Being an interracial couple, Lakshmi & Anthony wanted to ensure their wedding showcased aspects of who they both are. Representing both their ethnicities, and personalities. This beautiful Gaynes Park wedding consisted of pops of colour, fairy lights, olive leaves and a silent disco! Toward the end of their planning, Lakshmi & Anthony made their way over to Rock My Wedding, where they found Celebrant and Recommended Supplier, Nat Raybould. Nat allowed this beautiful couple to throw tradition out the window and create the ceremony they truly wanted. Recommended Supplier, Joshua Gooding Photography, was also on hand to capture this stunning day!
Gaynes Park wedding complete with garden games and silent disco
Looking back, the vows were our favourite part of the day. We were absolutely blown away by each other's words because it was so raw and from the heart. In that moment, it really felt like it was just the two of us.
It was so hard researching and finding certain vendors (ie. decoration) for an interracial wedding. You are constantly being shown and guided towards a one-size-fits-all approach, which just doesn't work. Also, it's crazy how difficult it still is to find examples of people that have done it before you. Being a couple of multiple ethnicities and nationalities, we wanted to bring elements of everything that represented us. We entered the ceremony walking down the aisle together, used music that spoke to our hearts, and had symbolism that represented our personalities and what we uniquely identified as.
The vibe we were going for was fun and full of personality. Our styling choice was rustic intertwined with pops of colour, to enhance the natural beauty of the barn and landscape that surrounded us. We had colourful paper cranes that we hung from wooden beams. Eucalyptus and olive leaves around wood slices and jasmine flower garlands. Fairy lights by day transforming into disco lights at dusk. We danced in the rain late into the night. You can't have a half-Indian wedding without a lot of colour and dancing!
We love Lakshmi’s reception gown! The halter-neck styling is perfection.
Throw everything you know about a "traditional wedding" out the window and focus on what's most important to you. For us, this was a chance to throw a party with all the people we love surrounding us, and really celebrate our relationship in a way that we're unlikely to do on any regular day. That meant lots of dancing, good food, fun activities that really represented us, without costing the world!
This gorgeous Gaynes Park wedding is exactly what we needed today. We just love the fact that Lakshmi & Anthony truly did it their way! Take a look at this stunning multicultural day, complete with all the colour and outfits you do not want to miss. If you’re currently planning your own multicultural wedding, and are in need of a little help, take a look at our article from Assumpta Vitcu.