Colorful DIY Indian-Themed Wedding

This couple met at 13 years old and then parted but they found each other again and finally got married

This couple met at 13 years old and then parted but they found each other again and finally got married

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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The whole wedding was inspired by Indian travels of the couple, and it was colorful and vibrant

The whole wedding was inspired by Indian travels of the couple, and it was colorful and vibrant

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Most of decor was DIYed by the bride's mom and the bride herself

Most of decor was DIYed by the bride's mom and the bride herself

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The bride was wearing a gorgeous strapless wedding dress with beading and a mermaid silhouette

The bride was wearing a gorgeous strapless wedding dress with beading and a mermaid silhouette

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The wedding cake was a bold naked one, with orange flowers, cherries and strawberries

The wedding cake was a bold naked one, with orange flowers, cherries and strawberries

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the groom wearing a flower necklace that everyone at the wedding was wearing

the groom wearing a flower necklace that everyone at the wedding was wearing

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The centerpieces were made by the mother of the bride and looked bold and fun

The centerpieces were made by the mother of the bride and looked bold and fun

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The food and drinks were simple and homey, and the decor was vibrant everywhere

The food and drinks were simple and homey, and the decor was vibrant everywhere

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Some decor elements and details were brought by the couple from their travels to India

Some decor elements and details were brought by the couple from their travels to India