Shazrina and Nik’s beautiful wedding in Melbourne was a personalized and intimate affair and included a fusion of cultures and religions which best represented the couple’s backgrounds. The celebrations took place over multiple days, starting with a Mehendi night, Nikkah, Sri Lankan Reception and finally a Civil Ceremony and Reception. The attention to detail at each event is phenomenal, with a myriad of personalized and DIY touches provided by the talented and crafty bride herself. We absolutely love a bride, who amongst all the wedding planning, takes time out to create unique details herself (with the help of family and friends of course)!
From the personalised bouquet, napkins and table numbers to a delicious dessert bar and an elegant and detailed wedding dress, there is so much to love about this wedding. Prepare to be inspired as the lovely bride, Shazrina, shares with us the details of her celebrations.
About The Couple
How did we meet?
We met back in 2003 when we worked at the same company together. From day 1 for some reason, my colleagues would tease me about Nik and soon after dubbed him my “fiancé”. Both Nik and I were reserved and quiet people (back then!) and because we got teased, we didn’t really talk to each other unless we needed to for work purposes. This continued for about a year and a half before we officially had our first date – followed by two more before we officially became a couple.
How we are as a couple?
We share similar interests but are different in personality – Nik is relaxed and loves to be cheeky and I am usually very excitable and fun-loving. We really do compliment each other and bring out the best in each other. We are different in some ways, yet similar in others and are passionate about different things – Nik with footy, and me with food. At the end of the day, we are each other’s best friend, support base and life partner.
How he proposed
Nik whisked me away to Barossa Valley for my 30th birthday and picked the most amazing, romantic accommodation overlooking the Barossa Valley. On the first morning, he made me breakfast and proposed to me. Breakfast is one of my favorite meals and I am a huge foodie so the proposal could not have been more perfect. Of course, I said yes! The rest of the day was spent at different wineries and finished up at a Lavender Farm followed by a romantic dinner.
What marriage means to us?
Marriage to us means a lifelong commitment and partnership to love each other unconditionally. It means taking that next step in life and having someone around to always share everything with – be it the good, fun times or the sad times – all whilst keeping the fun, cheekiness, respect, and appreciation of each other along the way. We cannot wait to start a new family and create new adventures, memories, and experiences together.