What better way to celebrate your love for one another than having a wedding held over three days?
That’s exactly what Melissa and Anil decided when planning their dream wedding. Wanting to incorporate their Indian culture, they knew a big, multicultural wedding was perfect for them.
“Starting with the Sangeet and Henna Night held at the Carnes Hill Community and Recreation centre” the newlyweds planned “an Aladdin-like colour scheme with a Bollywood twist.”
They then had their wedding ceremony at “Curzon Hall in the Garden Chateau,” where the “colours of the bridal party, guests, traditional outfits and the bright decorations lit up the gardens.”
“When Anil and I had first met 7 years ago, I had never watched Aladdin,” Melissa admitted. “It’s one of Anil’s favourite Disney movies so he coerced me to watch it with him, and shortly afterwards I became a massive fan too!”
The final event was a “western contemporary-like reception at the Ivy Ballroom” where the décor was “simple and sophisticated.”
The unique, contemporary mix of traditions were Melissa’s favourite aspects of the wedding as they “tried to include as many of our own quirky traits into the wedding while still keeping to traditions too.”
The wedding, filled with laughter and love, was everything the couple could have asked for. The funniest moment was during ceremony when Melissa was told to place her hand on Anil’s heart and got her left and right sides confused!
“The priest – being cheeky – decided to call it out and draw the crowds’ attention … everyone had a good laugh.”
Photography by Darwin Gomez Photography
Ceremony Venue: Curzon Hall
Reception Venue: Ivy Ballroom
Cinematographer: Rolling Canvas
Entertainment (i.e.DJ, live band, etc.): Dj Alec & Naomi Coulton
Bridal dress designer: Gather & Stitch Couture
Bridal shoes: Wanted Shoes
Bridal jewellery: Lovisa
Engagement rings: Midas Jewellers Parramatta
Bridesmaid dresses designer: Mossman
Flower girl dresses designer: Bardot Junior
Groom’s suit: Politix
Groomsmen suits: Ron Bennett
Cake designer: Panda Co.
Invitation designer: Parekh Cards
Reception Planner: Anna Wang
Wedding Planner: VIP Decorating Services
Favours: Personalised Favours
Hairdresser and Makeup artists: Gather & Stitch Beauty
Written by Ellen Kirkness