Photography by Taylor & Porter.
This English interfaith wedding is so stunning that it’s easy to get lost in its beautiful details (the bride’s incredible, ornate outfit! The historic mansion! That light!) What we love most about it, though, isn’t in the details at all – it’s the way Preena & Matthew combined their different faiths, cultures and backgrounds into an effortlessly stylish day. Get ready to be seriously inspired!
What advice do you have for other couples in the midst of planning a wedding? Invest the time in finding a great photographer. When we started planning our wedding we knew the things that were important to us – one of them being a photographer with a great eye and a natural approach. Louise and Teo of Taylor & Porter were warm, friendly, fantastic company and helped put us both at ease.
The Civil Ceremony
Tell us a little more about your choice to have two ceremonies. We decided to fuse both my Hindu Gujarati heritage with the Groom’s English background and began the day with a civil ceremony. This was followed by Indian street food canapés on the library terrace, and then a traditional Hindu ceremony, with a sitar player.
What were your vows like? We wrote our own (tear-jerking!) vows to one another.
Preparing for the Second Ceremony
The Hindu Ceremony
Photographer Louise of Taylor & Porter tells us “The Mandap was one of the most colorful, lighthearted and inclusive ceremonies we’ve ever had the privilege to capture!”
How would you describe your reception? After our ceremonies were over, we had a drinks reception with a jazz band, followed by a three course Indian feast and cocktail bar.
What was your first dance song? Sweet Pea by Amos Lee.
What type of cake or dessert did you serve? A beautiful tiered cake made by my aunt.