Ever since I got engaged back in the summer of 2017, ironically I’ve not felt like blogging. Instead, it’s been great enjoying time offline and spending time with my, now, fiancé. I shared the engagement story with you all last year which you can read here but now I can tell you about our ‘official marj engagement’. (Mark + Raj = Marj).
Megan and Louis first met as Freshman at College of Charleston in the hallway of their dorm. Both from Knoxville, TN, they have Baptist and Catholic religious backgrounds. The proposal was the sweetest thing. Louis buried a bottle in the sand when they were in Cancun, Mexico because Megan loves looking for seashells… He got down one one knee on December 11, 2014 and of course she said yes!!
Oh hiya, I’m back from taking some much needed time off over Christmas and the new year period. I had been meaning to get back to blogging earlier but certain things came up with required my attention. Including my own engagement party which I’ll share with you soon! (Spoiler alert – I did get a tad emotional). Anyway I’m taking you straight into the new year with this gorgeous Indian Jewish wedding and the lovely story of Puja and JJ.
Amita and Pete had a Bengali Hindu ceremony at Kew Gardens in May this year. They first met in school. When they reached their A levels, their two schools combined for 6th form so they met in the common room of their first week of year 12. They were friends from then until the week before study leave, when Pete asked Amita out in a local pub garden. Over to the couple to tell us about the proposal and their big day.
Today I have the lovely wedding of Anneka and Lewis who got married in Twickenham before moving back to Sheffield. Their wedding was a combination of an English countryside wedding with an Indian twist. It’s exactly how you should approach your fusion or multicultural wedding – incorporate the traditions of what are important to you both. Over to the bride and groom:
Anant and Avisha knew each other through mutual friends but never actually hung out alone, besides one day when they happened to have a casual outing with other friends. About a year later they got in contact again and started chatting. Around that time Avisha was planning a trip to New York with family. Anant suggested a few places for her to visit and even said he would like to meet her one day for a drink. Avisha told Anant with all of his suggestions he could be her tour guide. When Avisha finally made it to New York she did not call or text Anant because she was unsure if he was serious about being her tour guide.
Since launching the blog wayyyy back in 2014, I’ve seen the wedding industry grow. It’s starting to get more diverse and I’m seeing more fusion and multicultural weddings being featured. I’m hoping in the future this blog doesn’t have to exist so multicultural, fusion and interfaith weddings become the norm. Today I have a British Asian Fusion luxe shoot on the blog, put together by Sharn (a fellow wedding blogger) and wedding planner, from Desi Bride Dreams. Over to Sharn:
Whose the keeno who wanted to get her wedding venue booked right away? Yep that’s me. I mean are you really surprised? This wedding has been secretly being planned in my mind for years and when I got engaged everything changed. My best friend told me this right after she got engaged and it’s true. I always imagined having a big fat Indian wedding but I couldn’t be more wrong…
Today I have the wedding of Cala and Sohail, they are both from Greater Manchester and first met at work. Sohail is Muslim, and Cala is a Muslim convert, she was a Christian. The proposal was a romantic, afternoon tea overlooking Lake windermere at the Fabulous Holbeck Ghyll in the Lakedistrict. The waiter brought Cala’s ring on a tray with rose petals and chocolates. What more could a woman ask for? Diamonds and chocolates together!