A Royal Pre-Wedding Shoot in Jodhpur
Vijay and Sonal searched for ideas and inspiration online before picking a charming location in Jodhpur for their regal pre-wedding photo shoot.
Jodhpur stretches well beyond the city walls, but it’s the immediacy and buzz of the old Blue City and its larger-than-life forts that enchant everyone. It is the fabulous realm of Maharajas and their lavish palaces which are rich with the remnants of a rich and romantic past. Enchanted by the rich, regal vibe of Jodhpur, Vijay and Sonal picked the charming ‘House of Rohet’ for their pre-wedding shoot. Here, Vijay shares their journey of love and highlights from the shoot.
How We Met
“We believe you meet everyone in your life for a reason. Sonal and I first spoke to each other over a call in 2014 when I was in Cardiff, UK and she was studying in India. In 2015, Sonal came to London to pursue her Master’s Degree. I too was in London at that time, and we spoke over the phone for the second time. We never met in London or even contacted each other after that. A few months ago, my parents came to me with a proposal, and I was shocked to see it was her. It was a coincidence, and we spoke for the third time and finally met in Jodhpur for the first time.”
“Like most couples, we too spent hours on social media. We checked out Pinterest and Instagram to get more ideas and references for our pre-wedding shoot. We decided to have a shoot that depicts our very own Rajasthani culture. We started looking for places and found our perfect location ‘The House of Rohet’ which is located around 40 km from our city Jodhpur in Rajasthan. As ‘The House of Rohet’ is a famous destination, it was funny to see the tourists curiously approaching us and suggesting some posing ideas while we were shooting. We chose to do the shoot in traditional attires. I chose a Jodhpuri Bandhgala Suit while Sonal picked a lemon colored linen saree and traditional Rajputi ‘Aad’ jewellery and a ‘Hathi kada’ (bracelet with elephant motifs).”