Hi my lovely readers,
Firstly I would like to apologise for the quietness on my blog. October has been super busy and I just needed to focus on the Soap & Glory Freshers tour that I was on. I will be doing a post on the tour so keep your eyes peeled!
Very recently two of my closest friends tied the knot. I have written a number of posts on ‘Wedding Season’ so go on the Wedding Season category and check it out. I feel this will be the last of Wedding Season for a while as the chilly winter has arrived here in the UK. I have known the groom Bharat most of my life as we are childhood school friends and was introduced to Maria around 9 years ago. They are friends for life and their Wedding was magical. Maria comes from a Greek background and Bharat is Indian, so the Wedding was multi-cultural which I LOVED! I called their Wedding the ‘Grindian Wedding’. Mixed culture matrimonies are the norm nowadays and I feel we should all evolve with the times. Happiness and Love should be the main factors within marriage, not someone’s background.
The Wedding Day started with a beautiful civil ceremony with a very nervous groom awaiting his bride. As Maria walked in she looked absolutely stunning and her dress was Gorgeous. It was an A-Line Wedding dress in white lace material. She paired it with a veil and diamond headband. My plus one was my better half, Amar. We sat through the ceremony with a whole lot of giggles as Bharat stumbled slightly during his vows, it was very endearing. The Marriage Certificate was handed over to Maria as it is traditional for the Bride to look after it.
For the civil ceremony, I wore an ASOS WEDDING Printed Pinny Midi Prom Dress with some seriously sparkly heels from New Look. They are the Gold Glitter Ankle Strap Block Heels, these heels are so comfy and on SALE. So if you like them bag yourself a pair. The chain and pendant I wore was given to me by my dad when we went to Venice with my family. The pendant is a glass heart. My earrings were classic Swarovski crystal studs, as the dress was the statement item I did not want my jewellery to detract from that. To add a bit of fun to my outfit, I had a pink snakeskin clutch bag with gold embellishment from River Island which I have had for years. I really felt amazing in the ASOS WEDDING Printed Pinny Prom Dress as it had netting underneath it to keep the fuller shape for the dress and it has cute pockets which came in really handy. The floral print on the dress had a modern twist as it had enlarged flowers on it.
Hair and make-up Details-
I wanted to keep my hair look simple so I opted for tousled curls using a curling wand. I alternated the direction of each curl to create this relaxed curly hairstyle. For my make-up, I wanted a pink bold lip and a fresh dewy face. I mixed together MAC Studio Fix fluid with MAC Studio sculpt for my foundation. I used A LOT of bronzer and used Soap & Glory Peach Party on my cheeks. For my highlight, I used MAC Soft & Gentle. For my eyes, I did my signature fierce wing and went neutral on my lid and then smoked out the lower lash line with black eyeshadow. All I did for the evening wedding reception was change my lip colour to a deep red.
It was time to get ready for the Wedding Reception. Now it was time to dance, eat loads of food and party! The venue was stunning, set in Eastwinter Garden. Bharat and Maria’s grand entrance was lovely as there was a dhol player (traditional two-sided Indian drum) and a greek violin player, that played alongside each other. It sounded amazing. I loved the fusion of the two instruments. The cake had the most beautiful lacing detail and looked incredibly classic with roses on too. The couple were beaming the entire night and so they should as they have been together for 9 years! Bharat & Maria’s Wedding is the first one in my circle of friends, so it was so nice to catch up with everybody. The Grooms speech was really touching and the groomsmen had everyone in fits of laughter. The first dance was beautiful as there was a live singer which I have never encountered before at a Wedding. It was then time for everyone to get involved with some traditional Greek dancing, I had so much fun! Everybody would link together and go round in a circle really fast. I could not stop laughing, I was finding it hard to keep up. One thing I don’t think I will ever forget is the money dance. I have never seen so many notes pinned on anyone before. It was lines of £50, £20 and £10 notes pinned all over the couple as they danced. I really enjoyed this tradition and the money will be a lovely gift to the couple. The dress I wore is from ASOS and is no longer available on the site, but an embellished dress always goes down well at a Wedding Reception.
I had an amazing time at Bharat & Maria’s Wedding. I felt like I was part of the family as I have known both of them for years, they are also the nicest people. Unfortunately, I did not catch the bouquet and was rugby tackled! Here’s to wishing I hope you have enjoyed this post. Comment below if you want to know any other details regarding the outfits or the make-up look I created or anything regarding weddings. You can also get in contact using my ‘Contact Me‘ page and also on all my social media, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook Page and Snapchat (krupaaroundtown). Thank you so much for reading and keep those eyes peeled for loads more fun on Krupa Around Town.