We love the fusion of cultures and customs in this bright and colourful British and Indian wedding!
A chance encounter led to love for Prem and Danny, who met outside a tube station. “Danny was giving a tourist directions, but he was sending her the wrong way so I interjected!” laughs Prem. Danny went on to propose to Prem while on holiday in Peru. “He wanted to ask me to marry him on the steps of Macchu Picchu, after our four-day trek to get there, but tourists and wild llamas kept spoiling the moment so he ended up proposing the following day,” Prem explains.
The bride’s outfit
Wanting to combine Indian and Western styling, Prem had her stunning Italian silk gown with intricate embroidery made to measure. “I wanted an outfit with a bit of flexibility, so the design included detachable sleeves, which I wore for the ceremony and then removed,” she explains. “The dress was only finished two weeks before the wedding, but when I saw it, I knew it was perfect. I felt quite emotional.” Prem added traditional Indian jewellery and a headpiece, plus gold Jimmy Choo wedges.
The groom’s outfit
Like Prem, Danny also opted for two different looks, with a traditional Indian suit of ivory trousers and jacket with gold embroidery for the ceremony, and a smart dark grey bespoke suit from Suit Supply for later in the day. “He looked fantastic – my heart melted,” Prem smiles.
Just like their outfits, Prem and Danny’s fusion Hindu/humanist ceremony was made to measure. “We wrote the vows together with our celebrant, as we wanted both of our cultures to be reflected in the ceremony,” Prem explains. “To make our wedding ceremony more intimate, we seated the guests in a circle around a central table where we said our vows.”
Prem and Danny bought flowers from a wholesaler to create their own wedding arrangements. “The two of us, along with a dedicated bunch of helpers, arrived at the venue early to set everything up,” Prem says. “I made the bouquet and buttonholes with felt balls rather than flowers. I wanted to be able to keep my bouquet forever as a memento of the day.”
After the ceremony, the guests enjoyed an Indian-meets-British menu including pakora and samosas, aubergine curry and sticky toffee pudding. “We didn’t have a theme as such, but we wanted everything to be bright and colourful so everything was in vibrant primary and secondary colours,” Prem adds.
The couple flew out to Rome for a fabulous three-night minimoon together.