A Fusion of Traditions in a Porchester Hall Ethnic Thai and Mauritian London Wedding

Have you ever wondered what you get if you combine Western, Thai and Mauritian Wedding traditions? The result is an amazing eclectic celebration filled with both Mauritian and Thai aromas bursting with colour. It all came together in this Porchester Hall Ethnic Thai and Mauritian London Wedding.

Mel and Mat wanted both their Thai and Mauritian heritages to feature heavily on their wedding day. So, after an emotional White Wedding ceremony at St John the Evangelist Church in East Dulwich, it was time to start the fun early. They moved to Porchester Hall which glistened with beautiful golden Thai tones and details. Then they donned their Thai and Mauritian wedding outfits and celebrated their marriage in a very colourful way.

A Thai Water Blessing at Porchester Hall

Porchester Hall is a classic wedding venue at the top end of Bayswater, and in its main hall it can host weddings for up to 450 people. Its central location offers easy access and the gardens across the road are perfect for couple wedding photos too.

After a short break it was time for the couple’s Thai Water Blessing Ceremony. If you’ve never seen one, the Thai Water Blessing is a really heartfelt ceremony. Family and friends pour water over the couple’s hands to convey their good wishes and hopes for their future. It does take a little while for everyone to have their go, but it is very beautiful.

The celebrations begin

After copious amounts of food bursting with flavours from both Thailand and Mauritius, the speeches had everyone equally in tears and stitches. This was quickly followed by the first dance and Mauritian Dancers that strutted their stuff on the dance floor for hours to come. What an epic party!

Makes you wish this Wedding would never end.

Here are some of my favourites, but if you want more more more scroll down to their highlights video.

And if you’re planning your ethnic wedding with traditions from your country, get in touch and let’s chat all about your wedding photography.

Porchester Hall Ethnic Thai and Mauritian London Wedding Favourites

Bride getting ready for her Porchester Hall Ethnic Thai and Mauritian London WeddingDoor mat saying welcome to the mad houseGroom reflected in the mirror as he puts on his tieGroom ties his tie and breathes deeplyBridesmaid taking down a bridesmaids dress from where they hang in the windowSmall flower girls wait at the church for the arrival of the brideBride and her dad smile at each other at the entrance to the churchBride and Groom smile at each other at their wedding ceremonyBride and groom cheering as they walk down the aisleBride greeting a baby wedding guestThai Bride hugging a wedding guestBride and Groom walking down an alley and laughingPorchester Hall dressed in a golden wedding themePorchester Hall dressed in a golden wedding themeWater pouring over the grooms hands at his Thai water blessing ceremonybrides brother wiping away her tears during her Thai water blessing ceremonyBride and groom laugh at the Best Man's Speech at their Porchester Hall WeddingBride and groom laughing during the speeches

Porchester Hall Ethnic Thai and Mauritian London Wedding Highlights