Start with a bang

Ludmila and Karnell's fireworks-night wedding at Hedsor House was a sparkling success.

Ludmila Soobroyen, 33, married Karnell Powell, 29, at Hedsor House, on 5th November, 2017.

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Hedsor was the first on my list, and as soon as I walked in I loved it so much I cancelled all the other appointments.

 
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The moment our nerves subsided was when the ceremony doors opened and we both locked eyes. From then on, we could not stop smiling.

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I tried on about 40 dresses to find out what I liked and didn't like. In the end, I wore a bespoke dress by Riki Dalal. I couldn't quite decide between having a fuller skirt or more fitted dress so used a skirt to achieve both looks.

 
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We both loved seeing the dressed-up dining room before anyone else – it was amazing.

 
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Le Papillon Patisserie baked an amazing three-tier cake, which was based on a design we found on Pinterest.

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For the bouquets, I had a white and pale pink mix of roses, lisianthus, stephanotis gardenia and hydrangeas.

 
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The caterers were brilliant and helped manage the day. And we loved the dinner speeches. We weren't expecting them to be quite so moving or funny.

 
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For the drinks reception, we had a pianist who was recommended by our caterers and who played brilliantly. During the evening, we had a DJ playing a mix of pop, garage, r'n'b, hiphop, funky house and dancehall.

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The photobooth went down a treat, especially for guests tired from dancing. The flip flops and blankets were also well received.

 
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The fireworks were so memorable. For favours, we had matches for the sparklers, which helped to get the guests involved.

 

Ludmila and Karnell's contact book


Bride's dress
Riki Dalal
www.rikidalal.co.uk

Bride's hair and make-up
Cat Parnell
www.catparnell.com

Bridesmaids' dresses
House of Fraser
www.houseoffraser.co.uk

Bridesmaids' dresses
David's Bridal
www.davidsbridal.co.uk

Cake
Le Papillon Patisserie
www.lepapillonpatisserie.com

Catering
Payne & Gunter
www.payneandgunter.co.uk

Ceremony music
Richard Sully
www.richardsully.com

Ceremony music
DJ, Magnetik Noize
www.mdjn.uk/business-directory/magnetik-noize

Flowers
Garden Living Florist
www.gardenlivingflorist.co.uk

Groom's suit
Hugo Boss
www.hugoboss.co.uk

Groomsmen's suits
Moss Bros
www.mossbros.co.uk

Mother-of-the-bride
Coast
www.coast.co.uk

Photo booth
The Photo Lounge
www.the-photo-lounge.co.uk

Photography
Philippa Gedge Photography
www.philippagedge.com

Venue
Hedsor House
www.hedsorhouse.com

Venue styling
Glo Productions
www.gloproductions.co.uk

Videography
Hanh Made Films
www.hanhmadefilms.co.uk

Wedding night accommodation
Burnham Beeches
www.corushotels.com

Wedding night accommodation
Grovefield House
www.classiclodges.co.uk