Plan a stylish fusion wedding with these top tips for Indian English weddings
A fusion of two cultures isn’t about holding two different ceremonies with clearly defined differences between the cultural celebrations and ceremony. A true fusion is a single ceremony, celebration which ‘fuses’ both cultures together. How to create this Indian English wedding fusion seamlessly is featured here with tips about bridal wear, music, food and more.
English To Indian Fusion Bridal Looks
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The modern Indian Wedding embraces Western themes – making a fusion easier
Your Indian English wedding will dispense with the Kancheevaram saree, bare bejewelled feet and groom on a white steed. These will be replaced with designer bridal wear, strappy heeled shoes, limousines and stylish modern touches that have a more Western influence. The beauty of the Indian wedding though will be weaved throughout and will maintain a dominant presence with careful styling.
Let’s take a look at ideas for Indian English fusion wedding dresses
For a wedding dress to be fused with Indian and English bride influences, it needs to be mermaid shape or a simple drop line dress. The dress should have delicate details, lace, crystal embellishments and be everso slightly ‘bling’! Vintage wedding dresses featuring lots of lace and simple untailored shapes are great for creating fusion looks. Add a traditional wedding saree as a veil and the look is complete.
First up is a lacy mermaid style dress which features red floral lace design. I’ve featured this dress in the moodboard above to give you an idea as to how this dress can be fused with Indian bridal wear traditions. This is a great Indian English fusion wedding dress as it incorporates the English fashion shape (mermaid) with the traditional red color of Indian bridal wear.
Description:Charming Tulle &; Satin Scoop ;Neckline Natural Waistline Mermaid Wedding Dress Fabric: tulle &; Satin Details: The charming wedding dress is decorated with beaded lace applique .featuring scoop neckline and natural waistline in mermaid silhouette.
Next up is this stunning Vintage style loose fitting wedding dress. This is elegant modest and beautiful.
Description:Elegant Tulle &; Chiffon Bateau Neckline Natural Waistline Sheath Wedding Dress With Beaded Lace Appliques Fabric :tulle &; chiffon Details :The bodice is made of tulle embellished with delicate beaded lace appliques and the skirt is made of chiffon. The
Lastly but not least we have some white and off white mermaid style dresses which feature beautiful detail.
To add more Indian influence a stunning wedding Saree veil can be added along with traditional Indian jewellery as worn on the hair and face and wrists. keeping the neckline clear will allow the attention to be drawn to the brides elaborate wedding makeup. Henna designs can also be worked into this look.
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Description:Alluring Tulle &; Satin Spaghetti Straps Neckline Natural Waistline ;Mermaid Wedding Dress Fabric: Tulle &; Satin Details: This modern wedding dress is made of tulle outside and satin inside.featuring spaghetti straps neckline and natural waistline.It is
Description:Elegant Tulle Sweetheart Neckline Mermaid Wedding Dress With Embroidery &; Rhinestones Fabric: tulle Details: The definition of pure romance is found in this mermaid wedding dress. featuring embroidered with beads and rhinestones. and accented with a swee
Description:Marvelous Tulle Jewel Neckline Mermaid Wedding Dress with Lace Appliques Fabric: Tulle Details: The marvelous wedding dress is made of tulle. Exquisite lace appliques and beadings are gently placed throughout the ;jewel neckline and natural waist bodice t
Description:Stunning Tulle V-neck Natural Waistline Mermaid Wedding Dress With Lace Appliques Fabric: Tulle Detials:This sophisticated bridal dress is breathtaking. The outer layer of this wedding dress is made of tulle and the lining is made of satin. Exquisite lace
Description:Elegant Tulle High Collar ;Neckline Natural Waistline Mermaid Wedding Dress With Embroidery &; Rhinestones Fabric :tulle Details :The outer layer of this wedding dress is made of tulle and the lining is made of satin. The ;dress is decorated with exquisite.
Indian English Fusion Wedding Invitations
Modern Indian Wedding Invitations have moved away from deep colors, volumes of detail and metallic embellishments
The customizable wedding invitations featured here are modern, classy and available in the trending colors for 2017 and 2018 weddings. They have a perfect balance of detail, color and simplicity. Perfect for Indian English fusion weddings, they combine the best of both worlds.
Amazon has a wonderful range of Laser Cut invitations which are modern and exude quality and elegance.
For brides on a tight budget the fact that costume jewellery is now popular and accepted as an alternative to heavy gold and diamonds is great news. Also English brides have been taking from Indian bridal culture by wearing the matha patti hair accessories previously only seen in indian culture. This too makes a fusion of Indian and English much easier to pull-off. As an Indian bride you can retain the headwear glamor that is traditional in your culture.
Check out the moodboards for ideas of how to incorporate Indian food, design into Western culture food and design for weddings. The effect is quite stunning. I’d include food from both cultures, buffet style to ensure all the guests Indian and English are catered for. A sit down meal for an Indian English fusion wedding isn’t as practical and will take a lot more planning! As long as your guests have allocated seating the meal will be just as stylish and classy as any other sit down meal.
For decorations, metallic gold and silver are very popular for 2017 and 2018 wedding and they perfectly add that touch of glamor required for an Indian fusion wedding.
The good news here is that modern Indian weddings generally have moved on from the Nadaswaram or the Dholak and are instead using professional DJ’s to host their event. This is great because the music aspect of the fusion takes little work as its common practice now for both cultures to enjoy a class DJ. Remixed Indian English music is a great balance, or just choose music selections you both enjoy from either culture.