Hindu wedding | Euridge Manor | The Lost Orangery | Cotswolds
Part 2 of Jai & Urvi’s wedding events – a super-chilled and gorgeous wedding at a breathtaking location.
Jai & Urvi initially contacted me after seeing a wedding I photographed at Euridge Manor last year (click here to see wedding), which also subsequently got featured on Rock My Wedding. After speaking to them and hearing about their plans for their big day, I knew I had to work with them both. They were one of the nicest couples I have worked with, and I was lucky enough to photograph their civil ceremony a week earlier (See wedding here).
The big day
So fast forward to the big day, on a beautifully crisp but sunny Spring morning. Arriving at the venue early, I went straight to the Orangery to say hi to both Jai & Urvi. Both were in a really relaxed mood, listening to some chilled tunes while Urvi was getting her make up done by Evie Smith. It was a chance for me to take some real candid, documentary-style wedding photography of the calm vibes, which would be the narrative for the rest of the day too.
Euridge Manor, deep in the heart of the Cotswolds, is like something that belongs in the south of France. It looked glorious in the morning light and that allowed me to have a calm wander around the grounds to familiarise myself again with the beauty, everywhere you turn.
As restrictions were slowly being eased from the long and dark Winter months, guest numbers were still limited. However, that did not make one bit of difference to both Jai & Urvi. All their immediate friends and family were in attendance to witness their beautiful and intimate Indian wedding.
The Hindu ceremony
The Hindu ceremony got underway with the greetings and rituals between both families. It was a colourful and vibrant entrance, made even more dramatic by the stunning location and unique setting. Then it was the turn for Urvi to make her way down the steps overlooking the lake and boathouse, accompanied by her father and priest. It was a joyous occasion to be a part of and to document the sheer happiness between Jai & Urvi and their families.
After the ceremony concluded, there was a chance to explore the vast grounds with the newlyweds to capture some beautiful and timeless portraits. Honestly, we could have photographed for hours but sadly, the schedule wouldn’t allow for it! Nevertheless, we got some gorgeous, natural portraits of the two of them. Back in the Orangery, a delicious lunch was being served by Indian Temptation before speeches and traditional Indian games, post-Indian wedding.
A beautiful way to end the day
After guests mingled, Jai & Urvi made their way down to the boathouse once again, but this time to take out the boat for a little paddle across the lake. After a shaky start, Jai soon got his rhythm and calmly paddled his way across the waters while their guests soaked in the views across the Cotswolds.
As an Asian Wedding Photographer photographing Indian Weddings, I rarely get to document such a chilled occasion. Partly because of the reduced guest numbers and secluded location, but mainly because how relaxed both Jai & Urvi were. And that calmness emanated through their guests and everyone involved in their big day.
It was an absolute honour capturing their day as well as all the emotions. It was hard to narrow down just a few images to sum up their day, so here goes! Enjoy 🙂
If you have liked what you have seen, please feel free look at my other work as well. I would love to hear about your big day and how I can help, so contact me today!