Tamsin and Abdi got married at Jordans Mill, Bedfordshire in July. Their wedding was a cultural melting pot. Bright African colours coupled with rustic English countryside, a spiritual ceremony and an Irish ceilidh. We loved every minute of it!
It was such an epic wedding that it has just been featured in Rock n Roll Bride magazine (Issue 30- go buy it now!).
There were so many amazing moments but some of the highlights for us were; Tamsin arriving by canoe, her mum leading a ceremony filled with song, music and even a didgeridoo, the most gorgeous cake made by Tamsin's twin sister and the vegan food..... it was sooo good!
Here are some words from Tamsin and Abdi on what inspired them
"We wanted our wedding to be a fusion of who we are: Somali (the dress and colour theme), British (the beautiful surrounding countryside and set in an old watermill), spiritual (ceremony), irish (ceilidh), and vegan (the food and cake)."
"We created the whole ceremony including our vows ourselves with the help of our loved ones, sharing music, prayers and stories, it was beautiful and we cried a lot of the way through."
and their advice for couples getting married in the future...
"Make it your own, not what tradition or anyone else dictates, enjoy every second of the day because it goes so quick."
We couldn't agree more!
Video: The London Videographer
Venue: Jordans Mill, Biggleswade
Dress: Shukri Hashi Bridal
Hair: Abbie's Salon
Makeup: Sheer Perfection
Suit: Moss Bros
Flowers: The Flower Hut, Stotfold
Henna: Humna Mastafa
Ceilidh band: Ceilidh Tree