Combine the traditions of an Asian wedding with the charm of Scotland
Asian weddings are typically a large affair with guests even traveling from afar to engage in the celebrations. Guest numbers can reach beyond 200, and what better way to celebrate than in a stunning, exclusive use Scottish castle set in acres of lush countryside, exuding years of history and culture. Celebrate with family and friends in your own bubble of luxuriousness for the duration of your wedding celebrations.
Scotland has more luxurious castles than you would ever imagine, steeped in history and drama. From the shores of the Ayrshire coast at Culzean Castle to the wonders of Eilean Donan in the Highlands, there is literally a castle venue that will suit every taste and style. One might assume dark, stuffy, and generally old when imagining a Scottish castle. But think again. You can expect to find modern furnishings, traditional styling, and a luxurious feel throughout. Most importantly the surroundings are out of this world. Your wedding photographs will be simply mesmerizing. Whether set on the edge of the North Sea or on the banks of the River Tay, surrounded by 5 or 50 acres of lush countryside, you will be sure to have views to die for. Most castle venues offer accommodation for a select number of guests with additional accommodation available in the surrounding areas. True fact: Skibo Castle in the Scottish Highlands was actually the wedding venue for Madonna and Guy Ritchie’s nuptials back in 2000.
Having planned numerous Asian weddings throughout Scotland we are of course aware of the traditions that play a part in the ceremony and the entire duration of the celebrations. If you’re struggling for time why not have your wedding condensed into one day? Or if you’re working with a larger budget a 2-3 day celebration is the perfect indulgence. Between Asian traditions such as Haldi, Sanjeet, Mehendi, and, of course, the wedding ceremony itself, our couples love to take part in off-site excursions around the area of their wedding venue. Your wedding planner can book bespoke private tours, whisky tastings, distillery tours, and off-road excursions. If you’re feeling adventurous why not try white water rafting, skydiving, or an afternoon skiing the slopes at Aviemore. Excursions are a great way to expand on the celebrations and allow both families to really get to know one another. This enables you to explore Scotland and see more of the lush surroundings of your wedding venue.
How about adding a touch of Scottish charm to your wedding celebrations? It’s not uncommon to mix a few Scottish vibes with Asian traditions. For example, during any part of the celebrations, the groom and groomsmen may choose to wear a Scottish tartan kilt. If the bride and groom happen to want mixed traditions, Scottish and Asian fusion, having 2 ceremonies to acknowledge each other’s traditions is also not uncommon. That said, if both parties are of Asian heritage kilt-wearing is still just as popular. I think most of the groomsmen just like to experience wearing a kilt. Think of the photos!!
MacGreggor and MacDuff kiltmakers are pretty awesome and will sort you out with the best tartans. If tartan kilts are not your thing, there are other ways to incorporate a Scottish vibe into your celebrations. You’re maybe thinking that being surrounded by the rolling Scottish countryside, and living in a Scottish castle would be enough to ignite the Scottish vibes!!! At your welcome party, pre-wedding celebrations, or during Haldi or Sanjeet we can incorporate a few Scottish vibes into the décor and styling, such as heather, thistles and even adding in some lilac or purple into your color scheme. There are ways of being subtle!!
Let’s talk about décor. Décor is super important for any pre-wedding party, traditional celebrations, and the wedding ceremony itself. At Conifer our style is elegant and traditional, whilst allowing the natural environment and beauty of your wedding venue to completely shine through. Your Scottish castle venue is truly unique, exuding buckets of grandeur and beauty. Why spend thousands on décor to cover the natural beauty of your venue and surroundings? Fresh flowers and floral displays are our preferred products for décor which can be subtly added into areas of your venue to enhance the beauty that already exists. If you are cute you can also re-use your floral designs by removing your ceremony flowers and re-using these on the tables for example. Tablescapes are really important and this is where you can be most creative with your décor ideas, allowing your traditions, theme, or color palette to really shine through. We find the rustic, simple, and elegant tablescapes are really popular among our couples who choose a castle wedding venue.
Have we tempted you with a Scottish-infused Asian wedding?
Your wedding planner will work with you to create a complete wedding itinerary from when you land in the UK to when you depart. If you’re able to arrange a pre-wedding/ mid-planning trip to view venues, menu taste, and meet with your planners, Conifer will organize this for you and ensure your 2-3 days in the UK are packed with awesome visits and meetings. If you’re not able to travel ahead of the wedding, be rest assured, your wedding planner has everything in hand and will confirm with you your final wedding schedule 12 weeks ahead of the wedding date, whilst liaising with you regularly in the planning stages.
If you’re still reading……………I assume you must be intrigued! To find out more drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on planning a luxurious Scottish-infused Asian wedding.
We look forward to welcoming you to Scotland.
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