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A Scottish Indian Wedding at Stirling Castle

July 27, 2012

Indian wedding in Scotland

Take Stirling Castle, a Scottish bridegroom, an Indian/Scottish bride, tartan, henna and you have all the elements for a multicultural wedding…

Sheila and Nigel met at work as lawyers and got engaged during an energetic treking holiday in Nepal, where Nigel secretly lugged a bottle of champagne and glasses around in a rucksack, waiting for the perfect romantic moment. Nigel said that Sheila’s ‘yes’ was the most significant and happy word ever said to him …. sigh

Groom in kilt with Indian bride in sari          Indian bride with Scottish groom in kilt Indian bride

Tartan, Kilts, Henna And Choosing A Bridal Gown

Sheila’s grandparents were Goan and she wanted to incorporate aspects of Indian culture into her big day and decided to wear a modern lengha after visiting a couple of Indian bridal shows. She picked out the colours of Nigel’s kilt in her blue turquoise scarf and had henna designs painted on her hands and feet.

Orange and red calla lilies made up Sheila’s bridal bouquet and she continued the bright Indian colours with her stationery, which Ananya was delighted to provide.

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Paisley, Pink And Turquoise Wedding Invitations

Of course, with an Indian Scottish wedding theme, Ananya had to create a wedding invitation with paisley in a dazzling turquoise – perfectly combining the two cultures. Hot pink continued the theme and the wedding guests were very complimentary about the cards they received, loving the rich colours and the embossed texture.  Sheila comments  “I couldn’t imagine having a gilt edged cream invite, it’s just not me. My Ananya invitation cards were beautifully contemporary.”

The couple made the day very much theirs in other ways. As it was an evening wedding, Sheila and Nigel didn’t feel a cake was necessary and instead extended the canapes and drinks, as that had always been their favourite part of weddings.

wedding guests at Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle was the most beautiful backdrop and wedding venue and lent a magnificence to the whole day, as you can tell from these photographs … (click on the image to see it in full size)

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 14, 2012 4:36 pm

    We missed this one! What a stunning venue, wedding card and Sheila’s outfit, just amazing!


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