A Bikaner Destination Wedding | Nupur+Akshay

Nupur and Akshay had a grand destination wedding in Bikaner surrounded by friends and family amidst a lot of dancing and fanfare.

When Nupur first told us that she was a choreographer and a dancer, we knew this one would be special. Her laugh and vitality told us everything that we needed to know and it told the story of how and Akshay was head over heels in love with her. They married each other last year in a Bikaner destination wedding with celebrations spread across Narendra Bhawan and Laxmi Niwas Palace.

Part 1: The Couple Shoot

Nupur wanted to do a pre-wedding shoot in the same location as the wedding festivities. So we shot both at the Narendra Bhavan Palace and Laxmi Niwas a few months before their wedding. Nupur has such positive energy and enthusiasm that it made the whole shoot really easy for us as photographers.

As we were taking this shot from outside the window, the birds just happened to fly by!

Part 2: Mehendi

The wedding celebrations began with an intimate mehendi ceremony for the bride. The guests arrived the next day and there was a larger mehendi event for both the families. Dance was a very important part of this wedding. Nupur is a choreographer and all her friends also absolutely love dancing, so there was a lot of dancing involved during every event.

Nupur and Akshay enter their mehendi event dancing and amidst a riot of colours.
Nupur’s friends had a special dance performance planned for her!
Once we saw this amazing sunset, we had to get a portrait of our couple.

Part 3: Sangeet night

Sangeet night was a riot of people, colours and dances. One of the most special things about the night was the surprise flash mob and proposal that Nupur had planned for Akshay! Later that night, Akshay surprised Nupur with a heartfelt speech and some dance performances of his own.

Nupur proposes to Akshay with the song ‘Marry You’ by Bruno Mars!
Akshay talks about his journey with Nupur, making her blush.
Nupur’s brother Bala came down from the dance stage for a step or two with his sister!

Part 4: Haldi ceremony

The haldi event was a beautiful mess! They had separate haldi ceremonies after which both the families came together for one last dance party. Not one person was spared from the haldi splashing once the pooja and main rituals were done.

Nupur with her bride tribe.
The bride’s father performing a fun ritual.
Nupur and Akshay dance together – covered from head to toe in haldi!

Part 5: The Wedding

The wedding took place at the Laxmi Niwas palace. Nupur made her way to Akshay hand-in-hand with her brother and the jaimala ceremony happened amidst the sparkle of fireworks around the couple.

A happy Nupur during her getting-ready process.
Akshay and his Mom dancing in the baraat.
The couple shares a funny moment during the ‘saat-vachan-
The ‘paise do, joote lo’ moment!
The farewell.

A short teaser from their two-day wedding celebrations!

We had a lovely time at Nupur and Akshay’s wedding and wish them an amazing life together. Keep dancing guys!

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