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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…

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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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indian summer. a pretty fusion wedding in East Yorkshire – hannah & arul

December 17th, 2014 | Julia Braime

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This morning we join Hannah and Arul for a wedding celebration that was a true celebration of their different cultures.  This couple mixed morris dancers and high tea alongside goat curries and Indian dress, without batting an eyelid. And you know what?

It just fits.

The result? A fresh and fabulous day, with meaningful touches, an heirloom wedding dress and a whole lot of love.

With images by Brides Up North Sponsor, Sarah Beth Photography.

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hannah says: We got engaged on my birthday (28th February 2013). We were on holiday in the North Yorkshire Moors and we went to The Lion Inn pub in the middle of nowhere (my granddad’s ashes are spread there) it’s a pub loved by all the family and we went every Christmas.

We went on a walk along the moors and we walked for miles (turned out Arul was looking for the perfect spot where all the classical elements: earth, wind, water and fire were present).

We sat down for a tea break Arul said he had another present for me. Out came the ring! It was perfect: we were alone with beautiful views and it was the best walk back to the pub where we had lunch by the roaring fire next to the piano.

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We were married on 26th August 2014 at Bilton Church. We chose this as at midnight it would have been my Granddad’s birthday (27th August). Therefore he would still be part of the day. The wedding was in the village where I grew up and the church that my grandparents were married at, and the reception was at The Haven Arms, Hedon.

Our wedding saw the joining of two different cultures – English and Srilankan. The wedding was celebrated in both cultures over Day and Night. We did vintage high tea for the day celebration. I chose to wear my grandma’s dress and we collected tea cups, side plates and tea pots all year, the venue provided the bunting and Morris Dancers entertained the guests.

The night theme was Indian with lots of coloured lighting, Indian food, Indian music and the guest in Indian clothes (sarees for women and kurta’s for men). This reflected Arul’s country of birth Sri Lanka with his mum and brother travelling from Sri Lanka for the wedding.

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I wore my grandma’s wedding dress. She offered to buy my wedding dress and I asked to look at hers.It was important to me to make my grandma a big part of the wedding as she has been a huge part of my life.

I got my two adult bridesmaids sage green dresses from House of Fraser and my flower girl’s dress was made especially for her.

Arul wore dark grey tails with a sage green cravat to match the bridesmaids.

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I carried sweet peas which all the family grew, these where the flowers my granddad grew on his allotment so it was important to include them. I also had roses (Aruls mum’s favourite) and peonies. The flowers and arrangements were by Evergreen Garden Centre in Bilton.

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My friend Francesca picked Arul up in her Audi and I had a vintage car by Alternative Wedding Cars.

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We had the flowers clustered on the pew ends and wrapped in lace to match my dress and had love heart shaped bird cages hanging outside the church.

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The Haven Arms were so accommodating. We went to two tasting sessions and the chef sourced special ingredients for the evening curries based on Arul’s feedback. They also sourced all the bunting, chair covers, lighting and led lighting to match our theme. The owners even dresses up in Indian clothes on the night!

This place is brilliant for people wanting a themed wedding as they are so adaptive.

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My auntie Di made our fruit cake. She makes all our family cakes and gave us this as our wedding gift. My bridesmaid Sarah made all the cupcakes and we bought a cake stand from Ebay to display them both.

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During the day we were entertained by the Makara Morris Dancers. They were fantastic and invited us to practice with them prior to the wedding and let us choose all their dances on the day. They kept the guests busy while we were having pictures and filled a gap between food and speeches (getting everyone to join in) which everyone said was brilliant.

As a special touch for later in the evening, my friends and I spent a year learning an Indian dance in order to surprise Arul and the guests.

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We went on a Log House Holidays honeymoon in the Cotswolds. We were in a log cabin on a lake with our own hot tub and rowing boat!

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My top tip for other Brides Up North would be to make your wedding a reflection of who you are, it’s a lot of hard work but totally worth it.

