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Indian Summer, A Real Wedding – Nilima & Alan

February 11th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Brides Up North Featured Supplier and fabulous Yorkshire photographer York Place Studios sent me this stunning Real Wedding in Helmsley, North Yorkshire. The venue just happens to be one of my hubby’s and my favourite boutique boltholes.  We even forfeited an engagement party to spend the weekend there instead, just the two of us. Enjoy!

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Dominique of York Place Studios explains: An English groom and an Indian Bride. Alan and Nilima are both proud of their heritage and both agreed that they wanted a very traditional wedding. The only problem was; which traditions?

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The answer was simple: both. An, intimate British wedding service in the beautiful historical town of Helmsley, North Yorkshire, and later a huge Indian style reception celebration in Nilima’s home country. A chance for them to enjoy the festivities of both of their cultures and an opportunity for family and friends in both countries to celebrate the love shared between this wonderful couple.

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For the British side of their wedding they chose a town rich in beauty and history. The medieval town provided the perfect setting for a wedding lavish in tradition, and for the ceremony itself they chose one of
Yorkshire’s finest and most stylish locations in the luxury Feversham Arms Hotel and Spa. A Michelin star winning chef, a chic lounge complete with roaring fire, a stunning swimming pool and a relaxing spa made it a perfect place to celebrate their special day in style.

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Though on the most part this day was themed on Alan’s customs, there is one part of the wedding that is all about the bride. Embroidered in a glimmering golden thread, Nilima’s beautiful white wedding Saree and ornate Indian jewellery brought out her own character and style, and she looked simply stunning.

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Flanked by her mother and sister (who had made the journey all the way from India to be with her), Nilima left her deluxe poolside suite and made her grand entrance to the delight of her friends, family and her fiancé.

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After a beautiful service and a drinks and canapé reception at the hotel, the newly married couple strolled down the medieval streets of Helmsley and reached the magnificent castle standing on the hilltop overlooking the town.

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After a small but elegant reception back at the Feversham Arms, this gorgeous couple now await another party across the seas, Indian style! No doubt it will be a very special celebration, an incredible party and oneequally rich in the traditions and customs of another great culture.

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Their love knows no boundaries, cultural or geographical and we know they will cherish every moment of their lives together.

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Brides and Photographers – contact me to see your Real Wedding featured here – click here to find out how!

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Julia Braime
Former lawyer and bride to be Julia founded Brides Up North in 2010 with a chip on her shoulder. Frustrated by the poor Northern presence in glossy bridal magazines and online, she decided to do something about it herself. Astounded by the rapid growth of her blog and brand, Julia now manages Brides Up North’s online content alongside their busy wedding exhibition season, industry events and related commissions. And she’s always, always, got a new project on the go…

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