"The rarity and richness of a Caribbean & Indian fusion wedding was also something very special - Caribbean canapés, a three-course Indian feast, female guests in sari's, and a classic R&B, Soul and Reggae playlist." I think Roshni's words are all the introduction this incredible multicultural wedding needs. Strap in guys... it's a great wedding with a great story.
We went from a 200-person wedding to 30 & then to 15 the week before due to COVID-19 guidelines.
This was really stressful, but it ended up being the most perfect and intimate wedding with our immediate family. The day was so relaxed, and we got to speak to everyone & spend time together which was lovely - something that isn’t guaranteed at big weddings. Choosing suppliers was based on aesthetic, quality and style. The venue was located in my hometown Leicester, so I also had to consider suppliers who were located there/close by, as I knew this would make it a lot easier for meetings etc. However, we were more flexible with location in choosing our photographer and videographer, as they had to have the right vision and feel for how we wanted our day to be captured, as well as represent our creativity and style as a couple.
Roshni and Liam tied the knot at Winstanley House in Leicester and had their day shot by Rock My Wedding Recommended Supplier Westlake Photography. Decor came with a minimalistic vibe... with stationery designed by Roshni! And because of the autumnal time of year, Roshni and Liam went for rich jewel tones of ruby red and emerald green for their Indian and Caribbean multicultural wedding. Add red dahlias and white roses to the exposed brick backdrop of the venue and boom! Autumnal wedding inspiration 101
Half of our party of 15 did a speech, and each one was so special and unique in their own way. In Liam's speech, he did a shout-out to each and every guest on why their presence at our wedding meant so much to us.
With planning, be clear with what you want, but open to alternatives. Use Pinterest/Instagram for inspiration. With the current climate, do a lot of research before you make any big decisions, including thorough contract reading. But ultimately, do what works best for the both of you. For us, getting married was the most important thing, so we had to adapt. Every couple is different and will have their own vision for their wedding. The day does go by so quickly though, so just remember to eventually let go, not worry and enjoy it to the max!
Music was a massive part of Roshni and Liam's day. Roshni created specific playlists for each part of the day which included her entrance to the ceremony to Daniel Caesar & H.E.R Best Part, the first kiss to Luther Vandros', Never Too Much. To cut the cake they had Snoh Aalegra's Find Someone Like You and their first dance was to Miguel's Adorn. I see you adding those to your playlists right now! And I don't blame you. And let's finish by giving you some details about Roshni's incredible dress.
After many disappointing shopping trips, I decided to get a bespoke Indian outfit made. Originally, my mum was meant to bring back the outfit during her trip to India. But when the pandemic hit, India was in lockdown & my outfit was on hold for months. Luckily, my amazing mum communicated the whole process on my behalf from start to finish via WhatsApp & the outfit arrived a week before at her house. My first try on was 2 days before & the skirt weighed 16kg! But it was stunning & fit like a glove - so totally worth it!
If you want to learn more about how to plan your own multicultural wedding, you can find out more here.