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Life is a Fairytale

Mumbai, India

Sometimes, fairytales are more than true. Sometimes, a whole cortège of events - inundated with magical incidents and unforeseen meetings comes your way.

You stumble across your Prince Charming serendipitously and Bippity-Boppity-Boo, he is everything you had ever hoped he would be. When all the power of the stars unite, you get a love story as shimmery as this.

Here, at The Wedding Story, Ahaana and Vaibhav reinforce your belief in the magic of love, ever so powerful, ever so intoxicating... The world is brimming with love and laughter, and we invite you to feel this magic in "Life is a Fairytale".

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SHINE ON

Mumbai, India

Lucky are those who find a best friend, a lover and a soulmate, luckiest are those who find all three in one. Aamna and Amit belong to this exclusive club and 24 hours after they tied the knot, we present this wedding trailer.

It’s true that the unparalleled kind of relationships, the ones that linger a lifetime are customarily rooted in friendship.There's that moment of revelation, when you look at the other person, the one with whom you shared everything under the sky, your dreams, your fears, your chimeras, your heartaches and you know nothing will ever be the same.

The person who has always just been a friend and suddenly, the only one you can ever imagine yourself with.There are no more words. The stars begin to shine. The birds warble. The roses bloom. A friendship that is now metamorphosed into love, a love that's always been right in front of you, that is all. You affiliated, you entranced, you dazzled each other. You reveled in your greatest victories, divulged the most fatal of your flaws. You illuminated their soul and shined on each other like the brilliance of a thousand fiery blazes.

Aamna and Amit's wedding exemplified just that, a carousel laced with five days of magnetic magic and madness, brimming with fun and friendships that adorn the promise of forever, and laden with an overwhelming sea of absolute love and laughter that washed everyone over.

In this tide, Aamna glittered and glowed, as if something lit from within, something inextinguishable in the presence of Amit - something passionate, something as overpowering as LOVE.

n the moonlight of this infectious, glorious love we at THE WEDDING STORY invite you to witness their moments of bliss in this film titled "SHINE ON".

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Esha & Bharat - Highlight Film

Mumbai, India

June 2012 saw the glitzy Bollywood wedding of Hema Malini’s daughter Esha Deol who tied the knot with Sindhi Jeweller Bharat Takhtani at the ISKCON Temple in Juhu, Mumbai. In this highlight film, we showcase the journey of the two souls towards each other till fate got and knot them together.

The wedding was conducted as per South Indian traditions, the decor was in orange and green, and a host of carnatic musicians performed while the couple engaged in the rituals over three hours. Father Dharmendra looked very happy while Hema Malini and her two daughters glowed in kanjeevaram sarees and yellow gold jewellery.

A host of luminaries from the world of bollywood, business and politics were there. Amitabh Bachchan came with son Abhishek. Nita Ambani was accompanied by her sister and mother-in-law Kokilaben Ambani.

Salman Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Sridevi, Sushmita Sen, Kajol, Vidya Balan, Anupam Kher, Bappi Lahiri, L K Advani, Sushma Swaraj, Rekha, Raj & Uddhav Thackeray, Abhay Deol, Ranveer Singh and many more celebrities also joined in the celebrations and blessed the couple.

Guests were given a beautifully made silk batwas containing coconut and beetle leaves (the traditional give-away at auspicious occasions in South India), sandal wood incense sticks and wedding savories & sweets like Adirsam.

Days after the wedding, the TWS team interviewed close family and friends of the couple to finally produce this rare film of love and compassion. Esha was gracious enough to give us some rare childhood images of herself and Bharat and animatedly recounts their fateful first meeting in school. The handsome Dharmendra and the 'Dream Girl' Hema Malini are a treat to watch as they reveal their 'dad' and 'mom' sides in this footage!

Enjoy the 17-minute film and let us know how you like it. Don't miss the last "Then & Now" section just before the credits...

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One Step Closer

Mumbai, India

You may live oceans apart; but its the journey that brings two souls together. In the words of our gorgeous bride, "....By not letting our egos overcome us, and embracing who we were... its when without asking you get every thing - that is love...". And with every small step, you come One Step Closer.

