Wedding of the Week: Kimberly and Nithin
19 Feb 2018
Kimberly and Nithin opted for a picture perfect venue, soft colour palette, and DIY details for their September wedding in Colchester, Essex
How did you meet?
We met at a house warming party back in January 2013 in London Bridge after a few drinks.
Tell us about the proposal.
We got engaged on the Island of Burano, a little Island off Venice, on New Year's Day 2017.
What was the theme for the day, and did you have a colour scheme?
No particular theme; it was autumn/natural. We tried to put our mark on it by making decorations. The colour scheme was pinks, creams and golds.
What venue did you choose and why did you choose it?
We chose Prested Hall as the location suited our needs: the privacy, capacity and the flexible service they provided. It was also near where I grew up.
When did you know when you’d found ‘the’ dress?
My dress and veil were from Pronovias. It was princess style with tonnes of lace.
What did the bridesmaids wear?
I had six bridesmaids all wearing a pink lace dresses from Monsoon.
Where did you find your suits?
Tell us about your floral arrangements.
The top table and bouquets was very loose and trailing, with lots of eucalyptus, sweet avalanche roses and David Roses. The flowers were by Springfield Florist.
Often the aspect that makes a wedding original to the couple is the detail – tell us about the details of the day.
The favours were sugar almonds in little resin bags from India to give the Indian touch, We made all the invitations, name cards and continued the theme all the way through. When I was little I always loved skeleton leaves so we used them wherever we could at the wedding. We also made our own welcome signs, did our own table flowers and decorations.
How did you feel as you walked down the aisle?
Overwhelmed, but all I could think of was that I hope my father doesn’t step on my dress.
What was your most memorable moment?
My husband surprised me with a fireworks display.
What was the most challenging aspect of planning this wedding?
Trying to personalise every aspect of the wedding for our guest which was worthwhile but at the time it provided obstacles that wouldn’t have been there if we had just outsourced the work.
What was the most important investment for you?
Definitely the food as that is what guests remember and also adds the personal touch.
What song did you choose for your first dance, and why?
Lake By The Ocean by Maxwell; we both love the artist and it was a song that was meaningful to us.
Did you have any evening entertainment?
Aurora Pearl provided our evening entertainment – a black sparkly dancefloor with matching backdrop and mood lighting around the venue.
Tell us about your wedding cake.
We had a tower of cupcakes in a vintage theme provided by Heart and Soul Cakes, Essex.
Did anything go wrong on the day?
It was too wet on the day to have an outside ceremony which we would’ve liked.
Where did you go on honeymoon?
We went on a mini-moon to the Lake District the day after the wedding; our honeymoon will be in 2018... something to look forward to.
Do you have any advice for couples in the planning stages?
What you put into it is what you get out of it and also do a budget plan.
Steal their style:
Photography: Bloomwood Photography, www.bloomwoodphotography.co.uk
Cake: Heart and Soul Cakes, www.heartandsoulcakes.co.uk
Make-up: Elaine Marie Make-up, www.elainemariemakeup.co.uk
Hair: Claire Louise Hair, www.clarelouisehair.wedding/about-me
Floristry: Springfield Florist, www.springfieldflorist.co.uk
Dance Floor & DJ: Aurora Pearl, www.aurorapearl.co.uk
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