The bride and groom had decided on a marquee in the grounds and the brides family were waiting to receive us.
The bride had picked the colour theme, the table settings and the centrepeices. She filled the favour boxes herself with the "bidh" we provided. This is the traditional mix of nuts and dried fruit that we give out handfuls of once the nikah or wedding ceremony is complete.
The cake was gorgeous - a layer each of rich chocolate, sponge and carrot cake and a fourth I can't remember.
The boys wore grey suits with purple shirts. I spent all day tucking this one's shirt in.
Alhamdulillah, we had a wonderful day. The food was amazing, the whole family was together and everyone helped out. As with the henna night, my boy cousins ran around for us. We managed to dump about 100 boxes of confetti on my brothers head and we made so much mischief that we are still laughing about it.