It took us a little less than a year to plan the wedding. We were lucky enough to have support and assistance from family, and I can honestly say that this wedding would not have happened or have been so special, if it weren’t for them. I approached my wedding like I do most things in my life, with a checklist and a plan. Luckily, some of my friends were already married and gave me some helpful advice about professionals and venues.
VISION: We wanted our festivities to represent us and so we tried to make the events as quirky and unique to us as possible. Since Andy is from an Indian Catholic background and I am from an Indian Hindu background, we decided to have a modern, western theme for the wedding and a North Indian theme with a touch of Marathi for the reception.
VENUE: We looked at several venues but loved the atmosphere of The International of Brighton in Melbourne. Space was perfect for us and I really liked the color combination of black and white decor.
PHOTOGRAPHY & CINEMATOGRAPHY: We used Shevan J Photography. Shev has been a friend since we met at university and after seeing his work, we really wanted him to capture our special day. He is great to work with and really talented at what he does. We chose Ferndara Creative. Their work really stood out and they were great to work with.
SHOPPING: I wasn’t able to go to India so I relied on my parents to go there and shop on my behalf. They did all the wedding shopping (outfits and jewellery) in Belgaum, India. I was consistently asking them to send me photos of the outfits and they always checked with me before they bought anything. Thankfully I was really happy with their purchases.