Happy New Year Everyone!
For my first post of 2018, I’d like to wind the clocks back to the beautiful Civil Ceremony & Reception of Tom & Sangita. It was held in the Great Barn at the Headstone Manor Museum.
The Great Barn, once owned by The Archbishop of Canterbury went through a huge restoration project turning this 16th century barn in a gorgeous venue.
Luckily for Tom & Sangita, they were the very first couple to be married in this history location & what a day it was!
The day started out wet and windy, as you would expect it to be in November, but by the time the Ceremony was due to start, the heavens opened and the low winter sun started to shine through.
The Bride’s family member Alesha provided a beautiful set on the Piano and for the entrance of Sangita. The rest of the Ceremony was beautiful which also included two readings from the Groom’s Mother & also the Best Man.
After the Civil Ceremony the Guests went for some Champagne before the Dinner & Reception. The speeches were absolutely hilarious and I could not stop laughing! The Cake was cut and then it was on to the first dance, set with the fairy lights & historic backdrop of the interior of the Barn.
I was honoured to have the opportunity to record the story of Tom & Sangita and at this very picturesque venue. This was just the beginning of the story as a couple of weeks later, their Hindu Wedding Ceremony followed – But I’ll save that for another blog post! 😉
SIDE NOTE: The Civil Ceremony of Tom & Sangita was also mentioned in the local Harrow Times Newspaper. The article can be found by clicking here
A big thank you to the Patel & Funnell families for being so warm & welcoming and a huge thanks to Arta for her help on the day!
I hope you enjoy the first part of Tom & Sangita’s Story below!