Karishma and Nick- Old Vicarage Boutique Hotel
Karishma and Nick met at sixth form 10 years ago but it wasn't until two years later that they both started dating. Since then they have both been to different universities, lived and worked in London and then returned back to their hometown of Lincoln to buy their first home.
Karishma and Nick married at the rather beautiful Old Vicarage boutique Hotel , a Georgian mansion set in the heart of the historic town of Southwell, Nottinghamshire. The Old Vicarage was the only venue they looked at. Karishma told me “I scouted it out early and the minute we looked round we both knew it was the one. The first thing that drew us to it was the decor. It was modern but classically romantic. We were in love with the big windows and stunning chandeliers as it felt very elegant and perfectly suited our style”
The Old Vicarage Hotel pride themselves on being the perfect place for intimate weddings and both Karishma and Nick wanted a day with their closest friends and family. Whilst making their guest list proved difficult, they were so pleased that on the day it felt so intimate and everyone knew each other. Spending such quality time with their close family and friends is something that Karishma and Nick hold very dear, and it meant more to them to spend it with the people that are dearest to them, and who had travelled from all over to be able to witness such an incredibly special moment.
Being mixed race Karishma was torn between wearing a traditional white dress or opting for something to represent her Asian heritage. After trying on both she decided on the gold lengha. “For as long as I can remember I’ve loved the beauty of Bollywood and would buy Asian wedding magazines from a very young age. I think I knew I’d always go in that direction eventually. In the end I think I found the perfect balance which has represented me and both of my cultures”. The bridesmaid dresses were the perfect compliment. They were from Virgos Lounge. “I’ve had a few of their dresses over the years and I thought the colour and detail of the embellishment really tied in well aspects of Asian design”.
Nick’s suit was from Marc Darcy.He wanted a navy suit and found that the Marc Darcy range suited his vision for both a classic look and well tailored fit.
Karishma’s vibrant flowers were from Gigil & Bloom.“I loved what I had seen in social media and from our first meeting we were right on the same page”. Karishma really wanted to include vibrant colours in the flowers to contrast their theme of gold and metallics. The whole concept had been meticulously planned and looked stunning on the day. Their super close family and friends, their passions and a cracking sense of style, all wrapped up in a setting they’d both always dreamed of getting married in.
I wish you all the best for the future! Thank you for giving me the opportunity to travel to beautiful Nottinghamshire and be part of your amazing day. I know how difficult you found it to find the right photographer. Thank you for falling in love with my bright natural style :) Knowing how private and intimate these two souls are, it makes it all the more special to be part of their wedding day! It was an epic celebration! Razia xx