This Multicultural Minimony Features a Colour Palette Dripping with Rich Jewel Tones
May 31, 2021
With a vibrant colour palette inspired by rich jewel tones, this multicultural minimony brings together design influences and traditions from different cultures in the most beautiful and romantic way. Combining the two cultures of Western and Punjabi made this celebration of love so unique and memorable.
With the help of Rebekah Bronte Designs, Carlae and Sukharan celebrated their love and incorporated their two heritages with their immediate families. Their multicultural minimony featured a traditional ceremony, first dance, speeches from the family, and two stunning bridal outfits: a white crepe bridal gown from Ethos Bridal and a hot pink Lehenga. Showcasing stunning Moroccan-inspired florals from Hen & Chicks, this intimate wedding at Venue 308, captured by Tim + Court Photo and Film, is the perfect example that a small wedding can still be a beautiful and meaningful one.
We chose to go forward with our original date, even though it was right in the middle of the pandemic. We knew we wanted to get married on that day no matter what, and with having Rebekah Brontë Designs style and design our day, we knew it would be beautiful no matter how small it ended up needing to be. We decided pretty early on to go ahead with only a ceremony (with a restriction of 10 people at the event), and wanted it to be beautiful, as the majority of our friends and family would only be able to experience it through the photos and the live stream. Looking back we are so happy we stuck with our original date. Not only was the design planning made easy and fun by Rebekah, but the intimacy and elegance of her designs made our day more special and memorable than I could have imagined, and we are so proud to show off our photos to all those who we would have loved to celebrate with us. from the bride
Being a multicultural couple with very different traditional wedding styles, we wanted to incorporate both of them into our wedding day. We both wanted the ceremony to be done in a more traditional western style, but needed some Punjabi influences in the design and feel of the day. This included me changing into a hot pink Lehenga choli with Indian style jewelry after the ceremony for our first dance. I had no clue how to make it all look seamless and put together, but thankful Rebekah was able to curate a design that was just that! from the bride
The bride and her bridesmaids each received henna on their hands (and the bride’s feet) in the week preceding the wedding. This intricate work was done by Jay’s Henna Art. Read below for a fun Punjabi tradition involving henna!
It’s a fun tradition in lots of Punjabi weddings to hide the grooms name within the design of the brides Mehndi (henna). There are lots of little meanings and twists behind this tradition, but we just did it for the fun of it! Sukhkaran needed a little prompting to find it, but when he did, his reaction was priceless! from the bride
Do you have any advice for brides/couples currently planning their own wedding with restrictions?
My advice for couples currently planning their wedding would be to decide now what is more important – getting married no matter what on the day you have planned, or having the wedding you were thinking of, with all the guests you want. If it’s the latter, then postpone and don’t stress about picking a day or planning until the future becomes a bit more clear, your time will come! If its the former, then know it still has the potential to be incredible beautiful and inclusive, especially if you have the right people by your side! Though our in person guest size was very limited, we still felt like we had ALL of our people cheering us on and celebrating with us. We feel like our wedding day was everything we could have dreamed of, and do not in any way feel like we missed out on something but sticking with our original date, in fact, it felt more intimate and personal than it could have possibly been with more in person guests. from the bride