BREANNA WALLS & VIBHU VASHISHT
JUNE 25 & 26, 2016
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.