From Hiral's gold Loeffler Randalls to her custom made burgundy Indian saree wedding dress, we may never have seen a bride look so, well, good? Her and Nick's Hindu ceremony was truly a sight to behold. Full of rich autumn colours, laughter and some show stopping socks! (We're looking at you Nick...). The joy was all caught on camera by Recommended photographer Carrie Lavers. And we'd like a special shout out for the gloriously autumnal florals from Recommended supplier Velvet Broon Flowers. The whole day was capped off with an evening reception to remember! Overseen by a killer DJ found through Recommended supplier Tailored Entertainment. When the whole thing looked this good, we're only left wondering why we didn't make friends with Hiral & Nick years ago...

Autumn wedding at Minley Manor with burgundy Indian saree wedding dress.

We wanted the vibe to be celebration! It was meant to be less of a wedding and more just a huge party with all our family and friends. I wanted nothing too matchy/matchy or necessarily bridal so decided on rich jewel tones as the overall palette. I also really wanted to embrace the wintery wedding feel. So we had long tables with foilage, handprinted apples and pinecones, and name cards on dried oranges.

Hiral & Nick


Hiral's dress was a custom made Indian saree wedding dress with gold detailing that is leaving us slightly... lost for words. Seeing it paired with incredible jewels, a bouquet that was just made for autumn and those gold Loeffler Randalls, makes us think we should be taking notes. Like, lots of them... But she wasn't the only one who turned up ready for a party. Nick nailed the subtle nod to the season with a burgundy tie and matching buttonhole. He also donned some bold blue patterned socks that in our opinion, really completed the look. There were more autumn details at the reception with dried orange slices, pinecones and table garlands all making an appearance. Consider the cosy autumnal wedding inspo nailed!


From the seeded invitation cards to the mango chutney favours made by Hiral's mum, this wedding was not only full of personal touches but sustainable choices too. They also printed off a polaroid of all 165 wedding guests for their table plan, and had a Harry Potter wedding post box. A Thai wedding breakfast was the food of choice, followed by pastel de nata to celebrate the fact they got engaged in Portugal. An impressive wedding drinks selection was also on offer with boozy hot chocolates, gin cocktails and espresso martinis! (A special touch as the drink that got Hiral & Nick through lockdown). Not only were the guests treated to that, but they could choose their wedding gifts with a personal touch through Recommended gift list The Wedding Shop.

Having unique wedding favours is a lovely keepsake for your guests!

I let myself get too caught up on Instagram and the pressure of having a perfect day. Try and let the societal pressures go. Focus on you and your partner and what means the most to you. This should be about celebrating you and your new chapter. Also a good DJ and photographer is worth their weight in gold. 

Hiral & Nick

From the breathtaking Indian saree wedding dress to the party that lasted all night long, this multicultural wedding has us ditching our summer wedding plans and making a beeline for November. (And straight to the boozy hot chocolates...) If you're planning your own wedding drinks menu we have all the advice on how much alcohol you need. Was it the burgundy tones that caught your eye? Then you'll definitely enjoy our burgundy bridesmaid dress roundup. 

Helena Milsom

Written by Helena Milsom

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Photographer: Carrie Lavers Photography | Venue: Minley Manor Events | Videographer: Paragon Productions | Entertainment : DJ & SAX | Florist: Velvet Broon Flowers | Cake: Lola's Cupcakes | Hair & Makeup: Sophie at The Bridal Stylists | Wedding Dress: My Saree Shop | Bridal Shoes: Loeffler Randall | Hugo Boss: Grooms Suit | Stationery: Seed Card Company | Marquee: All Events Marquees

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