When Vicky and Lalit planned their September wedding at Morden Hall in London, the couple agreed that the main points their wedding day needed to include were a great photographer, amazing food and be able to throw an amazing party. Well we think by looking at their photos by Miki they certainly ticked all those boxes and more!
Vicky and Lalit fell in love with their hidden gem of a wedding venue, Morden Hall. Vicky explained “Even though the venue is in London, as it was in a National Trust park it felt like we were in the middle of the country and were very secluded.” Set in 125 acres of parkland it was originally a deer park. This meant that the rolling grounds and beautiful woods were the perfect backdrop for photographer Mick Shah’s photos of the day.
The theme of the wedding was romance, and you can see it running throughout the day. The couple picked a blush wedding palette with dashes of navy blue and copper that complimented their September wedding. The combination of roses, hydrangeas and dahlias created a whimsical and soft effect to Vicky’s bouquet and decorations, and with the flickering candles the atmosphere of romance was beautifully achieved.
Bride Vicky revealed that her standout moment of the whole day was walking down the stairs to A Thousand Years covered by The Piano Guys and feeling rather nervous until she saw Lalit’s face. In that first glance all her nerves melted away and she couldn’t stop smiling.
Morden Hall’s little oasis is remarkably only a 5 minute walk from the nearest tube station, the great location and expanse of green space is a rare find in South London. The fantastic location of South London’s Morden Hall makes your choice of nearby accommodation practically endless! There are several hotels, suiting all budgets, within walking and tube distance. You and your guests will be able to celebrate and dance away into the small hours.
The lace detailing of the navy blue bridesmaids dresses perfectly added to the romantic theme at Morden Hall. Vicky was delighted to find three dresses in similar styles for all her bridesmaids from Monsoon, which tied in perfectly with Lalit’s navy blue DKNY suit.
The bride’s ethereal wedding dressed was discovered in a local Wimbledon bridal shop, Paverly Bridal. Being the second dress that she tried on Vicky knew it was ‘the one’ when she couldn’t stop smiling in it! Her favourite detail of The Mirelle dress by Maggie Sottero was its beautiful train and fitted bodice that flared out. Vicky finished her look together with some touching gifts such as the diamond Tiffany necklace that Lalit had given to her on her 30th birthday and a bracelet from her in-laws as a wedding present. Throughout the day you would have spotted Vicky’s diamonte sandals from ASOS sparkling in the sunlight along with her Pandora earrings.
Following on from their ceremony our gorgeous couple held a drinks reception on the lawn, making the most of the blissful weather. Guests were welcomed with strawberry and mint Pimms and were served with a variety of delicious canapés: fried Somerset brie with a sesame crust and red pepper sauce, along with crispy risotto balls of sun-dried tomato and parmesan, and there was also Thai Chicken with a sweet chilli glaze and finially mini yorkshire puddings filled with roast beef and horseradish cream.
Another of Vicky’s favourite moment’s from her wedding at Morden Hall was sitting down to her wedding breakfast and being surrounded by all of her loved ones. She recalls that everybody was chatting away to each other and having a really great time.
On the run up to their wedding day and from the very beginning of their wedding planning journey Vicky describes Emma, from the Events Team at Morden Hall, as being amazing. They answered every single question she asked and in a crisis (spilt Pimms on the wedding dress) Emma was on hand to help and solve the problem with a smile.
For their wedding breakfast the happy couple chose a mouth watering menu to indulge in. There was Ham hock, sage and onion croquette with braised puy lentils, baby leeks and crispy parsley followed by a classic dish of Roast Rump of English Lamb, Shallot confit, garlic and rosemary jus. The happy couple choose their menu based on the food they love and hoped their guests would too! In fact the tender rump of lamb was so well cooked that their guests are still commenting on how perfect it was. Their pudding of choice was Eton Mess; chosen because they live in Wimbledon and it’s where they share their first home together.
Vicky and Lalit were in regular contact with their wedding organiser at Morden Hall they especially wanted to make sure that the food for the evening reception was spot on as the groom’s side of the family is largely Indian. Working closely with the chef Vicky and Lalit served up fayre from a pizza oven along with an Indian food station which everybody loved. The amazing food stipulation of their wedding was certainly met.
The happy couple then danced the night away at Morden Hall celebrating with their friends and family, which ticked off the final stipulation of an amazing party! The DJ provided the soundtrack for the evening reception and the couple melted everybodys’ hearts with their first dance choice, Kodaline’s ‘The One’. It’s a testament to how perfect their day was that Vicky’s only regret was not dancing with their guests more!
After their dream wedding the only way to round up the celebrations was for Vicky and Lalit to jet off to Kanifushi Island in the Maldives for a relaxing honeymoon where they could eat and continue their marriage in wedded bliss.
So if Vicky and Lalit’s wedding has inspired you to tie the knot at Morden Hall why not take advantage of their fantastic 2018 offer! They have a few dates still remaining in 2018 and are offering couples a £500 discount on Sunday – Thursday venue fees and a generous £1, 000 discount on Friday and Saturday dates (T’s & C’s apply). Just click here to find out more.
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