Now this is what you call a fusion wedding, a Chinese tea ceremony, an English country reception and an Indian wedding dress all rolled into one big celebration. The day began early where the couple donned traditional Chinese outfits for the tea ceremony and the Groom played a game of 'Win the bride' (a Chinese tradition). A quick outfit change later, and the bride and groom were saying their vows at the traditional English ceremony in the big Essex venue, followed by a beautiful bright wedding breakfast with pink flowers and a dedicated kids table! The couple then had their third outfit change of the day, with the bride opting for a stunning navy Indian wedding dress. Perfect timing for some Indian games and Bollywood dancing!
What Made Our Day Unique
We wanted to create a classic English wedding backdrop and make it unique by incorporating different elements from the Groom's Chinese and the Bride's Indian backgrounds. There was a Chinese tea ceremony in the morning, which included games the Groom had to play to 'win the Bride'. After, we had a civil ceremony, drinks reception and a traditional wedding breakfast. In the evening we had some Indian games and Bollywood dancing by the bridesmaids. We had sparklers in the evening to end the night. The Bride and Groom had three outfits - Chinese, English and Indian to top it all off.
Indian Wedding Dress
This couple had three (yes 3!) outfit changes throughout their day, including traditional Chinese outfits and a white strapless bride dress for the I Do's, but the bride ended the celebration in a beautifully detailed Indian wedding dress. Complementing the bride were her bridesmaids who wore bespoke pink sari style dresses for the day, combining the pinks from the flowers and the Indian theme to help bring everything together! This wedding really was a fusion of both the bride and the groom's backgrounds and was executed beautifully!
Inspiration & Styling
We wanted to classic minimalist decor to create a relaxed summer wedding vibe. We had lavender and gold elements popping out in the decor to compliment the venue and add colour. We wanted to create something timeless that we would love in twenty-thirty years time.
We love the coming together of different cultures and backgrounds, mixing traditions can often create something spectacular, if you need a bit of fusion inspiration we have more where this came from in our real wedding section, like this Anglo/Indian celebration or this Chinese/English wedding! And if you need some help picking your suppliers for your big day we have a whole selection of Recommended Suppliers for you to pick from, including Papier who created this couple's stunning stationery.