Sofitel The Palm Hindu Wedding Photography in Dubai

Destination Hindu wedding at the Sofitel Palm Jumeirah

The culmination of Nimesh and Rakhee’s destination wedding in Dubai was the Hindu wedding ceremony and reception and was a truly magical day that took place on the lawns and private beach at Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort and Spa with the reception on a private boat leaving from the Dubai Marina.

This followed some of the amazing pre wedding events that included pre wedding photography in the sand dunes of the Dubai desert and a Mehndi and Sangeet event in a private bedouin camp outside of the city centre as well as a stunning civil ceremony at Newland Manor in Buckinghamshire.

The beach ceremony location at the Sofitel gave us great views of Palm Jumeirah and the baraat procession of Nimesh and his entourage along the beach on a camel was the perfect way to kick off this destination Hindu wedding. The couple were lucky enough to have the Hindu ceremony performed by Kamal Pandey who flew over from London and always delivers something very special. Karishma Manwani, the destination wedding planner had once again put together a beautiful day and everything flowed so well throughout the whole event.

The wedding lunch was served on the private lawn of the Sofitel before guests had a chance to prepare for the evening reception. We headed off in private transportation to the Dubai Marina and a private boat was waiting at the Dubai Marina Yacht Club which took us on an incredible tour of the Dubai skyline as the party began. 

There was lots of entertainment on offer and guests were treated to a nighttime fly board display with a stunning Dubai backdrop before DJ H and Kudos kicked off the music. It was the perfect way to end this destination adventure and It was an honour to travel out to Dubai for the week to tell this incredible story. Here are a few images from this destination Hindu wedding at the Sofitel Palm Jumeirah in Dubai.

Dubai hindu wedding photography by Nick Rose

Luxury destination wedding planning by Karishma Manwan

Venue: Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort and Spa, East Crescent Road, Palm Jumeirah, 

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Hindu Priest: Kamal Pandey 

Yacht reception: Dubai Marina Yacht Club,Dubai Marina, Dubai

Videography by Kat Films 

Entertainment by Kudos Music 


About the venue. The Sofitel Palm resort and Spa in Dubai is located at the tip of Palm Jumeirah island and stretches along an incredible private beach The hotel is home to 14 restaurants and bars, a ballroom and private lawn and beach areas as well as a number of private villas which makes this the perfect location for the most amazing destination weddings. You can find out more about weddings at The Sofitel Palm resort and Spa here.


Dubai Desert Bedouin Mehndi and Sangeet Wedding Photography

Hindu Mehndi and Sangeet Photography in Dubai

After an incredible first few days in Dubai for Nimesh and Rakhee’s destination Hindu wedding there was no chance that this wedding was going to drop the pace. The evening before the main wedding day was just as adventurous and guests met in the private library of the Sofitel Hotel and Resort in Palm Jumeirah before being whisked away by private transportation into the Dubai desert.

We watched an amazing sunset as we travelled further out of the city centre and gradually the city lights disappeared into the distance and the landscape became more open as we arrived close to our desert location. As the last remains of the sun disappeared below the horizon we were transferred into 4x4 jeeps for the last stage of the journey that took us deep into the desert dunes before arriving at our own private bedouin camp.

Guests were greeted in true Arabian style and the setup for the camp was incredible. This included Bedouin men serving Arabic coffee and dates, camel rides, sheesha-smoking and henna painting. As the bridal mehndi began, guests were treated to a whole evening of entertainment in the desert which included a Tanura dance show, belly dancing and mehfil singing. This was followed by the sangeet and some incredible performances by family members before DJ H and Kudos Music took over and the party really got started.

The whole event was put together by the talented Karishma Manwani and was executed perfectly. Here are a few images from this Dubai desert destination Mehndi and Sangeet in the United Arab Emirates.

Dubai hindu wedding photography by Nick Rose

Luxury destination wedding planning by Karishma Manwani

Videography by Kat Films 

Entertainment by Kudos Music


Dubai Desert Destination Pre Wedding Photography UAE

Destination Pre Wedding Photography in the Dubai Desert

Nimesh and Rakhee’s Dubai wedding took place over an amazing week and we kicked off this incredible adventure with a pre wedding shoot in the desert dunes of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

We were staying in the stunning Sofitel Palm Resort and Spa on Palm Jumairah and looking around the island and the city of Dubai it is quite easy to forget that most of the landscape is actually desert and filled with incredible landscapes. We took 4x4 jeeps out into the desert and had the most amazing time dune blasting in the 4x4 to get to the sand dunes and our driver did not disappoint us by finding some great spots for this pre wedding shoot.

Nimesh and Rakhee are such a great couple and I had got to know them photographing the civil wedding ceremony which took place in Newland Manor in Buckinghamshire so I knew exactly how much fun they were to work with and we had such a great time over the course of the week.

