Devina And Shiv’s Indian Real Wedding

Written by    Last updated: October 21, 2014

This week’s Real Wedding comes from our hair and makeup artist Camilla J Collins, who has shown her talents extend to all cultures including Asian. Camilla’s eye for detail transformed our bride Devina in to an Indian princess. We can’t forget the rest of the day, from start to finish our gorgeous couple’s wedding is packed full of colour and culture; from their stunning traditional Hindu ceremony to their glamorous Indian styled wedding reception.

Devina and Shiv’s Real Wedding | Traditional Indian Wedding Ceremony in red and gold | Confetti.co.uk

Bride and Groom… Devina and Shiv

Wedding date… Saturday 6th July

We met… At the gym.

The proposal… Shiv proposed at the Madison roof top gardens over sunset.

We knew it was ‘the one’… When he promised me he would buy  a rose every day for 100 days; never did finish that one off.

Length of engagement… 1 year

Indian red and gold bridal bangles | Confetti.co.uk

My hair and make up was done by… Camilla Collins, she was amazing!

My wedding outfits were by… Mona Vora for the civil and Indian engagement; and my Indian wedding outfits were designed in India. I went for the traditional Indian style.
Bridal hair and make by Camilla Collins | Confetti.co.uk
Bridal hair and make by Camilla Collins | Indian bride hair and makeup | Confetti.co.uk Bridal hair and make by Camilla Collins | Traditional Indian bride hair and makeup with tikkah | Confetti.co.uk   Indian bridal henna, mehndi with red and gold bangles | Confetti.co.uk Indian bride ready for her big day | Indian wedding saree| Confetti.co.uk Bridal party getting ready | Indian bridesmaid getting ready | Confetti.co.ukIndian groom in traditional gold and red sherwani arriving at the ceremony with the baraat| Confetti.co.uk

Our bridesmaids were… My sister and my two cousins, at the civil wedding they wore an orange saree.

Our groomsmen were… Shivs brothers both wore Indian outfits in coral and gold.

Wedding guests, in traditional Indian wedding outfits, dancing as they make their way to the Hindu wedding ceremony | Confetti.co.uk Hindu bridal party waiting for the mosaru | Traditional Indian wedding customs | Confetti.co.uk Hindu bridal party waiting for the mosaru | Traditional Indian wedding customs | Confetti.co.uk

Our wedding Indian wedding ceremony and reception were… At the holiday inn, Borehamwood. It was reasonably priced, could fit 300 people and the location was perfect.

White and gold wedding mandap | Indian wedding decor| Confetti.co.uk Bride walking down the aisle with her family| Confetti.co.uk
Bride with her family in a traditional Indian bridal outfit praying | Hindu wedding ceremony | Confetti.co.uk
Groom seeing his bride for the first time| Traditional Hindu wedding ceremony customs | Confetti.co.uk Bride and groom in traditional Indian wedding outfits with their priest | Traditional Hindu wedding ceremony customs | Confetti.co.uk
Red, green and silver diamante balls on mirrored tray, traditional Indian wedding decor | Traditional Hindu wedding ceremony customs | Confetti.co.uk
Emotional wedding guest during the ceremony | Traditional Hindu wedding customs | Confetti.co.uk Bride and groom walking round the sacred fire | Traditional Hindu wedding customs | Confetti.co.uk Bride and groom in the mandap enjoying the ceremony | Traditional Hindu wedding customs | Confetti.co.uk Bride and groom with the Lord Genesha during their ceremony | Traditional Hindu wedding customs | Confetti.co.uk Bride embracing her family members after the Hindu ceremony | Traditional Hindu wedding customs | Confetti.co.uk Emotional guests after the Hindu ceremony | Traditional Hindu wedding customs | Confetti.co.uk

Did anything funny or unusual happen at your wedding? One of the best bits was when we play a game at the end of the wedding where a ring goes into a bowl of milk and me and Shiv have to find it. I did win and the milk went over everyone, Kabz our photographer has a good shot of this.

Bride and groom playing a traditional game of hiding their rings | Traditional Hindu wedding customs | Confetti.co.uk Bride and groom playing a traditional game of hiding their rings | Traditional Hindu wedding customs | Confetti.co.uk The newlyweds leaving the mandap| Traditional Hindu wedding | Confetti.co.uk

Our wedding was unique and special because… The Hindu ceremony was performed in English so the priest did a modern day wedding, this was important to us as we wanted everyone to understand it, including ourselves.

Emotional wedding guest embracing the bride before she leaves| Traditional Hindu wedding | Confetti.co.uk Wedding guests placing their hands on the wedding car | Traditional Hindu wedding | Confetti.co.uk Wedding guests placing their hands on the wedding car | Traditional Hindu wedding | Confetti.co.uk
The bride and groom leaving the wedding ceremony in a blue Jaguar | Traditional Hindu wedding | Confetti.co.uk

Our wedding photographer was… Kabilan Raviraj, what a dude? I met him a long time ago when I was working next door to him, he then got in to photography and we took a leap of faith for our civil and Indian wedding and he was amazing! Amazing shots.

The bride and groom in traditional Indian wedding outfits captured by Kabilan Raviraj| Confetti.co.uk  The bride and groom in traditional Indian wedding outfits captured by Kabilan Raviraj| Bride and groom walking side my side | Confetti.co.uk
The bride and groom in traditional Indian wedding outfits  under a beautiful chandelier captured by Kabilan Ravira | Confetti.co.uk
The bride in a beautiful green and pink Indian wedding outfit  by Kabilan Ravira | Confetti.co.uk

Our Wedding cake was… Indian style pillows and our civil cake was an elephant.

Our wedding colours were… Coral and gold

Indian pillow styled wedding cake | Confetti.co.uk
Coral and gold coloured wedding decor | White birdcage wedding table decor| Confetti.co.uk Wedding guests welcoming the bride and groom| Confetti.co.uk

Our favourite part of the wedding was… The reception. I could let my hair down, literally.

The bride in her traditional Indian outfit and the groom in a brown suit by Zara entering their Indian Reception | Indian wedding reception ideas| Confetti.co.uk The bride and groom speech| Indian wedding reception ideas| Confetti.co.uk

Our first dance was to… Latch by Sam Smith

The first dance to Latch by Sam Smith| Confetti.co.uk The first dance to Latch by Sam Smith | Confetti cannon during the first dance| Confetti.co.uk Wedding guests dancing at the reception | Confetti.co.uk

What is your advice for other brides? Weddings are a bottomless pit; you can keep spending so keep to your budget.

Our honeymoon was… To the Seychelles, it was beautiful.

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Wedding Shoes: Next | Wedding Suits: Zara | Wedding Flowers: Alka Patel | Wedding Entertainment: Kikli Roadshow | Wedding Photographer: Kabilan Raviraj  | Wedding Make-up: Camilla Collins | Wedding Cake: Bijoux

This article was written by

Sahdia Qayyum
Sahdia Qayyum has over six years experience in the wedding industry as a planner and designer; she has a clear vision of what brides are looking for.

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