So, what if you don’t want to wear white on your wedding day? There’s always ivory instead right?
What if you don’t want to wear either of those colours and you want to say, wear emerald? Surely you can’t wear emerald? It would be crazy to think of making such a bold statement. Or would it?
Not if you have your day your way. Exactly like Shabina did.
This wedding is all about the dress. It’s obviously about the love, the commitment and the happiness too. But aesthetically, it’s all about the dress.
A Blendin Of Cultures
Shabina The Bride: We met and fell in love with the backdrop of London surrounding us and although we played with other ideas the simplicity of the city we both know and love made it easy to make it work for us. Soho House offered us a venue that was quintessentially English and our Autumnal wedding was a blending of colours and cultures.
My Alice Temperley emerald green kaftan dress was chosen for its design and colour and though in line with my culture, we used English designers. Richard wore Paul Smith. It was also a nod to our love of the contemporary British. My Indian head dress was from Kyles collection, a gift from a dear friend. My best mate Astra Wren is a great make-up artist so I was lucky to have her do my make-up.
We chose our rings after a fruitful visit to a jewellery fair at Somerset House and ended up in Hatton Garden seeking to symbolise the union of Kashmir and Celtic Welsh. Sapphire, Gold and Celtic rustic dreams ensured the combination of engagement and wedding rings.
The room we got married in was a beautifully sedate clay red and the wood panelling allowed the ceremony to feel divinely consequential. It was brightened by a huge bouquet of autumnal orange, red and green flowers that we had arranged from Bloomsbury Flowers. I’ll never forget the snapshot of flowers, smiles, and walking up the aisle to “At Last” by Etta James; it was a more memorable moment than I could have wished for.
A Roof Top Lunch
We had cupcakes from Hummingbird bakery. I loved them so much.
After the ceremony our guests went up to the roof top cafe of the Soho House for a light buffet lunch. For dinner close friends and family joined us at a Vietnamese Restaurant in Shoreditch.
My best advice…It’s all about the L.O.V.E
Did you spot Sabina’s coral nail polish? How perfect is that with the dress?
I love the colour of the ceremony room…everything seemed to work perfectly round that beautiful emerald green.
Will any of you be sporting a coloured dress on your days? Please do tell me all.