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.