We were hired by Sophia and Marcus to photograph their sangeet party at Frimley Hall Hotel and were so excited when Sophia explained that Sangeet is a party of music and dance – right up my alley! The sangeet was held a week before their wedding at another venue and this was a super opportunity to honour traditional cultures, the joining of the two families and to celebrate with the couples families that had travelled half way around the globe.
As this was the pre wedding event, the bride and groom wanted to do a “first look”. We have photographed a few first looks before, but they aren’t overly popular in the UK. It was brilliant to see the couples reactions when they turned to face each other – pure electric!
It was a festival of colour, delicious food and entertainment with Saregama dancers making a surprise performance and got everyone on the dance floor! It was so busy in fact Steve and I had to stand on chairs to get eyes on the couple as there must have been at least 5 people deep surrounding them at all times! A brilliant day that we were thrilled to witness this party celebration.