A Stunningly Vibrant Wedding In Buckinghamshire
1st April 2016
by Marina Licht
I don’t know about you, but I just love looking at vibrant weddings with plenty of colour.
Diana and Amit said their official vows last July in London’s Bow Registry Office, before celebrating in more lavish style a week later at Stoke Place in Buckinghamshire. “We had an Indian Hindu Punjabi Wedding, with a fusion of styles from India, Scotland and Morocco,” says Diana. Of her vibrant wedding style, Diana explains she found her traditional red Indian wedding dress in Monga’s boutique in Southall. “It was a two-piece antique gold embroidered top and full heavy skirt (lehngha) with an ornate veil (dupatta) which was pinned to cover my hair during the ceremony,” she says. Diana found her accessories on Soho Road in Birmingham. “I found my earnings, necklace, panjangla ring bracelet and tikka pendant headpiece there,” she says, before explaining that a lot of her other accessories were chosen by family as is tradition. “On my wrists I wore two gold and diamond bangles and a set of traditional choora, which are 42 red and cream bridal bangles. 21 are placed on each arm before the wedding ceremony and I wore them everyday for six months after the wedding,” she says. Diana also accessorized with anklets on each foot and the bells jingled when she walked down the aisle and around the fire during the ceremony.
During the ceremony, Diana’s my new husband placed a necklace on her, called a mangalsutra. “This is a short black and gold necklace that is the equivalent of my wedding ring that I wear every day,” Diana explains. Of their celebration, Diana says, “It was quite small for a traditional Indian wedding; we only had 200 guests. But it was perfect for us: the venue allowed us to set up different rooms and parts of the grounds for the various ceremonies and meals we had arranged.” In keeping with the vibrant style of the day, Diana encouraged their female guests to dress in Indian attire and for the men to wear suits or kilts. “Most of the female guests from my side were wearing sarees, lehnghas or Indian suits,” she says. “It was an explosion of colour and I was so proud to see our cultures come together and be embraced by everyone who came.”
Thanks to Karina at Richmond Pictures for sharing the beautiful wedding photographs with us.
A Vibrant Wedding In Buckinghamshire
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