This is a tale of cultural diversity and contrasting personalities united in that timeless bond we call blissful life.

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Now & Forever

Kolhapur, India

Only once in your life, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you.

When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful. There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around.

You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are. The things that seem insignificant to most people such as a note, song or walk become invaluable treasures kept safe in your heart to cherish forever. Memories of your childhood come back and are so clear and vivid it’s like being young again. Colours seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life where before it was infrequent or didn’t exist at all. A phone call or two during the day helps to get you through a long day’s work and always brings a smile to your face.

In their presence, there’s no need for continuous conversation, but you find you’re quite content in just having them nearby. Things that never interested you before become fascinating because you know they are important to this person who is so special to you. You think of this person on every occasion and in everything you do.

Simple things bring them to mind like a pale blue sky, gentle wind or even a storm cloud on the horizon. You open your heart knowing that there’s a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible. You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end.

Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life and that in this life and in the next, the magic of their soul will continue to illuminate yours.

This film is a reflection of the purity and faith that Salloni and Shrenik share with each other. It is this purity that keeps the magic of their relationship alive.

Stay precious NOW & FOREVER...

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Sunny Side Up

Mumbai, India

Wedding moments are special and thanks to The Wedding Story, who made it a wedding which everyone dreams about. It was a pleasure seeing you all work and show immense interest on small aspects of the wedding, capturing family emotions, and making the entire experience special.

- Sunny M Ramani

For Neha, Sunny came into her life as a mirror of herself. They made a strikingly similar couple and he showed her everything that was holding her back, brought to her attention the little but significant things that changed her for the better and revealed another layer of herself. They completed each others' sentences and instinctively understood the other person.

In their nine month courtship, his love melted her and she basked and blossomed into a person she never knew existed inside her. For her, it was truly the sunny side of her life and this was just the beginning…

For The Wedding Story team, this film trailer has been a record of sorts. Our editors sat throughout the wedding celebrations to cut this film which we proudly showcased on the last day of the wedding to an ecstatic audience. Do let us know if you like this soulful love story. Plug in your ear-phones in your devices to get a truly dolby version of the music.

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Neha & Sunny - Highlight Film

Mumbai, India

 

This is what unfolded in an eventful week filled with magical joys and tears in a fairy tale setting of that lake side hotel - which would be the venue for a very memorable heart-warming wedding celebration. Everyone kept telling us that he completes her and she blooms in his presence, but does that happen really? Well it did - what was captured during the course of this special feature, was truly a spell-bounding story.

It had to be a violet sparkling entrance leading to the Bombay Broadway stage, with the passage dressed with hand picked orchids. As we entered the first function, it felt those purple buds had been nurtured for this special day, and orchestrated to represent two tightly held hands promising never to let go of each other. It was the day of the Engagement, not just that regular exchanging of two carefully chosen wedding bands, but a show of communion beautifully painted on the canvas of true love. He looked in to her eyes, and she melted and her innocent smile won his loving family.

Till yesterday, her family was concerned about her reserved nature and shy behavior - Would she ever enjoy life without hesitation? Will a a prince walk into her life and show her the true meaning of letting go?

Who would have thought this wish would come true and her pure heart coupled with his free-spirited nature would make such a soulful pair. As we realize that they were never really opposite personalities, together you and I will discover those hidden similarities, which makes this story even more happily ever after. The week that ensured that every foot moves to the joyous melodies of this rhapsody of togetherness and no one leaves their reception without a taste of what a true celebration really means.

You have seen the trailer "Sunny Side Up" and what follows here is the 35-min highlight film of the "Sunniest" celebration we call marriage.

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Rhythm of Love

Goa, India

 

After eleven years of courtship, college sweethearts Rini Raja and Aman Talwar finally tied the knot in a fun-filled beach wedding at the Holiday Inn, Goa in April 2013.

It was a three-day 'RAJA ki TALWAR' wedding as families and friends from both the sides enjoyed themselves in events that ranged from the masti Haldi to Shankar 'Sangeet' Mahadevan to underwater posing at the pool party in the land of the Sun, Sand and Sea - GOA!.

This is their wedding trailer that celebrates the magic and fun of togetherness.

