We have planned quite a few fusion weddings and the joining of two cultures and the associated expectations can be challenging for couples. Check out our tips on planning a fusion wedding on Asian Fortune News.
If it wasn’t for the fact that both families were incredibly generous and friendly, this would have been such a challenging wedding. I love at-home weddings because there are no rules. However, the site where the tent was to be set up was at the bottom of a sloped area and was really narrow (30’x90′) and too small, but we had no alternative. Check out the floor plan below. While part of the ground had asphalt, other parts had uneven grass. Trying to place the dance floor was nearly impossible while trying to work around the tent poles. It was definitely one of the more challenging floor plans I had to design, but we made it work. The landscape also limited where we could place the lovely portable toilets! The tent company was less than stellar during installation. Luckily, we had beautiful weather and some very fun guests.
The bride’s family, although of Indian descent, were from Jamaica. We had fun with the cuisine, serving an Indian buffet, Carib beer, Jamaican rum cake for dessert, as well as the groom’s favorite cookies from his childhood, and everybody’s favorite cupcakes from Georgetown Cupcakes. The day began with a very intimate ceremony that just included both immediate families, while the rest of the guests were only invited to the reception. Loved that idea! Afterwards, we got this lovely note from the couple …
OMG, Vicky, [we] had SO much fun!!! every time we talk about the wedding, we would throw in there “thank goodness for Vicky!!” I think everyone in my family was in love with you for all the help and the awesomeness that you provided 🙂 … I’m still recovering… !
After a spring season full of happy couples getting married, we’re finally resurfacing! What I will remember most about this 2012 spring wedding season is the extreme and unpredictable weather, with lots of rain, a derecho storm knocking out power, and excessive heat. Various parts of three weddings were moved indoors due to rain, and a wedding reception had to be relocated on wedding day entirely. Nonetheless, the couples and theirs guests had fun times.
Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing the images from a few of these wedding. Below is a sneak peek at one of the moments captured by Amy Raab this spring at Westwood Country Club in Vienna, VA. More on that story coming soon.