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.


Start with a bang: Image 2The moment our nerves subsided was when the ceremony doors opened and we both locked eyes. From then on, we could not stop smiling.

Start with a bang: Image 2b 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.


Start with a bang: Image 4Le Papillon Patisserie baked an amazing three-tier cake, which was based on a design we found on Pinterest.

Start with a bang: Image 4b 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.


Start with a bang: Image 6For 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.

Start with a bang: Image 6b 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

Bride's hair and make-up
Cat Parnell

Bridesmaids' dresses
House of Fraser

Bridesmaids' dresses
David's Bridal

Le Papillon Patisserie

Payne & Gunter

Ceremony music
Richard Sully

Ceremony music
DJ, Magnetik Noize

Garden Living Florist

Groom's suit
Hugo Boss

Groomsmen's suits
Moss Bros


Photo booth
The Photo Lounge

Philippa Gedge Photography

Hedsor House

Venue styling
Glo Productions

Hanh Made Films

Wedding night accommodation
Burnham Beeches

Wedding night accommodation
Grovefield House