Meticulously restored over a decade, the Taj Falaknuma Palace is a vision of a past era of opulence. Literally ‘Like the sky’ or ‘Mirror of the sky’ in Urdu, the Falaknuma palace was built by the Nawab Vikar Ul Umra, Prime Minister of Hyderabad. Today, a luxury hotel and tourist hotspot, the palace’s elegant architecture, a wealth of art, history and natural beauty creates the perfect canvas for a romantic photo shoot.
Whether for an engagement or pre-wedding keepsake, if you’ve been trying to find a rich, faceted backdrop lush with romance and grandeur, take a cue from our 5 favorite pre-wedding shoots, at the palace, captured by some of the best wedding photographers in the business.
Romantic montages – Cupcake Productions
The old-world solidity of the walls of the palace were what Arvind and Mansi chose to stand before with their rock-solid relationship. With no need for any fripperies, they let the core architecture of the palace interiors work their charm and create a contrast to the delicate ease of their romance. The talented team of Cupcake Productions shot this gorgeous couple and captured some lovely emotions in a montage of romantic frames.
Royalty personified – Chocolate Box Photography
Expansive panoramas, a stunning cityscape, manicured lawns and regal interiors set an elaborate stage for the stars of this show. Damini and Naman’s pictures from their pre-wedding photo shoot look like something out of a dream sequence. While all the photographs shot by Chocolate Box Photography raise the bar quite high, the picture of the couple with the backdrop of the beautiful city is the gem from this album.
Timeless moments – Pixel Army
Vishwani and Akash’s pre-wedding photo shoot in the interiors of Taj Falaknuma Palace may be in classic monotone but tender nuance brings life and color to every frame. The light seems to shine from the pure bliss on Vishwani’s face as Akash embraces her, standing against a backdrop of a vintage library. The underlying message seems to be that this love story belongs somewhere in those hallowed shelves.
Regal – Plush Affairs
Each frame in Nabila and Mustakeen’s shoot by Plush Affairs at the picturesque palace resonates with the history evident everywhere. Resplendent in dazzling gold, royal blue and red – Nabila is the pop of color to every frame. The bride says, “We’ve always loved the Taj Falaknuma Palace property but the photo shoot was a spontaneous plan. The theme for the shoot was royal heritage, hence the flowing gowns and tuxedo. We wanted a crisp and classy set of images with nothing cheesy at all.”
Exquisite details – Abhishek Sarkar
Anam and Akbar got a chance to realise the spark between them at this pre-wedding shoot shot by Abhishek Sarkar at the gorgeous Taj Falaknuma Palace. Looking into each other’s eyes, the beautiful interiors and gorgeous lawns created picture postcards in a set of diverse frames. Epitomizing a classic, youthful exuberance, the couple’s Volkswagen Beetle brought another element of enduring charm to the shoot. Posing in the car they discovered a chemistry and comfort level that was great for the photographs from the first shot itself.
Enduring Charm – Picture Art Company
Capturing their very own story of love, laughter and happily ever after, this couple’s pre-wedding shoot captured by Picture Art Company is a montage of romantic frames. Adding a whole lot of royal touches and an enduring charm is the gorgeous architecture of Taj Falaknuma Palace. The spectrum of love is represented across these candid moments that this couple will cherish forever.
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