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The Wedding of Faith

Mumbai, India

 

Decades ago, their Maths teacher in school predicted that they would get married to each other one day.

The prediction came true on 28th October 2012 when childhood sweethearts Harkeerat and Chandni tied the knot in a grand, four-day wedding full of colour, emotion, ritual, fun, dance, happiness and above all -- faith.

Filmed by The Wedding Story, this trailer is the sneek peek into their beautiful Sikh wedding...

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We ONE - At last!

Jaipur, India

 

WHEN YOU HAVE A LOVE SO SPECIAL
THAT YOU CANT EVER GIVE UP

WHEN YOUR LOVE FIGHTS FOR ACCEPTANCE
THE STRUGGLES ARE PERFECTLY WORTH IT

TRUE LOVE WILL TRIUMPH IN THE END
IF IT IS A LIE, IT IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL LIE WE HAVE

After a long courtship involving considerable convincing by the couple to their families, Karan & Neha's love story took a beautiful turn as they eventually got married amid royalty at a destination wedding in Jaipur. This is their wedding trailer -- WE ONE - AT LAST!

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Sina & Bhavik

Boston, USA

Any guesses as to where we took inspiration from for some of these photographs?

Engagement Session in Boston
Engagement photography
Indian Wedding
Indian bride and groom
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Fun-tastically Yours

Mumbai, India

 

When super-model and the ravishing Shonal Rawat decided to tie the knot with Dubai based entrepreneur Karan Wats, it was bound to be one helluva good-looking wedding.

The girls’ side comprised primarily of possibly every model that had walked the ramp at the fashion weeks. And the hunks in the opposite group just couldn’t seem to get enough of the pretty action.

The party animals got down to brass tacks and what followed were two days of incessant dance, madness and masti.

After all, it was the wedding of their best friend and one of the nicest and most loved models of the country – Way to go Shonal!

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U & I

Mumbai, India

 

When Kh(U)shbu and Kev(I)n got engaged, it was a day of celebration for many families and cousins.

From well known comedians to Indian Idol singers, the evening was filled with the sounds of laughter, dance, color and music.

The bonds of family were truly on display at this special occasion where everyone had gathered to bless the young couple.

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Believe

Nagpur, India

Nancy and Karan started as off childhood friends and later fell in love along the journey of life as they saw and believed in each other through life’s ups and downs. Their love is best summarized in these words --

“We waited ten long years For the sounds of wedding bells

In all this time, you brought me around… Everyday, every hour… When life got me down

When I think of love, I think of you You are my world and best friend too.”

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About Us

If you have arrived at this site, you are probably viewing the work of one of the best wedding film teams in the business. Our visuals speak for themselves and we are proud to showcase them.

THE WEDDING STORY is in the business of filming, photographing, editing and showcasing a crisp cinematic record of your wedding in a well-scripted, breathtaking and stunningly beautiful film that documents every tear and laughter at your special day. We shall surprise you with a dreamy, heart-warming wedding story that has captured every blink-and-you-miss-it emotion onto film for eternity.

Harpreet Bachher

Founder Director - TWS India

An award winning fashion and lifestyle photographer, Harpreet Bachher founded The Wedding Story in Mumbai, India and has since been the guiding light of this unique enterprise.

An architect by qualification, Harpreet started off as a lifestyle photographer with India’s largest newspaper THE TIMES OF INDIA, and then graduated to feature writing before taking up photography as a full-time profession and establishing one of the biggest fashion studios in Mumbai in the year 2006.

Over the past 15 years, Harpreet has shot numerous Bollywood actors for projects ranging from films to magazine covers to calendars to ad-campaigns and more. Having worked with film production biggies like Yashraj and UTV Films he is a romantic by heart and loves to tell ‘Happily Ever After’ stories that have a realistic touch.

In the year 2011 he decided to combine his love for story-telling and capturing the beauty of visuals through his cinematic lenses.

THE WEDDING STORY was born and was quickly recognized as one of the best in the business of narrating real life romances in visually captivating wedding films that became precious family legacies with each passing day.

As each couple’s union is cinematically rendered into beautiful films of love by a team of top editors, cinematographers and supporting technicians, Harpreet remains committed to the art of story telling and continues to write scripts that create magic in the knotted world of LOVE.

