Tim and Ambreen met at university some years ago. They were good friends before getting together. Lots of fantastic holidays later, a bespoke photo album became filled with sea-inspired holiday snaps, and a gorgeous, Tim-designed blue ring. He asked the time-old question, and happily she said yes! Next they needed to find a venue that could accommodate a large family and many friends. So, here we have the story of their bright and joyous Asian wedding at Heaton House Farm.
What did they want from an Asian wedding at Heaton House Farm?
Tim and Ambreen wanted a happy and colourful day! Heaton House Farm, one of How to I Do’s featured suppliers, has years of experience in creating days to remember. They are also experts at managing large weddings. With its picturesque countryside location and the ease of having all the ceremonies under one roof, it was a great choice. Apparently their wedding co-ordinator, Saskia, was also amazing on the day.
What they Wore!
Ambreen was a bride with two dresses! Both were custom made. The first was elegant cream and made abroad. The second, was created from green fabric sourced from an Asian dress shop. Ambreen wanted her dresses to signify a mix between eastern and western design, no doubt symbolic of the culture blend at this wonderful wedding. Ambreen wore her Mum’s pearls with her western outfit and also a stunning jewellery set made up of earrings, tikka and a necklace with her Asian dress.
Tim also had two outfits. He wore a Hugo Boss suit as his western-style attire and found his Asian outfit in Birmingham at Dulha House.
Bridesmaids and Best Man
Ambreen had close friends as unofficial bridesmaids. Tim’s brother was his best man. We are told that they were were definitely worth their weight in gold in the run up to the wedding; they kept everything in check and were great shoulders to lean on!
Hair and Make-Up
Ambreen was keen to have a natural look and wanted to use an Asian make-up artist. She tells us that Asian brides often prefer heavier make-up, so finding her make-up artist was not entirely straightforward. Fortunately she found Makeup by Ruby.
Ruby provided the desired dewy, natural look for the civil ceremony, with a stronger lip and eye colour to suit her Asian wedding dress. Makeup by Ruby also styled Ambreen’s hair and created an up-do using plaits and flowers that was both a bit boho and a little bit traditional (and all-round beautiful!).
Wedding Decor, Food, Flowers & Cake!
In terms of décor, they did not need to do much for their Asian wedding at Heaton House Farm. Tim and Ambreen added some flowers down the edge of the aisle. In the main hall they wanted a splash of colour. For table decorations they chose blossom trees with flowers at the base.
For their wedding flowers, the couple used Art of Flowers in Nottingham. They wanted colourful flowers that incorporated Ambreen’s favourite flower, the sunflower.
Stationery and Favours
For stationery, Tim and Ambreen used Indian Wedding Cards, which came from abroad. They wanted the stationery to reflect the blend of cultures, no doubt to set the tone for their delightfully diverse day.
For wedding favours they filled small bags with treats – smarties, dates, raisins and nuts. A little something for everyone!
Our featured wedding photographer Jess Yarwood took these fabulous photographs of this beautiful couple. They really do capture the magic of this Asian wedding at Heaton House Farm.
A live band, Goldbeats, provided all the right tunes and got everyone on their feet. For their first dance, the couple chose “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz. They wanted a happy song, which no doubt fitted perfectly into what was very obviously a joyous day that celebrated Tim and Ambreen’s love and multiculturalism too.
The Best Bits?
Ambreen recounts that this was seeing her new husband! Aww.
That is what it is all about. Forget the bling and budget. This is a day that starts married life (where the bling and budget might become long forgotten… Or is that just us??!!).
Advice for others?
Enjoy it! Tim and Ambreen echo that there are lots of details that one can spend ages ruminating over, but you may not remember any of that! Also, ensure you get a relaxing honeymoon, not least to have a break after the wedding!
A big thanks to the happy couple for allowing us to share their special day.
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