You know the feeling you get when you receive the most exciting email? That happened to me when I received this stunning festive asian bridal styled shoot. It struck me because it fits into exactly what this blog represents, how to incorporate traditions and culture within your wedding day. Often a lot of brides will opt for a summer/spring wedding allowing them to wear their wedding gown/dress/lengha/saree without having to wrap up warm. This is why some winter weddings can be overlooked.
With the lead up to Christmas, this festive shoot is sure to get you inspired for your big day. I adore the way the colours of the bouquet and floral crown really stand out against the gorgeous outfits. In addition to this, the berry lip has to be one of my favourite colours at the moment. It’s really different that this colour is used as most asian brides opt for a red lipstick and loving the little tribute to Devdas (Bollywood lovers will appreciate that too!).
“I’m a London wedding photographer and having had a multicultural wedding myself I’m always excited to find ways of bringing different cultural traditions together. I wanted to do a bridal shoot that would showcase how traditional Indian elements could be combined with a festive, wintry theme. I also wanted to show that you can have beautiful bridal portraits in winter without shivering in the cold! The beautiful flowers and red berries look gorgeous with both the traditional white wedding dress and a silver sari. Adding intricate henna designs to candles allows a festive feel with an Indian twist, and wrapping up in faux fur, chunky knits & cream accessories gives a stunning winter look.” – Hannah Larkin Photography
Hair, make up & henna
“To create the perfect festive look I used beige and shimmery silver hues with a touch of smokiness to add definition to the eyes. Typically Asian brides wear shades of red on the lip, but in a twist on tradition here I used a deep berry colour to give a wintry finish. For a cosy feel I chose to style her hair down, with soft waves which works well with either a flower crown or woolly hat! Candles are perfect for winter weddings and for this multicultural shoot I wanted to use beautiful henna designs to add detail. Henna candles are very popular at the moment as table centrepieces and favours, and also allow for striking Devdas style images of the bride holding a lit candle.” – Shreya Pandya
“I decided to incorporate soft wintry whites with ranunculus and euphorbia mixed with splashes of red berries to give the flowers that festive feel. I incorporated lots of different textures with the use of fir, eucalyptus pods which have a gorgeous natural white/silvery tinge to them and white genista which reminded me of snow.”- Joanne Truby Floral Design
Has this shoot inspired you for a winter bridal look? Let me know below.