These newlyweds had a delightful fusion day, combining Indian and English elements, at their Nantwich wedding venue. Our WED2B Real Weddings feature reveals more…

Nikki & Sam walking out of their wedding ceremony holding hands with their wedding guests throwing confetti over them both.

Nikki and Sam met online in May 2015. “I’m originally from Wolverhampton and Sam is from Manchester,” says Nikki. “I had just finished university in Manchester and was about to move back to my parents’ house in Wolverhampton. Luckily, Sam was actually studying at Aston Uni there."

Nikki's wedding dress hanging up on the morning of their wedding day
Nikki's 4 sage green bridesmaids dresses hanging up on the morning of the wedding

"So, it worked out perfectly for the first few years of our relationship, as we were in the same city. Our first date was at a cocktail bar called The Font in Manchester. Four hours of chatting felt like five minutes.”

Crop image of Nikki having her lace up wedding dress fastened by her bridesmaid

A romantic proposal in Italy

Sam proposed after the couple had been together for about four years.

“Sam surprised me with a trip to Sorrento and Rome in August 2019,” says Nikki.

“He proposed on a beach in Positano on the Amalfi coast, as the sun was setting. He asked me to turn around from taking photos and he was on one knee. A bar on the beach started playing ‘Marry You’ by Bruno Mars and this became another one of our songs.”

Front view of Nikki being helped into her wedding dress and another image of Nikki looking out the window in her complete wedding attire

Shopping for the dress

“I actually had a WED2B bridesmaid dress, from my friend’s wedding, and fell in love with so many of the dresses,” says Nikki. “The lady who served me at the Wednesbury store was also fantastic and ended up pushing me to try on my wild card dress. It was a corset and strapless style, which was the dress I chose.” Nikki chose the classic 'Esther' wedding dress.

Sam waiting at the end of the aisle for Nikki to meet him for their wedding ceremony
Nikki and Sam holding hands and looking at one another during their wedding ceremony

"As I was having two dresses - one for my Hindu ceremony and one for the civil ceremony - I knew I wanted two different looks,” says Nikki. “My Indian outfit was heavy and decked out with bling, so I wanted my English wedding dress to be different."

"My favourite part was the pockets!”

Nikki and Sam posing with their family after their wedding ceremony

A Nantwich wedding venue 

The couple got married on 26th June 2022. "Our Nantwich wedding venue was perfect, as we had exclusive use for the whole day,” says Nikki. “There was a bridal prep room and also a groom's cottage for us both to use. I felt like I’d arrived home when I got there."

The big day

“We had a fusion wedding, with both Indian and English elements throughout the day,” says Nikki.

“However, we also made sure it was special to us. We chose readings that members of both of families took part in. Sam’s family did the traditional groom’s arrival for the Hindu ceremony, too. The most special part was watching the fireworks at the end of the night, and having all our family and friends around us.”

Nikki smiling and laughing with her four bridesmaids dresses whilst holding their wedding bouquets

“After the civil ceremony we had a light lunch, which was a mix of fusion food,  plated food with an Indian twist,” says Nikki. “This was followed by the Hindu ceremony. Later, we danced to ‘Heaven’ for our first dance.”

Nikki and Sam holding hands outside their wedding venue and Nikki posing with her 4 bridesmaids.

The best bits…

“The most memorable moments of the whole day were seeing all our family and friends together."

Close up image of Champagne glasses being filled with bubbles

My top tips…

“Just don’t stress the small details!” says Nikki. “

An image of Nikki and Sam with all their wedding guests standing outside the wedding venue

Nikki and Sam’s Dream Team 

Photographer: Mike Harper from Capture My Big Day 

Wedding dresses Wednesbury: WED2B

Indian outfits: Kiran’s Birmingham

Hair and makeup: Kerry Baines for my

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