Catherine & Becker’s wedding at Recommended Venue, Ashridge House, in Hertfordshire was a total celebration of love, family, friends, culture, and good times. Inspired by one of their favourite anime movies, this unique wedding at Ashridge House was all about vibrant colours. The couple wanted to have that ethereal dream-like quality whilst also having one hell of a party. It was also part of the vision for the day to fully reflect the couple’s cultures and heritages. This meant having a Chinese Tea Ceremony, a Chinese lion dance, belly dancers, and a zaffa band! Capturing this wedding was Recommended Supplier, Vic Rivero Films. Plus, the menu bands were created by Recommended Supplier, Lilac and White!

Ashridge House wedding with Chinese tea ceremony and a zaffa band and drummers

My husband said his favourite part of the day was the celebrant ceremony and watching me walk down the aisle, he said I looked beautiful and as if I was floating down the stairs. Mine was when we were being introduced into the wedding breakfast, being able to see everyone celebrating our marriage and also seeing the stunning transformation of that room was an amazing feeling.


Multicultural Ashridge House Wedding

Catherine & Becker’s wedding was a total mix of both of their cultures and heritages. Catherine is half Chinese and half Thai and Becker is Iraqi Arabic and both are born in the UK. The couple wanted to reflect and celebrate all aspects of who they are by having a traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony and Chinese lion dancers. Becker’s culture was celebrated with Arabic entertainment, including the traditional zaffa drummers and a belly dancer. The happy couple did all of this whilst also celebrating their British roots, which is why Ashridge House was the most perfect venue. The inspiration for the styling came from an anime film called ‘Your Name’. This film is a favourite for Catherine & Becker who used the vibrant colours and magical dream-like quality of the movie in their wedding. The suppliers went above and beyond to bring this to life and actually brought the bride to tears. What a dream!

At Rock My Wedding, we’re all about having your day, your way! Make your wedding personal with special touches

If you are able to, get a wedding planner. They save so much of your time and really help you make sure your wedding is what you want. Our advice is to remember you're not the hosts of your wedding, you're the guests of honour that everyone has come to celebrate. Enjoy it!

Catherine & Becker

Catherine made all the floral resin place cards by herself, which was an epic project! She worked with one of her dear friends who happens to be a calligrapher to create mementoes for all the guests too! It’s the personal touches that make your wedding day so special for you and your guests. Take a look at our favourite DIY weddings for some inspiration on how you can put your own stamp on your day. Plus, we’ve got unique wedding favour ideas to thank your guests!

Leah Blundell

Written by Leah Blundell

Featured suppliers

Wedding Venue: Ashridge House | Photography: Blue Lily Weddings | Videography: Vic Rivero Films | Wedding Planner: Vivienne May Weddings | Band & Production: The London Function Band | Florist: Augusta Florals | String Quartet: Bow Fiddle | Cake: The Whimsical Cakery | Celebrant: Wild & Oak | Hair & Make Up: The Bridal Stylist | Blossom Trees: Diamond Lush Events | Photo Booth: 360 Motion Events | Wedding Dress: Sassi Holford | Groom's Suit: Moss Bros | Invitations: Designed by Libby | Menu Bands: Lilac and White | Wedding Favours: Lily O'Brien's | Fireworks: Electrify Pyrotechnics

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