I’m so delighted to be able to share Simran and Andrew’s amazing Sezincote House wedding with you today. A contemporary and stylish wedding which respected traditional Indian ritual and culture.
This is a couple with exquisite taste, and their wedding day reflected this in so many ways. When high flyers of the worlds of fashion and architecture come together to plan their perfect day, you expect something stylish, but this was a day full of radiance, sentiment, family, and love. The location of Sezincote House in all its Rajasthan elegance, the water garden with a temple to Surya the sun god for the Milni ceremony, and the curved Orangery for the wedding ceremony, all completely stunning! Simran and Andrew could not have picked a more appropriate and beautiful setting for their Cotswolds wedding day.
This was a big glorious day and I was joined by my assistant Debbie in order to capture all the special moments. I also got to work with Carmen Weddings whose planning and coordination was invaluable, and Ross & Ross Wedding caterers whose food was delicious (and cocktails looked mouthwatering).
We started our day at Foxhill Manor where a team from Gemma Sutton ensured the ladies looked wonderful. However it wasn’t until the bride and her bridesmaids reached Sezincote House that we got to see Simran’s fabulous Indian beaded dress. I also loved the green bridesmaids’ frocks customised with gold brocade. Debbie headed off to capture the coming together of the two families in the Milni ceremony, whilst I documented Simran’s final preparations in the magnificent house.
I am a bit of a botanical freak, and I was literally blown away by the weddings flowers from the Pink Peony Company. Simran and her bridesmaids’ bouquets were stunning; big blousey coral Peonies, Jasmine, Rose and succulents. These were further reflected in the Protea, Peony and Rose floating in the fountain.
There was a theme of discovery, with table names such as Marco Polo, Neil Armstrong, David Livingstone and Jacques Cousteau. The bride and groom’s table was Phileas Fogg, whose mode of exploration was reflected in the Hydrangea hot air balloons on each table, with their baskets of succulents. The Sezincote elephants were mirrored in the little gold gilded place name holders. Crisp white tablecloths, green glassware, and white paper lanterns completed the look.
This was such a brilliant day to photograph. Simran and Andrew’s family and friends were so warm and welcoming as were the couple themselves. It was particularly special to see the love and respect of tradition and culture as these two families came together.
Most of all, it was just such an honour to capture this day for a lovely couple to whom I wish a lifetime of love and happiness. J x
Bridal Preparation – Foxhill Manor
Venue – Sezincote House.
Wedding Coordinator – Carmen Weddings.
Flowers – Pink Peony Company.
Simran’s shoes – Jimmy Choo.
Bridesmaids dresses- Asos customised with gold brocade.
Makeup and Hairstyling – Gemma Sutton.
Assistant Photographer – Debbie Gagliano Withers.
Catering – Ross & Ross
Indian Music – Kiranpal Singh