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” Urmila and John’s two day celebration was a weekend of contrasting cultures. A great excuse for two beautiful parties in one!
I can’t decide if I prefer Urmila’s traditional, romantic styling for the Catholic wedding day, or the colourful. Bejewelled Hindu celebration that followed a day later. One thing is certain – this was one fabulous
Urmila says: John proposed to me in a particularly embarrassing and public way at the Hard Rock Cafe in Edinburgh.
He sent each table a note asking them to sing along to ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off You’ by Andy Williams at 9pm. After which he would pop the question. So at 9pm, led by one of the waiters (who pretended it was just part of a Christmas tradition). There is an impromptu sing song, just before he got down on one knee and proposed in front of a restaurant full of people. My shock (he had thrown me off the scent two weeks earlier by telling me he could not afford a ring, having actually had it made a couple of months beforehand!) was capture on camera by another customer in the restaurant and post on Youtube. John won the ‘Most Romantic Groom’ competition for Brides magazine for his efforts.
We had always wanted to celebrate both our cultures so decided on a two day wedding celebration hindu wedding videographer over the summer bank holiday weekend (24th and 25th August 2013).
The venue needed to be big enough, available over that weekend, have rooms for people to stay, and allow for external Indian caterers.
Redworth Hall Hotel in Newton Aycliffe fit the bill perfectly, and was beautiful to boot.
We had a lot of unusual demands; having an Indian ceremony cause complications and chaos, but Vicky Dewdney and her team there were absolutely amazing. I would thoroughly recommend them as both a hotel and a wedding venue.
The 24th was our Catholic ceremony, where the theme was classical music, champagne and opulence. We stuck to neutral colours such as pale pinks, ivory and gold, with the odd splash of dark red in order so it was not too ‘girly’. We chose classical music as we are are both keen musicians, and met through John’s father being my music teacher at school.
My dress is bought from the ever inspiring Wendy at Bridal Wish in Corbridge. Named ‘Balira’ by Pronovias, it was strapless and lace, customise with extra lace and crystals through the bodice. I have try several gowns on but is particularly assure and impress by Wendy’s customer service and brutal honesty! This was team with some very contrasting blue leopard print Christian Louboutins and a cathedral length single tier veil with crystal detailing by Joyce Jackson. The bridesmaids wear dusky pink Twobirds dresses (with my sister wearing a bespoke necklace by Emma Hedley jewellery bought online and the guys wore contrasting navy blue morning suits hired from Waltons Formal Menswear Hire in Newcastle.
We got married at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Wycliffe (John’s family’s church for a number of years).
Each pew was dressed in a dusky pink chiffon material, with candles. Lamps and petals by the side of each, while our aisle consisted of a white runner. The altar was dress in the same pink chiffon with white roses around the base. The church and venue decorations on both days were design entirely by Zoe Pierson and her team at Kelly’s Event Boutique. Her imagination and commitment are second to none and She and her team put everything together, listening to our thoughts and bringing them to life, down to the most intricate details. We could not have picked anyone better for the job.
Our ceremony was both emotional and fun. We had personalised poems and a lot of emphasis on music. John arranged the diverse music for Arco String Quartet, a small band including guitars and drums. Cantoris choir led by Stephen Pettitt. We even high fived when the priest said we were now husband and wife!
Our second day was our entirely different Hindu wedding.
The theme is base around fuchsias, purples, blues and fun, loosely termed ‘Bollywood Bling’.
We started the day with the ‘Gaye Holud’ ceremony where the bride and groom are cover with turmeric to make their skin ‘glow’. Traditionally the bridal party wear yellow saris to this function, and the bride is officially ‘given’ to her new husband’s family. This proved to be extremely emotional for my mum and I. Thereafter the girls went to get dress into our saris whilst the boys had a football match in the grounds.
The bridal party wore saris purchase from Kolkata. Mine was a particular Banarasi silk popular in West Bengal, and eschewing the traditional red colour. It’s violet and adorn with real gold jewellery. The bridesmaids wore contrasting turquoise saris. The groom’s side wore purple Indian outifts, while the guests loved the opportunity to dress up in something different.
Our photographs were capture by David West of David West Photography along with hindu wedding videographer. Who were simply astounding in their commitment and enthusiasm. Their pictures are just beautiful and their professionalism and hard work were just amazing.
Our video is capture by hdmoments.com hindu wedding videographer and can be find here. I had not met the team until our wedding day and was highly impress with their work in capturing all those special moments. If your budget can stretch to a videographer, I would definitely recommend one!
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