Nabil Kapasi

Creative Director - TWS USA

A former model, his love for the arts and aesthetics made him give up his master’s degree in Engineering and a lucrative IT profession in favor of the camera - and this time, he was behind the lens rather than the other way round.

As he gradually bettered the art of making people look good, Boston-based Nabil Kapasi became one of the most sought after wedding photographers in the USA.

Blessed with an affable nature and a unique style of bringing out the best in his subjects, Nabil’s photographic portfolio boasts of pre-wedding shoots in some of the most scenic locations all across the globe.

As brides and grooms surrender to his directorial vision behind the lens, they are delighted to discover a new side of themselves in the images he captures. In his own words, “Sometimes the ‘inner you’ gets hidden under layers of the various roles we play in life, and I attempt to help peel away those layers to bring out the real you.”

Armed with a penchant eye for perfection, his motto is simple, “Beauty lies in the details…” With this philosophy, he spearheads THE WEDDING STORY team in the USA. His experience in planning and executing shoots has lent a fresher perspective at the way our weddings are filmed and presented worldwide.

 

How We Execute Our Films


In an attempt to help us make your film just the way you had imagined it, we invite the bride and groom to our studios prior to the wedding date to understand exactly how they envision the script & screenplay of their dream story.

As we chat over cups of coffee, we like to run through exactly what we have in mind and welcome suggestions from clients on how to make your wedding film better. In previous films, we have had clients enquiring whether it would be possible to include a certain style of picture collage at the end of the film along with the title credits or whether it would be possible to merge two favorite music tracks for the final dance sequence...

Yes, its all possible -- from your choice of audio and music tracks to your style of editing and presentation, we believe in making the film 'exactly' how you imagined it. Just be sure to give us your inputs well in time for us to plan and execute your shoot in an organized manner.

We usually give out 3 versions of our films. The first version (optional) is a 3-hour compact film of all the footage shot during the day / days. The second more popular version is a 15-25 minute highlight film that combines the best video moments and images from all the occasions of your wedding. Our editors then package all this content in a snazzy compact version that showcases your wedding to your family and friends. The third and the most popular is the three-minute film trailer that tells the story in a short and sweet format. Most of our clients share these trailers on their pages on popular social networking sites and bask in the glory of flattering comments that pour in from well-wishers.

 

The Difference In Quality


Imagine if the special moments of your wedding day were captured in a high-definition, crisp video that equals the picture quality of a feature-film?
At THE WEDDING STORY, our videographers do exactly that. We shoot all footage on super-high definition (HD) cameras with special lenses and equipment that almost rival a big budget feature-film unit.

And it makes a difference -- the beautiful tight closeups, the blurring of distracting backgrounds, the shallow depth of field of beauty, the grandeur of super-wide angle frames, the unobtrusiveness of tele-photo lenses and so much more is achieved by such top-class film equipment which is impossible to create otherwise with hand-held camcorders and other regular wedding video recorders.

The result is a beautiful film that is as technically sound as it is aesthetically pleasing. When we render parts of the final film in slow-motion, it creates a long lasting impact on viewers who are spell-bound by the brilliance of the visuals and the power of emotions.

To top all of that, we try and film some fun interviews and audio bytes from close friends and family of the knotted couple to be included in the final film. These anecdotes and childhood memories complete our films and add a dash of warmth and personality to every wedding film that we present.

The latest video technology that we use for filming has one unique feature that is icing on the wedding film cake. Each video frame that we shoot can be converted into a high resolution photograph as well! Technically, we shoot 25 frames per second of video footage. This means you can get these converted to 25 photographs per second of video footage. So, if you prefer a key frame or moment over the delivered photographs, don’t worry at all. Simply choose the exact frame from the video footage and we can deliver a poster size photograph of the moment.

A quest for excellence defines our team and years from now, your wedding film will tend to retain its charm just as an old classic or a blockbuster would. We pride ourselves in providing this unmatchable visual quality to our clients and invite you to come to our studios to witness this quality of our film portfolio.

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India

+91 98200-37027
Andheri (W), Mumbai

USA

+1 617-517-5080
Boston, MA, USA

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