Muji and Chris – A Cornish Indian Wedding
Chris and Muji first met at work, where they were friends for 7 years before finally getting together on a romantic New Year’s Eve. The proposal didn’t go quite as smoothly – as a Christmas surprise, Chris had booked Muji a stay at The King’s Head Inn in Bledington, but his planned outdoor proposal was hampered by dense fog and his future bride-to-be falling in a muddy field! Luckily, he managed to propose over dinner, and the happy couple began to plan their English and Indian wedding.
Muji and Chris chose to marry in the gorgeous Cornish countryside, where Chris and his family had enjoyed many family vacations and where his parents had retired to. Their venue was Tredudwell Manor, a luxury bed and breakfast with a beautiful pavilion that worked for their large guest list. “We loved the venue from the first moment of seeing it,” says Muji. “The pavilion had the right balance of character and being a blank canvas, meaning we could completely transform the space from Indian wedding one day to English ceremony and reception the next day.”
The couple planned two weddings – a traditional Indian wedding with an autumnal orange and gold theme and full Gujarati thali meal, and an English ceremony and reception with local Cornish caterers and a modern navy, grey and blush colour scheme. “I wanted to transform the pavilion from the bright Indian ceremony into a more serene space,” says Muji.
For both weddings, Chris and Muji really focused on making sure that their guests were well fed and watered, and both caterers rose to the challenge of the bespoke menus. “Chris and I both love to host and we are known to over-cater when it comes to food and drink,” says Muji. “Our Indian caterer Nilbhai actually came recommended by our priest!” Entertainment was also a big priority for this couple – we loved that for their first dance, they recreated the serenading scene from their favourite film Top Gun with ‘You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling’.