Civil Wedding

Shveta and Kieran’s civil wedding at Stoke Park

Bride and groom about to kiss at the reception party table at Stoke Park

To sum up Shveta and Kieran’s civil wedding in three words, it would be sophisticated, classy and refined. As time has gone on, we have learnt that Shveta is a bit of a perfectionist, and her civil wedding day was really no exception. Every detail on the day was thought out and executed to precision. Having photographed Shveta’s sister’s wedding (Nivedita & Varun), we really weren’t expecting anything less! It’s probably worth adding Shveta is one of the creative brains behind her families catering business Poonams and her very own cake business Akito Blush.

We often meet families who treat us like one of their own, and the Sharma’s and extended family did exactly that. We can definitely say that after covering three weddings and multiple other ceremonies in the last few years.

The couple chose Stoke Park in Buckinghamshire for the civil wedding ceremony, it was an intimate affair for both families nearest and dearest, which is just the way we like it. Stoke Park is Europe’s leading 5 AA Red Star Country Club, Spa and Hotel and is set among 300 acres of glorious parkland, lakes, historic gardens and monuments created over the past one thousand years. It is a private estate and there is no public footpaths, or right of way access anywhere over the 300 acres so you know this venue has a lot of unspoilt natural beauty and we’re glad to be one of the photographers to have photographed there.

Kieran the handsome groom looked dashing on the day and was just like his personality, smooth, sophisticated and careful with his words (he’s a lawyer you see). Shveta looked amazing in her beautiful show stopping white gown, and looked every inch the perfect bride. The makeup maestro Rani Bhogal made Shveta look absolutely beautiful, we are pretty certain she has magic in her hands 🙂

I’d also like to thank to Rima and Guv for stepping in and helping me photograph this beautiful civil wedding. I wasn’t actually sure I would be able to shoot on the day, as I had been pretty ill for about a month before, but luckily I managed to pull through!

Hope you enjoy the images as much as we do and we look forward to your feedback.
Love – Johara Photography

Bride sitting on sofa with flower bouquet

Bride Shveta reading a card from her fiancé Kieran

Bride playing with niece under her white veil

Beautiful floating wedding cake by Akito Blush

The word Love sits on a table at Stoke Park Spa

Bride Shveta makes her entrance and walks down the aisle with her father

Bride and groom take their vows as bride giggles

Brides sister smiles as the bride Shveta and Kieran take their vows

Cute young ring bearer brings rings to bride and groom

View of the groom taking his vows as he holds the brides hands as she giggles

Bride and groom sign register but gaze at each other with loving smiles

Bride and groom make their exit after there vows with confetti being thrown on them

Groom lifting bride in white dress up whilst she shows of her pink Louboutin shoes

Bride and groom (Shveta and Kieran) standing together messing around and laughing at Stoke Park

Civil Wedding

Luckshiny and Kunal’s civil wedding at Ealing Town Hall

Couple leave the Ealing Town Hall after their civil wedding with confetti thrown over them

We actually met our bride Luckshiny a number of years ago when we covered her friend’s wedding back in 2012 when she was one of the lovely bridesmaids. Totally oblivious to this fact (for both parties!) when the time came for a consultation with us, Luckshiny was a little surprised to see herself in our slideshow pictures! We love a good surprise 🙂

Luckshiny had decided to get ready in a hotel close to her wedding venue Ealing Town Hall, West London, which was absolutely beautiful and had a lovely boutique feel to it. Hair and makeup was done by the talented Dazzling Darling makeup artist, who made Luckshiny look a million dollars.

Once our lovely bride was ready in her elegant white dress, she had one main request (and a strange one at that) and that was to take some photos of her in the free standing bath tub in the hotel room. We don’t get requests like this often, but it was like she was reading my mind. I had the exact same thought when I saw the bathroom. However who knew getting into the tub would be so funny.

Once we arrived at Ealing Town Hall, Kunal was waiting eagerly for Luckshiny to enter & to make her legally his wife! The ceremony itself was an intimate affair involving just the immediate family from both sides (which is the just the way we like it).

Here are a few moments from their civil wedding. We hope you enjoy a small snippet of their beautiful day.

White bridal dress hanging in the window

Bride has her hair and makeup done by Dazzling Darlings London

Bridesmaids help bride get into her white bridal dress near the window (photo shot in black and white)

Bridesmaid helps get bride ready for her wedding

Silhouette of bride wearing a white dress in the window

Bride puts her earrings on whilst sitting on the bed

Bride wearing white dress helped into the luxurious bath tub by bridesmaids for a photos (photo shot in black and white)

Registrar reading wedding declaration to couple

Groom cheers as bride says I do

Grooms sighs with relief as bride says I do

Grooms sister cries as her brother says his wedding vows

Bride and groom hug after saying their vows

Bride shows groom how to show his ring to the groomsmen (photo shot in black and white)

Groom shows of his ring to the groomsmen

Bride and groom hugging and smiling for their portraits in their hotel room