A UK Wedding in Notting Hill and Hatfield House Hertfordshire.
Julia was celebrating her 32nd birthday when she met Dayalan in 2012. He was a friend of a friend, but she likes to say that he “crashed” her party at a bar in London. When Julia mentioned that her parents were from Barbados, Dayalan said that it was his fourth favourite West Indies country. It turned out that he had only been to four. -CCCW
“Dayalan is a joker,” Julia says. “He is a wind-up merchant. I thought he was quite cool, quite funny, and very easy to talk to. I liked the vibe that came from him.” It turned out that they went to the same church, but attended different services at Kensington Temple in Notting Hill, London, which is the largest Elim Pentecostal church in the UK. Dayalan invited her to be his Facebook friend and they met up a few months later at TGI Friday’s in Wembley. “It was just two friends meeting up,” she says.
“It was just two friends meeting up,” she says. (From The Times UK)
CCCW Creative Partner Paul Rogers, captured Julia and Dayalan’s wedding magnificently! The emotions, the energy and the joy are apparent in every image!
They both wanted a “Big Wedding” and invited 300 guests. Julia, who is usually prompt, was more than an hour late for the ceremony at Kensington Temple owing to a series of mishaps. Dayalan kept his cool, as he enjoyed passing the time with his five groomsmen and two best men. The bride finally turned up in her friend’s Blue Mustang. Her brother and mother walked her down the aisle, followed by five bridesmaids. “I was beaming like a Cheshire Cat,” she says. “I was marrying the man of my dreams.” There was a live band and lots of singing, plus a giant photograph of the proposal bridge.
The reception was held at Hatfield House in Hertfordshire. Julia and Dayalan chose the Jacobean house where Queen Elizabeth I lived as a child for its, “character”. They went for a Vintage Theme. Tables were named after Motown hits and displayed on records which Dayalan had bought at a car boot sale. After a sit-down wedding breakfast, Julia changed into a Sari, Dayalan into a dapper Tuxedo. They had studied a YouTube video to help choreograph their first dance to Michael Jackson’s The Lady in My Life.