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An English Indian Fusion Wedding

April 28, 2015
An english indian fusion wedding

Ah I’m SO happy to be back!! Firstly, I’d like to apologise for my absence, hopefully you were updated on my instagram as to why I haven’t blogged in ages. I recently relocated from Cambridgeshire to Berkshire for a new job and moved into a beautiful new flat. However as my flat used to be a pub {cool isn’t it? I even have a cellar 😉 } I was unable to get any wifi. Anyway I’m back now and I was very excited to share this fusion wedding as my comeback. I particularly appreciate the cute engagement story and the advice the bride gives us and how this wedding has been shot by The Image Garden.

An english indian fusion wedding

Reshma and Connor met on an online dating website Match.com in September 2011. Their engagement story is told by Reshma below:

The engagement

It was on a Tuesday evening, 16 July 2013, we were at Connor’s apartment where he has made a delicious romantic dinner for us both. Then for dessert he had bought cupcakes from the Hummingbird Bakery (my favourite cake shop!) but he wouldn’t let me open the box to have a peek at which flavours he bought!  I was told I had to wait till after dinner.

So after dinner he told me to grab the cupcake box and bring it to the dinning table, and so I opened it but during his journey home the wring on most of the cupcakes had been rubbed off and the only words that were written were Will and Me!  I was somewhat confused and wondered why the cupcakes had the words Will and Me, so I looked at him with my confused face and asked him.

He then got down on one knee and presented me with my beautiful engagement ring and asked me to marry him!!  I was pretty shocked as I wasn’t expecting him to propose on a Tuesday evening after work, so had to ask him if he’s being serious, obviously he was.

And I said YES!  He then gave me a big bunch of beautiful flowers, over a dozen red roses and champagne glasses with our engagement date written on them.  He told me later that night that he had taken the afternoon off work to arrange our evening together, which was really sweet.

An english indian fusion wedding

Obstacles during wedding planning

The main obstacle we had was 2/3 weeks before the wedding I sent our itinerary to our venue, and they came back to me and told me that by law you are not allowed to hold your religious ceremony before the civil ceremony.

This was a shock as I had not heard of this law before!  We then had to change the wedding ceremonies around and add an additional wedding, so we started off with our civil wedding with only our immediate family present, then with our wedding gusts we had the Indian wedding and then a renewal of vows.  In our one special day we ended up having 3 weddings.

An english indian fusion wedding

Is it harder to plan a wedding being from different faiths/culture etc?

No we had no problems with planning our wedding, and to be honest I think it was a lot easier than getting married to someone who was the same religion as me – going by the obstacles my sister faced when she married her husband.  However, ideally Connor and I would have liked to have just the civil ceremony, but my mum was very keen on us having an Indian wedding too, so to please my parents we went with both ceremonies.

How did you both decide on what you wanted for your wedding?

Well apparently my husband is very easy going, and I’m not!  So naturally I was happy to organise most parts of our wedding with Connor taking a back seat with some parts.  I would do the researching and run it by him and then we would make the final decision together.

Advice for other multicultural couples

Make sure you hold you civil ceremony before your religious ceremony, otherwise you’ll have to end up changing the sturcture of your day and paying an additional £1,000!!  Remember to enjoy your special day, and let things flow naturally (or as naturally as you have organised)!An english indian fusion wedding An english indian fusion wedding An english indian fusion wedding An english indian fusion wedding An english indian fusion wedding An english indian fusion wedding An english indian fusion wedding An english indian fusion wedding An english indian fusion wedding An english indian fusion wedding An english indian fusion wedding An english indian fusion wedding An english indian fusion wedding An english indian fusion wedding An english indian fusion wedding An english indian fusion wedding An english indian fusion wedding An english indian fusion wedding An english indian fusion wedding An english indian fusion wedding An english indian fusion wedding An english indian fusion wedding An english indian fusion wedding An english indian fusion wedding An english indian fusion wedding An english indian fusion wedding An english indian fusion wedding An english indian fusion wedding An english indian fusion wedding An english indian fusion wedding An english indian fusion wedding An english indian fusion wedding Reshma_Connor_PoundonHouse_Oxfordshire_Wedding_Photography-189 An english indian fusion wedding An english indian fusion wedding An english indian fusion wedding An english indian fusion wedding An english indian fusion wedding An english indian fusion wedding

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Photography: The Image Garden

Venue: Poundon House Oxfordshire

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2 Comments

  • Reply Elizabeth's Cake Emporium October 31, 2015 at 8:24 am

    Gorgeous in every way!

    • Raj
      Reply Raj November 4, 2015 at 9:10 am

      I can’t disagree with you there 🙂

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