Georgina and Depak’s wedding day is something out of a cross-cultural fairytale. Depak got down on one knee at Lake Tekapo on the first night of the couple’s two week camper van trip around the South Island. It was a low key, very private and magical proposal all at the same time!
Following such a low key and chilled proposal, the couple’s wedding was the complete opposite of the vibe from the proposal! With only just a weeks after getting engaged, Georgina travelled to India with Depak’s parents to receive a blessing from the community and visited the village where her soon to be father-in-law was raised. Through this trip, Georgina had the opportunity to better understand and learn about Depak’s family and cultural heritage.
The couple had an epic five day Indian wedding celebration surrounded by their family, friends and the entire community. With over 1000 guests who attended the five day celebration, the couple kicked off their wedding festivities with a small Mehendi night when the bride and family get Henna, followed by small ceremonies for the bride and groom.
The first of the big celebrations was a Sangeet night, a giant party with music, dancing and lots of food! The couple incorporated a traditional Hindu wedding ceremony in a temple where the two families came together to become one. Depak arrived in traditional style, on the back of a decorated horse with family and friends directly behind him, proudly dancing and singing. While Georgina was carried into the temple by eight of her male relatives and friends in a large thrown.
Georgina’s trip to India sparked the inspiration for the overall styling of the wedding. Red and gold hues adorned the traditional ceremony as well as a hanging floral arrangement of red, white flowers with lush greenery added a modern touch to the ceremony.
And finally, the couple wrapped up their wedding festivities with a small after party with their immediate family and close friends.
Georgina wore not one but two bridal gowns. The bride looked incredible at her ceremony wearing a traditional, red Indian Sari with golden embellishments, details as well as a veil with a gold trimming around the edge. Her second bridal gown featured a contemporary twist on a traditional Sari. Georgina flaunted her petite figure in a stylish white cropped top, skirt and draping adorned in pearl embellishments.
The couple spent their five day celebration dancing, laughing and shedding tears of happiness with their loved ones.
A spectacular and unforgettable wedding for a very special couple. Congratulations to Georgina and Depak!