Kirsty & Shivanie celebrated their love for each other with their friends and family in a beautiful fusion wedding ceremony at the gorgeous Yorkshire venue of Rise Hall. The day showed the coming together of two cultures to celebrate true love.
Unfortunately, Kirsty & Shivanie's first wedding venue fell through due to issues that arose during the pandemic. So, the couple went on the hunt for a new wedding venue to celebrate their special day, ensuring that the venues they were looking at would be able to accommodate their fabulous multicultural wedding.
They came across Rise Hall, took one look and booked it right there and then. It is so easy to see why.
Rise Hall is licensed for civil ceremonies in their Morning Room, which is an elegant and light room with a stunning chandelier, original features and views across the manicured lawns of the estate. The atmosphere this creates is just perfect for your a wedding day!
The gardens surrounding the stunning period house create a gorgeous backdrop for all of their photographs which as you can see will definitely hold as a special reminder to the gorgeous newlyweds. The Belvedere Hall at the heart of this beautiful venue, holds an incredible bespoke chandelier which makes for a stunning entrance and unique photographs.
Two Brides, Two Cultures, Four Dresses, One Magical Day
As this was a celebration of both brides' cultures, there were two stunning dresses (each!) on the big day!
Kirsty chose a traditional white, lace detailed gown which was simple but breathtaking. For her accessories, Kirsty chose a diamanté leaf hairpiece to sit delicately in her beautifully crafted hair. This, along with her subtle silver earrings and embellished bangle really brought the classic look together to make this blushing bride shine.
Shivanie wore a traditional Indian Lehenga in a deep red which featured gorgeous gold embellishments and detailing. This was complimented with traditional Indian wedding jewellery and Henna on her hands.
For the evening, both brides had a dress change into stunning traditional Indian dresses for their Indian style wedding reception and danced the night away in style.
'Because we had a multicultural wedding we wanted to try and incorporate both our traditions. I wanted a traditional wedding dress that didn’t scream at you, which is why I picked a simple lace. My wife was always going to wear a traditional Indian Lehenga wedding dress, which I’m so glad she did, because she looked beautiful. In the evening we decided to both wear traditional Indian dresses.
We wanted our day to be about two people who love each other while keeping some of the traditions we had both grown up with. To that end, we had a humanist ceremony, and an English wedding breakfast. But in the evening we had an Indian reception. I’m so glad we did, because it was so much fun! We kept our décor very simple, not wanting to overshadow how beautiful the venue was, but we kept the colours white and red – traditional wedding colours for both our cultures.'
The Wedding Party
Each bride had her own fantastic group of beautiful bridesmaids. Kirsty's in long flowing blush gowns with complimentary flowers to give a nod to the British traditions and Shivanie's in traditional Indian dresses in a mint green with pink and red floral embroidery.
The couple decided not to have real flowers for their big day. Instead they chose to buy flowers that could be used again, and recycled by someone else. As you can see, the flowers looked stunning and perfectly complimented the colour scheme of the wedding party.
All of the wedding party looked absolutely beautiful as I'm sure you can agree!
With the reception room lit by a stunning chandelier and fairy lights, Kirsty and Shivanie's wedding reception and decor was elegant and simple. Blush pinks, reds and greens contrasted perfectly with the fresh white background and the subtle gold detailing really set the look apart from the rest. We think the decor perfectly complimented the outfits of the brides and the wedding party too which really tied the whole celebration of the couple's love together.
A Show-stopping cake
Kirsty and Shivanie's cake was beautifully created by John Francis Cakes, who worked closely with the couple to create exactly what they dreamed of. It was a three tier cake in different flavours and beautifully decorated in white fondant, with metallic detailing and white and red roses. With the brides in their wedding outfits at the top. As a sweet secret touch that was revealed on the day, their beloved dog and tortoise featured on the back of the cake!
The couple and their guests enjoyed a delicious English wedding breakfast catered for by Rise Hall. They were able to cater to a number of unique palettes and dietary requirements; with vegetarian, vegan, celiac, to name a few, and the food was fantastic.
After the delicious meal, the dance floor appeared and the celebrations continued into the night.
Here are some more incredible photos to enjoy from this extremely special day.
Venue & Catering: Rise Hall, East Yorkshire
Photographer: Joanne Jacobs Foto
Wedding Cake: John Francis Cakes
Hair & Make-up: Dawn Walsh Wedding Hair & Make-up