Shailja & Yogesh




In the season of marriages and festivities, I got lucky to capture the endless emotions of humans at one place with perfect timings giving away all the fun and happiness around.

Chapter 1: Engagement
The date of 14th Jan 2016 was marked with the engagement of Yogesh and Shailja and I was invited to cover the auspiciousness of the day by my old friend and client, Shubda, sister of the bride. The venue for the engaging ceremony of the couple was awe- strucking to eyes.

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It was the groom and his family witnessing the grace of the edifice at the very first in the evening. On reaching the venue and settling down of both the families rituals began and so did the gift exchange from one member of groom to another of the bride and from the bride’s to the groom’s members.

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All the captivating rites from one to another led to the much awaited event of the evening, ring ceremony. Shailja, with her tender heart and feel, placed the ring in Yogesh’s ring finger and Yogesh returned the favour with even more excitation.

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It was all a matter of time when the formalities ended and the relatives were all drunk in love of the couple and their relations binding together.


What’s the best way for Indians to treat their happy hearts? Dance! From the kids to daddies and from moms to the mothers-in-law, everyone was on the floor spreading the felicity from one corner to another in the whole wide space of each other’s hearts.

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Everyone placing the best of them in camera and swooning in the merriment of the occasion ended the night for the beginning of a new chapter.

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Chapter 2: Wedding

After a long wait, the event was upon the heavens on 16th Jan 2016. For me and I guess for everybody invited, the venue was an add-on to the bright aura of the event lashing the glint and glitter.

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With guests entering on one side of the story, another was the bride busy in looking her best for the occasion that would be embraced in her memories forever. Red lips as the cherry and kajal as dark as the night worth falling in love with, she was full of colours signifying every emotion running wild in her heart thinking about the next episode of her love story.

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As I mentioned the bride, groom wasn’t far behind. Groom and his family, all flooded with euphoria, entered the premises dancing and swinging with joy.

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Groom who was already on cloud nine was high on friends’ shoulders and their love. In-laws were ready at the entrance to pinch the nose of groom and shower their blessings altogether.

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Both families met and hugged and officially began a journey where they will now be one.


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Before anything could take place, let’s end the dancing with some finishing. Everyone’s mad dancing skills were up to display and the kids weren’t far behind the grown-ups. Oh! The joy and glee was nothing to be described in words.

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But, well every good thing has to end to let the better one begin. The bride entered, drizzling her delicacy all over the guests’ eyes.

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Yogesh, with no delay, held her hand and bent forward to have the garland around his neck from his radiant to-be-wife and put on another garland on her the next moment.

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Now with one step closer to the togetherness, they cradled in love and had their first dance as man and wife.

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Now that everyone was getting clicked and captured to remember the day and preserve its moments, it was time for the bride and the groom to be bound in a knot. In all the chaos of variant emotions, it was the moment of serenity where everyone had blessings in their hearts for the opportune future of each other and a love filled life ahead.

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And with that tranquility and heart felt emotions, the night ended for a brighter tomorrow.







Photographer: Mayankesh Ranjan
Content writer & editor: Priti Dubey

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