Yaamini and Ryan tied the knot on Saturday 16th April 2016 at the Enoch Turner Schoolhouse. The venue has so much history and character which was the reason it was picked for this Hindu Jewish fusion wedding. The theme for this wedding was natural and authentic, keeping things simple the only decor was stringing lights and colourful flowers in mason jars.
Yaamini wore a beautiful gold and white saree – different to the traditional red sarees a lot of Hindu brides wear. Matching this, Ryan wore a charcoal suit with his pocket square made from the same material as his bride’s gold and white saree.
The ceremony was fun and personal – they had 120 guests and combined a few elements from both religions, seven blessings, smashing the glass and the Aashirvadah (Benediction by the elders). Instead of having a big entrance to the wedding, they greeted and welcomed their guests as they arrived. The speeches at weddings are always fun and this was one of their favourite parts – as they were so thoughtful and touching.
They performed their first dance to Danny Michel’s “A Cold Road” which was a meaningful song for the couple. Yaamini even surprised Ryan by playing a personalised greeting from the musician congratulating them on their wedding and thanking them for picking his song to dance too! The expression on Ryan’s face when he heard it was priceless!
Wedding Planning – “The hardest part was trying to keep the guest list as small as possible so it was a little stressful eliminating names. We kept the entire wedding quite simple so it was overall pretty easy. But there was constantly something to do so it was a little hard to find time to them.”
Favourite wedding details – “The flowers were a random assortment of colours and they were put together in mason jars which matched the character of the venue. The food stations allowed for a more easy-going and fun atmosphere.”
Any advice for other couples – “Compromise! Remain nice, understanding and respectful of each other when making decisions.”
Mazal Tov! Ryan smashes the glass as part of a Jewish wedding tradition Jewish dancing where the bride and groom are lifted on chairs by their guests having a great time
Photography: Katia Taylor Photography
Venue: Enoch Turner Schoolhouse
Officiant: Jeremy Citron – All You Need Is Love
Venue Coordinator: Carole Choucoutou
Day-Of-Coordinator: Alyssa Brown
Hair/Make-Up Artist: Beauty By Nila
Florist: Jong Young Flower Market
DJ: DJ Dougie Boom
Caterer: Daniel et Daniel