When I first saw Nisha’s beautiful wedding henna I was amazed by its stunning intricate detail. Nisha and Suraj then told me a hilarious tale of the lengths they went to for Nisha to get it done and Suraj’s gallivant efforts to wait on her hand and foot for hours while it dried. Nisha then spent the next day lathering it with Vicks to make it darker and last longer. That earns them both 10 out of 10 gold stars in my book!!

Google tells me: The Henna paste symbolizes good health, joy and prosperity in marriage, and in some cultures, the darker the henna stain, the deeper the love between the two individuals.

It was very clear to me that these two share a very special connection and nothing was going to stop them from getting married. You see, they are both originally from England and unfortunately due to the Covid pandemic both of their families were unable to attend their wedding. They proceed ahead with gusto, chose a location with a Mediterranian feel and had their local friends help with ensuring that not a moment of the day was missed for those back home via Zoom, Skype and FaceTime.
I’ll admit that it was the first wedding I’ve ever been to where I not only encouraged guests to get their phones and laptops out, I even helped them! Once the world is back to normal I’ll be strictly back to nagging guests to put their phones away, lol.
Despite it being mid-afternoon here, their loved ones were up at 4am and dressed in their finery to catch the action and to join in on the speeches (high-fives to you all for your dedication!). I know that once Nisha and Suraj make it home for ‘round two’ they will be very well celebrated, it was clear over the wifi-waves just how loved and dearly missed they are!

Nisha chose not to have any official bridesmaids and asked me to help with many of the finer details, which was such an honour and a privilege (and right up my alley!). Helping her get into her gown and holding the phone so she could do a quick twirl in front of her Mum and Sister on FaceTime just moments before walking down the aisle is a highlight moment I’ll always remember from the mess that was/is 2020/2021.

Nisha then walked down the beautiful timber stairs and out onto the balcony of Villa Vivante to her Suraj, as their celebrant Rachel Pollard put it… “ The calm (Suraj) meeting a storm of fun and excitement (Nisha). They are so different but it works perfectly for them and I can see why they knew from their first date that each other was the person that they never wanted to let go of.

Location: Villa Vivante
Florist: Euflorial – Alice Faircloth
Makeup: Bindy Mccarthy Makeup Artist
Hairdresser: Abbey Rowe
Wedding Gown: Wendy Makin
Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Catering: Fiasco Restaurant
Cake: Sugar Plum Bakery
Celebrant: Rachel Pollard
Photographer: Photography By Fallon