I was delighted to shoot a wedding at the beautiful Devi Garh Palace in the village of Delwara, near Udaipur, in the state of Rajasthan, India. Known for its Rajput-era palaces, Udaipur is considered one of the most romantic cities in all of India, and its luxurious palaces and hotels are the perfect sites for some of the most beautiful weddings imaginable. Intent on giving their loved ones an experience they would never forget, my clients rented out the entire palace for their guests (many hailing from the UK, US and Russia), and treated everyone to several celebrations and parties prior to the big day.

Although this was my third trip to Udaipur (no easy feat, since it takes around 30 hours to get from Los Angeles to Udaipur), I’ve found it nearly impossible to narrow the images down into a blog post that does their wedding any sort of justice. I’ve thus broken this wedding into two postings. This first post provides highlights from the welcome dinner at Durbar Hall in the City Palace Complex, the Menhdi and Sangeet at Devi Garh, and from the Vidhi, which took place the morning of the wedding. The second post, which should go live tomorrow, will feature all the wedding festivities. With second shooting by the tireless Yoshi Morimoto.




8 Comments On This Topic
  1. Judy C

    Amazing images Dina. It must be such an amazing experience to photograph in such a unique location. Even though you’ve been there before I can imagine that it must offer something new every time you’re there 🙂 I look forward to the second part of this couple’s story.

  2. Kenzie Shores

    WOW! I’m speechless 🙂 I was just introduced to your site, and now I can’t stop looking! YOU are a serious inspiration!!! Beautiful!

  3. Charmi

    gorgeous as usual!!! i love that really close up of the bride – its so intense and beautiful.

  4. Chanelle Segerius-Bruce

    As always – stunning! The colours and graphic shapes are amazing. What a lovely couple too.

  5. Daddy

    Great photos. I can see why they chose you to do the photo shoot of their wedding in Udiapur, look forward to the second part.

  6. JJ

    Dina,

    You are so uber talented I dont know how you sleep, eat, or bath yourself. lol If I had your eye, I dont know if my camera would ever be put down, its crazy.

    I love your creativity!!!
    I am grateful to get to work along side you at times, thank you for helping me.

    JJ

  7. Livia F.

    These images are beyond gorgeous! Your processing is really nice. Not too much not too little 🙂 I really enjoyed looking at these. Thanks for sharing.

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