Amita and Pete had a Bengali Hindu ceremony at Kew Gardens in May this year. They first met in school. When they reached their A levels, their two schools combined for 6th form so they met in the common room of their first week of year 12. They were friends from then until the week before study leave, when Pete asked Amita out in a local pub garden. Over to the couple to tell us about the proposal and their big day.
Today I have the lovely wedding of Anneka and Lewis who got married in Twickenham before moving back to Sheffield. Their wedding was a combination of an English countryside wedding with an Indian twist. It’s exactly how you should approach your fusion or multicultural wedding – incorporate the traditions of what are important to you both. Over to the bride and groom:
Anant and Avisha knew each other through mutual friends but never actually hung out alone, besides one day when they happened to have a casual outing with other friends. About a year later they got in contact again and started chatting. Around that time Avisha was planning a trip to New York with family. Anant suggested a few places for her to visit and even said he would like to meet her one day for a drink. Avisha told Anant with all of his suggestions he could be her tour guide. When Avisha finally made it to New York she did not call or text Anant because she was unsure if he was serious about being her tour guide.
Since launching the blog wayyyy back in 2014, I’ve seen the wedding industry grow. It’s starting to get more diverse and I’m seeing more fusion and multicultural weddings being featured. I’m hoping in the future this blog doesn’t have to exist so multicultural, fusion and interfaith weddings become the norm. Today I have a British Asian Fusion luxe shoot on the blog, put together by Sharn (a fellow wedding blogger) and wedding planner, from Desi Bride Dreams. Over to Sharn:
Whose the keeno who wanted to get her wedding venue booked right away? Yep that’s me. I mean are you really surprised? This wedding has been secretly being planned in my mind for years and when I got engaged everything changed. My best friend told me this right after she got engaged and it’s true. I always imagined having a big fat Indian wedding but I couldn’t be more wrong…
Today I have the wedding of Cala and Sohail, they are both from Greater Manchester and first met at work. Sohail is Muslim, and Cala is a Muslim convert, she was a Christian. The proposal was a romantic, afternoon tea overlooking Lake windermere at the Fabulous Holbeck Ghyll in the Lakedistrict. The waiter brought Cala’s ring on a tray with rose petals and chocolates. What more could a woman ask for? Diamonds and chocolates together!
We’ve come to the end of this Sikh-Punjabi weddings series with the final part – the Anand Karaj. You can catch up with the first post here and the second post here.
The Wedding Day
Sikh Weddings take place in a Gurudwara, with the couple taking four rounds of the Sikh scripture, Guru Granth Sahib Ji. Upon the fourth round, their blessed union is complete. But some cultural practices are still observed in the faith-based ceremony.
Today I have the wedding of Shervin and Jeremy, they got married at Omni Houston Galleria Hotel on 22nd April 2017. Jeremy is originally from St. Louis, MO and Shervin Taheran is originally from Houston, TX. Jeremy is from a predominantly Catholic family and Shervin is from a mixed-religion – Islam and nondenominational Iranian family.