Hindu wedding in Estepona – an explosion of the senses

Hindu wedding in Estepona – an explosion of the senses

Wow, what an experience. As you know I’ve done a lot of weddings in my time, but this Hindu ceremony was really something special. Some might call it exotic and different, but you have to be there to fully appreciate the dazzling effect on the senses – rich, vibrant colours and textures, fragrant smells in the air and people in beautiful outfits. It’s quite a scene and this one converted the amphitheatre at Hotel Villa Padierna, Estepona, into something from a fairytale.

I have lived in India and love the culture and the religion, so I totally love being a part of Hindu weddings. As a person and a photographer there is just something special about it, and I’d love to do lots more. Rajvi and Bhavesh looked wonderful and as the bride is also a professional wedding planner in the UK the whole day just flowed from one highlight to another. The greatest moment, however, was the marriage itself, and if the ceremony was anything to go by the omens are good.

There were, in fact, two ceremonies – first a Hindu one with the family’s Guru, followed by a civil blessing by a colleague of Lizzy Marriage. The decor for this joyous occasion was beautifully created by Diana of Party People, while my friend Danny of Emotion Moments did the video work. Like me, he was in creative heaven, with so many amazing images to capture. The food was Pasad, specially blessed and cooked in a very special way, and it came from Vikram of Jaipur Palace near Cabopino.

Virtually all those who contributed to making this such a wonderful event were therefore local, with the exception of the DJ, who Rajvi had brought over from the UK with her. Through her company, Beau Rivaaj, she is a specialist in Asian weddings there and she would love to do the same here. I hope she does, because I would certainly like to do more of these!

From the top of my head (and bottom of my heart)…

“David’s photos for our wedding are so amazing, we cant believe that just one man can capture all those special moments with the greatest attention to the finest details. Full of energy and enthusiasm, David really is ‘Photography at its Best!!!’  If there’s just one person who can really help you re-live your special day…it has to be David Toms.”

Rajvi & Bhavesh Pancholi

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