This colourful wedding was a mixture of Mexico and England, with people travelling from all over the world to celebrate Sarah and Jorge’s marriage!
Sarah and Jorge met when she was 17 and he was 19, “his curly hair caught my eye and I was drawn to his Mexican charm!” Sarah says. After four years of long distance they finally moved back to Singapore, where they had had that first meeting! Jorge planned a trip for Sarah to Malaysia during her mid-term break at university – they love active holidays but spent five hours one day trekking through a tropical storm back to basecamp. This meant they might not be able to hike the next day due to poor weather (this is when Jorge planned to propose). However, after a sleepless night they set off at 2am to climb the peak of Mount Kinabalu for sunrise – when the sun came up Jorge got down on one knee and finally popped the question!
Sarah found her ivory A-line dress with tulle layered skirt and lace overlay in Princess Bridal, Houston but had the alterations done in Lovia Bridal in Norwich. She felt like an absolute princess and accessorised her look with a crystal and pearl headband which complemented the dress detailing perfectly, and a pair of beautiful crystal earrings.
Because the theme for their wedding was the mix of nationalities, British and Mexican Jorge wanted a typically British suit! He picked a tailcoat in grey with a light blue ruch hired from Cameron Ross via Edwards Menswear in Penrith. Sarah had three bridemaids, two flying in from Sydney and Canada, and they all wore short lightweight dresses from David’s Bridal, allowing them to be comfortable, adding stunning silver shoes and blue jewellery to match the boys.
Because Sarah and Jorge were saying ‘I do’ in Singapore they had a civil ceremony at Askham Hall with readings from Collosians 3.12- 17, read by Sarah’s grandfather, and close friend Giri read the poem He Never Leaves The Toilet Seat Up. Sarah’s dad proudly walked her down the aisle in the marquee where the emotions felt intensified so a few tears were shed. They took a fighter jet practising nearby as a good sign as Jorge is a pilot…
British garden party meets a Mexican fiesta – the couple say they wanted the day to feel colourful, fun and lively! The main decorations was bunting and Mexican garlands brought over by friends – everything else was kept simple! Entertainment was high on their list as they both love to dance and have a good party! The Bourbon Street Band were recommended to them and they were amazing – playing a mix of old and new, they hired The Mariachi Band, a must-have for a Mexican wedding!
Ceremony: Askham Hall Garden
Reception: Askham Hall Barn
Dress: from Princess Bridal, Houston
Groom: Tailcoat by Cameron Ross
Flowers: Greenwheat Flowers, Penrith
Entertainment: Mariachi Jalisco and The Bourbon Street Band
Honeymoon: They escaped to Cinque Terre, Italy for five days after the weddings
Photographer: Hannah and Toby – Red on Blonde
Videographer: Penny, Silver Sixpence