Cathy & Ajay – Part two: A fusion Hindu wedding

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This fusion Hindu wedding is gorgeous, you’re going to love it! You’ll recognise Cathy and Ajay from yesterdays post – if you haven’t already seen it, you should take a look here – and today I’m sharing their very colourful Hindu wedding with you. Both Cathy and Ajay’s ceremonies took place at venues owned by The Granary Estates, and for their Hindu ceremony the Dullingham Polo Club, along with a beautiful marquee made the perfect setting.

The couple went for very different looks and feels for each of their days. In contrast to the classic civil ceremony, their fusion Hindu wedding ceremony was full of colour and tradition. It was a real family affair, with what looks like a super fun and very energetic traditional ‘bharat’ – this is where the groom is led to the wedding in a procession with all his family members. You’re going to want to see the groom’s mode of transport!

The photographs are beautiful and I’m in awe of all the colours. Cathy looks incredible in her heavily embroidered pink and blue lengha {a top, floor length skirt and coordinating ‘scarf’} and completed her bridal look with beautiful jewellery, delicate mehndi and the most fabulous Emmy London shoes. Make a cup of tea, get comfy and enjoy…

Photography by Debbie Wallwork Photography

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A Royal blue bridal lengha

Cathy, the bride: I took a trip to Delhi with Ajay and his parents to shop for all our Indian outfits. I was upstairs in a shop called Frontier Bazar in Delhi, India while Ajay waited downstairs in the store as he didn’t want to see my wedding outfit. After trying on several in the traditional red lenghas, we all agreed that red didn’t suit me as well as royal blue. The shoes I wore I bought back in London from Emmy Shoes, they were the ‘Ella’ model.

Ajay wore a traditional sherwani, by designer Karan Moin, which we bought from a store called Vishal Enclave in New Delhi.

Saris & kurtas

We got a bunch of Kurta’s while we were in India and gave them out to friends. Lots of the women went out and bought their own saris – the overall look was great, we had a very colourful wedding!

A fusion Hindu wedding

We were keen to keep fusion Hindu wedding ceremony very traditional. We were married by a Hindu priest who was great, making sure to explain everything to the multicultural guests and me!

Through the decor we wanted to show our personalities and celebrate another of our shared loves – reading. We named the tables after books we have loved – mostly that both of us have read and some individual favourites. We bought hard cover copies of the books and had them serve as a guestbook for each table. It’s great, because now have a shelf on our bookshelf filled with hardcover copies of our favourite books with notes from all our friends and family in them.

A treelined walkway for the groom’s arrival

Sam French from Wild Poppies created a colourful look for our Hindu wedding day with lots of extras including our beautiful suspended lily centerpieces and a long walkway of trees for the groom’s bharat to travel through. Sam did an incredible job!

A royal colour scheme

In contrast to the pastel tones we had used throughout our first wedding ceremony, with our Hindu wedding it was a case of the more colourful the better! There was a lot of royal blue and gold to reflect the colours in my lengha.

Indian elements

Ajay’s cousin played the Dhol, a traditional drum as the Bharat where arriving at the venue. We also had a Sitar player for the cocktail reception and then a DJ, DJ Fritz from Supreme Dream Events, for after dinner. While we were in India we’d bought lots of colourful bangles to give out as favours to the women.

Our photographer

Our Hindu wedding, like our ‘civil’ ceremony was captured by Debbie Wallwork who was one our venue’s recommended photographers. We could not be more happy with the results!

I have loved everything about both of Cathy and Ajay’s weddings, and hope you’ve found lots of inspiration from their celebrations. Thanks once again to Debbie Wallwork for sharing her beautiful photographs with us, and the biggest thank you to Cathy and Ajay – I hope married life is as fabulous as your weddings!

Sarah x

Cathy & Ajay’s Little Blackbook

Photographer – Debbie Wallwork Photography
Venue – Dullingham Polo Field, The Granary Estates
Marquee – Cambridge Marquees
Bride’s shoesEmmy London
Groom’s suitKaran Moin
Florist – Wild Poppies
CakeDeelicious Nazish’s Kitchen

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