Laura & Nitish had multiple wedding days to ensure they fully celebrated each other’s heritage and cultural backgrounds, Irish and Mauritian. Laura & Nitish’s main focus was on joining together two families from completely different backgrounds whilst giving the religious ceremonies and their vision for the weddings the justice they deserved. What the couple ended up with was a classic church wedding ceremony and reception at Recommended Venue, The Old Kent Barn, and a Mauritian Hindu ceremony at The Langham in London. The days were full of emotion, religion, colour, music and joy. It was also important for Laura & Nitish to use local suppliers, which is how they found the lovely Recommended Supplier, Chloe Caldwell Photography.

The Old Kent Barn wedding with a classic church ceremony and red, black and white wedding colour palette

It's important for the day to reflect the both of you and enjoy your celebration. Delegation of tasks is important, but having a shared view is key. The build-up involves lots of decision-making, which can take its toll!

Laura & Nitish

The Old Kent Barn Wedding

The Old Kent Barn was the backdrop for the reception to Laura & Nitish’s Irish Catholic wedding. The first wedding was a traditional Irish Catholic ceremony with military influence. The aim was to embrace the outdoors, which is why a barn venue made sense. Rather than a rustic look, Laura & Nitish chose more sleek decor, with the colour scheme being burgundy and soft touches of light pink. The stunning flowers by Recommended Supplier, Chic Weddings and Events, matched this palette. The team at Old Kent Barn were brilliant. Laura & Nitish were so impressed by the attention to detail and the food was fantastic! More importantly, the wedding planner, is the one and only Recommended Supplier, Ella Parisa, was an absolute star! She heard the vision and did everything possible to make this couple’s dreams come true. Nitish loved the build-up to the moment of actually getting married. Having a wedding is such a grounding experience that made him appreciate the journey the couple have been on.

Mauritian Hindu Wedding at The Langham

For the Mauritian Hindu wedding, Laura & Nitish wanted more classic vibes, so they chose the Langham in London as their second venue. The beautiful large event space meant the couple could accommodate the different customs within a Hindu wedding. The garden area was perfect for the drinks reception. Again, the colour scheme was red and pink for that classic glam look. Laura is a huge fan of music, so for her, having live musicians was a must. The couple found their musicians through Recommended Supplier, Alive Network. Everyone could just soak up the culture and let loose. Besides the music, the couple really made both days feel like them with lots and lots of personal touches and favours. From personalised tissues to personalised glasses, coat hangers and plenty of other bridesmaid and groomsmen gifts. These gestures of thanks were so important to Laura & Nitish to show appreciation to their guests who have turned up to some of the most special days in their lives.

Mauritian Hindu wedding ceremony at The Langham London for day two celebrations

Writing a list of what’s important and creating a mood board really helps, and discussing ideas before making big decisions. Also, take time for yourselves during the day, so much of the detail you plan ends up passing you by. The day does go by so fast!

Laura & Nitish

Laura & Nitish’s choice to have multiple wedding days ensured that they could fully celebrate with traditions and ceremonies that are important to them both. Are you planning a multicultural wedding day? We asked an expert for their top tips. We just love all the personal touches from Laura & Nitish! All their thoughtful gifts and favours are so sweet! For some more inspiration, we’ve got a roundup of unique wedding favours your guests will actually love AND the best bridesmaid proposal gifts for a helping hand in making your best girls feel so special.

Leah Blundell

Written by Leah Blundell

Venues: The Old Kent Barn, The Langham London | Photography: Chloe Caldwell Photography, Surindera Studios | Videographer: Charli May Video | Planner: Ella Parisa | Food: Lagunas | Florist: Chic Weddings | Mandap & Indian Decor: Wed In Style | Harpist & Vocalist: Gina Mackey | Strings: Bollywood Strings | Bagpipes: The Piping Experience | Saxophonist: Anna Brooks | Dohl Drummers: Elite Drummers | Irish Band: Frisky In The Bar | Wedding Band: Tipti Delia | DJ: Connor, DJ Selecta J | Cake Designer: Emily's Mixing Bowl | Make Up Artist: By Kiran Makeup | Hair: Keely Knight Hair | Lighting: Lustre Love Lights | Bride's Mehndi: Mehndi by Krupa | Guest's Mehndi : Mehndi by Disha | Wedding Dress: Bell' Amore | Bride & Groom's Indian Outfits: Mongas | Groom's Evening Outfit: Hugo | Stationery: By Blossom Wedding Stationery | Flower Garlands: Nisha Mistry

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