Back in April of this year, The Old Library played host to the wedding of Tony and Nisha. We began working with the couple at the beginning of January and with less than three months to go, got straight into organising their big day.
Nisha gave us a brief of ‘Indian wedding without being ‘Bollywood’” which was an exciting task for The Old Library team. We worked closely with the couple on the logistics of a 150 guest ceremony, a kitsch-y vintage twist on a drinks reception in Zellig’s Nomad and a self catered Indian feast for the reception. The overall decor of the wedding reflected Nisha’s Indian heritage as well as giving a fresh Easter feel to the venue.
The day began with excited friends and family arriving at The Old Library as a nervous Nisha waited in The Study for the ceremony to begin. Tony greeted his gorgeous soon-to-be bride at the altar and after a beautiful service, emerged man and wife to the sounds of Led Zeppelin.
Steve Gerrard, a resident at The Custard Factory and a close friend of the couple, photographed the whole wedding, taking in the unique urban surroundings of The Custard Factory including The Rainbow and Digbeth’s epic railway arches. Steve says “(The) wedding was pretty relaxed and laid-back, just like the couple. The Old Library is a venue which I’ve been keen to shoot a wedding at and I was impressed how great it looks when it’s all decorated for weddings.” Steve’s photographs reflect the modern and distinctive setting of The Custard Factory and the cool and relaxed personalities of this Bride and Groom and we look forward to having him back shooting weddings this summer.
Tony and Nisha held their drinks reception in Nomad, a funky space available for hire in Zellig. Decorated by friends of the couple, the space was accentuated with bunting and the couple’s initials embedded in the faux-grass walls.
During this time, The Old Library staff transformed the main space for dinner and the guests were welcome back into a light and spring-time atmosphere. The couple went with our self-catering package and the food was incredible! The pans and vats just kept coming and the traditional Indian wedding feast was enjoyed by all. We arranged to have the curries served in small bowls, reflective of Thali dishes.
The guests went on, partying to the sounds The Dark Hearts and DJ friends Steve and Steph. The wedding was a huge success and was thoroughly enjoyed by all. The friends and Family of Tony and Nisha were wonderful guests to have with us at The Old Library and we wish the happy couple all the best in their future together.
Photographs Courtesy of Steve Gerrard Photography