Roopan Mann married Suraj Muljil on 26th May 2018. She says: “Our love story is a tale of modern times – it all began on a dating site. We began seeing each other and by the time we went on away on our first holiday as a couple we were in a proper relationship. Suraj proposed a little over a year after we met.
He knew I’d always wanted to stay at the Shangri-La at The Shard in London so he booked a room and let them know his plan. Of course I said yes when he got down on one knee. We had an unforgettable weekend. We set the date for May 2018, giving us nine months to plan the day - you could say it was our baby. Our family and friends all pitched in to help and give ideas, which was wonderful.
We found a lot of our suppliers through personal recommendations as many people close to us have recently gotten married, but we also went to wedding fairs and shows. One priceless source was Instagram; I found and booked my mehndi and makeup artists through the website. We had our civil ceremony in April in Nottingham. It was small and intimate, with just our immediate families present."
“We chose Sai Digital as we many of our family and friends have booked Rohit in the past. We loved his portfolio! He was there for our civil wedding, pre-wedding shoot, Gurdwara wedding and reception. Rohit captured lots of lovely natural photos for all the events and loaded them promptly onto our website so we could see them quickly. I also booked Rohit for my Jago too.”
The Wedding Outfits
“I travelled to Delhi for my bridalwear, it was such an adventure. Every store was filled with the latest designs that I was spoiled for choice! In the end, I chose two outfits; a red lehenga with gold embroidery for the religious ceremony, finished with a gold kundun bridal set. For the evening party, I changed into a peach off-the-shoulder gown. It made me feel like such a princess.
Suraj bought all his outfits in the UK, choosing an Arinder Bhullar ivory with gold embroidery suit. He also had a pagh in the same colour palette. His reception look was a smart three-piece suit complete with a monochrome dogtooth patterned waistcoat.”
“We were lucky; the weather was great, the food was incredible and the entertainment was awesome. We had a day we’ll remember forever. If you’re planning your Big Day, my advice is this: enjoy every moment. The day will fly past, so soak it up because there won’t be a second chance.
Our reception was amazing. Our rose gold three-tiered cake hand-baked in Leicester with three delicious flavours: chocolate orange, passion fruit and lemon drizzle. Our first dance was to Kaun Tujhe from the Bollywood film Dhoni, sung live by Rita Morar. Her voice was incredible and made our first dance even more special. Once she finished and we had our speeches, DJ Vik took over and had every guest dancing well into the early hours.”
The Bride: Roopan Mann, 28
The Groom: Suraj Mulji, 30
Married: 26th May 2018
The Venue: Gurdwara Ajit Darbar
and Royal Court Hotel, Coventry
Photography: Sai Digital
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As seen in Khush Wedding Spring 2018 KW18. Buy this issue here