Rehnuma and Faraaz
Rehnuma and Faraaz had their civil ceremony at Birmingham registry office before a change of dress and then headed off to the Forest of Arden hotel for their religious ceremony. This was an interesting wedding for me with a whole different range of emotions to my usual weddings. Rehnuma’s family are Bangladeshi and it is custom for the bride to display sadness as she is leaving her father’s care. These were some of the most beautiful moments of the day for me, the sense of respect and loyalty to her family was authentic and touching. And on the other side of the spectrum, I loved the exuberance of the negotiating – the groom had to barter his way through into the hotel with a wad full of notes…after trying to fob off the bride’s brother with a fiver for some Quality Street!