Niamh & Dhaman made their way to, Recommended venue, The Barn At Upcote, for their interfaith wedding. Wanting to showcase the best of Asian culture but in an inclusive way, their guests dressed in brightly coloured outfits and their caterer provided a fusion of western dishes alongside more traditional Asian cuisine. With a romantic and rustic vibe, they chose a theme of ‘roses’, which matched their traditional Catholic ceremony in Ireland. They opted for corals, pinks and peaches for their stationery, flowers, cake and tables. The groomsmen even managed to fit in a football match between the ceremony and reception… including an unfortunate ripping of trousers, which was captured by Recommended Supplier, Clem Stevens Photography! (Don’t panic, you won’t find those pictures here…) 

Multicultural wedding at The Barn At Upcote 

Your wedding is the one time when you can be utterly selfish. At times we felt pressured to do things the "traditional way" but quickly realised that you can never keep everyone happy and it wouldn't have felt like our wedding if we continued compromising. When we focused on what we wanted from the day, it made decision-making so much easier and those things that we went with our gut on, are the ones our guests are talking about now! 

Niamh & Dhaman


When initially looking for our venue, we found the Barn at Upcote online. They were the first venue we visited in the Cotswolds and we provisionally reserved them that day as we had such a good feeling. We visited other venues but our heart was with Upcote. Upcote had Clem as one of their recommended suppliers and when we saw his Instagram we knew he was the photographer for us. He recommended Mitch as a videographer and the rest went from there. We knew we wanted Social Dough for the evening as they are a local company to us in Hertfordshire.


Our bridesmaid Amy made the most professional-looking displays for our neon signs, we're going to incorporate them at home because we cannot part with them. Niamh's mum's friends made mini-dried flower arrangements for the napkins tying in the colour scheme beautifully. Dhaman created an amazing sweet table and doughnut display. Clem smashed the wedding photos, he surpassed all our expectations and perfectly captured the vibe of the day. The lovely ladies at Upcote couldn't have made the whole experience any easier. All the suppliers we used were perfect!

A sparkler exit & golden hour portraits? Jackpot! 

Our harpist played classic Indian songs alongside contemporary music and the DJ played R&B which the traditional dhol players played along to.

Niamh & Dhaman

You can find the Barn At Upcote over at our Recommended supplier list! You’ll also find sparkler exit inspiration and how to plan a multicultural wedding

Ella Turner

Written by Ella Turner

Featured suppliers

Venue: The Barn At Upcote | Videographer: Mitchell Clulow | DJ & Dhol Players: Virsa Entertainment | Harpist: London Harpist Ltd | Florist: Haze Lea Floral Design | Wedding Breakfast: Heena's Kitchen | Sweet Table & Doughnut Display: The Social Dough | Wedding Cake: Emma's Kitchen | Hair Stylist: Cotswold Wedding Hair | Makeup Artist: Nicola Harrison | Ceremony Jewellery: The Jewellery Trunk London | Grooms Sherwani: Mongas | Stationery: Pure Invitation | Fairy Lights & Uplighter: Every Event Hire

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