This was one more memorable beach wedding in Chennai, covered fabulously by Atlhea Studios. This destination wedding was a typical Tambrahm wedding, with all the elements that make a beach wedding.
The Intercontinental Chennai Mahabalipuram resort is one of the notable beach wedding venues in Chennai, which is most frequented by those looking to make a destination wedding in and around Chennai.
This resort that is a favourite or weddings is rightly so, due to its placement right by the Chennai Pondicherry highway, not too far from Tiruvidandhai village, famous for its Nithya Kalyana Perumal temple.
Our typical tambrahm wedding starts with the arrival of the bride, groom families and the esteemed guests at the lobby of the Intercontinental Chennai Mahabalipuram resort. The welcome session over, everyone then retires to their rooms for a well deserved rest after the long haul.
The following days were hectic and filled with fun activities as the rituals are held with much fanfare, right from the Haldi, Mehndi to the Sangeet and culminating in the grand wedding by the beach.
Of course, the weather was in full support for all events to go through without a bother.
Some seek to know resort wedding packages for weddings; whether in Chennai at the Intercontinental Chennai resort or elsewhere in the country. What we profess here, is that it is better to employ the services of a reputed wedding planner and tell them your budget. For a service charge, they can take your place in planning and executing your wedding without a hassle. We have been part of such planned weddings, small, big and really huge weddings.
But, to give you an idea, the major cost of a beachside wedding would involve, the cost of rooms, the food, decorations and photo and videography. Apart from these, the ritual items are all to be purchased separately. If it is a beach or destination wedding, then the ritual items for the wedding, the paraphernalia for each of the functions that are part of the larger event are to be arranged separately.
If it is a destination wedding where your guests will be arriving from other locations, then the logistics of receiving, transporting them from the place of arrival and the wedding venue, checking them in and finally, dropping them back at the airport or train station has to be considered.
Even though we would believe that it can all be done by us, in these days of nuclear families, this becomes a specialist wedding planner’s job. Most of the hosts are completely new to conducting weddings. And believe me, there is a lot of micro management that is to be done when organizing weddings.
Anyway, coming to the main event, the traditional tamil brahmin or tambrahm wedding, usually happens on the morning after the guests have rested well from evening.
As with any wedding, the couples are the most in demand and in much pressure.
The make-up sessions, mainly the bride sessions are long and winding, sometimes result in the couples getting less photos from the couple photoshoot that follows makeup. No such issues with this couple as they were more than accommodative during the photo shoot.
Usually, on the wedding day, the photoshoot is a curtailed one, which has to be planned properly so as to not affect the photoshoot session ater the make-up. As with most beach wedding resorts, the Intercontinental resort Chennai, too has a long walk to the beach.
The bride and her retinue, with all noise and chatter, took off on a buggy that dropped them off at the entrance to the wedding area.
The highlights of this tambrahm wedding by the beach, was the couple shoot by the beach, where the bride in her expressive self, contributed to some great photos. Other interesting moments were the kasi yatra of the groom and the special entry of the bride under the umbrella designed specially like a temple umbrella.
What was very special?
The bridal portraits, the couple photoshoot before the wedding; emotional dad and daughter at the wedding, the sambandhi cameraderie, the bridegroom entry, the grand bride entry, the maalai maatral, the oonjal, the wedding, family portraits, each one of these portraits came out beautifully at this very happy beach wedding at the Intercontinental Mahabalipuram resort.
Extremely well captured candid photographs from the wedding, with all the emotions intact, a hallmark of all Atlhea weddings, made this one of the best memories for life moments for the couple.
All in all, a well planned and executed photo, video coverage of a special tambrahm beach wedding at the Intercontinental resort Chennai.