Hindu / Western Fusion Wedding

Come rain or shine, we will always remember Yvonne and Senthu's wedding for the vivid colours, scent and sounds but above all, the love and laughter!

We arrived in the early morning at Sri Venkateswara Temple in Helensburg, Sydney for the Hindu proceedings. At the ceremony, we learned about the symbolic significance of the many traditional rituals performed. My favourite was the breaking of the coconut: the splitting of the hard shell represents annihilation of their egos to create the foundation for a loving marriage.

Of course, no Hindu wedding is complete without Bollywood song and dance. The bridal party and friends have been tirelessly rehearsing their routine and they put on a show that was romantic and hilarious at the same time.

Next, we were transported back to the western world (cue wardrobe change). The lunch reception was at the charming Wagon Wheels Country Retreat where they served up organic farm fresh vegetarian food and mouth watering desserts!

Here is Yvonne's testimonial that was published on Polka Dot Bride:
"The photos they (Tinker Photography) produced were absolutely breathtaking and really captured the beautiful details of both the ceremony and the lunch reception (there were so many details so cudos to them!). It’s not just the portrait shots of us that we love but also the quieter moments of the flower girls or guests interacting with each other that we were too busy to notice on the day. The whole suite of photos painted a picture and told a story, with lovely use of light and angle. They’re truly talented photographers."

Bride's saris: from India
Bride's reception dress: Didobridal
Bridesmaid's floral halos: Red Fragrance Floral Design
Makeup artist: Hilary Ho
Flowers: DIY from Sydney Flower Markets
Ceremony venue: Sri Venkateswara Temple
Reception venue: Wagon Wheels Country Retreat

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