PLANNING: We split the wedding planning between Trishan and my family. The Indian wedding events were planned by my family and me while the Sri Lankan celebrations in Melbourne were mostly organized by Trishan’s family.
To help with the destination wedding planning, we hired Regal Weddings wedding planner to sort out the details for the day. It took the hassle out of wedding planning all the way from Australia. They focused on the nitty-gritty stuff which freed us up to make the executive decisions. It made the whole process a breeze. Wedding planners are an absolute must for anyone planning a destination wedding.
LOCATION: I always wanted to get married in Udaipur not just because it’s my cultural background. It’s such a romantic wedding location – set on the shimmering Lake Pichola, with the ochre and purple ridges of the wooded Aravalli Hills stretching away in every direction and palaces that fairytales are made of.
The toughest part was finding the perfect venue for our celebrations. After scouring the internet and working with our wedding planner, we finally landed on Udaipur’s Hotel Swaroop Vilas for pre-wedding celebrations and Hotel Fateh Garh for the wedding ceremony and reception events.
Our overall vision and style for the wedding as elegant, simple, unique, classy. We decided to celebrate both our cultures and split them over three months: