Could you and would you trust your other half to plan your big day solo? Well, beautiful Brighton bride Rosa handed over the wedding planning reins to her hubby-to-be Harry for our fave BBC Three show; Don’t Tell The Bride!
For those of you that didn’t see the show, the bride who originally wanted an elegant stately home wedding with vintage touches instead was treated to a colour-explosion Brighton Pavilion wedding with Bollywood dancing, a curry buffet, oh and parading through the busy streets of Brighton on a mechanical elephant. And yes; it looks as amazing as it sounds! It wasn’t just a random theme though, Harry wanted to recreate the magic of their Goa engagement and love of India…
Here’s Rosa and hero hubby Harry to talk wedding planning in three weeks, being on TV and bringing Bollywood to Brighton!
Harry, did you think wedding planning was going to be easy?!
I knew it was going to be hard and stressful.
What was the hardest part of filming?
Rosa: Having to repeat stuff over and over again. I’m not an actor! I can’t make it sound good! People have seen it and said “you don’t normally talk like that” It’s because I had to repeat reactions and repeat scenes over and over again.
Rosa, did you have any idea that you’d be having a Bollywood wedding?
Not a clue! We had already planned to have a vintage festival wedding with afternoon tea and everything for that was booked for next year. So, this was totally not on the cards!
Harry, what were your most WOW factor big day buys?
The Elephant! It was the biggest impact of the whole day. Saris for everyone, my groomsmens’ clothes, the holi powder for the beach powder fight, material for the bar, loads of things!
Your ceremony at Brighton Pavilion was amazing! Why did you decide to have a Hindu ceremony?
Harry: I felt that the sentiments read by the Hindu celebrant echoed our commitment and feelings for each other (with the help from a lovely translator). I believe words from any source can carry personal meanings, regardless of how you identify yourself.
The best part of the experience was….
Rosa: Getting married!
Harry: The ceremony was awesome but the procession on the elephant through Brighton was amazing.
The hardest thing about planning had to be…
Harry: The timescale was pretty stressfull. You’re in such a rush and you just have to know what you’re doing. You have a set budget and a day to do a million things.
My advice for brides and grooms to be are…
Rosa: Don’t put too much pressure on the wedding and stress yourself out about it, and remember that the actual act of getting married is more important.