Suzanne Barron and Randeep Degun’s cultural wedding was vintage romance by day and vibrant Punjabi party by night.
The Nottingham pair, who first met at university, combined a traditional English ceremony and an Indian celebration at their April 29, 2016 wedding.
“We wanted to make the day a combination of cultures and make sure each side of the family got to enjoy traditions from both families,” Suzanne, 31, says.
Following a traditional ceremony, with captivating music by George Simpson, and a wedding breakfast, relatives headed back for a quick outfit change.
“It was a mad dash to the coach after the meal… as the venue, entertainment and attire was about to be transformed into a stunning, bright and colorful Sikh, Punjabi-style reception,” Suzanne explains.
“We had matching Indian outfits made by a London designer… Indian dhol drummers and a DJ group.”
A video made by Suzanne, photo booth and an inflatable ice-cream bar were among the special touches that made the day memorable, the bride says.
“It was a blast and a day that we will never forget,” Suzanne says.
Photos courtesy of Matthew Horan Photography.
Suzanne discovered her gorgeous gown at Brides of Bakewell.
“I lost my mum when I was only eight. My aunt and uncle had raised me and I was so excited to be gaining a huge Indian family that were full of love, culture and unique experiences,” Suzanne says of her cultural wedding.
The couple created a memory wall of photographs of loved ones not alive to enjoy the special day.
“Randeep and I met over 11 years ago at university. I worked behind the bar and he was frequently out with friends at the student union. I fell in love almost instantly,” Suzanne says.
Bomboniere: Cancer Research / Brides Accessories: Jon Richard, Bees, Debenhams / Brides Gown: Brides of Bakewell, Mori Lee / Brides Shoes: Kurt Geiger, Next / Bridesmaid Shoes: BHS / Bridesmaids Accessories: TK Maxx / Bridesmaids Dresses: Little Mistress / Cake: April Delights / Caterer: Shivam Events, Everything Stops for Tea / Ceremony Music: George Simpson Music / Entertainment: Cloud 9 DJs / Flowergirl Dress: Little Mistress / Flowers: Sensational Events / Grooms Attire: Ted Baker, Mrs Bow Tie / Grooms Shoes: Kurt Geiger / Groomsmen Attire: Next Retail Ltd, Burton Men's Wear / Hair: Donna Rhodes / Invitations: DIY, Cadmium Multimedia / Lolly Buffet: Creme Glacee / Makeup: Josephine Way / Photobooth: instant Image / Photographer: Matthew Horan Photography / Rings: Aurus / Transport: Goosedale Conference & Banqueting / Venue: Goosedale Conference & Banqueting / Venue Decor: Sensational Events, JMC Production UK / Videographer: JMC Production UK / Wedding Night Venue: Dakota Nottingham Hotel