Elegant And Traditional Cultural Fusion Wedding Inspiration Shoot

August 11, 2021 | riley

Here at Junebug, we have extremely talented vendors that create magic time and time again. From fairytale weddings to styled shoots that showcase love of all different kinds, we feel truly lucky to share their work with our readers. So we couldn’t be more excited to share this cultural fusion wedding inspiration shoot put together by Junebug member Lesley S. Photography and planner La Bohème Wedding.

The French vendors wanted to share the blending of cultures done in a traditional yet modern way. Japanese culture was represented in the flower necklace exchange and the red and white color palette. Nods to French culture included the Château Sentout castle venue, the vineyard-inspired wedding invitations, and the wine enjoyed during cocktail hour.

While we could try to explain every carefully curated detail–including how elegant the Audacieuse Adélaïde crepe wedding gown looked paired with the bold colored suit from Blandin & Delloye or just how romantic the candle-lit dinner was–we’re going to let photographer Lesley share her vision.

Junebug Member’s Thoughts On The Cultural Fusion Wedding Inspiration 

This wedding inspiration shoot was inspired by Japanese culture and by different types of wedding trends that can be found in the French culture. Located near Bordeaux, le Château Sentout—the venue where this photoshoot took place—brings something magical and genuine to the whole scenography. It was important to us that future newlyweds could feel the castle atmosphere and see all of its potential through the photos.

The main goal of this photoshoot was to show two different cultures mixed together to create something unique. In our case, we were mainly targeting traditional Asian couples, especially Japanese ones.

Recommended Reading: The Dreamy Unconventional Colorful Suit Roundup

Incorporating Two Different Cultures

There are different references to the Japanese culture–Tanabata’s Tenzakus and the flower necklace exchange during the ceremony–showing that it’s possible to respect reserved Asian traditions while introducing modern touches. More delicate details such as the linen folded like Furoshiki were also represented. French culture was represented through the venue, the choice of stationery, and the wine and different beverages served during the cocktail hour. 



Recommended Reading: How To Host A Creative Micro Wedding

Rustic Romantic Decor

We wanted to mix different trends–rustic, raw materials, romantic–with the color palette and a more refined and minimalist style, like with the stationery and the plates. We also used the greenery environment of the castle, especially for the ceremony setup.

The Talented Team:

Photography – Lesley S. Photography
Event Planning – La Bohème Wedding
Venue – Château Sentout
Floral Design – Lebci Fleuriste
Cake – Mood Traiteur
Officiant – Stella Cumsidera
Videography – The Time For Romance
Invitation Design – Mademoiselle Mouche
Makeup Artist – Julia Marty
Hair Styling – Atelier Coquette
Wedding Dress – Audacieuse Adélaïde
Groom’s Apparel – Blandin & Delloye
Rentals – Les Vintage.ologistes 


Thank you again to Junebug member Lesley S. Photography for organizing and sharing this cultural fusion wedding inspiration shoot with us! To see more of Lesley’s work, check out her profile in our directory of wedding photographers from around the globe. And once you’ve got Lesley booked for your own special day, be sure to check out our micro wedding guide to make sure you leave no detail untouched!

Email [email protected] to advertise on Junebug Weddings


  1. Communication is paramount to the wedding planning process in any culture. Spend time as a couple discussing which traditions from your faith and/or culture are most meaningful to you. Then share with your family which traditions you’d like to incorporate. It’s important to be clear and set up expectations from the beginning, as it can reduce misunderstandings in the future.

    • Hi there, we completely agree! Fusing cultures is a beautiful way to represent your union but it definitely takes a lot of communication.

Leave a Comment