Allan & Odet’s fusion wedding is what I expect fusion weddings to be. It’s not about having back to back weddings so both cultures are represented. But rather blending the best parts of both to create something even better. This fusion wedding was coordinated for the most part at a Private Residential Barn in Goodwood. The bride started out with her morning prep at the family home. It had all the trimmings of a traditional Afghani wedding.
Once ready the couple had their first look. This allowed them to sort out all their couple, family, and bridal party portraits at the venue before guests arrived. Now while there was no rush when it came to the schedule, there was a rush in regards to weather. Rain was predicted to start right in the middle of our portrait session. But luckily everyone was there on time and super cooperative so we did have to eliminate any key photos. Their portraits session went by flawlessly. And we were able to clear out before the thunderstorms kicked in.
The ceremony was tented to accommodate for the unpredictable weather. It was all decked out in pink and flowers. The actual elements were kept relatively simple and similar to that of a civil ceremony.
The cocktail hour was filled with food, drinks, and lawn games. There was a great cross mingling amongst guests and a full receiving line. And the couple made a point to meet and chat with everyone. Their grand entrance went right into their first dance and cake cutting. They were luckily able to escape for some sunset photos once the rain cleared. And they even incorporated a traditional belly dancer into the evening festivities to get everyone on the dance floor. Not that this crowd needed additional motivation.