It was a day to go down in history. Sunday 25th August 2019. At 8am the sun was already high in the sky and the temperature was rising. Crowds began to gather ahead of what was to become an incredible spectacle that people wouldn’t forget in a long time. No I’m not referring to the 2019 World Cup Final between England & New Zealand. Though that was pretty good too.

Salomon’s Estate, just outside Royal Tunbridge Wells, is an intriguing Victorian-era venue with a fascinating past. The day kicked off with one of the most visually spectacular and ear splitting groom procession down to the front of the house complete with smoke grenades and dhol drummers.

The intricate Hindu ceremony itself was held under the Mandap on the stage of the grand theatre followed by an emotional Vidai (farewell) and some very messy traditional Indian games on the terrace!

After some negotiation, Amira & Mark were able to depart and change into their evening attire before returning for some sunset canapés and portraits.

Once the speeches (and the odd song) had concluded the party started in earnest and 18 hours and 17,000 photos later, Matt and I were done… what a day!

Before I share just a fraction of those images, here are some kind words from Amira & Mark:

“Richard was the best wedding photographer we could have asked for!

His infectious energy kept us going throughout our Hindu wedding day and we felt at ease with him from day one.

He absolutely understood what a crazy ride Indian weddings can be (!) but also made sure we took time to capture personal moments during the day.

The photos he produced were stunning and we are thrilled with the results!

We would not hesitate to recommend him and services.

Thanks so much for capturing our wedding memories so beautifully Richard!

Amira + Mark xxx”


Richard Murgatroyd is a Wimbledon-based London, UK and destination wedding photographer bringing a natural, documentary approach to telling the story of your special day. You can see a wider selection of Richard’s wedding portfolio here.

Indian Wedding Photography Salomons Estate Kent by London Wedding Photographer Richard Murgatroyd


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