A gorgeous vintage-inspired English-Asian wedding

Huge thanks to the wonderful Suzie of Karma Kars in the Cotswolds for passing this stunning real wedding on to me. Really beautifully captured by Romilly Lockyer, I love the colours, styling and spirit behind Yasmine and Tim’s big day! Handing over to Suzie, whose lovely car was used, to tell you all about the day: 

“Yasmine and Tim from Richmond in London married last August in a four day Anglo/Asian themed fusion wedding near Cheltenham in Gloucestershire.  They chose the Cotswolds for it’s breathtaking beauty, incredible panoramic views and it’s relatively close proximity to London.  Yasmine booked my Indian Ambassador car over a year in advance of the wedding as she was keen to bring in both sides of the couples’ heritage.  Having such an iconic car as their wedding transport was both a nod to the past and a bit of quirky fun for the couple and their guests.  Ambassadors, also affectionately known as the Amby in India, are based on the 1950s British classic the Morris Oxford.  They are vintage looking and similar to a Morris Minor, only bigger and with a boot!  Karma Kars started in London in 2000 and are well known and celebrated for their bejewelled interiors and flowery bumpers.”

“The couple hired a whole farm for themselves and their guests and had yurts erected for their traditional Menhdi (henna ceremony) and Hindu marriage ceremony.  The English wedding took place 40 minutes away in a National Trust property and was quintessentially English with a swing band and a vintage bus to transport guests to and from the farm.  The Women’s Institute provided a delicious high tea of cucumber sandwiches and cakes after the ceremony.  After the tea on the lawn, we did a pretend drive off in my car but actually parked around the corner whilst the bus loaded the guests to return to the farm.  We then drove back to the front of Lodge Park for some fantastic shots of the bride and groom with the car with their photographer.  Because we were on private property I even let them have a spin around the grounds! Yasmine and Tim loved this opportunity and it really provided them with some great shots. It was a little bit of calm for the two of them away from the hubbub of the wedding and I think they really appreciated those quiet moments of reflection together.  When we drove up to the farm later, we were greeted with cheers and happy faces as they made a very stylish entrance in my car.  That’s when we left them to their second wedding of the day!”

All images © 2012 Romilly Lockyer


Bride walking down the aisle
Groomsmen waiting






















Venues

  1. Brides and bridesmaids stayed at Barnsley House, Bibury, Glos the night before the English wedding http://www.barnsleyhouse.com/
  2. English wedding  – Lodge Park, nr Sherborne, Glos http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lodge-park-and-sherborne-estate/
  3. Indian wedding & accommodation – Middle Stanley Farm, nr Winchcombe, Glos  – http://middlestanley.co.uk/holidays/index.html

Suppliers

  1. Car – Karma Kars Cotswold http://www.karmakarscotswold.co.uk/
  2. Bus – http://www.quantockmotorservices.co.uk/
  3. Swing band – http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Original-Rabbit-Foot-Spasm-Band/133410270024080
  4. Catering – The WI (Oxfordshire) http://www.oxfordshirefwi.freeuk.com/
  5. Photographer: Romilly Lockyer http://www.romilly.com/
  6. Yurt supplier: http://www.hooesyurts.co.uk/

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