The Royal Darlings – Hinal & Jigyasu’s Pre-Wedding Shoot in Udaipur
In Udaipur, a city of breathtaking palaces and colorful streets, Jigyasu and Hinal rediscover their royal roots and recreate the splendour in their pre-wedding shoot
With just one month left for their big fat Marwari wedding, Jigyasu and Hinal found Udaipur to be the perfect place for their pre-wedding shoot as they both have descended from a royal line. Accordingly, all the pictures from this stunning shoot evoke this air of royalty where tradition meets modernity, complemented by the tranquility of shimmering lakes, the monumental palaces, and surreal colors of the open sky. This royal couple couldn’t have asked for a more authentic setting!
Talking about their two day pre-wedding shoot, the couple mention that the most fun they had during the shoot was at Jaisamand Lake, Sajjangarh and the Shasastra Temple. As they had the entire turf for them at the Shasastra temple, it was easier to relax and enjoy the shoot without any disturbances or distractions. Admitting that there were certain challenges while shooting like getting the lighting and the timing right at the lakes, perhaps the real struggle was gorilla shooting and managing the crowds at local joints like the Hathipole Lane in Udaipur, Hanuman Ghat, Ambrai Ghat and the Gangaur Ghats. However, the couple managed to pull off a refined regal demeanor with their poses, much like real king and queen.
From smoke bombs aboard a boat on a serene lake surrounded by hills to being silhouetted against the sunlight in a historic haveli, the shoot captures myriad looks and locations that bring unknown facets of Udaipur to life. Jigyasu and Hinal happily share that the two fun-filled days spent shooting with the Picture Together crew were memorable as everyone got along well.
They recall the awkwardness when they first met in December last year through a meeting arranged by their parents. Though it was an arranged marriage, over time that odd awkward silence at that first meeting slowly blossomed into a beautiful, timeless friendship. This is evident in their happy, glowing expressions radiating throughout their pre-wedding shoot.
As the artsy jewellery designer and the spirited entrepreneur wait eagerly to tie the knot, they talk about how planning a wedding on such a grand scale can take up all their time. “Even a year can seem too short to plan at times!” they exclaim.
However, as the pictures prove, Jigyasu and Hinal will have no problem pulling off a grand, regal wedding in inimitable style despite all distractions. We wish them all the best!
Photography– Picture Together