Bride Rachel used three words to describe Nishan’s proposal “beautiful, epic and surprising.”
“Nishan worked hard to surprise me and make it unique. He managed to get St Stephen’s Anglican Cathedral in Newtown opened for the night. My friend, lured me in with a false plan to meet up and grab dinner in Newtown. The cathedral was decorated with hanging balls of roses, candles, a floor arrangement of rose petals and fairy lights shaped as a love heart. He picked up sweet pastries from 7 of our favourite cafe’s and bakeries and had my Tiffany ring sitting among the roses, deserts and a bottle of Moet. He then played Beyonce’s “Halo” on his violin as I walked up the aisle towards him crying,” she told Wedded Wonderland. This sounds so beautiful!
When their special day finally arrived, it fell on a beautiful warm and sunny winter’s day, and the couple had worked together to make it as fun and unique as possible!
Nishan opted to have his very own dramatic entrance to the church, walking down the aisle, flanked by his groomsmen, to the Phantom of the Opera overture played by an organist, while Rachel made her entrance to Saint Sien’s Symphony.
Afterwards, the couple held a Sri-Lankan afternoon tea complete with cupcakes and sparkling wine.
This was followed by an evening reception at Sydney’s QVB Tea Room; an unforgettable evening surrounded by friends and family as they danced the night away under the glistening of a giant pink chandelier.
Overall, reflecting back on their special day, the couple told Wedded Wonderland the most unique part of their day was the entwining of two completely different cultures. “We tried to include parts of both our backgrounds as well as our new life together. It worked really well, we included the Sri Lankan wreaths, some Sri Lankan food, Baila as well as my dad’s extremely country version of Let Your Love Flow. I wore both a wedding gown and a Saree. I know that both our parents were blessed that we chose to honour them and our cultures, and guests definitely loved witnessing it.”
Be inspired, Fairies!
Photographer Robertson Photography