Sabina and Saleem June 1999 - How did you meet? We met in the Summer of 1996, when she was over here on a holiday, she came back and we…
Written by Paula Jones Last updated: August 10, 2006
photos by Mark Mather
Yes. We bought favours from confetti – small gold organza bags filled with chocolates. We also bought our civil wedding ceremony invitations from confetti.
My outfit was an indian outfit. It was a gold lehnga with a short blouse and a heavy shawl draped around my shoulders. I went to India before the wedding and bought it from a small boutique in Kolkata, India
No official brideamaids but lots of very close girlfriends some of whom wore saris!
Marylebone Register Office. We had a civil ceremony a couple of months before the traditional Indian wedding.
After the register office, we had a reception at The Landmark Hotel – we used the Gazebo.
The Indian wedding was based at my parents house so there was need for special cars.
We had 150 for the ceremony and approximately 270 for the evening sit down dinner.
Yes – it was cream and gold with red and orange roses.
The tables had cream tablecloths with a gold organza cloth over the top. In the centre of each table, we had a mirror covered with candles surrounding a square vase with red and orange roses. The chair covers were cream and gold and the carpet in the marquee was gold.
Yes – as above.
Quite a simple and clean look. We had square glass vases with red roses, and one orange one placed in the centre of the red ones. We used a local village florist.
The menu was Indian and we used a local caterer.
A local bakery made our cake. It was a two tier square cake with red roses on the top.
We had a string quartet during the champagne reception and a dj in the evening.
Yes it was with John Lewis.
Our honeymoon was in Thailand. We went to Bangkok and Kho Samui. It was totally amazing.
The arrival of the barat (grooms party), the speeches and seeing all our family and friends in one room!
Enjoy, relax and drink lots of bubbles!