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A Stunningly Vibrant Wedding In Buckinghamshire

Diana went for a dramatic Arabic double flick eyeliner as part of her bridal make-up. jpg

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

Diana went for a dramatic Arabic double flick eyeliner as part of her bridal make-up. jpg

Diana went for a dramatic Arabic double flick eyeliner as part of her bridal make-up

The couple on the steps of the beautiful Stoke Place in Buckinghamshire

The couple on the steps of the beautiful Stoke Place in Buckinghamshire

For the first part of the ceremony, Amit wore a traditional cream, gold and red sherwani. After the ceremony, he changed into a petrol blue tailored Paul Smith suit, which he teamed with a floral Ted Baker tie

For the first part of the ceremony, Amit wore a traditional cream, gold and red sherwani. After the ceremony, he changed into a petrol blue tailored Paul Smith suit, which he teamed with a floral Ted Baker tie

Diana's four bridesmaids wore navy Indian dresses with jewelled kundan-style tikkas, small chains that hooked from their hair to a jewel on their foreheads

Diana’s four bridesmaids wore navy Indian dresses with jewelled kundan-style tikkas, small chains that hooked from their hair to a jewel on their foreheads

Nina from Flour Power made the perfect naked cake

Nina from Flour Power made the perfect naked cake

The bottom tier was vanilla with raspberry jam, the middle tier was lemon and the top layer was caramel, all decorated with berries and peach roses

The bottom tier was vanilla with raspberry jam, the middle tier was lemon and the top layer was caramel, all decorated with berries and peach roses

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  1. What beautiful pictures! It was a pleasure to apply Diana’s bridal henna for the big day and so lovely to see it with all the accessories and stunning outfit.

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