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yorkshire fusion. a pretty and unique wedding in Hebden Bridge – joanna & amit

November 17th, 2014 | Julia Braime

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Joanna and Amit’s wedding day fuses the traditional with the unusual, the pretty with the quirky and best laid plans with really no plans at all. The result? A unique and happy celebration, bringing together all the things they love the most.

Bring on the origami elephants!

With images by Sarah Mason Photography.

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Joanna says: We got engaged on bonfire night, watching the fireworks at our local park (Brockwell Park in South London). I’m not very good at remembering anniversaries so Amit wanted to choose a date I would definitely remember!

We were married on 2nd August 2014. We had our wedding at Hebden Bridge Town Hall and our reception in Todmorden Town Hall.

The redevelopment of Hebden Bridge Town Hall was a community project, and lots of people I know were involved in it! It meant a lot to me to be able to get married in my home town in this Town Hall.

Todmorden Town Hall is a beautiful Grade 1 listed Victorian hall in the next town along the valley. I had only been there as a kid and hadn’t remembered all of the beautiful period features. It was a great venue for the evening reception and had plenty of space for dancing and a band!

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We joked about lots of different themes to begin with as all the magazines told us it was the thing to do. In the end we had a kind of Indian/British theme, combined with lots of other things that we love (like wool and origami elephants) but it wasn’t so much a plan as a collection of things we liked and wanted to do.

We chose a colour scheme of pink, green and white. Soft colours in the daytime and in the evening all a bit brighter.

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We broke with tradition and decided to do photos before the ceremony (partly because the ceremony wasn’t till 4pm). It was so nice to spend time together and some time out from the hecticness of the rest of the day. It was raining all day up until we started the photos so we go very lucky with the weather (plus it meant I got to wear my wellies).

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I wore a white dress from Angelica Bridal in London. I hadn’t realised how long in advance you need to order your dress (6 months lead in time!) and left it all a bit late. The dress was Justin Alexander. I also had an Indian lenga style dress for the evening from Simla’s in London.

I knitted a lace shawl for the day, I love knitting and it seemed really appropriate for the day. I was a bit nervous it wasn’t going to go or it wouldn’t work, but was really pleased with how it looked .

Amit went to Bangkok on his stag do and had a suit tailor made at Raja’s Fashions there (this apparently saved money and time…). His Indian outfit was also from Simla’s.

My bridemaid wore a dress from Coast with an Indian style shawl from Simla’s too. Amit’s best man wore a suit he already owned.

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I don’t really know one flower from another which became apparent in the florists conversations. Amit kept googling flowers to try and sound knowledgeable, so between us we muddled through. But we trusted the florist and on the day what we had was truly beautiful.

Willow Garden in Hebden Bridge did the flowers. We had so many great people who helped us bring the day together. We were also keen to use local suppliers.

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Jo’s mum decorated the whole of Hebden Bridge Town Hall. This did mean carrying round trees for the local garden centre and sourcing a lot of chair covers (not to mention stringing up pompoms and bunting) but the end result was really lovely, and it was so nice to give it a personal touch.

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Sarah and Suzi from Sarah Mason Photography did the photos. We both felt so comfortable with them and we couldn’t imagine anyone doing a better job. We still love looking back on the photos.

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We hired a bus from Keighley Bus Museum.  It had to be a London Routemaster and the guys on the day were lovely and gave out special wedding bus tickets.

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Lauren at Zouk’s Catering in Bradford sorted out the food (including several tastings and many iterations of the menu). She also looked after organising the cutlery and plates and staff to set up and serve the food on the day. She was amazing!

Neither of us are that big a fan of traditional cake. However at the last minute we did decide to stack a cake stand with baklava (Turkish pastry sweets). It made an awesome tower and it was a big hit.

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We had the Rumblefatband doing the music. We were debating whether or not to get a band for a while and I’m really glad we did. They do a mix of funk and soul music that’s just great to dance to. They also let one of the guests go up and join them for an Elvis number.

We also had Dave Nelson playing the piano for the ceremony and one of Jo’s friends playing ukulele, walking in to ‘Here Comes the Sun’ and walking out to ‘Umbrella’, unintentionally weather themed.

