You are getting married to the love of your life, and the announcement of your engagement couldn’t have come any sooner. Celebrations are in order and there is a lot to prepare. The proposal nearly swept you off your feet and you decided to do what any delighted and thrilled fiancée would do in this situation – plan a destination wedding.
Jaipur-The Heart of Rajasthani Culture and Cuisine
To embrace your Rajasthani roots, you’ve decided to go back to Jaipur to hold the grand shindig amidst the forts and palaces for a grand touch. Rajasthani cuisine is in order – from Rossgollas and Mohanthaal in sweets to Mawa Kachoris and Laal Maas as some of the tastiest platters. Your wedding’s going to embrace the Rajasthani culture in all of its glory.
You prepare the guest list and hand out invitations with RSVPs to them – booking a hotel for the guests can be tricky and you need to know exactly how many people are going to attend your wedding to take care of the expenditures.
While the décor, food and miscellaneous wedding preparations are underway, you remember another reason for heading back to Rajasthan for your grand day – the photography, of course. You decide to call in a person of interest, Iceland Photographer, who not only knows how to handle the intricacies of a destination photo shoot but also knows how to spice things up in the midst of an entirely different culture.
In order to have one of the most epic photoshoots in Jaipur, let’s take a tour to some of the most romantic yet ideal locations for your pre-wedding and wedding photoshoots. Mentioned below are 5 of our favorite photoshoot locations and themes that we’ve shortlisted for you to venture through.
Jal Mahal- The Ideal Silhouette
Located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake, this opulent palace is reminiscent of Jaipur’s beauty and history. While you’d have to pre-book the palace for the photography and pay specific charges for the entry tickets. Jal Mahal is one of the most ideal locations for a pre-wedding photo shoot.
Couples venture through the grand palace especially during sunrise in order to capture the blue hour for the ‘picture perfect’ theme.
While you can roam around its alluring spread and capture a few pictures on the banks by the lake. You can also go for those typical black silhouettes that are well, not so typical for your liking. Picture yourself standing chin-to-chin with your fiancé while your photographer shoots your fawning silhouette amidst the rise of the dawn.
Gatore Ki Chhatriyan
Put on your Anarkali lehenga for a pre-wedding shoot or a typical shalwar kameez for a unique post-wedding one, and go to Gatore Ki Chhatriyan to venture through the oldest carvings of the historical site in Jaipur.
This location is widely known for its bay windows and rustic walls that serve as ideal backdrops for an elegant yet free-spirited photoshoot. This location is reminiscent of the old royal times when the Maharani would venture through idyllically and entertain herself on its foregrounds – despite her purdah – by peeking through one of the many laced windows.
While this embarks of royal history, you can take the ‘Maharani pose’ and bat your eyelashes for the classical yet typical wedding pose. Your photographer can capture your routine through the laced windows and make you a part of history, indeed.
Jai Garh Fort
Forts and castles are perhaps two of the most ideal locations for a pre-wedding photoshoot in Jaipur. While we’re on the gist of many, let’s not forget to discuss the beauty and intricacy of the Jai Garh Fort that celebrates heritage and tourism like no other spot in Jaipur.
Go hand in hand with your spouse to enjoy the woven spread of Jai Garh Fort’s gardens – they’re not only well-maintained but are reminiscent of a history that serves as attractions for tourists and visitors worldwide.
Crafted and curated to perfection with its crystal chandeliers and magnificent towering ceilings, Chomu Palace serves as one of the most breathtaking locations for the perfect destination wedding. Complete with an Indo-Mughal artwork to embark on a journey through the royal times, Chomu Palace is decorated and ornate enough to give your wedding the old Shehanshah touch.
With Darbar Mahal and Sheesh Mahal as two of its ideal locations for destination weddings in Jaipur, Chomu Palace is complacent with venues that display intricacy with sheer delicacy.
Scattered amongst the Mahal are ornate intricacies of glasswork and fresco work that make Chomu Palace exceptionally ideal for romantic pre-wedding and wedding photo-shoots.
Stand next to your spouse after vindicating your vows, and look into each other’s eyes as your photographer captures the embrace amidst a backdrop of ornate fresco work for the grand embellishments to your pictures.
Patrika Gate hosts an intricate series of gateways to the Rajasthani culture – these gates are complacent with intricate artwork on the walls that somehow seem like a photographer’s paradise.
Ideal for a post-wedding shoot, the Patrika Gate consists of the Jawahir Circle Garden that is situated on the outskirts of the entire gateway. The gateway is huge and lavish in its typical, Rajasthani way and serves as one of the backdrops for a recreational yet romantic pose.
Take inspiration from one of your favorite Bollywood movies and recreate a twirling picture or ‘the typical lift’ in broad daylight to capture the intricacy of the Rajasthani artwork of the gateway.
Heavily embellished clothes, scrumptious food, webbed gardens, and lush fountains are ideal for lavish weddings in Jaipur. Jaipur is not only regal but utterly sophisticated as well, and therefore, complete with state-of-the-art venues to hold a destination wedding perfect for the exchange of nuptials. The Raj Palace, Le Meridien, and the Lebua Resort complete the list as some of the most sought-after locations for pre-wedding photoshoots, engagements and reception ceremonies due to their intricate latticework, grandeur, and hospitality.