Chloe & Arjun: When East Met West

Between the attire, cake and all other elements of their day, Chloe and Arjun's day intertwined Western and Asian cultures in the most perfect way.  

Why Hedsor?

We initially settled on another venue in the area but when we came across Hedsor House we fell in love with it immediately and knew we were meant to be married here! We became very excited about our forthcoming wedding, everything seemed to fall perfectly into place as soon as we stepped over the threshold and confirmed our date with them! I don't think anyone could argue that this is a beautiful venue and the people there were absolutely fantastic. 

The Ceremony

I walked down the aisle to a piano and violin rendition of 'You'll Never Walk Alone' - apart from both being big Liverpool fans, this had been the first vinyl my mother in law had bought and my mother never failed to remind me that she was kissed on the cheek by Gerry (from Gerry and The Pacemakers) himself!

Details of the Day

The attire: We tried to make the wedding a balance between Indian and Western traditions so the Groom and his Groomsmen were in Indian dress while us girls were in Western dress.

Myself and my Bridesmaids wore Western dress with a slight Indian element to my dress. My dress was actually a design by my sister, Ginny, and I had it tailormade in London.

The cake: My mother designed the cake which had four tiers- the base tier represented me with the English roses and white lace pattern taken from my dress, and the top two tiers for Arjun- glazed with henna icing. She also created from scratch a topper of Arjun and me in our outfits- me dragging him across the cake with laptop and phone in possession!

The flowers: Natalie at Luxe Flowers was fantastic- so lovely and bubbly and knew instinctively what we would like in our arrangements. Between Caper & Berry, LUXE Flowers and stationary by Papeterie Eugenie the Ballroom looked fabulous. To be honest all our suppliers were fantastic- I could not fault them at all and the day ran seamlessly.

The Menu by Caper & Berry

Starter-  Sesame crusted seared tuna with Asian vegetables, pickled ginger, crispy shallots and a wasabi ponzu dressing

Main- Sous vide rump of Surrey lamb with with garlic and thyme roost potato and vine roasted tomatoes

Desserts- Selection of desserts served in the Drawing Room: passion fruit panacotta, chocolate and salted caramel mousse, banoffee pie, coffee & pistachio macaroons, dark chocolate dipped strawberry lollipops and caper and berry kirsch brownies.

Your Best Memory From the Day?

Just how blissfully happy we were and how everyone there also seemed to be enjoying themselves. 

The Father of the Bride, Groom and Best Men speeches were heart warming as were the readings by my Aunt and Arjun's two sisters- I swore I wouldn't cry and I did so within ten minutes of the ceremony!

‘Prior to the wedding we had both agreed not to have a first dance as we don’t enjoy the limelight and cannot dance! However, half way through the wedding breakfast Arjun turned to me and suggested very casually that we have one - this led to some of our friends running around trying to ensure the DJ had the song we wanted to be played!
— Chloe

Caterer  - Caper & Berry / Cake - Maxine Handley (Bride's Mother) / Production & DJ - Class Act / Florist - LUXE Flowers / Photographer - Ruth Allen / Dress - Designed by Bride's Sister, Ginny and tailored in London /  Make-up- Alessandra Make Up / Hair - Caitlin from Beauty Call / Stationary- Papeterie Eugenie 

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