When I was invited to my boyfriend’s uncle’s wedding I was thrilled but didn’t know if it would be weird or not to wear a sari (the ceremony was a traditional Hindu one since his now wife is from a Hindu family). I borrowed a gorgeous yellow one from a friend just in case but still didn’t know if it was offensive for a white girl to rock up to an Indian wedding with a sari on- thankfully it wasn’t! Most of the female guests wore them and it was very much embraced by the bride’s family. The groom is Scottish so, naturally, a lot of the men wore kilts which looked amazing against the vibrant colours of the Indian inspired attire.
The ceremony itself was like nothing I’ve ever experienced. It started pretty early in the morning and there was a lot of movement, laughter and bare-footedness. It was lots of fun. The food was incredible too, we had plates filled high with all sorts of different Indian cuisine both sweet and spicy. After over indulging at lunchtime we went back to our hotel room for a well-deserved nap then got dressed up again ready for cocktails and canopés.
I opted for a gold plisse jumpsuit that I find a few months back in the Topshop sale. My boyfriend kept telling me I looked like an Oscar but that’s not necessarily a bad thing, is it? I also absolutely loved this “family tree” in the centre of the courtyard. There were photos of the bride and groom’s families hanging from the branches- soooo cute.
Finally, big shout out to this literal ‘cheesecake’. Just wow.