The Big Day
The day started with us waking up at our venue at a very dark and cloudy 6.30am following a storm from the night before, so we were nervous about how the weather would turn out. It was a leisurely morning and not rushed; Tash even managed to go to the restaurant and have a full breakfast and spy on the décor of the ballroom which is where the main wedding took place.
Having our families around was reassuring and they kept popping into our rooms while we were getting ready which helped alleviate our nerves. The first thing we did was have our portraits taken, they turned out to be very regal and atmospheric and are timeless shots that we will treasure.
Tash made his grand arrival which was extremely colourful. I was sad that I couldn’t witness it myself as it looked so fun. But there was other good news. All of a sudden the huge black cloud that has been looming in the sky vanished, the warm sun beamed into my room and I finally experienced the natural light I was hoping for.
After that the day went smoothly. My brothers collected me and brought me down to the ceremony which was an emotional moment for everyone. Our guests were treated to a delicious feast and before we knew it the games got underway with one of my little cousins throwing water over Tash’s cousin in an attempt to get his shoes!
We may not have had the wedding we had originally planned but it didn’t matter, we felt blessed to have finally tied the knot on a day that was filled with many happy memories and much laughter. When we look back at our wedding we remember feelings all the good vibes from our friends and family. The ceremony turned out to be even better than it would have been in Sri Lanka.