listening to if  you are planning your Hindu, Muslim or Sikh wedding.

Below is how the  BBC website described the program.

Asian Weddings: Something Gold, Nothing Borrowed, Everything New

“Big fat gypsy weddings might have hit the headlines, but the traditional British Asian wedding has always been big. Often including several separate ceremonies and events spread over a week or more, the cost of the average Asian wedding in the UK is frequently well over £30,000. With the significance of marriage or ‘shaadi’ being huge in south Asian culture, weddings are a serious business. From the lavish designer outfits and the elaborate cakes to the grand stages where the bride and groom sit on their thrones, complete with a lighting and sound system to rival a TV talent show, this is an industry worth a reported £300 million a year in the UK alone.

Yasmeen Khan explores the glamorous world of British Asian weddings. She takes in an Asian wedding exhibition in the UK, meeting the clothes designers, wedding planners, toastmasters, food suppliers, chefs, asian wedding photographers,  videographers and ‘yellow gold’ jewellers making their fortunes as the second and third generation tie the knot, all of them keen to help the families show off their wealth. She learns about the different cultural aspects of a Muslim, Sikh and Hindu wedding. She visits a couple’s big day and explore the meaning behind cultural traditions, such as the confiscating of the groom’s shoes by the bride’s sisters and cousins – finding out what he must do to get them back.

Yasmeen also delves into the politics of the guest list at an Asian wedding, many of which are huge affairs with hundreds and sometimes thousands of guests! And she discovers just how much family relations are tested as an increasing number of couples pay for something that has traditionally been paid for by the bride’s family.

Produced by: Yasmeen Khan & Neil Rosser A Ladbroke Production for BBC Radio 4.”

You can hear the Radio 4 program on Asian Weddings in Britian

 


EOS 5D Mark III

Canon 5D Mark III – The Perfect Camera?

EOS 5D Mark III DSLR has finally been announced by Canon, after all the recent rumors on forums and blogs. Is is a camera that’s been much anticipated and eagerly awaited by both professional and amateur photographers as they want to see what improvements and features Canon would introduce to compete with Nikon d800 , the new a 36.3 MP FX sensor full-frame digital camera.

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New EOS 5D Mark III

EOS 5D Mark III DSLR is a full-frame 22.3 Megapixel CMOS sensor, up to six frames per second (fps) shooting speed, a 61-point AF system and can claim a 2-stop improvement in low-light performance.  Is it a perfect camera all professional photographers and filmmakers? We will soon find out when Canon 5D Mark III reviews start appearing. Being an indian wedding photographer who offers professional wedding photography in London, will I upgrade to the Canon 5D Mark3? It will depend on the price to upgrade as I am happy with EOS 5D Mark II and at the moment priority  I will have to see what the EOS 5D Mark III offers in terms of high ISO shooting for natural light photography as Canon claim a 2-stop improvement in low-light performance.

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Manoj and Kate’s Indian Wedding Day

Shooting Manoj and Kate’s Indian wedding at Whitchurch First School in Stanmore, North London. For some of Kate’s family and friend, this was the first time they were attending an Indian Wedding. They found the whole ceremony fascinating with all the colour and rituals, and how informal it can be during indian weddings.

Indian wedding mandap decoration
Indian wedding mandap decoration at London Stanmore Whitchurch First School

Indian wedding ceremony photograph
Inviting the groom to the indian wedding ceremony at Stanmore Whitchurch First School

Indian wedding grooms entrance ceremony photographIndian wedding groom’s entrance ceremony ritual at Stanmore Whitchurch First School

Indian wedding bridal portrait before the ceremony Indian wedding bridal portrait before the ceremony

Friend's during the bride's entrance to the mandap Friend’s during the bride’s entrance to the mandap

Kanyadan - indian wedding ceremony Kanyadan – this ritual is when the bride parents places the bride’s right hand over the groom’s.

Mangal Sutra ceremony during indian wedding The Mangal Sutra is a symbol of Hindu marriage union. Traditionally the mangalsutra is considered the most revered token of love and respect offered to the bride during the marriage ceremony, and it is tied around the neck of the bride on the day of marriage by the groom.

Couple portraits after the Indian wedding ceremony Fun couple portraits after the indian wedding ceremony.

Wedding Venue: Whitchurch First School, Stanmore, North London

Indian Wedding Priest: Pravinbhai

Indian Wedding Mandap and decoration by: The Mandap Company of London



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