• view count-A Magical Grecian Themed Wedding With Shades of Olive Green at The Galle Face Hotel in Sri Lanka 7.3K

From bride Dilara:“When trying to describe this special day, I can't seem to find a better word than “perfect,” a day I've pictured forever became a reality and I married the man of my dreams! Everything we did, we tried to stick to a Grecian/Tuscan theme. Hence the colour palate had multiple shades of olive green. Besides the elements of green, we wanted everything else to be black and white with a touch of gold to make the setting classic and timeless. My husband, Kavi and I thought long and hard about where we wanted our big day to take place. We selected the historic Galle Face Hotel, which would complement our theme with its exquisite European inspired architecture.”

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How did you two meet? “Kavi and I knew each other since we were kids as my aunt was married to his uncle but were nothing more than distant relatives. He left for London with his sister for higher studies and several years later, destiny brought us back together when we were both attending my aunt's alms giving in Matara, Sri Lanka. We’ve been inseparable ever since.”

What emotions were you feeling during the wedding? “Everything about our wedding day could not have been more magical. When Kavi and I saw each other just before the ceremony, it was as if we froze in time. I was so nervous about Kavi seeing me as a bride, so being able to see the happiness on his face when he saw me was something I cannot put in words.”

What was the most memorable part of the wedding? “First dance as husband and wife surrounded by all of our loved ones will be a moment that we will relive for the rest of our lives. Our first dance was ‘You’re Just Too Good to be True’ by Franki Valli, a timeless classic with an upbeat ending.”

Advice for future brides? “At the beginning of planning, Kavi and I had a frank conversation on the kind of wedding we wanted. We believe when it comes to Sri Lankan weddings, there’s a misconception that the more money you spend, the better it will be. Kavi and I had a clear understanding of how much we were going to have the perfect wedding without breaking the bank. Therefore, our advice would be to ‘have a clear-cut budget, give priority to the essentials, there is no need to do everything you see in Pinterest.’”

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Venue: Galle Face Hotel | Photography: Amarante Lifestyle Studio | Videography: The Wedding Diary | Planner: Eventz & Trendz | Wedding Dress: iBride by Indi Yapa Abeywardena | Makeup: Viran Jose Peter | Hair: Hair & Beauty by Shane Perera | Florist: Poru Weddings | Menswear: Hameedia | Band: Doctor