The months of wedding planning, gold accents, flower wall and last minute hair trials and tribulations came together to make the perfect wedding day for Rebecca and Sarbjit. Read more about their Autumn wedding at Hedsor House below.
What was the first element you planned?
The first element of the wedding we planned was the colour scheme. We really wanted to incorporate influence from Saj's culture (Punjabi) and do something that was different to what we had seen before.
Was there a theme to your day?
We wanted glamorous Bollywood meets traditional, classic, period English. We wanted to push the boundaries of colour and do something bright and vibrant coupled with pastels. Red is the traditional bridal colour for Punjabi weddings so that had to be a key colour on our big day and it wouldn't be Bollywood inspired without gold.
The flowers were really important as they added such a romantic vibe. Having flowers on the main gate at the beginning of the drive and also the flower wall as guests walked in was so important. Gold ran throughout the decor from foiling on invitations, to the gold sequin table cloths, cutlery and canopy of gold disks we had in the Centre Hall above our heads.
We wanted a venue that gave us the flexibility to do what we wanted decoration wise but more importantly allowed us to host the whole day under one roof against a beautiful and period backdrop which was so important to us. Georgian architecture is stunning and we really wanted a building that had period features, was small and intimate enough but also had the impact and glamour to be able to take the bold theme. The added bonus was that the bridal party could stay at the House that night making a whole day of it which was lovely.
Details of the Day
The Dress: It took me a long time to find my dress but when I finally saw it (only three months before the wedding) I knew it was right. The silhoutte was just what I was looking for and the lace layers added the romantic feel that tied it into the theme completely. I was not expecting to have a dress with sleeves but the lace detail was so beautiful, I just fell in love with it. Yolan Chris are all tailored- made to each client and have the couture look that I really wanted. I had 10 inches added to the train to add a bit of impact and went for a cathedral veil to add even more drama!
Did anything go wrong, before or on the day?
My hair stylist (that I had taken so long to find and was so excited to have doing my hair) had to unfortunately cancel the day before our wedding. My bridesmaids pulled together and the day before we did a few trips up and down the motorway for last minute trials. Thankfully, one of my bridesmaids is a model and another is a top colourist at Nikki Clarke so they were able to pull some strings and get someone in last minute.
With the menu, we really wanted to wow our guests and provide top quality, tasty food and inspiration from both Indian and British cuisine. We had canapes such as mini steak and chips, lamb kebabs and pakoras.