Ami and Shamil were married in a beautiful civil ceremony in the English Countryside in Surrey. Elegant and tasteful, the wedding was attended by the couple’s closest family and friends. Ami wore a beautiful pistachio green lehenga from Este Couture, and Shamil wore a handsome blue suit from Hugo Boss.
In the Bride’s Words: Wedding Decisions
Shortly after we got engaged in 2014, we sat down together and had a frank conversation, “What sort of wedding do we want to have”. We decided we wanted a wedding that not only reflected us as a couple, but also as individuals. We wanted a wedding that represented a start of a marriage rather than a celebration of ‘one big day’.
In the Bride’s Words: The Location
After visiting a number of venues in the English countryside, we instantly fell in love with Millbridge Court in Farnham, Surrey. It provided the perfect blank canvas to bring our vision to life, and our caterers- Kalm Kitchen, went above and beyond to create the perfect wedding breakfast menu.
The Civil Ceremony
Ami and Shamil’s ceremony was elegantly decorated with simple white chairs, lace, flowers and vases. The venue looked beautiful in its simplicity and charm.
The reception began with a cocktail hour in the garden outside the reception venue. Sitar players and drummers serenaded the guests, hors d’oeuvres and cocktails were served, and the bouquet was thrown by the bride.
In the Bride’s Words: Choosing a Photographer
Our main priority was the photography, our photographer Zohaib Ali was the very first vendor we booked. As a keen amateur photographer myself (emphasis on amateur) I believe photographs are the most important take away, capturing the subtle emotions for which you can add you own narrative to long after your big day.
In the Bride’s Words: Words of Advice
If I had to give any advice to future couples, my advice would be stay authentic to yourselves as a couple and remember your wedding is only just the beginning. It provides a starting block to a long life together so make sure you put best foot forward and approach it with a humble, resourceful and inspired attitude.