It has been a remarkable start to the year for us, having been appointed with numerous weddings, events and party bookings already.
Another highlight ‘Love Lydia’ has enjoyed was the beautiful civil ceremony and later the official Indian ‘engagement party’ called a Sagan Chunni, both conducted on the same day, of Nirmal and Mashaal.
It was held at the gorgeous Hedsor House in Taplow, Buckinghamshire, which I shortlisted for my clients. I adore this venue as it is luxurious, yet understated, and has an elegance and regal ambience that makes one feel like royalty on entering through the grand double doors.
Our day here began early when I had to oversee that styling, décor and flowers were in place. Then the first guests started arriving at 11am. Breakfast, consisting of pastries and tea, was served for the guests who then took to their seats for the midday civil ceremony.
This was beautifully conducted by the local registrar who made the couple feel totally at ease and their joy was obvious for all to see when after a seven year courtship, their own special day had finally arrived.
Champagne and juices were served whilst the newly-weds proceeded outside with their families for the obligatory photo-call and later, onto the spectacular grounds to take some stunning photos alone.
And then the splendour and pomp began! It was incredible to witness the auspicious glamour of the Indian outfits of the bride and groom and of their family and friends, and to observe the ceremonies that commenced for what was the official ‘engagement’ of the couple.
Whilst the couple went to prepare and change into their Asian outfits, everyone mingled and lunch was served whilst the ever popular ‘Wandering Hands’ roaming acoustic band entertained the guests.
The evening was finally rounded off with an incredible firework display which I had arranged as a surprise for the newly-weds – a gift from the respective siblings of the bride and groom.
This was a truly magical day and one that I will remember with a lot of fondness.
Wishing Nirmal and Mashaal a lifetime of love and happiness as they embark on their new lives together.
With special thanks to Dinesh from Crown Photography for consenting to share some of his beautiful photos with you.www.crownphotography.co.uk The wonderful food was made and professionally served throughout the day, by Nirven from Preeti Catering Ltd., and his wonderfully efficient team.www.preeticatering.co.uk
Look out for part two of this incredible Indian celebration, coming soon to our blog, where all the festivities and pomp continue with the official ‘Indian wedding’ and the grand finale of a party that was exceptionally memorable.