Elegance with a generous dash of sophistication underpinned the celebration of Simran & Amrit’s special days. They were determined to make it a cut above the rest, and they chose a property that helped it be just that! We found the most beautiful, insta-worthy backdrops at Fairmont, Ajman. With ancient forts and desert safaris to luxurious resorts, the emirate of Ajman located to the north of Sharjah, a forty-minute drive away from Dubai, has a lot to offer. This charming property is situated along an unspoiled stretch of the glistening, turquoise sea, nestled amidst the white sand beach. Ajman is an epitome of luxury, with a jaw dropping view, worthy of a postcard. #WNTip: Those seeking to seriously let go and unwind will find recluse in this property, a beautiful sanctuary nestled at the brim of the city. We had really fond memories of Fairmont Ajman, from Niharika and Yash’s pre-wedding festivities last year. Unfortunately, Ankita and Akash couldn’t make it for that shoot. But this one more than made up for it!
The Dubai-based couple are best friends with Komal and Harsh. They also knew Deepak and Gehena and attended their wedding, shot by us, in Kerala, two years ago. So, they were quite acquainted with our work. We were fortunate to have 3 of our couples together at this one wedding. Nostalgia really kicked in. P.S.: The best-friend in Harsh’s photograph on Instagram, who came to rescue him from the bride tribe, is Amrit. Now, this couple is all loved up and we love it. Simran was experimental and adventurous during the pre-wedding shoot. And Amrit was such a sport to pose and preen, willing to indulge in all her whims, while at it. Sweet, no?
The wedding itinerary was packed with multiple events and parties. However, what we loved about this wedding is that there was enough of a breathing space, in-between functions. The reception was a day after the wedding, and this gave us ample time for the live-edit. The décor was eccentric, with quirky details to all the events that were equal parts thoughtful and ’gram-friendly. In spite of more nip in the air, the arrangement of several heaters at the venue, created a cozy ambience and kept the wedding weather-friendly. Then again there was balance of indoor and outdoor venues. You must’ve checked out the torments of our team (On Instagram, again! That’s where all the action is). A few of us even turned from amateurs to professionals, shooting games of pool, in-between shooting the wedding itself. It was a completely glitch-free affair, with the nitty-gritties given much importance. #WNTip: Give everyone a heads up on the expected temperatures before the wedding, so they can pack accordingly. A welcome gift of a shawl or a scarf will also make for a thoughtful touch that is sure to be appreciated by your guests. The vegan movement taking the restaurant world by storm, has also trickled into weddings. This couple was much more food savvy and set a new norm, by elevating vegan food from a mere substitution option to the main event menu and just that. However, vegan food at this wedding did not just mean grilled mushrooms, the chefs prepared exquisite and delicious vegan options.
The wedding merriment was set in motion by a welcome dinner, followed by mehendi the next afternoon. The day after, they organized a musical night filled with sufi ghazals and that left us swaying to their tunes, ahead of the big day. Then came the D-day, and the couple tied the knot in the most beautiful set up. On the subsequent day was a sundowner reception to celebrate the wedding. We marked the moment by screening the live-edited trailer, which everybody loved!
Although Simran and Amrit lived 200 metres away from each other, they only met a couple of years back at a Christmas party, but have been smitten, since. And here we were documenting their most important days, that pronounced them man and wife for the rest of their lives.
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Photography & Filming by WeddingNama
Creative Head: Ankita Asthana
Production Head: Akash Agarwal
Planners: Krayonz Entertainment
Location: Fairmont, Ajman