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Fighting Forced Marriages & Honour Based Abuse

March 16, 2017
Jasvinder Sanghera
*Disclaimer: This is a sensitive and extremely important topic on forced marriages. If you’re uncomfortable with reading about extremism please continue to browse the blog.

I first heard of Jasvinder Sanghera last year when she was featured on the Guardian. I was immediately drawn to her inspiring story and ordered her book Shame right away. At the age of 14, her mum sat her down at her family home in Derby and showed her a photograph of a man in his 20s who, she was told, she had been promised to when she was just eight. “My mother said, ‘You’re going to marry him. You don’t have a choice. I had to do it at your age, and you’re going to have to do it now.’ She said this is our tradition: it’s what we do in our culture.” Continue Reading

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Free Wedding Website with Minted

March 10, 2017
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After I finished university I landed in a web development role. I had such a love/hate relationship with building websites everyday. On the one hand I loved seeing the design come alive and workable on screen and on the other was the struggle with code. You leave one semi-colon out and nothing works! Continue Reading

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A Norfolk Multicultural Wedding

March 8, 2017
A Norfolk Multicultural Wedding

Pavan(Pav) and Tom got married at Sprowston Manor on 20th August 2016. As Pav is from Norwich, Norfolk and Tom is from the Peak District, they opted to marry near Pav’s home. Whilst Pav had a predominantly Sikh upbringing and Tom being an Atheist, they opted for a lovely civil ceremony. Over to the couple to tell us more about how they met and about their big day. Continue Reading

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Rose Gold Engagement Ring Inspiration

February 27, 2017
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I’m absolutely loving anything rose gold at the moment. Yesterday I bought some rose gold earrings and realise it’s going to be the start of a new obsession. The trend of the yellow gold, silver and platinum have come and gone and I believe now it’s the time for rose gold engagement ring trend to emerge.  Continue Reading

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Punjabi Sikh bride weds Mauritian Hindu groom

February 16, 2017
Sikh bride weds Mauritian Hindu groom

2017 continues to see the popularity of Asian couples having civil ceremonies instead of or alongside their respective religious ceremonies. Primarily for multicultural couples, some opt to keep religion out of it completely while others choose to incorporate a few traditions. Two people marrying from different faiths can make wedding planning difficult in trying to maintain all religious wedding traditions so civil ceremonies is the winning choice. This then allows the couple to have a cultural wedding reception, just like Indie and Rav did. Continue Reading

Indian Styled Shoots

An Indian Fusion Styled Shoot

February 8, 2017
An Indian Fusion Styled Shoot

Today I have an Indian Fusion Styled Shoot on the blog put together to showcase the elegance of a traditional Hindu wedding. The selected theme was traditional vintage romance and to show the world that we have a talented group of creative partners that can make this happen in the Southwest which is a perfect destination for a Hindu wedding. Continue Reading