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An Intimate Wedding in the Andamans ...

BY The WMG Bride | 18 Jun, 2014 | 5127 views | 4 min read

When you decide to get married in the Andamans, there is little else you need to create a gorgeous affair. Add to that the magic of Varun Suresh's lens and you have got yourself stuff picture postcards are made of. When we asked Simran about featuring her wedding, she expressed surprise "But my wedding was hardly any grand affair to write about- there are no designer clothes or fancy decor" she exclaimed. BOY, was she wrong. With a wedding party of just about 87, a stunning beach side resort, a makeup artist that ditched at the last minute, and just a fuss free, family vibe this one is a definite treat !

Meet Simran & Hiren

They met while she was an executive producer at a sports show and  she wanted to shoot at his location. Simran recounts "I think we both found each other cute from the moment we met :) And after giving dating a shot for a bit we realised that our feelings for each other were special. On our second anniversary he popped the question, and the rest is history"

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Such pretty mehendi in the Andamans?

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What a STUNNING location!

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Those shoes are going to be a gorgeous addition to our Bridal Shoe Gallery

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Varun Suresh   is a member of the Wed Me Good Handbook. To know how members are chosen, please read our FAQ.


Venues: Munjoh Ocean Resort, Havelock Island Andamans.  Makeup: Bride herself Photographer : Varun Suresh| Sea green Lehenga from Om Prakash Jawahar Lal Delhi |White dress from Amber & Shirin Mumbai |   Decor : Munjoh Ocean Resort
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