As I woke up on the morning of Lyndsey and Kayyor’s second wedding day everything was quiet. And bright. After what had been a rather rough day weatherwise the day before with torrential rain, freezing temperatures and windstorms this was promising. One peek through the curtains however explained the eerie quietness – a solid blanket of snow with lots more coming down. “The good news is it’s not raining!” I told Lyndsey when I saw her a few hours later at Hedsor House.
Turns out the snow was no problem at all. Quite the contrary! Everyone still came out for Kayyor’s big procession and I could even convince Lyndsey and him to go out into the snow for a few portraits. The rest of the day was a feast of colour and energy and fun, unlike anything I’ve ever seen. The guests were encouraged to come in traditional Indian clothing and everybody did. What a sight! Lyndsey and her mum both had a sari custom made in India for them and with professional Bollywood make-up, a gazillion bracelets and a bouquet of bright pink and soft rose coloured flowers Lyndsey was completely transformed and could not have looked more amazing. Or different form the day before, in fact. One fantastic Hindu ceremony, a room full of hugs and speeches-that-made-you-cry-from-laughter later everyone hit the dancefloor for a round of Bollywood dancing. The floor may have actually been shaking by the time I left this wonderful, sweet and happy couple to keep on celebrating a big long festival of their love.
A massive thank you to the amazing Mr. Phill who supported me better on this day that I could have asked for and a big congratulations to Lyndsey and Kayyor – thank you for welcoming us in your middle and letting us be a part of all this. What an experience!
Shot on digital and film. All film Kodak Portra 400, Ilford Delta 3200, shot on Contax 645 and Nikon F100, scanned and developed by the FIND lab.
© Ann-Kathrin Koch 2013. Images look best without watermarks on them. Please don’t use the photos without asking me first.