Vibrant Fusion Indian & Chinese Wedding
I was approached in December 2015 by Himesh and Maybo to work with them to create their Save the Dates for their wedding. Himesh comes from an Indian background and Maybo from a Chinese background. We first met to discuss what they were looking for in terms of stationery and design for their wedding. I was thrilled to be approached by Matthew Oliver International Wedding Planner who was working with the couple to plan their wedding day. Our introduction happened via their chosen photographer who also happened to capture our special day Bhavna Barratt
The brief for the save the dates was to give an elegant hint of bringing the two cultures and heritage together. So we looked at using a lotus flower concept, combined with a deep red a common colour from both cultures representing happiness and good fortune.
Himesh and Maybo wanted to call on their cultural backgrounds, respecting both their heritage and traditions. They wanted to have a wedding logo/monogram designed that they could use throughout their wedding something to tie everything together. Working with Himesh & Maybo was a great opportunity to explore and experiment with bringing both the Indian and Chinese traditions together for the fusion wedding. I sketched some initial ideas and then worked on developing these through to the final concept and colour developments. The logo was custom designed, tieing in traditional henna style patterns with the chinese “happiness” symbol perfectly combined to create this fusion Indian and Chinese wedding concept. The logo was used throughout the wedding invitation, forming part of the design for the invitation suite, to being used on the table plan, menus and place cards.
I was thrilled to see the pictures from their epic day, bursting with colour, passion and a fusion of their British, Indian and Chinese heritage all brought together perfectly by Matthew Oliver’s Event team over at Trinity Buoy Wharf. The space is filled with character and charm and located with an amazing backdrop with views of the Docklands Skyline, O2 and the Thames.
The couples day started with a traditional Indian wedding ceremony, welcoming Himesh’s family to the event. The couple had 3 outfit changes throughout the day from a beautiful custom Indian bridal lengha for Maybo, to the traditional red bride and groom outfits for the Chinese tea blessing ceremony then a final change into a contemporary white bridal dress for Maybo and suit for Himesh complete with a retro geometric bow tie.
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