Colour was central to this fusion wedding, uniquely incorporating two cultures; Scottish and Sri Lankan.
“We wanted to involve our families in our wedding as much as possible and to incorporate both our backgrounds,” says bride Rachel Smith, 30. She married her beau Shehan Fernando, 34, on April 19, 2014 at Noosa Heads.
There were plenty of personal touches on the day including a homemade Sri Lankan wedding cake by Shehan’s mum, grandma and aunties. There was a bagpiper playing at the ceremony and Rachel’s dad, brother and a family friend wore kilts. The ladies in Shehan’s family wore Sri Lankan saris. “It was a very colourful day,” smiles Rachel.
Rachel and Shehan chose to offset their cultural coming together with a theme of lavender, grey and silver. “The ceremony and reception areas were more beautiful than we could have imagined, thanks to all our wonderful vendors and my mum for making the table centrepieces,” says Rachel.
The pair honeymooned in the Maldives.
Photos courtesy of Matt Rowe Photography.
Rachel wore an Allure Bridal lace gown, with her bridesmaids in chiffon WTOO dresses from Bella Donna.
The flowergirls were decked out in ruffled baby pink frocks from Etsy.
“Beautiful Day” by U2 and “Ho Hey” by The Lumineers made up the ceremony music.
“Everyone is right – the day goes by so quickly!” says Rachel.
The groom and his crew were dressed by Moss Bros.
Bomboniere: DIY / Brides Accessories: Fletcher & Grace - Bridal Jewellery and Accessories / Brides Gown: Allure Bridal Couture / Brides Shoes: Jo Mercer / Bridesmaid Shoes: Own shoes / Bridesmaids Accessories: Fletcher & Grace - Bridal Jewellery and Accessories / Bridesmaids Dresses: Bella Donna / Cake: Sweetness Contained / Celebrant: Coastal Weddings - Fiona Duce / Ceremony Music: Own playlist / Entertainment: Unique DJs / Flowergirl Dress: Etsy / Flowers: Willow Bud / Gift Registry: WIshing well / Grooms Attire: Moss Bros / Groomsmen Attire: Moss Bros / Hair: BK Hair Design / Honeymoon: Six Senses, Maldives / Invitations: Stand Tall Design / Makeup: Lauren Insch / Photographer: Matt Rowe Photography / Rings: Hofstays House Of Diamonds / Venue: Noosa Springs Golf and Spa Resort / Venue Decor: First Class Functions, Willow Bud / Wedding Night Accommodation: Noosa Springs Golf and Spa Resort