Happy Thursday, gorgeous Maharanis! It feels so great to be in your lovely company so we can enjoy together all the beauty surrounding Gannanthiny & Kumaran's wedding celebration. This time, Samantha Ong Photography is taking us on a visual journey through a traditional Sri Lankan Hindu wedding ceremony hosted inside the halls of The Warehouse, and right off the bat, we have to say that this wedding ceremony is unlike anything we've seen in quite a while. But there is no surprise here, as this ceremony was thoroughly planned by Bimera Events, who are experts in transforming venues into magical places and making every couples' dreams come true. And talking about dreams that come true, take a look at the soothing and enchanting decor crafted by Belle Blossoms featuring white hues intermixed with greenery! It was the dreamy fairytale setting Gannanthiny & Kumaran always wanted for the big wedding day! There was so much beauty and tradition all over the place that it is almost impossible to condense it into one single entry, so we have decided to divide this mesmerizing wedding ceremony into two parts! The first part is ending here, but there is still plenty more for you to admire, so hold tight for the second part. In the meantime, take a look at the fantastic gallery we have prepared for today! We are sure you are going to get tons of inspiring ideas!
How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
I met Kumaran on an dating app and we were talking under a blind date feature and it was the 1 week of conversations under the blind chat that made me realize he was the one.
The details leading to this union can be found:
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
The proposal was of course a surprise and thoughtfully planned out by my husband.
You can read the scoop on:
Tell us how you went about planning your wedding, and your overall experience with the Venues, Hair & Makeup, Outfits, Decor Theme, and all of the other important details.
Wedding planning was a breeze but it had its obstacles given we both are planners to begin with so we were at times not on the same page but it was good to have equal involvement from my husband.
All our vendors were unique and specifically hand picked for their talents and exceptional customer service.
Our decor and outfits and theme was all surrounding the fairytale vision as my husband always told me I was his dream come true and I too felt the same way. Even though it is something each couple feels within their love ours was different and devine and we wanted that feeling to resonate through the decor, outfits, etc and give that fairytale vibe to our guests too.
The details of our vendors can be found:
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
Well my initial saree was picked by myself however the irony of it was that after my husband saw me for the first time on our wedding day he told me that he was going to gift that exact same saree for me as a wedding gift and when he had gone back to purchase it, it was gone! He was terribly disappointed but was very surprised to see that we had the same wave length and it was me who unintentionally stole his gift!
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Planning it with my now husband, we learned a lot about each other and who we were as an individual and how we work together. The planning helped us to grow our relationship and we felt like we were married before we actually got married.
The most special was the self designed wedding invitations and website. we tried to add our touch as much as possible and sought out vendors that were starting out to promote them in our journey!
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
They loved the vibe, decor, theme and our traditions and most of all the food of course by our talented catering chef @brindle.berry! That's always the important of any wedding and our was amazing as we got the best western south asian food!
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
The moment leading to us tying the knot and my entrances as with the first I surprised him with my first saree that he also wanted and the second was a custom made saree he made for me with only his touches and I didn't see it till the moment before i draped it.
That's just us... Surprising each other forever and always!
For events other than your ceremony, please tell us as much as you would like about the decor, style, dances, and all the special details.
Our vision of our wedding was a western version of a Tamil wedding which included our cultural ceremony followed by a meet and greet session. Following meet and greet we did our civil registration and even wrote our own vows for each other and read each others' vows to each other. Shortly followed by an actual reception in which we included the dances from the wedding parties and of course shared our first dance!
The whole was magical!
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Enjoy the process of planning and even though it is hard it is important to pay attention to the special and unique details that you both share and will look back at instead of focusing on spending money on extensive decor, etc. We tend to get carried away thinking the bigger the wedding the nicer but it's actually the more thoughtful and customized the wedding details to the couple the more special and memorable it is for the couple and the guests!
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
Veil: the perfect veil
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