Bride of Ollichon - Deepti
A proposal on Juliet's balcony in Verona for two Shakespeare lovers...romantic much? As well as a traditional Indian wedding ceremony, Deepti and Darshan had their registry office wedding beforehand where Deepti wanted to wear something that didn't conform...something that we welcome with open arms at House of Ollichon!
How long have you been together?
Who proposed to who?
Darshan proposed to me in Verona on Juliet's balcony - we share a joint love of Shakespeare!
Where did you get married?
What was your inspiration to go dress-less?
I love high waisted skirts, and I do love showing off my shoes when I wear outfits, so going for a midi skirt seemed like the best choice.
How did you feel in your outfit?
Absolutely stunning! I couldn't have asked for anything more in my outfit. The beautiful lace across the skirt and top meant I had to do very little with my accessories to achieve complete elegance!
My Sophia Webster heels that I wore on the day - the flowers on the shoes complimented the outfit perfectly.
I don't usually leave anything for surprise, however I have to say it was great that my maid of honour, and two bridesmaids decided to coordinate their outfit colours, without me even asking! I don't enjoy imposing dress codes on my nearest and dearest, so this bit of organisation and coordination from them was the perfect surprise :)
Did anything not go to plan?
There is probably a lot that didn't go to plan, but our amazing family and friends wouldn't have let anything get out of control! Specifically on the Registry Marriage day, quite a few things went in the wrong direction! Someone had pricked themselves with a pin, while pinning a sari, and blood got on my white top!! Complete panic stations - fortunately my mum rushed me into the bathroom and dabbed out the spot with cold water (it works a treat!). The other thing that was a slight mishap, the room we had selected at Harrow Civic Centre to get married in, was flooded the day before due to a burst pipe. This one was solved by the team at Harrow Civic Centre who seamlessly transitioned us to another room (just as good) and everything went smoothly!
Definitely the 'I dos' and the mini celebration after at Bombay Central in Harrow Weald. It truly was one of the best days of my life, and having all our friends and family there to celebrate makes the excitement and celebration even more fun!
What did you family and friends think about your outfit?
They loved it! I think the specific love for the outfit was that I hadn't gone for a dress! They loved the fact that I had gone for my own ideas rather than conforming to the social norms. Even the registrar was very complimentary of my outfit, apparently, she thought it was very fitting of the type of ceremony it was, and looked very elegant.
Will you wear it again?
Absolutely! In fact I already have :) My husband's friends got married in Ibiza with a white and gold theme - I was able to wear it all over again. I also got great use out of the pockets on the skirt - very handy. The great thing about this outfit is the top and skirt can be worn together, and apart and still look great.
Testimonial about HoO
My experience with HoO was second to none. I initially saw the playsuits on Sheerluxe and from there I reached out to Hannah for a swatch of the lace. I received this within the week and also invited to come in for an appointment to try on the outfits. I took my mum and sister along with me, they loved it! Hannah had found out my size and product choices in advance and made sure I had plenty to try on when I got there. We tried different styles (a couple of wild cards!) until I was completely sure I wanted the Le Fay Skirt and Drakeford Top. From there, it was as simple as 1,2,3. I placed my order, gave Hannah my wedding date and she made sure she got the outfit to me with plenty of time to spare, and included a few little treats inside :) I would recommend House of Ollichon to everyone who wants to try something different and make their wedding outfit their own. For me, this worked particularly well as I was wearing an Indian outfit for my Hindu wedding, so having a House of Ollichon outfit meant I would feel different on my Registry wedding, but also have something that was reusable in so many different ways!
Photography by Dino Jeram Photography