We spend the late part of the afternoon high in the dunes and having fun in the sand as well as destroying one of the 4x4’s tyres. We then headed back to Palm Jumairah and the Sofitel Palm for Nimesh and Rakhee’s VIP villa party to welcome all of the guests that had flown over from the UK and around the world for this magical wedding.

Here are a few images from this pre wedding photoshoot in the Dubai Desert. You can check out the civil wedding ceremony at Newland Manor here.

Dubai desert sand dune pre wedding photography by Nick Rose

Videography: Kat Films

Location: Dubai Desert, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Hampton Court Palace Wedding Photography in Richmond

Wedding Photography at Hampton Court Palace in Richmond on Thames

Hampton Court Palace is always a venue that I look forward to capturing weddings in and Ian and Kathryn’s wedding at the Little Banqueting House and Garden Room in the Historic Royal Palace was a real gem. 

The day began with Kathryn getting ready at home before the ceremony which took place inside the Little Banqueting Palace. The ceremony was an incredibly romantic one and emotions were amplified by the intimacy of the stunning ceremony room filled with stunning artwork. Ian and Kathryn’s children watched closely and it was emotional to see how much it meant to them.

After the ceremony guests enjoyed drinks in the privately walled gardens of the Little Banqueting House as Ian and Kathryn spend a little bit of time having photographs taken in the picturesque grounds of Hampton Court before heading into the private gardens outside of the garden room for an outdoor blessing under the gazebo in front of all of their guests.

The perfect summers weather meant that champagne and canapés were taken outside in the gardens before moving into the Garden Room for the reception and dancing. The In Crowd Band put on an amazing performance and are an incredibly unique band that roam around amongst the guests and really get them involved which created a great atmosphere and had everybody up on their feet.

Here are a few images from this perfect Hampton Court Palace wedding in the little Banqueting House and Garden Room.

Wedding Photography in Richmond-on-Thames by Nick Rose

Venue: Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Richmand-on-Thames, East Molesey, Greater London, KT8 9AU

Band: The In Crowd Band 

About the venue: 

Hampton Court Palace is one of the Historic Royal Palaces and is located in East Molesey on the banks of the River Thames. The Palace is surrounded by the most stunning gardens and has a number of options for wedding ceremonies. The Garden Room is an orangery styled room with private terrace and private gardens that has a capacity of 180. The Little Banqueting House is perfect for more intimate weddings of up to 50 guests and views over the River Thames. The Kings Guard Chamber is an incredibly historic room filled with antiques and has a capacity of 180. The Great Hall is the grandest of all rooms and was the daily eating hall for Henry VIII’s court. The ceiling, tapestries and decor make this one of the most unique wedding venues in the country. Find out more about Hampton Court Palace weddings by clicking here.

Danesfield House Wedding Photography in Buckinghamshire

Buckinghamshire Wedding Photography at Danesfield House in Marlow

Danesfield House in Buckinghamshire was a beautiful location for Aree and Shaween’s summer wedding which took place between Marlow and Henley-on-Thames on a perfect June day.

The venue is set in the most amazing 65 acres of landscaped gardens and parklands and is a joy for wedding photography both inside and out. The views over the river Thames are incredibly unique aspect to this venue and along with the grand driveway leading up to Danesfield and the magnificent architecture there are so many locations for photographs.

The day began with Aree and Shaween both getting ready at the venue and this included lots of champagne, laughter and a couple of emotional notes that the couple had sent to each other. Shaween had chosen a stunning Vera Wang wedding dress and the pale pink bridesmaid dresses really complimented the florals for the day.

Shaween has a great eye for design and had chosen so many fantastic details which made the whole day look exceptional. The hanging birdcage name holders for the seating plan and intricate floral arrangements were really well put together.

The biggest surprise of the day came after the first dance as the groom and ushers performed an impeccably choreographed routine for the bride and guests with lots of really fun parts to it and this was a great way to kick of the whole party. The evening ended with one last surprise of fireworks and was the perfect way to end this fairytale of a wedding.

Here are a few images from this Danesfield House wedding in Buckinghamshire.

Buckinghamshire wedding photography by Nick Rose

Wedding venue: Danesfield House Hotel and Spa, Henley Road, Marlow-on-Thames, Buckinghamshire, SL7 2EY

Second Photographer: Sarah Pipkin

Wedding Dress: Vera Wang 

Wedding Cake: The Canny Cake Company 

About the venue: Danesfield House wedding venue is located in Marlow-on-Thames, Buckinghamshire and is a beautiful grade II listed building overlooking the River Thames. The venue has four separate locations available for civil wedding ceremonies and these are the Versailles Suite which is a beautiful mirror filled suite suitable for 120 guests and is a high ceilinged ceremony room with lots of natural light and mirrors. The Chiltern Suite has beautiful garden views and is perfect for ceremonies of up to 50 guests. The Oak Room and Henley Room at Danesfield House are also filled with natural light and are perfect for more intimate ceremonies of up to 30 guests each. Danesfield is also available for exclusive hire all year round. You can find out more about Danesfield House as a wedding venue here.