An intimate fusion Sikh Wedding

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We made it through this four-day week – YAY! Is it just me or do these weeks seem so much longer than usual?! Well, either way it’s been positively dreary today, so to brighten it up I’ve got a spectacular fusion Sikh wedding for you. It’s the first Sikh wedding to grace our pages, so I’m a little excited.

Prithi & James planned a traditional Sikh wedding ceremony and were married at Guru Nanak Darbar Gurdwara in Kent on the 28th of December 2015. Prithi wore the most incredible red and gold custom made gown for their ceremony. She makes a stunning bride, and I just love the details of her outfit. Her jewels are exquisite and the draped beading on her sleeves is wonderful. It’s the first time I’ve seen that detail on an Indian Bridal outfit. James looks great in his traditional sherwani too. The gold and black combo works so well as a Grooms outfit, and I know lots of guys out there will be jealous of his sword!

Sharing this wedding today is also a little extra special because today, I, well Bonjour Bride has been nominated in the Best Multi-Cultural Wedding Blog category for the Wedding Blog Awards 2016. If you like what you see and can spare a moment I’ve added the link to vote for me at the bottom of this post. Hope you have a wonderful weekend lovelies. Sarah x

Photography by Photography by Krishanthi

The outfits

Prithi, the bride: I wore custom outfits for both our wedding ceremony and reception (which took place a few days later). My wedding lengha was from Sonas Couture in the traditional red and gold bridal colours. I teamed it with Kyles jewellery and Jimmy Choo shoes and clutch bag.

James wore a traditional sherwani for our ceremony in black and gold. This was also from Sonas Couture. He carried a sword with him (called a ‘kirpan’ in Punjabi)

Bridesmaids & Ushers

Our bridesmaids and ushers wore traditional Indian outfits for the wedding ceremony. Our wedding colours were black, gold, navy blue and ivory so they chose outfits which had those colours in them.

Fusion Sikh wedding inspiration

We both wanted to embrace England for its beautiful buildings and history, but also wanted to bring Sikh and English cultures together in a big way. Having an intimate wedding was important to us so we choose venues that allowed us to do that. Guru Nanak Darbar Gurdwara is beautiful for its grandeur and Eastnor Castle had the private, intimate setting that we wanted for our party. For me, all the details and finishing touches of our days mattered.

Our wedding colours were a combination of black, gold, navy blue and ivory. This was incorporated into the day through the bridesmaids and groomsmen outfits, the table decor for breakfast and lunch (menus, table cloths) and wedding programs and our invitations.

The ceremony

We had a religious Sikh wedding ceremony at Guru Nanak Darbar Gurdwara in Kent. It was an intimate ceremony with all our nearest and dearest involved. All the music included were religious hymns.

Photographer

We met our wonderful photographer Krishanthi and her husband Joey at the Wedding Fair in London Excel and knew instantly that they were our perfect match! Photography by Krishanthi captured our day beautifully and we adore our photographs.

Favours

We had two lots of favours. For our ceremony we gave our guests clotted cream biscuits by Harrods. At our reception we had special Christmas Crackers that we’d bought online.

Words of wisdom

Start planning early! It can become very stressful when you leave it too long. Have supportive and helpful people around you that will give you advice and be there for those last minute panics. Nothing ever goes 100% to plan on the day so accept that beforehand. I have seen brides worry about how they look and behave on their wedding… I literally lifted my train over my arm and partied with my guests and I’m so happy that I did! I had so much fun as a Bride on my wedding and I suggest everyone else do the same!

Prithi & James’s Little Black Book

PhotographerPhotography by Krishanthi
Ceremony venueGuru Nanak Darbar Gurdwara, Kent
Bride’s dressSonas Couture
Bride’s accessoriesKyles Jewellery
Groom’s AttireSonas Couture
FlowersBamboo Flower Gallery, Ledbury
StationeryWedding Paper Divas


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