Nikhil + Madhura: A unique cocktail

I have known Nikhil & Madhura for many years. We studied together in St. Xavier’s college and graduated from college and from our teens together. So you can imagine my surprise when Nikhil told me that he was getting married. I was going to witness this Dahisar boy transition into a man!

The cocktail party was arranged at the Link Room in Bandra and the best part was that most people who attended were from college. It turned into somewhat of a reunion for all of us. I guess that’s what happens when someone from your school or college gets married. It was great to meet my fellow Xavierites after so many years.

My favourite part of the evening was when Nikhil pulled Madhura towards him and planted a massive kiss on her!

Camera: Nikon D800
Lenses: Nikon 24-70 + Nikon 50mm

Venue: Link Room, Bandra

Sahil + Bhakti: A sunset Mumbai wedding

Earlier this year, Setu contacted me about photographing her brother Sahil's wedding. After meeting Sahil and his to-be-bride Bhakti for coffee, I instantly knew that this was a wedding shoot I was going to thoroughly enjoy. The wedding was to be held at the Sun & Sand Hotel in Mumbai at sunset with the beach in the background. When I heard this, my eyes instantly lit up! I think I was more excited about the wedding day than the bride and groom.

The mehendi function a couple of days before the wedding gave me a chance to mingle with the family and become a part of their celebrations. Even Moshe, the family dog was getting involved in the celebrations!

On the day of the wedding, I reached the venue early to take a look and make a mental note of how I wanted to photograph it. The mandap was setup right next to Juhu beach with the sun setting in the background. The timing of the mahurat was perfect! With the gorgeous bride and groom and the setting sun in the background, this made for the most perfect wedding story ever.

Photos by Royd Tauro & Oscar Varghese