A Traditional Mangalore Wedding With Happy Portraits

By Aakanksha | 02 Mar, 2020

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When we first saw a candid portrait from Sahana's bridal entry, we instantly fell in love. Her smile to her curiously peeking out to catch a glimpse of Karthik, it was all too perfect. Sahana and Karhtik's entire wedding is an extension of the innocent curiosity. Vivek Krishnan photography★ 4.9 has captured this wedding so beautifully, with some of the happiest portraits we've seen in 2020. This couple sure had a celebration that they both enjoyed to the core and it shows in these pictures. See for yourself, and we bet you'll be smiling right along with these pictures. 

Meet Sahana & Karthik 


The Wedding 

From The Bride: 

It was a typical Mangalorean wedding, we kept the rituals minimal. We wanted the wedding to just be our family and friends, and we had a larger crowd for our reception. I wanted the wedding to be a simple affair yet I wanted it to stand out in terms of minute details when it comes to decor or food. We wanted the guests to have a good time as well as we wanted them to remember the wedding for a long time. I guess the impact did translate through.

Vendor Reviews: 

Venue: Anantya, Palace Grounds, Bangalore.
It’s a beautiful venue for couples looking for an outdoor + indoor setting. I always wanted an outdoor mandap for my wedding and when I saw Anantya, I absolutely fell in love with the amphitheater space. We planned to keep the mandap right in between the amphitheater and use that area of the lawn for our wedding and we used the bigger lawn for our reception. The space was apt for the size of the crowd as well as the occasion, a beautifully maintained venue.

Makeup Artist: Vinyasa Hippla
She is an absolute delight to work with, she understands exactly what the client is looking for and makes them look like a dream. It was the first time I was putting makeup on and I was pretty clear I wanted it as natural and minimalistic as possible, she made me extremely comfortable and confident during the trial that I didn’t have to worry even for a bit on the actual wedding day about my look. The makeup and hair was done flawlessly and everyone had the best things to say about my look.

Makeup Artist: Nivriti Chandak
She’s probably the most patient person I have come across, she took the time out to get the look as I wanted during our trials and improvised to perfection on the reception day. The makeup and hair was done fabulously and the whole look came together really well.

Photographer: Vivek Krishnan
I had been searching for photographers for a few months when I came across Vivek’s work. I did go through some of his previous work and it was clear that I wanted him to capture our wedding. They did such an amazing job, it’s soo lovely to watch the moments that passed by in a second captured on camera by his extremely talented team. The morning wedding rituals pictures to be specific were very impressive, we were running late for the rituals so we hardly gave them any time for a specific photoshoot as such, and yet they’ve managed to cover all our special moments.

Decor: Niveditha at Anantya
I had most of the ideas already in mind, but working with Niveditha helped me culminate all the ideas together. She followed the brief to the T and did exactly what was asked for, she was extremely patient with all my crazy confusions and demands and made sure it turned into a reality. Even though the decor I picked was minimalistic, it looked absolutely stunning.

Mehendi Artist: Nazwa
I had about 10 designs and I had asked her to pick up bits and pieces from each, although a tedious job, she did it with a smile on her face. She is a fabulous artist and everybody praised the work done by her. Even her aftercare tips for color worked like magic.

Vendors: Venue: Anantya, Palace Grounds, Bangalore; Makeup Artists: Vinyasa Hippla - Makeup & Hair★ 4.7 , Nivriti Chandak; Photographer: Vivek Krishnan photography★ 4.9 ; Decor: Niveditha at Anantya; Bridal Outfits: Gold Saree - Vijayalakshmi, Red Blouse - Avani Design Studio★ 4.6 , Lehenga - Samyakk★ 4.5 ; Groom's Outfits: Sherwani, Saafa, Shoes - custom made by Nora, Dupatta - FabIndia, Suit - PN Rao; Mehendi Artist: Mehndi by Nazwa★ 5

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