A Tamil Wedding at Ganjam Mantap

Bangalore Wedding Photographer - Ganjam Mantap
Meghna & Ravee. Bangalore. November 2015. www.nishantratnakar.com

South Indian Tamilian brahmin weddings are usually very long with elaborate rituals. And rituals usually last for two full days. That would mean two full days of wedding photography for me. And it is always a challenging task to shoot two full 8-12 hour sessions on consecutive days. Many times, the shoot begins at wee hours of the morning (like 4 am!). It is a rarity to see a south Indian wedding in its abridged version. I was lucky to be commissioned to shoot one such wedding with an intimate guest list of about 100 to 150 people only.

The venue was the beautiful Ganjam Mantap, located in Bengaluru. I have always loved photographing weddings here. My clients, the lovely couple, were Meghna & Ravee. Both of them were Indians living in the United States of America and returning to India to get married in the presence of family and friends. Ganjam mandap was a perfect location for such an intimate gathering.Here is a gallery of select photographs from this wedding.

The first day of the wedding had few rituals to formalise the engagement ceremony in the evening. It was followed by a casual evening filled with photo-booths & Mehendi counters. This was the evening when the couple was relatively free and we used the architecture and decor at the venue for a lot of couple portraits.

The second day of the shoot was the wedding ceremony. It had essential Tamil brahmin wedding rituals and the entire ceremony was over by lunch. I loved shooting this wedding.

Here is a gallery of select photographs from this wedding.

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Nishant is a Bangalore, India based Wedding, Portrait & Editorial Photographer. He is available for assignments across India. He also conducts photography workshops and offers personal photography mentorship.

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