The wedding day is undeniably one of the most significant days in a person’s life, and so is the journey leading up to it. This journey must be captured and cherished, wouldn’t you agree? Sometimes, all you need is simply, gorgeous, tucked-away locations and a sprinkle of magic with the camera. But often even in a concrete jungle like Bangalore there are small islands of charming secret beauty.
Sommer House, Bangalore, is as pretty as a picture. With perfectly peaceful surroundings and a vintage setting, this one is for those wanting to try something exotic. With vintage cars and architecture, and that elegantly beautiful bungalow, adds that gorgeous old world charm and backdrop to your shoot.
Where: 186/A, opposite Forum Value Mall, Narayanappa Garden, Whitefield Main Road,
Do you want your pictures to ooze grandeur and elegance? ITC Windsor hotel is your place for a luxurious pre-wedding photo-op. With you and your photographer exploring the glamour of the beautifully constructed hotel, this might just create some of the best memories for you and your love. They only allow shoots if you’re having a function at the hotel, and that too just before or after your party, not on an alternate date or time.
Where: 25, Windsor Square, Golf Course Road
Address-#561, 1st main, 1st block, Koramangala 8th block. Near Koramangala police station.
Good Ol' Lalbagh
Who says you can’t have an atypical fairytale photoshoot? Think of scenic views and exquisite flowers, lush greenery, large expansive lakes as well as a relaxing ambience. Lalbagh or Lalbagh Botanical Gardens, offers exactly this and oozes of romance.
Where: Lalbagh Botanical Garden
Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple
Linger at and explore a historical or religious place while your photographer captures some masterpieces. Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple, dedicated to Shiva, offers for a pious environment and hence a good start for your journey ahead. But whether you’re a believer or not, the location lends an interesting and even historic edge to your photos. Located at the base of Nandi Hills, it is really very picturesque.
Where: Nandi Hills
This gorgeous place outside the chaos of the city provides greenery, starlit halls and amazing customisable décor. They make for a riveting visit and also provide for a perfect backdrop for your pre-wedding photographs. If you’re looking for understated luxury, look no further.
Where: 21st Kilometre Kanakapura Road, opposite Art of Living International Centre
Satori, a farmhouse in Whitefield, offers you props and settings which will make your shoot extraordinary. Landscaped gardens, close to nature, and the vast open space, this secluded spot has limitless possibilities. Go on, get creative at this one.
Where: 100/1, HAL Varthur Main Road, Siddapura, Whitefield
Contact:080-28544231 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Bricklane Grill provides the perfect ambience and everything about it is just so personalised, genuine, and beautiful. Chic, cosy and very good in print, you can go all out with the design of this place. Plus, it’s swimming pool leaves scope to have even more fun. We love it.
Where: #770, Escape Hotel, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar
A Makalidurga Trek
For the couples who are nature lovers or adrenaline junkies, nothing could be better than a hiking trail. Makalidurga, situated just 60 kilometres form town, is the perfect location. The lake surrounding it, the railway track passing through the bottom of the hill and the enchanting view of the sunset from the top – all great backdrops for the adventurous. Of course, it is also a photographer’s dream come true.
Where: Makalidurga Hill, Makalidurga Village, 60 kms north of Bangalore