Lydia & Zak’s beautiful multicultural wedding is just what the doctor ordered! A stunning fusion wedding, consisting of Chinese, Kenyan and summer party vibes. Wanting their day to represent who they are as a couple, this gorgeous couple went for a relaxed and rustic style. The entire wedding was a team effort (which we love); from the homemade floral bouquets and arrangements, to Lydia’s sister styling the venue, to her dad’s Chinese calligraphy for the table settings and signs! We absolutely love the bridesmaid gowns in different styles and shades of green, which works perfectly against the eclectic and rustic feel of the day. Oh, and a pretzel wall!? Uhm, yes please! This gorgeous couple also chose Recommended Suppliers, The Wedding Shop, as their Gift List providers - love!
Multicultural wedding with Chinese tea ceremony and rustic vibe
The wedding was completely us. It was a fusion of our cultures; British, Chinese, Irish and Kenyan. It was a DIY wedding so we could do things exactly how we wanted, and it was a huge team effort in which everyone got involved.
We wanted the wedding to represent us, a couple of very mixed heritage who love a party. We wanted our guests to feel relaxed at a big family party rather than a formal wedding. Everything was very homemade and rustic. Lydia’s sister styled the venue with Chinese decorations and hundreds of homemade paper cranes. We had a great British Chinese Wedding bake off, and Lawn Games Olympics inspired by Tokyo 2020.
Getting married under the big tree, a ceremony lead by our two best friends. The ceremony was like no other, very personal, and very moving, in a beautiful setting. We incorporated the Chinese tea ceremony into the program. A very special moment was when our friends performed ‘All you need is Love’ by the Beatles, a performance Zak had organised as a surprise for Lydia, a big “Love Actually” fan.
A moment to appreciate Lydia’s beautiful boho dress complete with flower crown? Amazing.
Planning the wedding during the covid pandemic was challenging. But it was so worth it to finally have a big party with all our family and friends after lockdown. Lydia’s family and Maid of Honour could even make the day from Hong Kong and New York despite quarantine and covid travel challenges. Covid also posed challenges for suppliers. Our original band had to self isolate, and Dalton stepped in last minute with less than a week’s notice. They surpassed all our expectations and delivered an incredible performance. Everyone was on the dance floor dancing like they hadn’t danced since 2019!
A multicultural wedding is the chance to showcase all those beautiful personal traditions. Take a look at this stunning day, complete with the most incredible styling and smoke bomb portraits.Or how about this day, with Chinese traditions and a fusion celebration (we just love the hand knitted wedding favours!)