Sri Lankan Wedding in Melbourne

      Deepti and Shamnika had been working on different continents for quite some time, so you can Imagine how thrilled this couple were when their long-distance engagement finally eventuated into a beautiful Melbourne wedding! Elements of family and cultural traditions punctuated this beautiful wedding day. The groom received a blessing from his mother, while The bride sipped a little water from the glass containing her husband-to-be’s boutonnière.
      A flower in a glass for a traditional Sri Lankan wedding blessing.
      Gorgeous Sri Lankan bride drinks her blessing before her wedding in Melbourne.
      A traditional Sri Lankan blessing for the groom before his wedding.



      Deepti wore a gorgeous white dress for the morning’s ceremony. A simple affair with their closest family and friends who lived in and around Melbourne. The small room at The Treasury overflowed with joy leading up to and during the touching ceremony. The tenderness and chemistry between the bride and groom was wonderful to capture in our photographs. It was clear that these two had missed each other’s company, and the looks between them said it all. They were delighted to be reunited permanently. We took photographs of the group outside The Treasury building afterwards, and then our bride and groom joined us for a wonderful session in the gardens around Melbourne for the wedding photography. Once this was completed, a break was had by all as the newly joined families headed home to change into their more traditional wear for a formal celebration – gorgeous saris, of all colours!
      We met up with the bride and groom again an hour before the reception, and took a stroll down Melbourne’s Southbank for some more gorgeous wedding photography. The sunset was still a while away but the lovely lengthening light made for some gorgeous photography.



      The President’s Room at the RACV club in Melbourne turned on a beautiful meal and stunning, formal atmosphere for the rest of the evening’s festivities. The room sets a beautiful atmosphere, and the catering is simply first class. The family sat around a long table, and the night was filled with laughter, beautiful speeches and wonderful food. Deepti and Shamnika were due to head back to Sri Lanka a couple of months after this wonderful occasion, to celebrate with the rest of their families in a more traditional Sri Lankan wedding ceremony. We were proud as punch to photograph this Sri Lankan wedding in Melbourne! Pause The Moment wish Deepti and Shamnika all the best for their future life together.


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