Neha + Ankur :: Wedding & Reception  :: Coronado Island Marriott

Neha and Ankur chose to tie the knot at one of the most scenic venue’s in San Diego; the gorgeous Coronado Island Marriott Resort was my office for the weekend!  There were so many beautiful outdoor spaces to host their pre-wedding events, the beautiful skyline, the bayshore, the boardwalk… the list went on!  A photographers playground if you will, decked at every turn with gorgeous backdrops, was the exact canvas I was excited to work with.  Lucky for me, this is also what Neha had envisioned when she selected this hotel for her dream wedding and where she hosted their 200+ friends & family.  The weather however wasn’t seeing the same vision Neha and I had.  The rain decided to crash the party on Thursday and Friday’s pre-wedding events, but we didn’t falter… On the brighter side (pun intended) the forecast was expected to be clear with sunny skies on Saturday… PHEW!!  The morning of Neha & Ankur’s wedding, I woke up with a huge smile plastered on my face (which alone speaks volumes, as we’re all aware I’m not as chirpy that early, until of course Chai-happens).  Knowing their outdoor wedding was indeed going to take place outdoor, I was eager to kickstart my gear and document the day away!

Meanwhile, sink your screens into this fabulous bride, her beautiful jewelry, and her elaborate mehndi!  Neha and Ankur were so two peas meant to be in the same pod.  Fun spirits, eager to do anything for the shot, and most importantly prepared to have a great time… and we did indeed!! Take a peak at a few of my favs from the day.

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Neha & Ankur :: Pre-Wedding Events :: Coronado Island Marriott Resort

Although Neha works & resides in San Diego, her family travelled from all over the world including Zimbabwe Africa to take part in the celebrations joining Neha with Ankur.  Ankur’s friends & family, traveling from Texas, together made this a destination wedding fit for the beautiful Coronado Bayshore.  I had the pleasure of spending the entire weekend at the scenic Coronado Island Marriott Resort San Diego for Neha & Ankur’s 5 wedding events.  Another marathon weekend indeed, began with the traditional hindu gujarati pre-wedding functions of Neha’s GrahaShanti & Pithi, followed by her Saatak, and concluded the evening with their Welcome Dinner Party… fully decked out with Casino tables, Chaat carts, dessert & beverage stations, Karaoke, and well we can’t forget our roots… Garba!

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When you’ve been off the clock for an hour, but you can’t seem to part from the PARTAAIY (or clients…) Here’s a snapshot (taken by the father of the bride… thank you Hemant Uncle!)

Left to Right: Manish (RANDERYimagery), Purvee (BLI), myself ;) Ankur & Neha (Groom & Bride), Neha & Amanda (BLI), Duc (Avec Lumiere Productions).  Missing from the team, Amit (3D Sounds), Yogesh (JayBharat).

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