Jesicca Summan, 27, married Nihal Vora, 26, at The Gujarati Association in Wolverhampton, followed by a reception at The Venue in Dudley, West Midlands JESICCA SAYS ‘Our families are from different parts of India and different religious backgrounds – Nihal is Hindu, whilst my mother is Sikh – so it was important to us to blend these traditions together.
Wedding at The Gujarati Association in Wolverhampton Photo Gallery
We held a breakfast for our 400 guests, then the service took place in the adjoining hall at the Gujarati Association. I was walked down the aisle by my parents, and Nihal’s baraat (groom’s wedding procession) held up a red cloth as a screen – it was an amazing moment when we saw each other for the first time. The ceremony included a mix of traditions such as the pheras, where we led each other around a small fire.
For our evening reception, we chose The Venue as it had art-deco touches that were perfect for our Great Gatsby theme: we named our tables after famous couples and used peacock feathers in our centrepieces (they symbolise luck in our culture), with white lilies and gold candelabras. And we arrived in style, dancing between the tables!’ MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT ‘I loved arriving at The Venue with Nihal and seeing everyone ready to welcome us.