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culture club. a vibrant indian wedding at victoria warehouse, manchester – varsha & rosh

August 31st, 2017 | Rachel Parry

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Ahead of our BIG-CITY-WEDFEST-17 wedding fair event at the super-cool Victoria Warehouse, Manchester, this weekend, we’re sharing another fabulous wedding that recently took place at the venue.

Bride Varsha and groom Rosh quickly fell in love with the unique urban venue and knew it would be the perfect setting for their Indian wedding, in terms of both character and capacity.

To personalise their day, they fused elements of their culture with the heritage of the venue for a bright and beautiful wedding, complete with both industrial and glamorous touches.

Following their celebrations, Varsha says the venue is ideal for those “looking for a relaxed atmosphere with helpful and friendly staff who want to understand your ideas”. So, if this sounds, and looks, right up your street, you need to register here to attend our BIG-CITY-WEDFEST-17 this Sunday 11am to 4pm, FREE ENTRY!

The event will provide an ideal opportunity to meet the area’s top wedding suppliers while viewing this amazing venue and picturing how your Victoria Warehouse big day could look. In the meantime, let’s see how Rosh & Varsha did it…

With images by 2 Ducks Galleries.

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varsha says: We got engaged while in Caernarfon, North Wales, for my birthday weekend, in March 2016. We arrived and the weather was lovely and we spent the day walking around the town. We woke up Saturday morning and the weather had turned from sunshine to a full storm. We braved the weather and went out for the day but we weren’t able to do the stuff Rosh had planned. We then got a call in the afternoon from the restaurant Rosh had booked for the evening to say that they were cancelling all bookings.

We ended up going to a pub for dinner and the setting was lovely with old beams and an open fire. When we got back to our hotel Rosh insisted on giving me my birthday present early. He gave me a photobook with pictures from all the things we have done together. On the back page was the proposal, when I looked up I saw Rosh on one knee with the ring and I couldn’t believe it. It was a complete surprise.

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We got married 13th May 2017. Our ceremony and reception was at Victoria Warehouse at Salford Quays, Manchester. Being Indian we had a strict criteria of venue, which limited our options. We needed a venue that can accommodate the large numbers, an Indian caterer and, most importantly, an open fire used for the ceremony. After weeks of searching venues they were either out of our price range or unsuitable. Rosh saw Victoria Warehouse on the internet and he was very excited about the venue as it very much suits his personality. We went to look at it in person, it was perfect for us both and suited our style. It was completely different to any venue I have seen for an Indian wedding and the staff were very helpful an accommodating to us both and we both instantly fell in love with the venue.

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We didn’t really pick the theme, the venue was the theme. I think when you have a venue like ours with all the character and personality you really just follow the background. We just kept everything industrial and rustic and tried to blend our Indian culture into that.

The venue was full of atmosphere though a bit dark, so we added our Indian heritage with the colour scheme of bright hues. We had every colour you can think of!

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I had two outfit changes for the wedding day. I never really dreamt of a white wedding dress so I chose to keep with the theme of the day and fuse Western and Eastern styles together. For the morning Hindu ceremony, I stuck to traditional colours. I wore a red, ivory and gold Lehenga (a contemporary sari that is a skirt and top with rather than a long piece of material) with lots of intricate embroidery. I didn’t want a traditional outfit so this fitted the theme.

For the afternoon civil wedding, I wore another more contemporary style Lehenga that was custom designed for me with the help of my sister, Roshni. It was very pale green and a pinky/peach colour.

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