Whenever we receive an email with photos captured at Taj Falaknuma Palace, we get nostalgic. They remind us of the beautiful two days we spent with some of India’s top wedding planners at the breathtaking palace turned hotel. The opulent interiors, the verdant palace lawns, and a glimpse into the imperial lifestyle of the Nizams who once governed the legendary city of Hyderabad. But what truly gave us a peek into the royal life were all the conversations we had with Girish Sehgal, the affable General Manager and the exemplary service by his spirited team.
Sushma and Meher live in Vizag and they wanted to celebrate their first anniversary in the most memorable way. They explored many holiday options, until one day Meher thought, why not go and stay in a place closer to their home, at one of the most beautiful palaces in the world. They decided to check in to Taj Falaknuma Palace, and to make the special day even more special, they got in touch with Hyderabad based Candid Photographer Harsha Reddy to schedule a photo shoot. Sushma was of course most excited by the plan! After they checked in, it did not take much effort for the beautiful couple to leave the comfort of their room and get ready to face the camera. Sushma wore one of her favorite ensembles, and Meher was on top of the world- after all, he and his loved one were at the luxurious home 200 feet above Hyderabad. As for Harsha, this was one of his most memorable assignments: “You enter the Palace in a horse carriage, and you are welcomed with a shower of rose petals from the floor above– what an amazing way to begin a work day.”
Here are the photos, captured along the courtyard on day one, just as the sun went down, and the next day, at sunrise. Now Sushma and Meher can’t wait to put up some of the framed photos at home. And we can’t wait to go back to Taj Falaknuma Palace!
Photographs Courtesy- Harsha Reddy