I LOVE multicultural weddings! It’s so beautiful to see families join together from different parts of the world and from different cultures to blend the traditions together and create something new. As a traveler myself and a lover of learning about new cultures, it’s wonderful and exciting for me to receive a wedding like this!
With Dharini from Sri Lanka and David from Ecuador, this wedding was guaranteed to be filled with fun and laughter.
Here are some awesome wedding details ……
The wedding was held on 15 March 2013 at a riverside restaurant named Banjo Paterson Cottage. Banjo was a famous Australian bush poet, journalist and author. He wrote many ballads and poems about Australian life including perhaps the most famous, Waltzing Matilda. The Banjo Paterson Cottage is set in acres of parkland overlooking the water.
Dharini and her bridesmaids, mother and close friends wore traditional Indian sahris, bringing beautiful and vibrant colours to the day. The sari and jewellry were chosen by Dharini’s mother.
Dharini’s sister Meera gave a very heart felt speech which caused her to cry. Dharini came to her side and gave her a supportive hug which gave her the strength to finish her speech. It was very touching.
Following the reception and wedding in the garden at Banjo Paterson, the bridal party were whisked away via boat taxi to Cockatoo Island for a photo shoot. Cockatoo Island is a former convict prison and shipyard situated in the Sydney Harbour. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was here that Mark from Gold Hat Photography took some creative and interesting bridal photos. The industrial, gritty environment provided an interesting background for the colourful bridal party.
Dharini was super relaxed the whole wedding. Her and David did not fret about the details, and took a very laid back attitude to the whole day. This made family, guests and the wedding photographer all very relaxed too!
Wishing Dharini and David a lifetime of happiness! Thank you so much to Gold Hat Photography for this stunningly beautiful wedding.