A stunning photo shoot against an iconic Wonder of the World – the Taj Mahal

Inspired by the history and beauty of one of India’s most recognizable monuments – the Taj Mahal in Agra, Karen and Vimal flew there for a pre-wedding photo shoot.

The pictures clicked by WeddingSutra Favorite – Weddings by Knotty Days captures the essence of romance that the majestic marble wonder epitomizes.

Karen and Vimal

Here, Karen shares some highlights from the photo shoot.

How We Met

“Our story is a sheer play of destiny. Both Vimal and I were a part of a six-month university exchange programme to Canada. To get to know the fellow Singaporeans before leaving, Vimal planned a dinner with everyone. Little did he know that he would meet his better half that night! We went from friends to best friends and then lovers as days passed and our relationship strengthened.”

The Proposal

“Vimal proposed marriage to me on Christmas Eve during our holiday in Seoul with family and friends by his side. He kept even the little details in mind and pulled off an amazing proposal. At Seoul, he asked our friends to distract me with shopping. So, while I shopped, he decorated the room with fairy lights, prepared a scrapbook and kept the video of our families ready. Given the lights, flowers, heart-warming video, scrapbook, and his goofy smile, of course, I said, ‘Yes!’”

Pre-wedding Shoot

“After thorough research, both of us wanted a photo shoot against the backdrop of the ivory-white wonder in India, the Taj Mahal. While picking the venue was a cake walk, getting in shape for the pictures wasn’t!”

Karen and Vimal
Karen and Vimal

Karen and Vimal
Karen and Vimal

Karen and Vimal
Karen and Vimal

Karen and Vimal
Karen and Vimal

Karen and Vimal
Karen and Vimal
Karen and Vimal

“We had the Weddings by Knotty Days team by our side for the shoot. Right from venues and lighting to the poses and outfits, they gave us valuable advice for all. Their meticulous work speaks for their experience. They made us feel very comfortable in front of the camera and beautifully captured the real us! The team suggested that we wear bright colors for the shoot at the Taj Mahal and white outfits for when we posed in the gardens which provided just the contrast we were looking for. While shooting against the backdrop of one of the Wonders of the World was amazing, our images on a wooden boat with the setting sun illuminating the background, followed right behind.”

Karen and Vimal
Karen and Vimal
Karen and Vimal

“When asked to share the best part of the shoot, the one moment that comes to mind is when we had to rush into the wooden boat with a battalion of mosquitoes right above us! Trying to keep a straight face while posing and swatting them away in between the shots was epic! We’re all set to tie the knot in March next year in Singapore.”

Karen and Vimal
Karen and Vimal
Karen and Vimal

Karen and Vimal
Karen and Vimal

Karen and Vimal
Karen and Vimal

Photography: Weddings by Knotty Days

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