The blissful union between Ros and Dan, which took place in Manchester earlier this year, combined some of the most colourful elements from both the bride's and the groom's religions to create a visually spectacular occasion which celebrated love, family and friendship. After a traditional exchange of garlands, the bride, dressed in a western bridal gown with plenty of mehndi and a beautiful purple veil, arrived in a VW camper van and made her way into the Old Trafford Church.
The ceremony was enhanced with extra speeches, readings and a lengthy period of hugging all the guests, but the part that was particularly memorable was the moment when the bride and bridegroom became husband and wife. The way Ros and Dan looked at one another left no doubt in anyone's mind that we'd just witnessed something very special. Sporting such huge, heartfelt grins, it was clear that this was a couple who was very pleased to be married.
As the string quartet played, the congregation made their way outside, where Indian drummers heralded the good news. We had time for a few photos outside before making our way over to the reception at Dukes 92. The peacock-themed wedding cake on display here made everybody's mouths water!
After a few more couple shots on and under the bridges, over the canals and beside some of Manchester's impressive urban structures, it was nearly time for me to bid the wedding party goodbye. A big thank you to Ros and Dan for involving me in their wonderful marriage. I'd like to wish them all the very best for the future.