A wedding we covered in Siem Reap, Cambodia. A dream location, a dream wedding, super fun couple!
The fact that they chose to go to Angkor Wat, Cambodia for the wedding is awesome. The folks from Andhra & Orissa had come together to build those ancient temples and that fact was special to them because Saswat's family is from Orissa and Poornima's family is from Andhra. To top that connection, Saswat had broken the news about getting engaged to Poornima to his dad while on a vacation to Siem Reap. So it was their first and ideal choice for the wedding.
The festivities started with a haldi & mehendi function, followed by welcome dinner, they took their guests to Phare - The Cambodian Circus. Tours of the Temples were organised the next day to give their guests an insight into the culture. Evening was loaded with a few power packed dance performances at the sangeet which ended with Saswat taking the stage with his friends who were in a band. It was followed by a pool party & Karaoke night! Last day began with the wedding ceremony, you would not have seen the bride & groom enjoy the customs as much as these two did. The reception was a surreal affair right at the Bayon Temple, with a fabulous first dance, cake cutting, few speeches and of course lots of photographs!
We are very happy to share this beautiful amalgamation of Telugu & Oriya customs and of course the love these two have for each other!
Photography & Filming: WeddingNama
Photographers: Ankita, Jay, Alekh
Cinematographers: Akash, Ankita, Prasad, Aneesh
Edited by Ankita Asthana
Wedding Planners: Fountainhead
Location: Le Meridian, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Music: 'If You Love Me - The light the heat'
In Poornima's words,"We interviewed a few photographers and videographers for our wedding. But, we finally decided to go with Ankita and Akash because not only did they come highly recommended but they also immediately understood our style. We wanted photos and a movie that captured the moments and memories, instead of something dramatic and too-polished. They understood the vision and delivered memories that are not only sweet, but beautifully composed. It won't be an exaggeration to say that I cried more times while watching the movie and photos than I did during the actual wedding. In the chaos and business of an Indian wedding, they somehow managed to capture the intimate emotions of joy, laughter, and love among our friends and family. Thank you so much for doing that Ankita and Akash!"