Spanish, Caribbean-Indian, Orange, Purple & Pink Wedding | Dulwich College | My Heart Skipped Photography

Good Morning Beautiful,

Bringing a drop of sunshine to your day today.

I love it when a couple doesn’t shy away from incorporating bright beautiful colours into their wedding day

When delightful London wedding planner Andri Benson, of Always Andri, contacted me about her couple: Sophia and Oskar’s colourful Dulwich College wedding, I knew I had to share it with you.

I first became aware of the depth of Andri’s creativity for the contemporary couple when I featured her organic shoot.

Sophia, radiant in her stylish Elizabeth Todd Gown, is of Caribbean-Indian heritage and Oskar of Spanish heritage; married on the June 2013 at Christ Church Chapel, Dulwich. Followed by an intimate reception at Dulwich College.

Sophia and Oskar included their twin children beautifully into their wedding day and also had their vicar perform a baptism for the twins  as part of the wedding ceremony. I don’t know a more poignant way to symbolise a union of two people coming together as one family.

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One reason I love this wedding is because the setting is unexpected for a wedding and takes place in a College. The Great Hall in Dulwich College is a beautiful wedding backdrop, very regal and very grand, with the longest of top tables, seating ALL of the guests.

Another gorgeous example of a quality wedding without hundreds of guests or a wedding party.

Favourite moment for me? Look out for the steel band in the form of marching band with wedding  guests following like pied piper!

A beautiful contemporary wedding and a stunning example of how to think a little bit outside of the box and do things your own way, with the help of a talented wedding planner.

Take a peek! Gorgeous, fresh, vibrant, heart-felt photography by My Heart Skipped 

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Our flowers were by Blue Sky Flowers. My bouquet was a trailing teardrop hand-tied bouquet comprising strong purple Hydrangeas, bright orange Roses and Singapore Orchids with Mango and /purple/black Calla Lilies

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We had Lucy Williams at My Heart Skipped as our wedding photographer. She was amazing, I love every one of the photos and have covered my home in prints from the day.

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We chose not to have bridesmaids or groomsmen, instead I just asked all the female guests to wear tulip colours so shades of purple, mauve, lilac, violet, orange, pink, red or even yellow  (hot tulip colours) and  wear hats or fascinators as they attended in place of the bridesmaids and a matron of honour  in the photos with the bride

All the men were asked to wear navy suits and brown shoes

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The Ceremony

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My favourite moment of our wedding day was being walked down the aisle by twin daughter and son and the ceremony.

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The Reception

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Table centrepieces were a mix of tall and low displays comprising either a ball of purple Hydrangea and Lisianthus, large-headed and spray orange Roses, Celosia and Freesia with dark green foliage that ran along the length of the table.

We chose not to have  favours and had a bespoke invitation suite made by Design by Bionic

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The Great Hall at the Dulwich college is an amazing building and really didn’t need any additional décor other then the table and the centrepieces, but I did have my heart set on decorating the main staircase leading up to the hall with foliage and flowers which liz did with foliage and hydrangeas.

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We had a delicious 3 course meal by Dulwich College’s in house catering team, Oskar’s mum, who is Spanish wanted to experience a very traditional British menu

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Our 3 tiered wedding cake was made by Domino Purchas in an ombre purple to orange with a cascade of pulped to orange orchids by Blue Sky Flowers also had cupcakes for the kids

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Top Wedding Tips

Book a wedding planner, best decision ever, she took away all the stress and worries of planning the wedding, recommended great suppliers for me and was there to support me throughout the planning process; I called Andri my ‘Wonderbra’ as she was my secret support!

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Congratulations gorgeous Sophia and Oskar! Thank you for sharing your incredible and colourful wedding with Nu Bride.

 

The Talent

Photography My Heart Skipped Photography
Wedding planner Always Andri Wedding Design
 

Ceremony Venue Christ’s Church
Reception Venue Dulwich College

Brides Fashion
Dress Elizabeth Todd
Accessories Elizabeth Todd
Hair & Make-Up: Hair by a friend, makeup up by Sophia

Grooms Fashion:
Suit: TM Lewin

Cake, Flowers, Stationery

Florist Blue Sky Flowers
Cake Domino Purchas
Stationery Design by Bionic

Entertainment

Crèche Arftull Splodgers
Steel band Nostalgia Steel Band
DJ Mobile Music Company

 
 
 
 

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4 Responses to “Spanish, Caribbean-Indian, Orange, Purple & Pink Wedding | Dulwich College | My Heart Skipped Photography”

  1. Lucy
    January 19, 2015 at 9:19 am #

    Lovely post from a gorgeous day Nova! It’s wonderful seeing all those colours again 🙂

  2. Danielle|Chic Brown Bride
    January 21, 2015 at 2:35 am #

    Gorgeous wedding!!! I LOVED all the colors.

  3. liz inigo jones
    January 22, 2015 at 6:17 pm #

    Brilliant piece Nova – it brought back all the memories of that day! Crazy as it was and so bright and great fun to work with such amazing suppliers xx

    • Nu Bride
      January 27, 2015 at 8:44 pm #

      Such a gorgeous wedding!

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