Colorful DIY Indian-Themed Wedding

Katy-Jane and Alex met when they were 13 years old. Each other’s first loves, they split after just a few months together but remained friends. Then in 2009 they finally got back together and married seven years later. The day was hosted at the Rosliston Forestry Centre in Swadlincote and had an Indian style theme. The general vibe they wanted was relaxed and fun.

The wedding was inspired by their love of travel and their love of India. From the fast-paced entertainment to the outdoor ceremony itself, everything was quite different and reflected the couple as they are. The bride brought some packs of bindis from India and everyone was wearing one by the end of the day.

From the planning to the decorations and cake, the wedding was very DIY. The bride’s mum made most of the decorations. She made a set of beautiful marigold necklaces that the children all placed over our heads as they entered the marquee. The bride’s mother made hanging paper flowers to the floral centerpieces, the cake and the favors (over 200 elephant biscuits and over 200 elephant chocolates!). The bride cut out hundreds of little heart shapes using the pages of old atlases to decorate the tables with and add to the theme. The groom bought some helium and scattered orange and purple balloons, he also made a couple of signs. Lots of the Indian props scattered around were brought back from the couple’s travels in India. Their biggest expense was having a large guest list. Get inspired by the ideas from this wedding and steal some for your own nuptials!

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