Revamped Gardens

Over 300 guests including local business people, members of the media and community leaders were wowed by a lavish showcase of bridal hospitality and entertainment at the newly refurbished Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

Hosted by wedding planner and caterer, Itihaas along with Ampersand Catering, guests were treated to a champagne reception, a selection of Indian inspired canapes, a wedding banquet and bhangra beats. Itihaas founder, Raj Rana and Colin Cook, Operations Director at Ampersand catering were on hand to share their insights into the wedding industry. Raj Rana, founder of Itihaas, commented: “Although we deliver around 150 weddings each year, every occasion is unique. This event really gave us a chance to give guests a taste of the vibrant world of the Asian wedding. The Botanical Gardens are one of Birmingham’s best assets, and the new developments have only added to that.”


  1. Jeremy Walker, Raj Rana
  2. Aneesa Malik, Salma Ilyas
  3. Bobby Ladwa, Lisa and Graham Corfield, Sundeep Ladwa
  4. Dee Kundi, Kavita Parmar, Alev Dervish, Anita Champaneri
  5. Lee Kemp, Amy Seton
  6. Monique and Manisha Seth, Mrs Seth, Raj Rana, Mr Seth
  7. Mr and Mrs Matharu, Miss Jazz Matharu
  8. Sherry Gill, Tom Cassidy, Franchesca Cassidy, Richard Gill, David Priseman
  9. Vicki and Ranjeet Singh