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A cross-cultural marriage involves a beautiful fusion of diverse cultures and traditions, and it was the same with Priyanka and Brahman. She is a South Indian and he hails from Sri Lanka, and their intimate wedding unfolded in Sydney, Australia. Bride Priyanka shares highlights of the festivities below.

Priyanka and Brahman, Sydney

Wedding Venues
“While we tied the knot as per the Hindu rituals at the Sydney Murugan Temple, our civil ceremony and reception were hosted on the The Starship Sydney which is a majestic glass boat that sails along the Sydney Harbour.”

Wedding Functions

Wedding
“I am a South Indian and Brahman is Sri Lankan, so the wedding was a mix of our two cultures, which are quite similar in some ways and very different in other aspects. The marquee and the temple were the most fitting venues for the ceremony since they were so rooted in our traditions. Our clothes were bought for us from India by our parents during their visit to Hyderabad.”

Priyanka and Brahman, Sydney
Priyanka and Brahman, Sydney

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Priyanka and Brahman, Sydney
Priyanka and Brahman, Sydney

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Priyanka and Brahman, Sydney
Priyanka and Brahman, Sydney

Civil Ceremony
“The Sydney Harbour is one of the most beautiful sights in the world, and we loved the idea of hosting our civil ceremony there, underneath the Sydney Harbor Bridge and with a view of the Sydney Opera House. While this was a non-religious function, we were very keen on writing and exchanging our vows, so we decided to do it right before we signed the documents. I wore a beautiful lace gown from L’eto Bridal in Newport, Sydney, and Brahman looked handsome in a suit from Rochefort Tailors.”

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Priyanka and Brahman, Sydney
Priyanka and Brahman, Sydney
Priyanka and Brahman, Sydney
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Priyanka and Brahman, Sydney
Priyanka and Brahman, Sydney
Priyanka and Brahman, Sydney
Priyanka and Brahman, Sydney
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Priyanka and Brahman, Sydney
Priyanka and Brahman, Sydney

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Reception
“Our reception was an extension of the civil ceremony and took place on The Starship Sydney which is a magnificent glass boat which doubles up as a floating events space. Guests had a blast as they took in the sights of the twinkling shores and watched our family and friends dance, and we also enjoyed ourselves thoroughly in their company!”

Priyanka and Brahman, Sydney
Priyanka and Brahman, Sydney
Priyanka and Brahman, Sydney
Priyanka and Brahman, Sydney

Priyanka and Brahman, Sydney

Priyanka and Brahman, Sydney
Priyanka and Brahman, Sydney

Priyanka and Brahman, Sydney

Advice for Couples
“Wedding venues and vendors get booked out months and years in advance, so get started as early as possible. Also, sit down with everyone involved in the wedding planning process in advance so that everyone is on the same page!

The Wedding Makers
Venues: Sydney Murugan Temple (Wedding), The Starship Sydney (Civil Ceremony and Reception)
Decor: VIP Decorations (Wedding)
Florist: Blushh Flowers (Civil Ceremony and Reception)
Bride’s Outfits: L’eto Bridal, Newport (Civil Ceremony)
Groom’s Outfits: Rochefort Tailors (Civil Ceremony)
Makeup Artist: Gather and Stitch

Photography: Van Middleton
Videography: Baqdrop

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