For a real wedding couple who both love golf, you can probably guess their theme. Complete with an antique gold dress… Priya and Mrinal got married in September 2010. Read on to find out all about it!
WHO: Priya and Mrinal
WHERE: Wentworth Golf Club, Virginia Water, Surrey
WHEN: September 2010
PHOTOGRAPHER: Geoff Reardon Photography
The couple were staying in a traditional country house, with lots of other couples on a cricket tour, when Mrinal proposed. “He took me aside and asked if I wanted to go for a walk on the beach – I thought we were just going for a little stroll to get away from the crowds,” explains Priya. “While on the beach, Mrinal got down on knee and proposed, to great applause from the people around us!” adds Priya
The bride’s real wedding outfit
“My dream outfit was made using sari material cut into a Western-style dress, with a matching veil,” explains Priya. “The colour was antique gold, and the skirt was delicately fringed at the bottom. The blouse and skirt were intricately embellished with jewels and the skirt had a beautiful long train,” she adds
Priya bought all her glittering accessories, including her strappy sandals, from India. The colours were carefully chosen in shades of gold and amber, to perfectly match her bridal gown
The groom’s outfit
All the boys looked real wedding perfect in their grey morning suits. Mrinal also wore a gold embroidered waistcoat to match his bride’s outfit
“The girls accessorised their Ted Baker dresses with gold sashes and brooches I brought home from India”
Priya had two mesmerising girls wearing Ted Baker to accompany her down the aisle, as well as the oh-so-cute Siya, her niece, as her flowergirl
String quartet performed throughout the couple’s intimate ceremony, which also included three readings and a funny speech about golf (to tie in with the golfing theme of the day). “The other two readings were a little more traditional and romantic,” laughs Priya
Lily Flowers created Priya’s elegant cream rose bouquet, and also provided a selection of fragrant blossoms for her to wear in her hair. They also designed and created the table centre displays using cream roses, lilies and a selection of twisted twigs and foliage
“Inspired by Liz Hurley’s wedding, we organised a pre-ceremony cricket match for our guests!”
Priya and Mrinal’s three-tier chocolate cake was glazed to match the tones of her dress and had a lovely cascade of amber and gold sugared flowers down the side. The cake toppers were two ivory figurines of a couple dancing
Fun for all!
Inspired by Liz Hurley and Arun Nayer’s wedding, the couple organised a cricket match before their real wedding. “It was great fun and really bonded our two families,” says Priya. “I had to tread a careful line between supporting my future husband’s team and my Father’s!”
“We went to LA, Las Vegas and Mexico for our honeymoon. We played golf, saw various shows, visited the Grand Canyon and were thoroughly spoilt with great food and drink!” smiles Priya.