Bollywood/Arabian Nights Inspired Wedding – Ryan and Camilla

Camilla is the kind of girl who loves bling, rich sensual colours, spicy smells and  exotic foods. She loves opulence, OTT and Kim Kardashian and wasn’t going to settle for a traditional wedding. They didn’t have the budget to get married at the Taj Mahal or some other Indian palace and created their own version of a Bollywood/Arabian Nights themed wedding instead. If I could use a word to describe their wedding I would say it would be “sumptuous” ….. She wanted a wedding that appealed to all the senses and did so by using bright colours, Indian food, good wine, gold and more gold, shisha pipes, an amazing Peacock Sorgi cake, bindies and stick on henna art for all the girls. They played eastern music before everyone sat down for speeches and once those were done a belly dancer arrived as surprise entertainment. What I loved about this wedding was that it was so Camilla. I just love it when people’s personalities shine through their weddings. Not sure if Ryan is a bling man but he sure seemed happy to please his new bride.

They got married at Our Lady of Fatima Church and had their reception in a hall at the Italian Club. For their creative shoot we went to the most amazingly opulent house on Montieth Place. I honestly could have taken pics there all day and it was torturous only having an hour to shoot!!!!! For me this wedding really goes to show that if you don’t have a huge budget you can still create something awesome if you use some creative flare and originality.

Venue: Italo-SA Club Tel: 031-5642567 www.italosaclub.yolasite.com

Hair: Uhmlanga Sands Hair 031 5615663

Make up: Lindsay Nixon Makeup PHONE: 082 554 3006

Décor Art: decorart.co.za0828830202

Brides Dress and veil: Monica Bridal Mall www.bridalmall.co.za

Bridesmaids Dress:Cinderellas cinderellas-kensington.co.za/ (031) 563 8776

Groom’s Suit: Paaneri 031 303 9200

DJ: Peter Wilson Entertainment 4 You ent4u@telkomsa.net 073 2597700

Cake: Waheeda Sugar and Spice www.sugarandspice.co.za 072 4077477

Catering: Eat Greek Caterers thehellenic@telkomsa.net 031 5638546 Some Like It Hot www.somelikeithot.co.za 031 564 3898

Garter: Classy Candle Hire 031 5724086