JUNE 25 & 26, 2016

Wedding Bells (West) - - Real Weddings -

FROM BREANNA: We had two wed­dings, one to hon­our Vibhu’s Hindu her­itage, and one for my Cana­dian back­ground. For the Hindu cer­e­mony we chose a tra­di­tional colour scheme of ma­roon and gold. My lengha (Hindu dress) was ma­roon and gold while Vibhu’s sher­wani (Hindu out­fit) was beige and ma­roon. We picked out all the clothes and jew­ellery for the Hindu cer­e­mony on a trip to In­dia be­fore the wed­ding. For the Cana­dian wed­ding I se­lected a pur­ple and ivory pal­ette. Pur­ple is my favourite shade, and I knew I wanted to feel like a queen on my wed­ding day, so it was an ob­vi­ous choice! We in­cor­po­rated the colour through the pur­ple light­ing at our re­cep­tion and in our mini cake, which was cov­ered in pur­ple fon­dant and sparkles. It’s tra­di­tion in Vibhu’s fam­ily that the groom ar­rives at the wed­ding on a white mare. All the guests and a drum­mer sur­rounded him as he rode in, pranc­ing to­ward the venue en­trance. It was a mo­ment I will never for­get. We in­cluded an open mic por­tion of the re­cep­tion, and we had no idea how it would go. Four of our clos­est friends im­me­di­ately ap­proached the mi­cro­phone to make im­promptu speeches, all of which were so touch­ing and well de­liv­ered. My co- worker even per­formed a song for us, which made the even­ing that much more spe­cial.

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