As you know, I don’t always share too much about my personal life on the blog. Only topics that are really important. Mainly I share these snaps on my personal instagram which is private because, nosey aunties, right? But since telling my grandfather about my interfaith relationship, which you can read here, I’ve wanted to talk more about my relationship and parts of my personal life. So let’s dig in…
Oh hey all, hope you had a lovely easter holiday break, did you get up to much? I went away to Holland for a few days with some of mine and Mark’s family, you can see some snaps from my trip here. I took a few days away from blogging but have had this wedding on the back of my mind for a while and now I’m finally sharing with you all; this beautiful American Chinese wedding.
Today I’m pleased to tell you about norma&dorothy stationery. Recently I’ve been discussing honeymoons (in person, not on the blog) and I’m getting slightly obsessed with travelling. My dream honeymoon is to go to New Zealand to visit Hobbiton because I love Lord of the Rings – little fact for you there. Okay so you’re probably wondering what’s that got to do with norma&dorothy stationery? Patience, padawan, I’m getting there… 😉
Today I have the lovely wedding of Naomi and Fahran, it’s such a sweet one, so let’s just jump right in, all words from the bride – Naomi.
Fahran is from Kent and I am from Lincolnshire. We met at university in Sheffield where we both studied for the same degree, we got together just after we graduated. Fahran is a Muslim, his parents are both from Mauritius. I am Christian from a white British background.
Oh I’m so excited to share this Jewish Hindu fusion wedding with you. Stephanie and Rikin live in NY but are originally from Arizona Texas. They met through a mutual friend in 2006 in Los Angeles, California. Years later, that same friend reconnected them in while they were both in New York and it was history from there! Over the bride and groom:
*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.”
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!
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.