Hindu/Pakistani Wedding Stylized Shoot Featured in South Asian Bride Magazine
When Loraine with Mojica Photography approached me about doing a Hindu/Pakistani stylized shoot, I immediately jumped at the opportunity. She and I put our collective brains together and worked out that we wanted to do two shoots. And we wanted both shoots to feel luxurious.
Our goal from the onset was to get published in a major Indian wedding magazine. We submitted these photos to South Asian Bride Magazine, the most popular Indian wedding magazine, and got accepted. Pop the champagne!
Here is the wonderful spread that the magazine did featuring our stylized shoot. Our entire team could not have been more proud!
So what was the inspiration for the shoot and how did it all come together? I will tell you. Let’s start with breaking down the two shoots.
We wanted the first shoot to be more traditional and feature a real bride. We wanted to use traditional colors that are featured in Hindu and Pakistani weddings – red and gold. However, we didn’t just want to do the status quo. We wanted to elevate the traditional.
For the second shoot, I wanted to push the boundaries a bit from what I typically see in Indian weddings. I wanted to do colors that were rich and not as commonly used. We settled on a deep purple with silver and white accents. For this shot we wanted to feature a couple and create a ceremonial background.
Once we had our inspiration complete, we needed to find a venue that could fit the aesthetic we were looking for. A place that was grand, opulent and timeless. We didn’t have to look far. The Grand Hall at the Power & Light was the perfect venue.
With all the major pieces falling into place we knew we still needed a florist and décor. Kiran Decorations and A&L Floral Design are two of the hottest and best when it comes to Indian Weddings. With their talents on board, we knew this stylized shoot was going to be something special. They brought fresh ideas to our concepts that pushed them even further. Kiran Decorations had recently purchased a new red and gold swing as well as a white mandap. We knew both had to be used.
The final piece of the puzzle was the beauty. Loraine had worked closely with Naila Naveed, a premier custom lengha and sari maker, in the past. Her dresses are truly one-of-a-kind and were the perfect centerpiece of this shoot. In addition, Naila had all the beautiful accessories to make the outfit complete including headpieces, veils, necklaces and bracelets. And no Indian wedding would be complete without nenna. Master of Henna created a wonderful design on the feet of one of our models.
When we combined all of these wonderful talents, we knew we had created something extraordinary. We knew our goal of creating a stylized shoot that would stand out had been achieved. And we could not be more honored that South Asian Bride magazine agreed!
Created by –
Wedding Planner – Quintessential Events
Photographer – Mojica Photography
Decor – Kiran Decorations
Florist – A&L Floral Design
Henna – Master of Henna
Hair – Posh KC
Make-up – Bronzed & Blushed
Dress and Accessories – Naila Naveed
Model – Nora Rosemary