Real Bride Sarah G Shares Photos From Her Big Day
Photographs courtesy of John Barwood photography.
‘An English wedding with a touch of Asia’ was the theme for Sarah and Roger’s wedding this summer. The setting was the grand?Orchardleigh Estate in Somerset, a magical ?Victorian stately home just outside Bath. Sarah wore a vintage inspired, couture gown by My Trousseau featuring hand-embroidered lace and a bejewelled neckline and shoulder sash.
The groomsmen wore navy suits accessorized with a pocket watch, whilst the groom stood out in a in lighter shade of blue (suits from Reiss).
The bridesmaids wore customized saris by My Trousseau, in the wedding colour scheme of vintage blush and teal.
The day started with civil and Hindu ceremonies, followed by a champagne reception accompanied by a live band in one of the many landscaped gardens of Orchardleigh House. The festivities continued with a wedding breakfast held in the main ballroom and the day was rounded off with party that carried on into the early hours.
Any advice for brides on their big day?
The day will go by in a flash so take a moment with your new husband to take it all in, it was literally the best day of my life!
Best bit(s) of the day?
Although I was in tears, saying our vows was very special. The party was also amazing, the band had everyone on the dancefloor and since the venue had no midnight curfew were able to party till the last man was standing.
The table numbering got mixed up which meant that some family members were seated far from the top table or with their back to us during the wedding breakfast. That’s my only regret in an otherwise perfect day.
Best decision made?
Keeping our numbers low. My parents did try to persuade me to do a “proper” Sri Lankan wedding which would have pushed the guest list upto 500. This would have meant changing the location which I loved. By keeping our numbers down to 100, we feel like the whole experience was a lot more intimate. We were able to walk round the tables and talk to everyone knowing that they were all close to us. Also we now have pictures of our nearest and dearest, those who we hope are still very much a big part of our lives 20 years down the line!
Thanks Sarah and congratulations again to you and Roger!