Now that spring is so close, we can’t wait for all the vibrant outdoor weddings to come. Like this beauty in the Somerset countryside of England. So, Nikki & Graeme are British, lived in New York for the past several years (they’re devoted Brooklynites!), and just two weeks before their wedding, moved to Amsterdam. Teaming up with Mary Herrington at Forever & Ever Events to plan their UK celebration was pretty crucial. Coming up with a way to marry Nikki’s Indian heritage, their English roots, and bits of their US life – not so easy. But it was done. They had a New Orleans-style jazz band, Indian-style lounge furniture and a menu of food that reflected their lives together (NY-style sliders, chicken tikka, British lamb).
Nikki’s bridal bouquet recipe: coral garden roses with cream astibile, super bombastic roses, freshia, dusty miller and thistles.
Nikki walked down the aisle to Nick Cave’s, ‘Into My Arms’. And their first dance song was Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, ‘Home’ – the lyrics are also engraved on the inside of their rings.
Their table names commemorated meaningful spots to them around the world.
Congratulations Nikki + Graeme!
Photographer: Marianne Taylor / Event coordinator + planner: Mary Herrington at Forever & Ever Events / Hair & Makeup: Claire Hanson / Florist: Wildabout in London / Cake: Graeme’s mum, Philly / Cake topper: Nikki’s maid of honor, Nikky / Catering: Rebecca Green Catering / Invitation designer: Graeme and Nikki / Rentals: Raj Tents, Options Hire / DJ: Nigel P, Stylish Entertainment / Band: Dixie Ticklers / Bride’s dress: Jenny Packham / Party dress: Sarah Seven ‘Golden Lights’ / Shoes: Badgley Mishka / Veil or headpiece designer: Jenny Packham Acacia headpiece / Earrings: Jenny Packham, engagement ring from Tiffany & Co., wedding ring from Catbird, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn / Groom’s suit: Brooklyn Tailors in Williamsburg, Brooklyn / Shoes: To Boot New York / Tie: John Lewis / Bridesmaids: J.Crew / Groomsmen: All their own / Flower girls: Tulip and Nettle, London / Ring Bearers: Shirt Crewcuts, Trousers Gap