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There were lots of kids at the wedding so we wanted to keep them entertained. Amit’s sister put together party packs for the children; which also made them feel special on the day.

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We went to Vietnam and Cambodia for our honeymoon. It was very relaxing after the trials and tribulations leading up to the day.

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My top tip for other Brides Up North is that if you’re organising things yourself you should realise that there are all kinds of things that need to be done (like hiring plates and buying napkins). Don’t underestimate how much organisation this can take (and delegate where you can)!

Spreadsheets are your friend.

And it’s much more fun when it’s the two of you doing it together and makes the whole day much about you as a couple.

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Real Wedding Recap Summer 2014. Indian Vintage: A Mughal Inspired Real Wedding At Thornton Manor – Pooja & Krishna

July 3rd, 2014 | Julia Braime

Its holiday season here on the blog, and as the editorial team take a break to redesign, review and recharge, we’ll be leaving you with a reduced blogging schedule so that you still get your daily dose of wedding lovely.

Usual service will recommence on Monday 7th July 2014,  but in the meantime watch out for recaps of our favourite Real Weddings so far this year.  Drop in every day for the very prettiest, most unique wedding inspiration and – if you are a Brides Up North bride – to see if your Real Wedding was one of our top picks.

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I’ve been in the wedding blog game for almost four years now, penning two fab features a day and of those features at least three Real Weddings a week.  I might have said this once or twice before, but sometimes a celebration comes along that really knocks my socks off.

I’m a sucker for a bit of tradition, a dash of sparkle, an abundance of blush pink roses and full on glam.

Pooja and Krishna’s wedding ticks all those boxes, and has to be one of the most beautiful weddings I have ever seen.  And in my line of work, that’s really saying something.

Have a lovely Friday Brides Up North, and be very inspired!

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Pooja says: We went to Dubai last year in January for a short break and got engaged there. I had no idea he was going to ask me to marry him! Suffice to say he went down on one knee to pop the question and it came as such a shock that he had to ask me again!

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We got married at the beautiful Thornton Manor on the Wirral on 22nd February 2014. As it was a winter wedding we wanted somewhere grand, classic and all exclusively to ourselves for the big day. The Manor was perfect for our theme, our ceremonies & our guests. With the ceremonies being traditional, colourful and intimate the Manor’s vintage feel and lavish décor provided an exquisite backdrop to the day.

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For us it was all about remembering our loved ones that couldn’t be with us, glamour, and collaborating two cultures into a memorable day.

If I had to describe a theme for our wedding, I would describe it as Indian vintage. The Indian outfits for the Hindu ceremony were very regal and we were inspired by the Mughal era (1570 to 1857). The grooms procession, the shehnai music, a live sitar player (classical Indian instrument), a rich evening dinner and the Vedic wedding ceremony itself were all very in line with tradition and with the Indian vintage theme . To add to this the wedding was in a grand manor which was built in the early 1900’s.

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Our colour scheme was white and blush pink.  Our mandap (a 4 pillar structure where the Indian ceremony takes place) was white and was decorated with beautiful blush pink roses. The cake, the top table, the brides bouquet, the groomsman’s button holes and in the civil ceremony room all had the white and blush pink theme incorporated into them. We also had a white carpet that was laid out leading to the mandap with rose petals scattered on it for the bridal entrance.

All our beautiful flowers were by Wedding Flowers Cheshire by Ian Lloyd.

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We had created an order of service which provided an overview of each step of the Vedic Hindu ceremony in English so all our guests could follow the ceremony.

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For the day ceremony, the bridesmaids wore anarkali salwar suits in light cream, each had the same style of embroidery but in different colours. Anarkali dresses owe their name to Anarkali, a famous courtesan in the court of a great Mughal emperor.

The best men wore traditional Indian Kurta’s which were in light gold with dark brown embroidery. The Kurta’s were complimented with deep red duppattas (scarfs).

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I wore a traditional Indian lehenga choli which was inspired by the Mughal era. The outfit was bought from Kalki in Mumbai, India.  It was embellished in heavy red, gold and cream hand work. I wore Mughal inspired Kunda jewellery to compliment the look.

