Mr & Mrs Soni asked me to be their Indian wedding photographer in Manchester, and I was very happy to oblige. They were planning to have their 50th wedding anniversary at Vermilion, a swanky restaurant catering for predominantly Asian couples, but also for anyone who’s into their style!
Vermilion offers six luxurious spaces across three floors, allowing them to accommodate large scale weddings through to more intimate functions. The Vermillion event production team are dedicated to using their considerable experience to create your perfect occasion, whether it be an award ceremony, conference, wedding or private party.
I initially spoke to one of Mr & Mrs Soni’s daughters. She told me that her parents were planning their anniversary to be a relaxed and fun party with family and friends. They had no real fixed plan for the evening so were looking for a photographer who was comfortable shooting weddings where anything could happen, and without making any demands on the bride and groom (or married couple in this case!). That suited me just perfectly. I hate telling people, what to do, dragging them away from where the party is, and making demands of them.
I was looking forward to photographing a fun Indian wedding anniversary, and Mr & Mrs Soni’s occasion did not disappoint. As soon as guests began arriving, there was a plethora of hugging and laughter. I had a great time moving among the guests snapping natural moments as they happen, capturing the joy of old friends and family reuniting. Just like Indian weddings, family is very important and this was a large gathering of loved ones.
After all the guests are congregated in the main room, Mr and Mrs Soni entered to energetic applause. They were lead onto the dance floor where their immediate family waited for them. They were showered with confetti and as per Indian tradition friends surrounded them, dancing and giving them ceremonial money. More dancing ensued before the 50th wedding anniversary cake was presented to them. Before they cut the cake, friends and family gave some heartfelt speeches to the happy couple, congratulating them on 5o years of marriage.
The cake was 3 tiers with some large sparkling candles placed on top. As Mr and Mrs Soni cut the cake, these candles were lit, creating some dramatic photos. Some of the younger guests joined in, and husband and wife were soon surrounded by guests feeding them pieces of cake, as per a traditional Indian wedding anniversary.
I had an absolute blast photographing everyone on the dance floor. Indian weddings are so much fun. Everyone knows how to let their hair down and get into the music. I felt very comfortable on the dance floor, shooting everyone’s awesome dance moves. No-one barely noticed I was there.
I’d like to wish congratulations to Mr and Mrs Soni on there wedding anniversary. I had a blast providing you with some Indian wedding photography as per my fun, natural and documentary style. I wish you and your families all the best for the future.
There are some great Indian wedding venues in and around the Manchester area. If you’re still looking for a location your wedding, anniversary or party, why not check out some of the following: