A beautiful real wedding featuring bright pink bridesmaids and Indian dancing! Cecilia and Ben got married in August 2010. Read on to find out all about it!
WHO: Cecilia and Ben
WHERE: Ealing Christian Centre, Rivervale Barn
WHEN: August 2010
PHOTOGRAPHER: Jo Larney
“It was our seven-year dating anniversary and Ben said he was taking me out for the day,” remember Cecilia. “It turned out we were Bath bound, which was a lovely surprise because I had wanted to go there for some time. Because I’m an architecture student, Ben had researched all Bath’s history and took me on a guided tour of the city. The proposal actually happened on Palladian Bridge, which is the only one of its kind, and has a strong romantic history,” smiles Cecilia. Aww!
The bride’s outfit
Cecilia’s modern masterpiece was Jovi by Maggie Sottero. The dress itself was a cross between a low A-line and a fishtail, hugging past her bottom. “I knew it was the one. I especially loved how different it was from traditional real wedding dresses and the fishtail showed a little more attitude in the way it hugged my body,” says Cecilia
The groom’s outfit
“We are quite a young couple, so we didn’t feel the traditional Edwardian suit would reflect our personalities,” explains Cecilia. “Lucky for us, a new range by Perfectly Groomed had just launched, specifically targeting contemporary grooms.” We think Ben looks dapper in bright pink cravat
“We used to joke at school that a close friend would be our dress maker. Seven years later, she was!”
“When Ben and I were at school, a close friend of ours wanted to be a dress maker, and we used to joke that she would design my bridesmaids’ dresses. I did end up asking her and she happily made all three bright pink dresses for the bridesmaids and a sash for the flowergirls,” smiles Cecilia
“My best memory was definitely walking down the aisle with my Dad. We chose a contemporary version of Wagner’s Bridal Waltz. When I heard the music, that’s when it sank in that I was about to get married,” recalls Cecilia
Cecilia’s Mum’s cousin, who is a professional florist, took care of the couple’s real wedding blooms
“When I heard the Bridal Waltz playing, that’s when it hit me that I was about to get married!”
Rajs Rasoi (07789 636449) created a beautiful couture floral pattern to decorate Cecilia and Ben’s three-tier wedding cake
Jay Kumar, a Bollywood dance teacher taught the couple some Indian dancing to perform for their guests. “This was such a hit the whole night, the dance floor was constantly full with people. Although we had prepared English tunes, the demand was higher for Indian music,” remembers Cecilia
Was a week in Egypt spent at a five star luxury hotel.