Arriving late to the registry office
I did my own makeup (mostly MAC) and kept it to a bare minimum. I'll do a separate post on what I used but here's the best pic of my lipstick - MAC's Creme in your coffee.
I didn't want to spend a grand on a wedding dress I'd wear for a couple of hours so mine was £90 (originally £200) from Debenhams which I got altered. My lace jacket/shrug was from ebay! / I couldn't get my perfect bouquet as the flowers I wanted weren't in season so instead of paying £80 for a standard rose bouquet, I made my own. Thanks M&S
After agonising over the perfect nude nail colour which I never found I went for classic red on my nails (Barry M) and my favourite pink (once again Barry M) for a flash of colour on my toes.
Our wedding reception was held at Conway Hall in Holborn and we had around 100 guests which is quite small for an "Asian" wedding but perfect for us. I spent almost £300 on paper lanterns and the colour scheme was a blush/peach and ivory but the DJ lights turned them multicoloured - doh!
My ~*~Bollywood~*~ stage
One of my favourite photos, my two best friends, my sister and I
During the Nikah (religious ceremony), I was applying eyeliner which I hadn't had time to do in the morning. I also had to fix my wonky eyelash which someone moved when they kissed me on the cheek. Check out my missing earring haha
My veil was the one my mum wore when she got married 27 years ago :)
So I didn't end up walking down the aisle to "Marry You" but my new brother in law sang it for all our guests. My DJ initially suggested Jagged Edge's "Let's get married" or "Wifey" for my entrance but thankfully settled for some random song! / The most hideous wedding cake you've ever seen. The trick is to check that the cake peeps know what colours are. Yellow is not peach!!!! My fault for trying to colour scheme it up.
So my wedding wasn't very conventional and perhaps some people wouldn't be caught dead in a high street wedding dress but to us the most important thing was getting married and celebrating the occasion with our close family and friends. Despite the wedding cake fail, half done makeup and other things not going to plan, we had a great day!
If you're planning your wedding, here are the blogs I followed for inspiration and some of the companies I used:
...and I've loads more on my old computer which I can share if anyone wants.