Bride with gemstone forehead chain

We just adore featuring bright, colourful wedding features, and today’s fusion wedding shoot ticks all the boxes!

We love the imagination that has gone into creating this styled shoot, which took place at Longford Barn and was inspired by the Chinese Golden Pheasant. Peacock colours feature heavily throughout, mixed with an abundance of gold for glamour.

And just look at that gorgeous sequinned wedding dress – wow! We love the oriental styling features including lanterns, spices and, of course, Asian elephants.

We are sure that you will find so much inspiration for a fusion styled wedding from these amazing pictures, taken by Kismet Photography…

“We decided to shoot this imaginative theme as we were keen to escape from the confines of a traditional white wedding and do something really different. It was initially inspired by my Golden Pheasant mood board – the bird has glorious feathers and is Chinese in origin.

“Weddings always appear to follow fashion and interiors, and we were keen to explore growing trends towards glitter/sequins and bold, rich tones and fabrics. Velvets are coming back in this season and the trend for colour in gowns and flowers is growing as people are becoming braver. The styling also provided a total contrast from the rustic barn venue, giving it a warmth. The gold sequin drapes reflected the light from the candles and up-lighters to give a stunning, magical effect.

“We contacted Occasions florist as we wanted to dress the entire venue to help Kismet promote their space, and to look at how it could be used for an intimate wedding. Lesley often works in silks as well as fresh flowers, and she brought along all her flowers to the venue so she could see the dressing before creating her pieces – everything was done on-site.

“The theme was circulated around the contributors using Pinterest, a board that we could add to as our look developed, so the cake, hair and make-up were developed by sharing pins.

“The sequinned dress made a huge statement, so the hair and accessories were kept Hollywood glamorous with an eastern twist, and we used a simple Ottoman Hands gemstone necklace as a hair ornament, with matching earrings. The Labradorite stone caught the colour of the sequins perfectly.”

Longford Barn

Drapes over entrance to wedding


Oriental lily with silver wedding shoes

Colourful fusion wedding styling

Blue cabinet

Coloured glass vases

Flower girls

Bride and groom

Bride with silver dress and forehead chain Groom

Peacock feather buttonhole

Bride, groom and flower girls sitting

Bride in silver wedding dress standing holding bouquet

Bride with gemstone forehead chain and earrings

Coloured glass windows hanging as decoration Bride and groom sitting

Bride and groom holding hands in front of coloured windows

Wedding tables in Longford barn

Lanterns hanging from ceiling of Longford Barn

Wedding tables with coloured tablecloths

Ceremony chairs and wedding tables Lantern at end of wedding ceremony chairs

Bride wearing long silver wedding dress

Bride wearing forehead chain sitting at table

Groom Bride

Wedding tables in Longford Barn

Fusion wedding table styling

Colourful flowers on wedding table Oriental style flowers

Colourful wedding table styling

Wedding table with colourful glassware and flowers

Large coloured green glass vase wedding table centrepiece Glasses with gold detail

Napkin on wedding plate

Napkin with ring

Wedding table with turquoise tablecloth

Colourful wedding table

Wedding table with colourful styling

Wedding table with colourful candles, glasses and flowers

Blue and peacock styled wedding stationery

Blue backed wedding stationery

Wedding guest book with peacock feather

Wedding stationery with peacock feather

Wedding seating plan in frames

Wedding seating plan in frames

Elegant, colourful wedding cake

Purple and blue sugar flowers on wedding cake

Gold detail on wedding cake

Purple and blue sugar flowers on wedding cake

Sugar flower on base of wedding cake

Wedding biscuits and macarons

Asian elephant ornaments

Wedding thank you sign

Spice jar wedding favours

A little something for you tag

Photography: Kismet Photography

Styling: Verdigris Venue Dressing

Venue: Longford Barn, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Stationery: Laurel Designs

Flowers: Occasions Flowers

Crockery, Glassware and Cutlery: Couvert

Wedding Gown: Gibson Bespoke

Groom’s Suit: Regent Tailors

Wedding Cake: Jelly Cake

Make-Up: Teresa Jolly

Hair: Michelle Crosser

Blacksmith: Dave Goddard

Candlesticks: Jessica Found It

Hand-Blown Glass: Shakspeare Glass

Stained Glass Windows: John Yeo Stained Glass

Furniture/Prop Hire: The India Shop

Table and Chair Hire: Shipseys

Indian Tea Glasses: The Utterly Sexy Café

Tall Coloured Glassware: Wilton Reclamation Yard

Models: Becca the Bride, Charlie the Groom and Lola and Jess the Bridesmaids

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