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.”
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