Paying homage to their Indian and Italian heritage, Sarah and Rohit’s culturally rich ceremony was all about la famiglia and a fusion of traditions. Held at Campbell Point House on the Bellarine Peninsula, the day was bound to be an elegant affair and Ali Bailey’s lens paid testament.
Sporting a saree and sherwani respectively, Sarah and Rohit began the day with a traditional Hindu ceremony, combining all of the meaningful elements of an Indian wedding – throwing rice, pouring water, the knotting of the outfits and walking around a fire – “All these traditions are symbolic of joining the families and the couple for a life long journey.” Sarah explains.
Afterwards, the pair donned a traditional tux and gown for an opulent white wedding ceremony, where they swapped vows and exchanged rings. With the inclusion of binding practices from both cultures, it’s clear that this couple takes marriage seriously and their words of advice are simple: “Constantly reflect on the reason behind it all.”
Images Ali Bailey | Bride's Dress Sabine Valente | Bride's Shoes Christian Louboutin | Bridesmaid's Dresses Elizabeth & James | Groom's Suit Calibre | Rings Sydney Jewellers | Ceremony Venue Campbell Point House | Celebrant Dr Jayant Bapat (Hindu Ceremony) | Reception Venue Campbell Point House | Flowers Flowers by Karen Rose | Catering Annie's Kitchen | Entertainment Geelong Entertainment | Hair & Makeup Monica Panozzo | Cake Meaghan Cook |