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      The one with a rush of colour and centuries-old traditions

       

      In a small corner in Bulong Estate Winery in the Yarra Valley, Nina and Abhi wed in a burst of colour, surrounded by their adoring friends and families. They performed the Kanya Dan Exchange of Hands where Nina has her palm placed on Abhi’s palm to signify her joining to a new family. Abhi applied Sindoor to Nina’s hair parting and placed the Mangal Sutra Sacred Necklace a sacred necklace around her neck as symbols of his love, commitment, and respect. There were joyous celebrations as they performed the Jai Mala Exchanging of Garlands as a symbol of their decision to marry. Together with their wedding party, they performed the Agni Pooja Circling the Sacred Fire which is lit as a divine witness to the union. Abhi and Nina circle the fire three times, taking their first steps as a married couple.

      Talk about a dream. Nina was absolutely radiant adorned with henna tattoos and bridal saree and Abhi in his pale gold kurta pyjama. But honestly, it was their personalities that really shone.  I actually don’t know how I end up with such genuinely beautiful people as clients.

      Thank you to:
      Kay, The Fashion Bay @kayfashionbay {Bridal saree}// Zara Hair and Makeup @zarahairmakeup {Hair design} // Bulong Estate Winery @bulongestate {Venue} // Melka Catering {Catering} // Flos Botanical Studio @flos.botanical.studio {Florist} // Fig and Salt @figandsalt {Cake Maker} // Single Stone @singlestonela {Ring} // My extraordinary second shooter for the day Natalia {Second Shooter}

      Tropical Leaf by Alex Muravev from the Noun Project


      Will you have tangible memories like these that you can hold years down the road? If you would like emotional wedding images like these for yourself, I’d love to chat with you.

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      In Love,
      Carina

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