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Breathtaking Indian Royal Wedding Inspiration At Prestwold Hall

This Hindu wedding inspiration is glittering gold.

We can’t get either wedding setup out of our heads: the lavish red sari our bride wears while strolling through Prestwold Hall’s luscious rose gardens, or the ethereal blush pink reception ensemble that seems to bloom itself from the cascading David Austen roses.

Planned & styled by Tes Moments and so ethereally captured by Sophie May, the editorial captures a less traditional, more fine art approach to an Indian wedding theme. While engaging a fusion design, Hindu wedding traditions are at its core, centering its design theme around the seven vows made during a traditional Hindu ceremony.

The result is an Indian wedding scene that is practically royal. Much like this English fairytale inspiration from Clearwell Castle published last week, the Prestwold Hall’s stately grounds & ornate rooms gift any bride or groom the ultimate royal wedding vibes.

From Tes Moments

This concept is a showcase of East meets West in a luxury fusion style rather than fully traditional. The setup is the after-wedding feeling where the couple has some alone time and re-evoke those cherished moments before the wedding ceremony. We also have the reception where the elegance is highlighted with the soft and subtle tones which are used to give this beautiful and dreamy style.

The theme Promise I Make To You originates from the rituals of seven vows which is performed in a Hindu wedding where the bride and groom go around the sacred fire seven times. Going for a fusion style does not mean one is not cultured which generally is the perception in the Asian culture.

The mood was to reminisce those vows and there is no better place than Prestwold Hall which is a beautiful stately home in the heart of Leicestershire. This is a Grade 1 listed home which has been the seat of the Packe family where the architecture is of neoclassical style and beautiful gardens reflecting the classical symmetry of the house and looking at the rising parkland. For this venue, the S-Type Jaguar was a perfect choice as it was oozing modern elegance.

The conservatory, dining area and the outside of the house were the main parts that were used for this shoot as they all had a different character, elegance and beauty.

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Simple is beautiful, elegant and luxurious. The womenswear was selected based on a darker pink colour for the main ceremony where the details of the embroidery made it different from the traditional red bridal. For the reception, focus was on the lighter colour of coral.

The menswear focused on a lighter tone of ivory and embroidery was not heavy on the whole attire whilst for the reception, the focus was darker but with subtle embroidery which made it stand out. For both set ups, the bride was always the focus and the photographer captured all the key moments of that journey from Miss to Mrs.

For the jewellery, fine diamonds were used as they complemented the outfits as well as the dainty shoes. In terms of hair and makeup, we went for flowing and Hollywood curls and natural makeup which made the bride beautiful.

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The coral, soft peach,ivory and lighter tone palette created this dreamy luxurious look through the tablescape, chairs, centrepieces, stationery, florals, cake, macaroons, damask linen and embroidered napkin.

For the cake, David Austen and Avalanche Roses were used as they are both specific varieties which are popular with brides. We also used sugar flowers where each petal was hand-cut, sculpted and dusted instead of fresh flowers to create a different visual experience. The soft wooden peach charger plate was enhanced with the damask ivory linen which transformed the beautiful room.

To announce the arrival of the bride and groom, we used the violinist who started on a Bollywood theme mixed with pop music.

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The whole shoot and concept felt original, beautiful and romantic and was captured beautifully by the photographer, Sophie May.

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My advice to couples will be: Create those moments which are yours to cherish forever through pictures and guests experience by infusing your personality and culture together.

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