Sapna & Ananth’s Kannada Wedding in Bangalore
17 Jul ’16
Sapna was a Bangalore girl while Ananth was an engineer working in Cleveland, USA. Even though studied in colleges almost next to each other, they were fated to meet each other over Skype and things progressed from there. Ananth had a hurricane tour to India when the engagement was finalised, and then a second hurricane tour for the actual Kannada wedding.
On a fine morning I found myself in one of the leafy residential districts of Bangalore at Ananth’s house. He had reached his home from the States just a few hours ago. This was Day 1, and that day was reserved for a very short pre-wedding shoot. The shoot took place in a farmhouse on the western outskirts of Bangalore. We hardly had any time, and I could get only a very few shots. Usually I recommend an entire day.
Day 2 and Day 3 was for the weddings rituals. It was a Kannada wedding with both the girl and the boy being Kannadigas. The bride’s family consisted of two parents and 3 sisters, with all the sisters settled in the United States. The wedding took place in a historical mandapa which was inaugurated by the then king of Mysore (as Karnataka was known back then). One rather funny incident that I remember from the wedding happened during the later stages of the wedding. The wedding had already been going on for about 4-5 hours at that point of time when the bride was discovered dozing at the mandapa!