Images by Anneli Marinovich Photography.
Poundon House, with their mix of rural rustic setting and classic Queen Anne-style house, creates a fabulous spot for any style of wedding. However it’s a particular favourite for fusion and Asian weddings and this luxe styled inspiration shoot is a stunner.
With pastels, classic elegance touches and fashion to make your heart sing I think this is a pretty great way to kick off this grey Wednesday morning.
Over to Planner & Stylist Desi Bride for more…
Notes from the Planner
Deep in the Oxfordshire countryside, Poundon House can only be described as an enchanted house within a beautiful countryside setting for a contemporary country wedding celebration. For this shoot, I wanted a venue which was steeped in historical charm offering idyllic views and romantic tranquility, skills often required by an Asian Wedding Planner. This show stopping venue had to make a lasting impression and be the perfect stage for a wedding theme based on soft pastels hues, elegant glamour and the ultimate in couture fashion.
With sweeping manicured gardens and an elegant Country House, I just knew Poundon House would look magnificent with gorgeous antique chairs, sophisticated soothing pastel décor and impeccable fashion – many of the elements we have all come to expect from an Asian fusion wedding.
Theme & Style
Think of Asian weddings and deep jewel tones and vibrant glamourous metallic shades are conjured up in one’s imagination. I have grown to love these elements as they inspire me to create a rich audacious backdrop for the splendor that is an Asian wedding. This shoot was different though, I wanted to create a different, softer mood which transported you to glorious summer days in the country and so the English countryside became my canvas.
The theme offset the simple elegance of a by gone era with the exuberance of an Asian wedding beautifully. The fusion of two cultures complemented and beautifully entwined in perfect harmony. I believe that in order to be able to perform well as an Asian Wedding Planner keeping an archive of creative concepts, being aware of trends and cultures assisted me with putting together mood boards and visuals.
Reminiscent of an English summer’s day, the pastel palette was the inspiration for the setting. Soft heavenly ice cream shades infused with darker vibrant metallic of blue and greys. The delicate rose pink and muted golds contrasted perfectly against palest baby blues and gentle creams of the décor. The gorgeous gold beading on the wedding outfit of our bride lifted from the flowing blush pink organza gown – so delicate and intricate, perfect for a summer wedding.
Setting the tone for an Asian fusion wedding through palette and design is very important but the fashion style also has to be elaborate and flawless. Entwining the elaborate styles and palette of Asian weddings outfits is a daunting task for the best of brides.
Tradition is a must at Asian wedding ceremonies but I wanted to also have two stunning but contrasting looks. Gone are the days when Asian outfits look generic. Fusing looks which look like you have stepped off a historical Bollywood set with essence of quintessential English summer novel was a challenge.
To get just the right the mood and tone we had Karan Rai as our stylist. Karan’s incredible style and experience shone through and she show-pieced the most stunning looks which beautifully complemented the pastel mood and inspiration for the shoot!
I instantly fell in love with the modern blush and gold couture gown from Soltee, I knew that it would work beautifully for the bride outfit giving it a traditional but contemporary edge.
Soltee is synonymous with intricately conveying depictions of nature and floral, couture artwork, a consistent theme of a scenic, natural landscape, applying the tiniest details to flora and fauna on canvases of luxe fabrics. Detailed embroideries on sumptuous base fabrics become the starting point for layering, creating cosmopolitan looks with Indian sensibilities.
The Red Dot jewellery set off the look impeccably. Red Dot Jewels source exquisite bridal jewellery from across the world, bringing these treasures back to London. Many of their pieces are unique, with an emphasis on Asian and Indian bridal jewellery sets.
The dashing groom looked on trend with the outfit from The Sherwani Company a designer who strives to meet the fashion needs for the man who wants that something special… Look at that fabulous turban from Ziggi – it just sets the whole look as if out the pages of the Far Pavilion.
The enchanted Country setting inspired the shoot and this reflected in the fantastic team who brought the concept to life.
Academy Hire provided the perfect French Louis chairs which sat around the sublime tablescape and settings from Maharani Décor. The elegance and drama of the cake designed by Unique Cakes by Yevnig Cakes against the bejeweled gold menus by Lovelli added the final flourish. The whole setting was an enchanted mid – summer dream. The guests and couple in this magical setting would be whisked away on a hazy dream of golden Country wedding. The colours meshed together every detail of the shoot embedding a mood of joy and laughter for summer weddings world over.
The flowers were the key piece of drama in this lovely scene. I knew Miriam Faith would captivate with her jaw dropping floral designs. The florals and foliage enhanced and complimented the natural setting of the exclusive country house.
The softest blush pink boutonnieres with the vivid blues shades of hydrangea blue against the greens, ivory, and gold foliage, Miriam’s arrangements captured the style and grace of an quintessential English garden. From classically styled bouquets and arrangements to captivating centerpieces, Miriam helped create the day of any bride’s dreams. The centerpieces and the bride’s bouquet featured roses and hydrangeas with cascades of delicate ivory ribbons which could have not been more sublime.
Inspiration for Brides
Any bride would be inspired by this scene set against a backdrop of an English country setting where pastel palettes sit comfortably against the country garden landscape. This vision is for the bride who cherishes tradition but lives in a modern world and wants to make a contemporary statement to a grand Asian wedding.
Venue Poundon House
Photography Anneli Marinovich Photography
Wedding Planner & Stylist Desi Bride
Prop Hire Wed Head
Hair Hair by Shamalah
Flowers Miriam Faith
Fashion Stylist Karan Rai
Bangles Nargis Collections
Jewellery Red Dot Jewels
Tableware Hire Maharani Decor
Turban Ziggi Studio
Tablescape Beading Vintage Button Bridal Designs
Doli Hire My Wedding Entrance
French Chairs Academy Furniture Hire
Henna Henna BK
Turbans Bespoke Turbans
Make Up Amz Rai
Silk Runner & Ribbons Kate Cullen
Shoes Emmy London
Henna Designs Henna BK