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Real Weddings: Ravika & Vish

19th March 2022

Welcome to Real Weddings: where we speak to real couples about their Wedding Planning process, the Big Day, and any advice they have for Brides & Grooms in hindsight.

Today, we’re featuring the gorgeous Wedding of Ravika & Vish, a couple who met aged 16, and tied the knot in a beautiful ceremony last year…

How did you meet?

So we initially met through a mutual family friends wedding in India, when we were only 10/11 years old. We lost connection and then, around 14, we saw each other at parties of the mutual friends. Started to stay in touch again properly and then we’ve pretty much been together since we were 16/17 years old.

How did you / he propose?

We had our first date at Thorpe Park, so for our proposal he took me back to Thorpe Park and proposed in a little garden at the park. I thought I was going out for mine and my mums birthday meal, so I was blindfolded (well had a shawl over my head and couldn’t see anything )  and walked through the park, at this point I just thought its a surprise for my birthday dinner and then I heard our song ‘Just The Way You Are’ play really loud on speakers. Then my shawl was lifted and he was standing there , but I still didn’t realise where I was until he pointed it out haha.

Describe your wedding planning process in 3-5 words…

Theres so many words to describe different elements of the planning. At the beginning, it was exciting. but difficult at the same time. Then covid came along, so for me, it was quite emotional and challenging at the time and really hard to stay positive.

Favourite part of the wedding planning process?

Definitely designing some of my outfits and seeing them come to life and adding all the small touches to make each event different.

Did you know? Ravika worked with her designers on her outfits, check out her reels to hear more! @ravika.sabh on Instagram

One thing I wish I did differently​

I don’t think I would do anything differently in terms of planning as no matter how organised you say you need to be, it’s always hard to stick to it and just happens the way it happens.

Piece of advice for future brides

Tip 1 – When choosing outfits, try on everything, even things you might not usually go for or if it wasn’t the vision you had because sometimes that’s the perfect one.

Tip 2 – If something isn’t going to plan, don’t let go of it. Some it just all falls in to place.

Tip 3 – Make sure you give your phone to someone to capture all the behind the scenes, after the wedding is done – you will just want to relive it

Tip 4 – the most important one – please nominate someone to be in charge of feeding you both for the event. Because trust me, you just don’t get a chance to eat. So literally make sure someone is bringing you food otherwise you will regret it!!

Our Suppliers

Civil

Venue – @gunnersburyparkmuseum

Catering- @delusciouscatering

Mua- @Reenathindmua

Prosecco Van- @flutesandfizz

Photography and Videography- @eastwestphotography

Typewriter- @london.prophire

Bride Dress- @wed2b

Event signs and ring boxes- @madewithloveldn

Decor- @thedecorcompanylondon

Wedding Day

Bride Outfit- @Shenenasethi

Jewellery- @stylebyraveene

Kaleere- @s.klondon

Hand Pieces- @nargis_collection

Mehndi- @navmehndi

Photography and Videography- @eastwestphotography

Mua – @reenathindmua

Groom outfit- @mongasuk

Pagh- @pagh_vala

Caterers- Empire Catering

Reception

Bride outfit- @sequinze_london

Mua- @reenathindmua

Groom outfit- @mongasuk

Venue- @hestonhydehotel

Caterers- @premierflavour

Lounge seating and décor- @dreamoccasionsuk

Orange tree- @wowtrees

Production, lighting, table plan print, bar and food stations- @disctinctiveproduction

Table plan- designed by @naamless

Event sign, table numbers and coaster- @madewithloveldn

Savoury/Sweet care- @anneventshire

Photography and Videography- @eastwestphotography

Drummers- @elitedrummers

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Eternity Family x