I did my homework Before heading out to Fateh Garh for Beth and Prachish’s wedding. I got on the website and looked at images of other destination weddings at this incredible heritage fort in Udaipur, so that I know what to expect, yet I was totally unprepared. I thought I would find a lavish set-up of lights and decor, flowers everywhere and the wedding planner running around with final touch-ups, but I reached Udaipur and found a group of people who simply came to have a good time and celebrate a wonderful wedding with loughs and no stress. After all, if you come to think about it, this is the real thing about destination weddings; everybody is on vacation! Needless to say I did not see anyone running around with last minute errands, nor did I see any wedding planner. The place was amazing enough as a backdrop and no one seemed to have a problem with that. A chilled out destination wedding in Udaipur.
This was not the first wedding I covered in Udaipur, but the first at Fateh Garh. Beth and Prachish came with their baby boy Aarav, who was one of the coolest kids I have ever met. It is easy for me to say because I only have daughters, but seriously, this boy sat in my lap for about twenty minutes the first time I met him and I think we really bonded there. For the three days we were there I haven’t heard even the smallest cry from him.
I reached Udaipur in the afternoon and by the time I came to the fort everyone was having a beer by the pool, so I also took one. This was the pace of the entire wedding. Everyone was simply chillin’, this of course if we don’t count the dancing part. The reception that was held at the city palace started with everyone jumping to the dance floor even before the food was ready, and this was only the h’orderves for later!
There is a list of things one should pack when heading to a destination wedding. I read this on a website of a famous destination wedding photographer. I can’t remember if he had mentioned swim suit, but I forgot mine, which was really a shame. Other than that everything was perfect.