On a gloriously sunny day I had the pleasure of being the videographer at Jennifer and Nazar’s very colourful and cultural wedding over in Churchtown.
It was then on to The Bold Hotel on the famous Lord Street in Southport (famous for it’s grade listed Victorian arcade and boulevard).
It’s surprisingly rare I get to do a local wedding so when Jennifer contacted me to chat about her wedding in Southport it was wonderful to already know the locations she was excited to talk about!
As it was a blessing at the church and the couple were worried about being too nervous in the morning they decided to start the day with everyone arriving at Marshside Road Methodist Church near Churchtown in Southport.
The sun was shining down on everyone as they made their way in to the church before the Bride arrived.
We heard lots of whispers about undecided bridal outfits so it was a huge surprise to everyone when Jennifer stepped out of her wedding car in her traditional Bangladeshi wedding saree in a vibrant red with gold detailing. Nazar also wore a traditional Groom’s wedding attire too!
The couple had their rings blessed in front of family and friends before the brass band played them out as official Husband and Wife.
Alex Formela was on hand as their official wedding photographer to usher everyone in to place for their group photos before we made our way (when I say made our way I mean job over to try and beat the car on one of the hottest days of the year so far…that was fun haha) over to the Botanic Gardens for some gorgeous couple photographs of the happy couple.
This was the fun bit as random strangers wished them well and looked on as they wandered through all the beautiful dappled sunlight and across the Victorian park bridges.
We even managed to blag our way in to the Fernery which was even warmer than outside!
The car was soon whisking them away to meet their guests at new newly refurbished The Bold Hotel on Lord Street.
Their reception room looked wonderfully grand with the touched of gold throughout.
As they were announced in to the room as husband and wife guests were then invited to enjoy the Indian buffet instead of the traditional wedding breakfast which went down well.
Speeches soon began and the Father of the Bride stood up with shaking hands to deliver a lovely speech about the happy couple before it was Nazar’s turn, followed by Jennifer’s sister.
The evening had a few surprises for the guests. As Jennifer studied cultural dancing I think a few people had hopes for something exciting and she didn’t disappoint.
Firstly with their beautiful father and daughter dance to Anastasia followed by a choreographed dance for the newlyweds.
If that wasn’t enough Jennifer then had two talented belly dancers join her on the dance floor to show off some incredible moves. The Groom was suitably impressed and ended the evening with a supportive hug as all their guests cheered…
How incredible did their day look? I love it when cultural influences are incorporated in to the day too, it really makes it super personal to the couple.
Are you planning something really vibrant and cultural for your wedding? I’d love to hear more about it (contact me here!)