Udaipur has always been a great destination for a wedding but it really made an effort to look good this time, all dressed up in late monsoon clouds ready for Nina and Jake’s wedding. The view from Fateh Garh fort towards the monsoon palace at the top of the mountain looked like a scene from a movie and the full moon rising over Pichola lake was simply stunning. It was a small intimate wedding and seemed effortless to manage, although I know for fact that Nina was running around looking that everything is in order. For their good friends and family who mostly came from the UK there was no stress what so ever. Hanging out by the pool or having breakfast on the open terrace of this stunning heritage hotel was a reality easily handled.
The wedding was indeed a small one but following the wild barat, Nina managed to pull a surprise royal entry carried on a doli just like a real maharani. Everyone was blown away by the Indian wedding, the fire, the sindoor, the flowers. Little did they know that the pundit was very brief and practically ran through the wedding ceremony so that everyone could quickly move on for diner, fireworks and champaign.
The jewel in the crown was no doubt the most amazing wedding cake I have ever seen. The entirely edible elephant cake with the couple sitting on its back took three weeks to make and the entire hotel staff, including the manager, was there to bring it out. As expected, it took the breath away. It was a challenge to make and the chef as well as the rest of the staff where really proud of it. Hats off to you. What a finale for a super great weekend in India.
Nina and Jake, I promised a teaser before I send you the entire collection of Images, so here it is. I hope you like it …
Sephi Bergerson is a wedding photojournalist based in India since 2002 and is available for Indian wedding photography, destination wedding photography in Udaipur, Jaipur, palace weddings in Rajasthan or a beach wedding in Goa or Kerala. Sephi is also happy to travel for wedding photography in Kenya, Tanzania, Mauritius, Maldives, Thailand and Sri Lanka.