First Wedding of 2011 – Ruki & Phil at Stoke Place, Buckinghamshire on the 28th January 2011

When I met Rukminder last year I didn’t realise she was one of the registrars for Buckinghamshire as we had amazingly never done a wedding together before. The wedding was set for Friday 28th Jan at the beautiful Stoke Place in Buckinghamshire, a venues Ruki & I had worked at several times before but never at the same time!
Ruki wore traditional Indian dress for the civil ceremony with a beautiful gold jewelled sari with purple sash and her amazing 4 inch high Christian Leboutin gold shoes (she confesses to being a complete shoe-aholic, watch out Phil!!). The bridal suite at Stoke Place is a lovely place for wedding preparations photography as the large windows give lots of lovely natural light even on a winters day. I met Phil and his best man for some shots at Stoke Place before heading off to the local pub with the rest of the guys for some relaxed shots. Despite being over 30 minutes late for the ceremony Ruki & Phil had an amazing day and we managed to get outside for the signature shots in the last rays of sunlight on a beautiful but very cold afternoon (my long crombie coat came in handy for keeping Ruki warn between shots|!!). Lindy, my assistant on the day, was helping out with the Lowell video light just to give an extra kiss of warmth into the shots. In the evening after the reception which consisted of lovely Indian food (I know as I had some!!) the couple were led into the first dance by some traditional Indian drummers and the first dance was a million miles away from the slow slushy numbers that often make up the first dance, everyone was on the floor ‘Bollywood’ style! Ruki & Phil then jetted off for a fantastic honeymoon. A great start to the wedding season for me a wedding full of life, love laughter and beautiful colours.

Congratulations to the new Mr and Mrs Makin!!

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