For the civil ceremony I wore an Archana Kochhar creation bought in Mumbai, India. It was exclusively designed for me. It was in ivory and embellished in Swarovski crystal details. My shoes were by Benjamin Adams and my jewellery was Persian inspired.

I carried a shower bouquet of blush pink roses with white orchids.

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Krishna wore a beautiful Manish Malhotra outfit from his collection bought in Mumbai, India. The traditional Indian wedding outfit is called sherwani and was embellished in beautiful hand work detail.

For the evening Krishna wore a classic two button tailor made suit in black from James Personal Tailor in Manchester with black patent shoes by Hugo Boss.

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With such a mixed crowd we needed to choose our music very carefully. We therefore decided to go with a DJ who could provide a wide range of music. We hired DJ Fritz who was highly recommended and wasn’t your traditional wedding DJ. He provided an excellent DJ set along with production and lighting for the wedding.  The equipment he had was more akin to a club and he was mixing music which is exactly what we wanted. In addition to his set we had a Dhol player playing tracks such as Happy by Pharrell Williams which made for an eclectic  sound.

For our champagne reception we had a very talented sitar player – Stephen Callaghan aka Yaman who travelled from Glasgow, Scotland. Yaman studied the art of playing the Sitar in Banaras, India. The Sitar is a classical Indian instrument.  He played classical Indian raga’s as well as covering songs of artists such as the Beatles, Nirvana and Oasis.

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We gave pashmina shawls to all the female guests as wedding favours which we personally picked and placed in a glossy white bag, finished with a thank you tag tied with a pink bow.

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We wanted to remember our loved ones who are no longer with us throughout the day; we had pictures of our loved ones around the Manor, we lit a candle in remembrance prior to the commencement of the vows, we raised a toast to them during the speeches and our first dance song was an Elton John classic, Your Song, which was my father’s favourite song.

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Our wedding cake was in the style of a mandap. Half of the cake was chocolate and the other half was Victorian sponge in strawberry flavour, provided by Slattery.

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My favourite part of the day was the first dance! I was dreading it as I didn’t like idea of everyone watching me. To avoid this I had asked all close friends and family to join us after a minute of us dancing. It all went beautifully to plan – in the end I really enjoyed the whole moment so much!

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We always wanted to go on safari, hence the first part of our honeymoon was spent in Kenya, on safari in the Maasai Mara.

Then we went to Zanzibar, where we stayed at the Hideaway of Nungwi Resort, which is an incredible beach resort. Amazing people, pristine white sand, crystal clear water & a great experience. Our final stop was Dubai before we came back to reality! It was perfect!

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My top tip for other Brides Up North would be to have a toast master for the wedding. Bob was absolutely brilliant and made sure our day went to plan and as we wanted.

In addition, have a meeting with all key suppliers at the venue together a month before the big day. We found it useful given that we had two ceremonies, it was great for all the suppliers to meet and go through all the finer details so everyone was singing from the same hymn sheet on the big day. It really helped our day go smoothly and to plan. I’m not sure the Manor has ever seen such planning!

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Congratulations Pooja & Krishna!

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East Goes West. Jenny Packham For A Welsh/ Indian Real Wedding In North Wales – Nina & Keith

August 28th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Today we join Nina and Keith in North Wales for a wedding marrying two very different cultures.  Keeping an extended family happy can be tough, but this couple manage to pull off a unique and very special celebration with style and grace (and fabulous fashions). 

With images by JAY Photographic Images.

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Nina says:  We got engaged at the Yorkshire Dales Falconry Centre on the 21st May 2012. I was taken by complete surprise as I wasn’t expecting a proposal that day. Keith had organised with the staff for the ring to be attached to a barn owls foot. The owl flew down and landed on my glove and Keith took the ring and went down on one knee. It was the best surprise ever!

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We were married on 1st June 2013 and the wedding was in North Wales. As it was a mixed Indian/Welsh wedding we had the civil ceremony at Mold Registry Office and the Hindu ceremony at Keith’s parent’s house in the garden in Hendre.

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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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