If you want to know how to throw a back garden wedding, there's a lot you can learn from Jessica & Sam's celebration. Not only did they incorporate both their English and Indian cultures and backgrounds but they looked fierce too. Jessica wowed us in her satin wedding dress and pearl veil with Sam complementing her effortlessly chic look in a beige three-piece suit and paisley tie. The bridal party wore satin sage green bridesmaid dresses which matched the greenery and chandelier decor in the clear marquee perfectly. Every single detail and every single moment was captured beautifully by Recommended photographer Epic Love Story so we can live vicariously through her images. What a wedding!
Multicultural garden wedding with clear marquee and bride in a slip wedding dress and pearl veil
Our wedding was unique because we hosted it at my parents where we have grown up and attended so many gatherings and parties. We chose to have a multicultural ceremony, incorporating a Milni ritual (joining two families by swapping garlands.) This was new and exciting for most guests. Like most couples, we had to postpone our wedding twice, but having our little boy there with us to celebrate was incredible. He obviously wouldn't have been if we'd have been able to go ahead with our original 2020 date.
Jessica absolutely nailed her bridal look, including two of this year's hottest trends, satin and pearls. Her minimalist satin slip wedding dress showcases her cathedral-length pearl veil beautifully. Also looking fierce in satin were her bridesmaids who all wore sage green bridesmaid dresses in different styles.
The vibe of our day was a relaxed, fun party. We just wanted everyone to have the best time and eat the best food. We hired a beautiful clear marquee for our reception which took place in Jessica's parent's garden. Most guests have attended a party at Jessica's parents before, so it felt like a home from home in a very familiar setting. Our florist decorated it with an abundance of greenery. It looked like an overgrown ballroom with clear views of the amazing garden. I love how my pearl veil sparkled in the sunlight.
Food and Fun
I can’t even begin to explain how amazing our caterers, Caper and Berry were. They thought of every detail and guests said it was the best meal they have had, never mind a wedding meal! And that was catering to 220 guests! It was all hot, all stunningly presented and the service was second to none. They also manned the bar serving spicy margaritas and espresso martinis cocktails that were fast and fabulous.
Sophisticated and stylish - the pearl veil was the perfect finishing touch to Jessica's minimalist bridal look
My favourite moments included everything! The ceremony was much more fun than I ever imagined it would be. I was initially very nervous, but our photographer Emma made us feel completely relaxed. All the portraits capture the fun we had. Think of what makes you unique as a couple, weddings can sometimes feel similar, guests love seeing new things so make sure you give them a great guest experience!
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