Wedding bells are ringing.
Wedding cake is baking.
Do you have jitters down your spine? Are you going crazy trying to plan, plot and prepare? We’re here to help you a little by making the biggest event in your life as memorable as it can be. Pre-wedding photo-shoots have become a norm more than an exception and if you’re in Mumbai you can keep your worries aside about scouting for a perfect location to capture the best of your emotions. Here are ten best locations in Mumbai we are specially curated for the to-be groom and the to-be bride. Smile please.
1. BANDRA-WORLI SEA FACE
The endless crystalline water of Arabian Sea and the Bandra-Worli Sea Link in the background make this an ideal place for your photo shoot. A new installation called ‘I Love Mumbai’ has been recently introduced on the promenade so you can put your creative cap on and work around some quirky and interesting shots with it.
2. BANDRA FORT
One of the most picturesque locations for photography. The open courtyard, view of the sea link and the calm waters of the Mahim Bay unite to give the photographer a perfect frame. The fort adds a vintage feel and the steps along with the rocks leave opportunities for all plenty of experiments.
3. MARINE DRIVE
The good old queen’s necklace of Marine Drive can barely go wrong. Capture some romantic shots on the promenade while the sun goes down in the background and the city lights lit up the area. Play around with poses like capturing the sun with your partner and your hands. Amazing silhouette shots can also be achieved.
4. ASIATIC LIBRARY
The quintessential white steps of Asiatic library is a perfect place for capturing some beautiful pre-wedding shots. The symmetry and the dull colored background make the subjects stand out brilliantly. Use some colorful props like hollow frames and balloons to turn it into a fun photo shoot.
5. SILVER BEACH
A quiet paradise in the company of cool breezes, blue waters and yellow sand, this beach right next to Juhu beach is a little away from the hubbubs. Be it taking shots of quaint footprints or capturing the sand on the toes, there’s a room for a lot of creativity in the beaches. Beach gowns and casual shorts are the best kind of attire for this shoot. Bask in the sun and let your hair fly while you have fun with your partner. Don’t forget to wear your best smile.
6. THE GATEWAY OF INDIA
This bold basalt arch of colonial triumph faced out to Mumbai harbor from the tip of Apollo Bunder not only holds a great historical importance but also acts as an apt location for your pre-wedding shoot. With a flock of pigeons flying in the background and the colossal structure in the frame, your loved one and you will experience a beautiful moment as the photographer captures your genuine happy smiles.
7. SANJAY GANDHI NATIONAL PARK
This national park is a photographer’s paradise. Make sure you reach the venue early in the morning and explore the entire park to discover plenty of unique locations. Known for its dense forests, vast bird life, butterflies and caves, the hues of this place will definitely not disappoint you.
8. VASAI FORT
A little away from the main city, this architectural prominence is an ideal find for your photo-shoot. If you’re looking for an old world charm theme, the antique colors along with the monumental structures will perfectly be in sync with the mood.
9. BANDSTAND PROMENADE
This kilometer-long walkaway along the sea is yet another beautiful spot to get your best shots. The wind from the sea will give the perfect flow to your hair and the orange and yellow hues of the sky during the sunset will make it a beautiful frame. You can also go down to the rocks and get some adventurous shots captured with the sea water splashing in the background.
10. STREETS OF BOMBAY
The streets of Mumbai have its own magical charm. If your partner and you are in love with this city of dreams and want to add a local touch to your shoot, roam around the streets of Bombay and shoot candid shots of eating vada pavs and travelling in BEST buses. Capture the true essence of Bombay in the background full of colors and vibrancy.
On a scale of one to infinity, how excited are you?
– SHRAMONA PODDAR