PLANNING: The wedding planning pretty much started straight after Shaminder proposed in September 2012. We organized an engagement party for everyone in February 2013 the following year AT (Breakfast Point Community Hall) and since then it was all hands on deck for both families organizing the wedding in August 2014. The best part of the wedding planning process was when we both traveled to India together with our mums – I think that brought us a lot closer together.
VISION: Fun. We wanted to make sure that everyone was always having a good time. Other themes included colorful, family orientated, emotional (definitely an emotional roller-coaster!).
WEDDING SHOPPING: As soon as Shaminder proposed, I started reading blogs after blogs and saved about 15 pictures a day. However, it’s a completely different story when you go to India and have a tight time-frame to get all your outfits. We did our shopping in Delhi, India. You can’t be too rushed when doing wedding shopping in India as it requires a lot of patience and going through a lot of options before finding the right thing.
PHOTOGRAPHY: We decided to go with Southern Light Photography for a combination of reasons:
- His photos were natural – a lot of photographers these days edit photos too much, making it look fake
- Experienced in Indian weddings
- Recommended to us by our videographer and friends who have had him in the past
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Perfect Media did an amazing job – they were able to adapt to our tastes with the style and music of the video.