We had about a year to plan the wedding. After we got engaged, we didn’t do much planning for the first month, but soon realized that we would have to start booking things about 12 months before the wedding! We organized the entire wedding ourselves.
Overall, the wedding planning experience was so much fun! Initially, after we got engaged, we were flooded with ideas for venues, decor, outfits, etc. It took a couple of months of research to really narrow down the sort of wedding that we wanted.
VISION: We wanted the wedding to be a celebration of our love and to bring together the people closest to us to celebrate and share this experience with us. We really wanted to bring out our personalities and imagination in the wedding details and decors. We wanted different events to have their own unique touch to it and represent our likes and quirks.
RESOURCES: Being true to our personalities helped the ideas flow. I used Indian wedding blogs such as The Crimson Bride and Wed Me Good to help me with wedding decor ideas, hair and makeup tips and showcases great designers and weddings. The designer that I chose for most of my wedding outfits was actually recommended to me by Mehak from Wed Me Good. The advice that I received from my friends regarding planning a wedding, especially an Indian wedding in Australia was priceless. Pinterest was also a fantastic resource for everything and anything wedding related and also a great source for procrastination!
PHOTOGRAPHY: Since our events were split over two cities, we had to choose different photographers and cinematographers for each. Deus Photography covered the Wedding and Reception. They did an amazing job on their first Indian wedding. Their enthusiasm and vision were incredible! Lucas Kraus Photography did the Sangeet photography and Storybook Productions covered the Melbourne event.
CINEMATOGRAPHY: For cinematography, we chose Rolling Canvas Presentations for Sydney events. We had seen their work online and really enjoyed meeting them in person! Not only were Rolling Canvas friendly, flexible and good communicators but Rishi from Rolling Canvas also gave us great advice about wedding day logistics which was really valuable. Our two videographers from Rolling Canvas, Mandeep and Luca, were so much fun to work with during our wedding week. We worked with White Heights Media for the Melbourne ceremony.
INVITATIONS & STATIONERY: Invitations were by Ikon based in Mumbai.