“These photos are incredible!’
Hindu Wedding & Reception | Braxted Park | Essex
A day full of absolute joy, laughter and fun. They’ve had to wait a while, but it was definitely worth it
Benoy & Vic are one of the most patient couples I have worked with. The pandemic really put a number on their wedding plans but they still remained resilient and positive throughout.
Almost 18 months had passed between meeting with them and photographing their Civil Wedding at Langtons House in Essex. It was a brilliant day and it was great working with them and meeting their families.
The day had finally arrived
Fast forward a year, and it was now time for their Hindu Wedding & Reception at Braxted Park in Essex. It was the first time I had been to this venue and wow, what a beautiful place. There’s so much versatility and unique locations, it definitely got me thinking when I arrived early to scout out their grounds.
Gini Bhogal, the celebrity make up artist, was applying the finishing touches to Vic, while her outfit was being arranged by Vikas from Khush Magazine.
Meanwhile, Benoy was ready and waiting in the orangery while we took some detail shots of him, before they had their first look and made their grand entrance.
And their grand entrance was pretty special too. Their procession was done together in a tuktuk, along with their guests, amongst a backdrop of colour smoke flares. Once both families had greeted each other, cue wild dancing and cheers from all.
The weather gods were definitely on our side as well. It was a gloriously warm spring morning which was a good job as the Hindu Wedding ceremony was to being held outside. The set up looked incredible with plenty of bright colours against a stunning natural backdrop.
A ceremony with a difference
With guests seated, Benoy made his entrance first via the tuktuk. After a short ceremony, Vic made the same journey to greet Benoy at the mandap.
The ceremony was beautifully conducted. It looked gorgeous with the sun beaming and blue skies above. You could really tell that Benoy & Vic had spent a long time organising their wedding, and attention to detail was made to every aspect.
After the Hindu Ceremony and a lovely South Indian lunch, we spent time in the gorgeous grounds of Braxted Park for portraits. There are so many little spots which provided perfect backdrops, which we certainly took advantage of. There was even time for games (including a bouncy castle which Benoy & Vic enjoyed more than anyone!) before the guests and the couple departed to relax and get ready for the evenings reception.
A fitting end to a brilliant day
The marquee was transformed for the reception while guests were enjoying the early evening sun with drinks and canapes. On the other side of Braxted Park and at the front of the house, our second portraits session was taking place. The couple looked amazing in their reception outfits. Meanwhile, people were ready and waiting for the newlyweds to make their entrance. They didn’t have to wait long for Benoy & Vic to make their grand entrance.
The rest of the evening was filled with plenty of laughter, tears, great speeches, singing and dancing. It really felt like a fitting end to an incredible day for these two. It was a real pleasure being there and documenting such an incredible day.
As for Benoy & Vic – I couldn’t be happier for them. Thinking back to when we first met in Starbucks for our initial consultation meeting after they enquired over two years previously, to this moment. It has been a journey of ups and downs, by their wedding was definitely the highlight.
And on that note, here are some highlights from their day. Enjoy!