30 Sep 2018

Our Wedding Day | The Details



As we have now come to the last of my Wedding Month blog posts I thought I'd finally share the finer details of our wedding day. I often get asked about the who, what, why, when and where's so I'll go through all of the deets for you all!





The Venue

We had our wedding at the gorgeous new venue situated in Braunstone Park in Leicester, Winstanley House. It is a recently refurbished building and now a boutique hotel with stunning guest rooms, two receptions rooms and a restaurant. We had some rooms booked for the night before the wedding so we all got to relax before the big day. The hotel is so beautifully designed and I knew it would make the perfect location.

We hired the Grand Ballroom, which holds up to 400 people but we had 300 guests - sounds like a lot, I know! Asian weddings are rather large because we have huuuuge families. Anyway, the guests were sat comfortably on round tables with lovely candelabras in the centre of each one.

The service by the venue was good but not great, as they had only just opened very recently they seemed a bit unorganised at moments but it wasn't so bad. I really recommend visiting this venue if you are looking to get married in Leicester.



Caterers

In terms of food and drink, we used the in-house caterers whose menu includes traditional Indian food. We met the chef during our food tasting and he was so lovely and listened to all our critiques about the food and on the day, everyone really enjoyed it!



Wedding Cake

If you are Leicester based, you may know that there are several bakers based in the city on Instagram. My aunt (aka wedding planner) recommended her friend who goes by @CandyCottonCakes on Instagram. We went for a classic style naked cake with flowers that matched my bouquet and the flowers in my hair too. I wanted to surprise my husband with his favourite cake flavour - lemon. He really enjoyed it and was indeed very surprised!



Favours

Our wedding favours were little bottles of zam-zam (holy water) and we also had a little jar of dates in the centre of each table. We got the bottles and jars from waresofknutsford.co.uk and they were a breeze to deal with. Organised, quick and easy!

Invites

I don't have pictures of our invites (as they contain a lot of personal information) but if you are Leicester or East Midlands based, I'd highly recommend Design&PrintCo. They listened to all my wants and needs and created the perfect wedding invitation.

Photo Booth

We had a Photo Booth at the wedding which was the best idea ever. The guests really enjoyed it and we got a very cool guestbook with the most hilarious photos! We went with Jackstar Weddings and they were very nice and easy to work with. Very happy with their service.





Photographer

I really struggled with choosing a photographer but I'd heard some great reviews about Sofia Mughal. At first, I was really happy with the decision but on the day of the wedding she was very unorganised and I wasn't 100% happy with the images and service. It's been almost 6 months since our wedding and we've only just received our wedding album - a whole 3 months after I was promised I'd get it. I hate to give bad feedback but I did send my concerns to Sofia and I feel I am entitled to share my own opinion, especially on my own blog.

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