Love
Love
Sri Lankan Elegant Wedding at Chiswick House & Gardens in London | Catherine Deane Onyx Bridal Gown | Jimmy Choo Shoes | Marquee Reception | Mint Green Debenhams Bridesmaid Dresses | Pink Bouquets & Flowers | Images by M&J Photography | http://www.rockmywedding.co.uk/steph-hari/
Maids
Maids
Sri Lankan Elegant Wedding at Chiswick House & Gardens in London | Catherine Deane Onyx Bridal Gown | Jimmy Choo Shoes | Marquee Reception | Mint Green Debenhams Bridesmaid Dresses | Pink Bouquets & Flowers | Images by M&J Photography | http://www.rockmywedding.co.uk/steph-hari/
Accessories
Accessories
Sri Lankan Elegant Wedding at Chiswick House & Gardens in London | Catherine Deane Onyx Bridal Gown | Jimmy Choo Shoes | Marquee Reception | Mint Green Debenhams Bridesmaid Dresses | Pink Bouquets & Flowers | Images by M&J Photography | http://www.rockmywedding.co.uk/steph-hari/
Elegance
Elegance
Sri Lankan Elegant Wedding at Chiswick House & Gardens in London | Catherine Deane Onyx Bridal Gown | Jimmy Choo Shoes | Marquee Reception | Mint Green Debenhams Bridesmaid Dresses | Pink Bouquets & Flowers | Images by M&J Photography | http://www.rockmywedding.co.uk/steph-hari/
Cake
Cake
Sri Lankan Elegant Wedding at Chiswick House & Gardens in London | Catherine Deane Onyx Bridal Gown | Jimmy Choo Shoes | Marquee Reception | Mint Green Debenhams Bridesmaid Dresses | Pink Bouquets & Flowers | Images by M&J Photography | http://www.rockmywedding.co.uk/steph-hari/
Special Guest
Special Guest
Sri Lankan Elegant Wedding at Chiswick House & Gardens in London | Catherine Deane Onyx Bridal Gown | Jimmy Choo Shoes | Marquee Reception | Mint Green Debenhams Bridesmaid Dresses | Pink Bouquets & Flowers | Images by M&J Photography | http://www.rockmywedding.co.uk/steph-hari/
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Steph & Hari

What a classic and elegant wedding – filled with so much light love and laughter. The images of Steph and her best girls are some of the loveliest I have ever seen in terms of really capturing the sunshine joy of the day. Chiswick House and Gardens is a spectacular venue, I didn’t know such an enchanting place could be hidden away in the depths of London.

Steph’s “onyx” gown by Catherine Deane suits her perfectly, I love the lace detailing and feminine swish. And of course let’s not forget Hari, equally dapper in his navy suit by Rock My Wedding sponsor Jack Bunneys. Together they make a gorgeous and extraordinarily well dressed pair of newly-weds.

Bridal Outfit

Steph The Bride: As soon as I got engaged the first thing I researched was wedding dresses. I came across an image of my dress on Instagram but the designer wasn’t listed. I went to 5 different bridal stores looking for the perfect dress with no luck. Then one day, completely by luck, I came across the same dress on Pinterest and saw that the designer was Catherine Deane. I made an appointment straight away and knew even before I tried it on, that the Onyx gown was going to be my wedding dress, and I couldn’t have been happier with it!

The Grooms Fashion

My husband chose Jack Bunneys in Barking for his wedding outfit as they have wide selection of suits. He didn’t want a traditional morning suit so he went for a modern slim fit, three piece in navy which gave the wedding a more casual feel.

The Venue

My husband has to take credit for choosing Chiswick House. He works close by and has always loved the fact that somewhere so beautiful can be hidden away in the city. It has everything from the neo-Palladian villa to stunning gardens, all the way through to the streams and the beautifully bright marquee.

Colour Scheme/Décor

I wanted a light summer colour that I hadn’t seen at other weddings before, and really liked the green bridesmaid dresses I found in Debenhams, so based the colour scheme around that. I wanted the flowers to be the main decorations which turned out really great. Vivah London, our decoraters, did a fantastic job. We wanted to keep everything very simple and bright, and they hit the nail on the head. We’d definitely recommend them!

Florist

We visited 3 different florists about the arrangements in the church and venue. We found Amanda Blake to be the most friendly and professional of the lot. She completely catered to our needs and went above and beyond (despite some issues that were out of both of our hands!)

The Wedding Party

Debenhams has a great range for weddings, we got all the bridesmaids dresses & jewellery from there along with the adorable outfits for the flower girl & page boy.

Ceremony

We had a traditional Catholic ceremony and mass. The readings were:
First Reading – A reading from the book of Genesis 2:18-24
Second Reading – The Letter to the Hebrews 13:1-4a, 5-6b

Entertainment

Our DJ was a good friend of ours who knew exactly what our taste in music was. The entertainment that DJ GSTARR provided was highly praised by all of our guests.

Food

We had to choose our caterers from the preferred suppliers of the venue and thought it best to stick with Asian food to keep the family happy! This was our Menu Below:

Canapes:

  • Zeera Chicken
  • Lamb Samosa
  • Vegetable Parcel
  • 2 Chutneys

Starters:

  • Lamb Chops
  • Chicken Tikka
  • Chilli Paneer
  • Aloo Papri Chaat

Mains:

  • Chicken Haandi
  • Lamb Bhuna
  • Baingan Massalla
  • Bombay Aloo
  • Pilao Rice
  • Tandoori Naan Bread
  • Fresh Green Salad
  • Raita & Chutney

Dessert:

  • Gelato
    Gajjar Halwa

Photographer

M&J were on the recommended suppliers list of the venue and we are so happy we went with them. They are extremely professional and the results were exactly what we wanted. We couldn’t have hoped for anything better. The pictures are absolutely stunning and they had them ready for us exactly a month after the wedding (which from my experience is unheard of!). We highly recommend!!

Videographer

A friend of mine recommended PlusOne to us, we loved the work on their website, and I have to say they completely exceeded expectation with what they produced. They had 5 individuals covering our wedding and captured every special moment of the day.

Highlights

Hands down the highlight of the night was when my husband Hari’s Bestman, Yoel Fecadu, surprised him in the middle of his speech by bringing out his favourite rapper of all time, Cormega. Cormega is an underground rapper from Queensbridge New York. Having been on the scene since the early 90’s, he’s famous for his undeniably articulate and thoughtful lyrics. For months before the wedding, Yoel had been reaching out incessantly to Cormega, explaining how much it would mean to him and the story of their friendship, and his persistence paid off. He did a speech and at the Bride’s request, he did a short rap for the crowd which the guests went crazy for. It was the greatest surprise of his life and something he will never forget. He will forever be indebted to both Cormega and Yoel for such a priceless gift.

Photography by M and J Photography
Author: Charlotte O’Shea
Purveyor of short shorts. Make-up junkie. Hopes to grow old disgracefully.

2 thoughts on “Steph & Hari

  1. Beautiful bride and bridesmaids. Love the natural makeup too. May I have the name of the makeup artist please?

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