We’re publishing Teresa & Shabba’s wedding in two parts today… there were so many beautiful pictures we just couldn’t squeeze them all into one feature. The happy couple had two weddings: a traditional English wedding and a beautiful Tamil wedding (which we’re excited to publish this afternoon!) – in Bath and in London. It’s been a joy to share all their wedding details and I hope you love these features as much as we do!
Wedding photographer’s website
How did you choose your wedding photographer?
Hannah is an old friend of Teresa’s, that she has known since she was a teenager. Hannah did the evening photos for Teresa’s sister’s Wedding back in 2009 which were stunning. We trusted Hannah as she is an extremely experienced and talented Wedding Photographer, who has been doing professional Wedding Photography for many years. We knew that Hannah would give us the type of photos that we wanted and seeing her website of other Weddings that she a photographed confirmed this.
Videographer details if applicable – and any thoughts for other couples about having a wedding video?
Caitlin Young, One Forever Films.
Tell us about your venue – what made this place special for you?
English Wedding: THE TYTHE BARN AT PRISTON MILL, BATH
Shabba had previously been to this venue for a corporate event and felt that it would be perfect for our Wedding. When we visited the venue we fell in love with the barn, which was the perfect setting for both the ceremony and reception. We loved the pretty, private garden and the location in the middle of the countryside in Bath.
Did you love wearing your outfits? How was the dress / suit shopping experience?
We loved all our outfits. We had traditional outfits for both Weddings. Teresa is very indecisive so this was a long process, however it was much quicker for Shabba who generally likes to go for the first thing he sees that he likes.
Did you hire a florist? Tell us about any floral amazingness
English Wedding: Roots Floral Designs, Bristol. Stunning flowers at a really reasonable price. We did not have any specific flowers that we wanted, but informed the florists of the look we were hoping for and how much we wanted to spend. We were so pleasantly surprised by how stunning the flowers were and how many of them there were.
As cake lovers here at English Wedding we’d LOVE to know who made your cake, and how delicious it was?
Teresa’s sister Sarah made our English Wedding cake. It was a stunning 3 tier cake with fruit cake and lemon cake layers. It was beautifully decorated with plain white icing and fresh flowers. It was absolutely delicious and everyone loved it.
Tell us about any special personal touches, or creative projects you made yourselves
Teresa designed the save the dates, invites and order of service from VistaPrint. They had such a range of designs and were really great value. Teresa managed to find a sketch of The Tythe Barn, Priston Mill online which was a nice touch for the order of services.
We got a large blackboard and wrote everyone’s names on it with chalk pen and asked them to write their guess for how long the speeches would be. The winner got a bottle of champagne.
Teresa made the table planner with a painted piece of trellis and tied on the table plan display onto this.
Shabba enjoys more than a tipple of Jack Daniels so we saved a variety of different Jack Daniels bottles in the time that we were engaged. We then used these for table numbers and put a candle in each bottle. We had the Jack Daniels Frank Sinatra edition on the top table.
Teresa made the name places by using alphabet stamps on brown tags and then threading some dried lavender in each.
Did you personalise your vows or have any wedding readings? What were they?
English Wedding Reading: Union by Robert Fulghum
What was your first dance song? Why did you choose it?
English Wedding: Frank Sinatra, The Way You Look Tonight. This is a song that we have enjoyed dancing to in the kitchen over the years and it felt perfect for our first dance. Our band played our first dance song.