After a simple civil ceremony in Liverpool, Dimple and Andy whisked their wedding guests off to Dubai for a more elaborate Hindu ceremony.
Andy is the Finance Director for Liverpool Football Club, so the couple added a few Scouser touches to their big day in Dubai.
The couple got engaged for the first time in Santorini. After a long engagement, Andy popped the question once more at Anfield Stadium so they could celebrate with family and friends.
Dimple and Andy got married at Jumeirah Al Qasr Madinat hotel on Layali beach in February. They had a traditional Mahendi ceremony with a colour scheme of pastel blues, orange, white and gold. Don’t miss their grand entrance into their reception and Dimple’s gold evening dress!
Photographer: Adam Joe Roberts
The Wedding Dress
Dimple chose one wedding dress for the couple’s civil ceremony in Liverpool and another for their big day in Dubai.
“The dress for our Liverpool Town Hall ceremony was by Suzanne Neville from The Bridal Collection in Harrogate. I wanted a British designer to represent the wedding in the UK. It was daring and flattering and very different to the look I had in Dubai.
“My second dress was from Wed2B bridal shop in Liverpool. The wedding in Dubai was a Hindu wedding which meant sitting around a fire for an hour. My first dress from the civil ceremony just wouldn’t have been comfortable so I went with the comfort factor.
“In Liverpool, I had a headpiece that I also got from the Bridal Collection in Harrogate. I had my hair up so it added extra sparkle. Andy’s mum gifted me a Swarovski gold and silver bracelet which I wore in Liverpool and Dubai. I bought two simple silver necklaces from Debenhams to accessorise.
“I changed into a gold and black dress from Quiz for the evening reception in Dubai. I wore white stilettos with diamanté on the front and gold sandals for the evening reception.
“I spent some time with my stepdaughters and best friend before the wedding in Liverpool which was lovely. My mother-in-law and sister-in-law helped me into my wedding dress which wasn’t easy!”
Dimple’s wedding hair and makeup in Liverpool was done by Andrew Collinge Hairdressing. In Dubai, she enlisted the help of Makeup By Aliya.
“I had my initial hair and makeup trial four months before the wedding when we went to Dubai to meet our wedding planner. We went with someone recommended by the hotel.
“Unfortunately, two months later when I text her she said she couldn’t do my hair as she has other commitments! I was in a panic and luckily my wedding planner from Aghareed sent me a few to choose from.
“I went for a half up and half down look with curls. I had flowers pinned into the top half that matched the flowers we had selected for the wedding. My makeup was a bronze effect and simple.”
The Wedding Party
To match the colour scheme of the day, Dimple chose pastel blue dresses from ASOS for her bridesmaids.
“I had four bridesmaids: my two stepdaughters, my high school friend, and my cousin. I sent them a few different options on WhatsApp and they selected the best option.
“The groom wore an Indian outfit from Khan Collection in Southall. He went with my parents and the best man to buy it. He wore it with matching traditional shoes and an Afghani hand-stitched gold shawl.”