Happy weekend everyone! Today I have part 1 of a double whammy wedding photographed by the fabulous Tom Redman. You might recognize Karun and Lizzie from their engagement shoot earlier this year. And now I have not one but two wedding to share with you this weekend, starting with this gorgeous New Forest church. Here is what Lizzie had to say about the day:
“Karun and I got married back in July this year, but we decided to take the plunge and do it twice to be doubly sure! In fact Karun is Indian, with traditional Hindu and do it twice to be doubly sure! In fact Karun is Indian, with traditional Hindu beliefs and I have was brought up with Christian values. Neither of us wanted to give up our idea of the traditional wedding, so we took the plunge and began planning two weddings on consecutive weekends.
We began with a small traditional church wedding in the local New Forest church near where I grew up. I got ready at home with my Mum and bridesmaids on hand to keep things running smoothly. My dress was by Enzoani, fishtail and lace and it served its purpose to make me feel truly special, my jewellery was a birthday gift from Karun some years before.
I wanted a very summery theme and picked out a lemon yellow for the bridesmaid dresses (by Dessy) with accents of lilac and peach in our flowers. The classic car was a surprise laid on by my Mum and her partner. We picked out a silver grey three-piece suit for the groom and his best men, set off with beautiful yellow silk ties. All in all I think we scrubbed up pretty well!
Our reception was held at East Close Hotel, where we decorated the tables with lemons and flowers and outside with candles. We wanted the wedding to be simple and classic rather than going over the top on detail, let the colours, flowers and our smiles do the talking. The band played an acoustic set outside before the party moved inside for the night.
Our invitations were a bespoke design created by a cousin (Indian wedding cards) and had to suit both weddings, so again were quite classic in cream and gold!
Advice from the bride:
Just relax, you’ve done the hard work now let everything just fall into place and enjoy what you have created. It is the atmosphere of love and sheer happiness that I will remember forever.
Not one! I still have that warm and fuzzy feeling when I think back to our truly unique wedding.
Just to take the plunge and put in the hard work, it was totally worth it!
Thanks so much to Tom Redman for sharing and stay tuned for part 2 tomorrow with Karun and Lizzie’s Hindu ceremony and reception. Awesometown.