Pack your bags because we're off to the beautiful Croatia wedding of Karen & Gargi. Two brides incorporating their Indian & Swiss heritages to form the ultimate multicultural celebration. There is a coastal ceremony by the sea, a Hindu ceremony under a mandap, and an alfresco reception littered with bright flowers and lights. Did we mention their lace wedding dresses and mixed fresh and dried flower bouquets? Keep scrolling to see every moment and detail captured by Recommended photographer Nina Anic.
LGBTQIA+ Croatia wedding with two brides in lace wedding dresses
Karen & I come from two different parts of the world, raised with two very different cultures, heritages and traditions. Our wedding day was unique as it blended both our cultures and wedding traditions. We celebrated it with two ceremonies. Both ceremonies represented our journey as a couple, incorporating traditions and ideas we both value and stand for.
Karen & Gargi's first ceremony at their Croatia wedding was by the beach, and it was jaw-dropping! They wanted the beauty of their venue and location to shine through, so they incorporated lots of neutral colours, including pampas grass-dried flower arrangements. We have never seen an aisle (which looks like it is floating in the sea) like it. They say their I do's during a celebrant-led ceremony framed by a moon gate. If you don't Pin this, we'll be surprised!
Now on to Karen & Gargi's second ceremony. A spectacular Hindu/Indian ceremony featuring as many colours, textures and lights as possible. Picture fairy lights and lanterns, wicker baskets and rugs, and floral arrangments in vibrant red, pinks, yellows and oranges. It's a feast for the eyes and beautifully represents Karen & Gargi as a couple. The colourful decor and details continued at their al fresco reception, with floral installations, taper candles and string lights.
We've fallen for the colourful wedding flowers, taper candles & wicker lampshade reception decor.
Our favourite moment of our wedding was seeing our family and friends coming together to celebrate us. Our families met for the first time and welcomed each other. Everyone was happy dancing and mingling together. It was the joy we dreamt of for such a long time. A true highlight was the speeches!! It melted our hearts to hear the love our family has for us. They have supported and been on our journey with us, individually and as a couple.
Karen & Gargi put complete trust in their wedding planner and the suppliers they hired for their Croatia wedding. Having faith in the people you hire for any wedding is so important, but even more so when planning a wedding abroad. Are you considering getting married abroad? We share six more invaluable destination wedding tips in our article.